Nora comes from a family of Walkers. The Wicker Woods are dangerous, yet the Walkers can go in during the full moon when the woods are asleep. When Nora meets Oliver, a boy from the camp across the lake, she’s wary of him, and rightly so because she knows what the boys from the camp think of the Walkers. Oliver has been in the woods for a long time, and he claims not to know what happened. As Nora delves into the mystery, we learn more about Nora and her family, stretching back generations.
Winterwood is a book that I made very few notes of while reading because I couldn’t stop reading long enough to make notes. I love how absolutely foreboding the woods are. Ernshaw created a fantastic world that is magical and creepy and has given us wonderful characters in which to traverse this world. This book is everything good with the fantasy genre and is one I want to clutch tightly and never put down.
About the Book:
Be careful of the dark, dark wood…
Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even.
Rumored to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She and the Walker women before her have always shared a special connection with the woods. And it’s this special connection that leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman—the same boy who disappeared from the Camp for Wayward Boys weeks ago—and in the middle of the worst snowstorm in years. He should be dead, but here he is alive, and left in the woods with no memory of the time he’d been missing.
But Nora can feel an uneasy shift in the woods at Oliver’s presence. And it’s not too long after that Nora realizes she has no choice but to unearth the truth behind how the boy she has come to care so deeply about survived his time in the forest, and what led him there in the first place. What Nora doesn’t know, though, is that Oliver has secrets of his own—secrets he’ll do anything to keep buried, because as it turns out, he wasn’t the only one to have gone missing on that fateful night all those weeks ago.
For as long as there have been fairy tales, we have been warned to fear what lies within the dark, dark woods and in Winterwood, New York Times bestselling author Shea Ernshaw, shows us why.