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The Girl of Dorcha Wood by Kristin Ward

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The Girl of Dorcha Wood by Kristin Ward

Genre: YA Fantasy

Length: 232 Pages

Publishing: 13th April 2021


Treacherous. Evil. Dark. Dorcha Wood is all of these. And none of them.

The people of Felmore talk of Dorcha Wood in whispers, if they speak of it at all, fearing the wrath of the Cù-Sìth should their words be carried on the wind. Those murdering beasts still roam the darkness of the forest, the last remnants of the cursed Aos Sí—a race of elves long since vanished from the world.

But to seventeen-year-old Fiadh, it is home. A haven. A forest whose secrets become known only when it chooses to reveal them. Her life is one of balance until the outside world shatters it.

From the moment Fiadh set eyes on Gideon, the peaceful rhythm of her life was lost. As a new path unfolds, Fiadh confronts the reality of old hatreds, the consequences of things hidden, and the truth of who she really is.

This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.

A Highly Addictive, Wickedly Dark YA Fantasy

The girl of Dorcha Wood is the first installment in Kristin Ward’s Daughter of Erabel series.

A wickedly dark fantasy, we follow an intriguing girl named Faidh. Who lives deeply secluded with her mother Riona in the Dorcha Woods. The woods are shrouded with tales of forbidding and evil.

Faidh lives in harmony with the creatures that inhabit the mysterious woods. She possesses an uncanny ability to communicate with the forest animals, along with mystical creatures that protect her and the forest, the Cu-Sith.

When Faidh witnesses an attack on a young man Gideon, who is left for dead in the eastern meadow. She does the unthinkable and brings him back to her home. In a series of events that will change everything for Faidh and those she loves. Leaving behind the safety she has known in the Dorcha Woods, she will find herself questioning her actions and those she has but her trust in.

A fast moving creative fantasy tale, that captured my attention right out of the starting gate. Inventive world building, dark mysterious forest full of mythical creatures. Sinister villains that do unthinkable deeds, who are perfectly depicted.

Ward excels at her seamless narration switches back and forth between multiple POV’s. Therefore giving the reader a full perspective of the thoughts and actions of her characters. The settings and the fantasy elements are brought to life with unique details. Irish mythology is woven into the storyline, making it a highly addictive read.

The ending is such a cliffhanger and is done in such a way that you will want to grab the next book in this compulsory YA fantasy series The Blood In The Lost Kingdom

Thanks to @KWardAuthor @The_WriteReads @WriteReadsTours for my book copy and having me on this book tour!

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