on December 24th 2008
Storm, Aurora, and Anything Eden live in a decaying mansion on the edge of the wilds with their erstwhile father and indolent mother. When an accident leaves them orphaned and at the mercy of the sinister Dr. DeWilde, these three courageous and eccentric sisters are forced to flee into the woods, where they encounter kidnappers, sweet-filled orphanages, mountains of ice, diamond mines, and some ravenously hungry wolves.
Taking inspiration from numerous fairytales and weaving them into a wholly original story, Into the Woods is a whirlwind of a novel, full of imaginative happenings and dastardly deeds.
Short & Sweet: I loved this blend of fairy tales all put together in one great adventure story. Storm is the brave one of the three sisters and she takes charge when her parents take off and leave the three sisters to fend for themselves. They find a series of villians as they travel, from the pied piper to a child-eating witch and other treacherous beings. Storm has such a spunky attitude, but even her other sisters have their own strength, more than she could ever consider. I mean who could expect a baby to talk as Anything does. Or to love cleaning as much as Aurora does?
Final Verdict: Definitely full of funny moments and adventure, this book is for anyone who loves fairy tales.