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    A Fairy-tale for Adults Only 

    I received an advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this ARC did not in any way sway my opinion or my review. 

    I just finished the most charming and unusual book! It’s the exciting and fun new release Hazel and Holly from award-winning author Sara C. Snider, which will make an excellent addition to anyone’s  books list. Hazel and Holly weaves elements of humor, romance, darkness, and fantasy to create a quirky and whimsical story that reads like a fairy tale for grown-ups.  It’s not for young minds…

    Photo by Joel Muniz

    Summary

    Nestled into an enchanted forest is the grove, a community where witches and warlocks practice natural magic, brew mystical potions, and lock their cellars against beer thieving gnomes. Life is quiet and uneventful. Well, it would be but Hazel’s long-lost father uses necromancy (having sex with the dead) to trap her dead mother’s soul.

    That simply won’t do. Necromancy is forbidden in the Grove, and for good reason too. Nobody wants filthy corpses shambling around, mussing up one’s garden. Hazel is determined to find her father and undo his treachery.

    But despite Hazel’s plans of becoming a one-woman army, she can’t do everything alone. It’s not until wild sister Holly convinces her to leave the house for once and go to a party that Hazel finds a pair of unlikely allies in two bickering warlock brothers.

    Together, the four of them go on a journey that takes them out of the Grove and into a world where necromancy reigns and the dead won’t respectfully stay in the grave. Hazel will do whatever it takes to stop her father and save her mother’s soul. Even if it means turning to necromancy. Even if it means losing her friends. Because they would never help a necromancer. Would they?

    Photo by Ben White

    Centered on two young witch sisters who are desperately trying to free their mother’s trapped soul, Hazel and Holly explores:

    • Sisterly love and the complexity of sibling relationships
    • Coming to accept oneself even (or especially) when it breaks social conventions
    • Learning how to trust and how to love
    • Learning to forgive past hurts and moving on

     

    About the Author

    Sara C. Snider is from Northern California before moving to Sweden at age 25. She is the published author of two fantasy novels and a dark fantasy novella. She is a proud member of the Stockholm Writer’s Group.

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