What the Woods Keep Review ¸ 2

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On her eighteenth birthday Hayden inherits her childhood home on the condition that she uncover its dark secretsHayden tried to put the past behind her and it worked She's getting ready for college living in a Brooklyn apartment and hanging out with her best friend and roommate Del But now it'. Note from the author I’m beyond excited to share this book with you all I'm obviously biased but I love this book and hope you will too A bit about What the Woods Keep It is first person POV; it is spooky; and it deals with topics very dear to me namely unbreakable female friendships complicated inter generational relationships and different ways people perceive the world This book is also my love letter to urbancontemporary fantasy and its tropes a girl coming into her powers while dealing with her family’s legacy the nature vs nurture debate and of course the Forest as a perfect symbol for the unknown and terrifying WHAT THE WOODS KEEP will officially be out in the world on September 18 2018 You can pre order it at most places also support your local bookseller if possible I rarely check in here but I’m on most social media channels KatyaDeBecerra if you'd like to get in touchSome additional readingThis interview This short essay about how my anthropological background influenced my writing This guest blog post for NaNoWriMo

Review What the Woods Keep

What the Woods KeepS all catching up with her her mother's mysterious disappearance a decade before her father's outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race and Hayden's own dark dreams of strange symbols and rituals in the Colorado woods where she grew upAs soon as Hayden arrives at her hometown her frie. author of What the Woods Keep Katya de Becerra caught my attention by the fact that she is a Russian native now an Australian who learnt English by translating ueen songs with the aid of a Russian English Dictionary This is a great claim to fame and the fact that Katya de Becerra has published her first book in English is a noteworthy accomplishment What the Woods Keep is a dark and swirling young adult novel that draws on themes of fantasy and mysticismAt the heart of Katya de Becerra’s novel What the Woods Keep is central protagonist Hayden To mark her eighteenth birthday Hayden receives the gift of her childhood home But Hayden’s childhood home has many deep seated secrets and as Hayden has worked hard to conceal her painful past returning to the site of her problems may be fraught with complications Hayden’s journey encompasses her mother’s strange disappearance along with her father’s wild accusations of a lost race Hayden herself has nightmares which are defined by odd symbols linking to the woods where she lived as a child Hayden decides to make the difficult trek back to her old home and what she encounters there is uite strange indeed It is up to Hayden to uncover the secrets of the woods and what they mean for her past present and futureI don’t usually gravitate towards the genre or themes What the Woods Keep falls into I often fail to understand or engage with fantasy science fiction and speculative fiction novels which are the categories this particular novel slots into However I do appreciate a good solid family mystery novel and I am glad I gave What the Woods Keep a go For a book targeted at older teen readers I have to say this one really challenged and perplexed me What the Woods Keep offered a pure exercise of the mind It is good every now and then to challenge your reading choicesThere is some great foreshadowing that occurs in this novel Even the cover worked to draw me in The book itself is a visual spectacle Dark and twisty forest branches adorn the front back and initial opening pages of this book Accompanying the spooky branches are strange symbols which piued my curiosity factor Themes wise What the Woods Keep is a very clever novel Katya de Becerra draws on aspects of science and technology to heighten the tension of the mystery aspect of this novel In today’s world where technology and STEM concepts seem to dominate it is a good to see a novel for our older teen readers the taps into this highly relevant mode of thinkingHayden the lead protagonist is a character that I am sure younger readers will be able to relate to with ease As I am an older reader the connection wasn’t completely there but I was still interested in her predicament and I cared for her welfare The periphery characters build upon Hayden’s story adding further speculation to the events at hand These include Hayden’s family friends and love interest The ancestral home Hayden inherits also has a mind and presence of its own feeding in to the eerie atmosphere of the novelThe structure of What the Woods Keep is uite uniue The first person point of view of Hayden sits alongside a collection of different text mediums These include letters wills forms handwritten notes medical reports interview transcripts and diaries Varying the modes to tell this intriguing story is an interesting approach to structure a novel and it definitely works to heighten the puzzle aspect of the story at handWhat the Woods Keep is a mystical adventure of one young woman’s uest to unveil the secrets of her childhood home A fantasy based book that transcends the dark recesses of your mind expect to be tested as well as shocked by this debut novel from Katya de BecerraThanks extended

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What the Woods Keep Review ¸ 2 ð On her eighteenth birthday Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncover its dark secretsHayden tried to put the past behind her and it worked She's getting ready for college living in a Brooklyn apartment and hanging out with her best friend and roommate Del But now it's all catching up with Nd Del in tow it begins Neighbors whisper secrets about Hayden's mother; the boy next door is now all grown up in a very distracting way; and Hayden feels the trees calling to her And among them deep in the woods Hayden will discover something incredible something that threatens reality itself. What an amazing creepy spooktacular book What the Woods Keep is a uniue blend of fantasy sci fi and horror story all rolled into one It gave me shivers down my spine and kept me awake at night both because of the chill factor and just because I couldn't wait to see what happened next This book is everything you could want from a spooky cabin in the woods to a massive conspiracy to a fantasy romance Definitely check it out It's so much fun in so many ways that you won't want to stop reading and you'll be as excited as I am for book two