“Carol Goodman’s Blythewood is reminiscent of both Harry Potter and The Diviners, but in a way that doesn’t distract from the entertaining story within.”*. Blythewood (Blythewood, book 1) by Carol Goodman – book cover, description, publication history. Welcome to Blythewood. At seventeen, Avaline Hall has already buried her mother, survived a horrific factory fire, and escaped from an insane.

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And in all, things just seemed kind of predictable.

And the characters were complex and fleshed out, which I appreciated. Just when she realizes that she may perish in this horrible fire a man with wings saves her life. She’s not perfect and she doesn’t have the ability blythewoodd magic herself out of a jam; she’s gpodman a girl who’s trying to make the best out of a bad situation. I would like to take this opportunity to create my own collective noun to describe the writing in this book: Other less obvious events and historical figures are thrown in here and there as well proving blythewopd Goodman does know how to pepper a tale with details to enhance the overall feel.

I really like when an author adds a dose of of historical truth into a fantasy book.

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Overall Blythewood is a new and refreshing take on the fey world. What I liked about this novel the most were the twists and turns the only thing I wish is that it didn’t lag at certain points. Oct 08, Minutes Young Adult. You can give this book to your younger reader with confidence as there is no sex, drugs, alcohol or profane language. I had to crack out my dictionary a couple of times, though not too frequently, and it is always a treat to learn new words when I read.


Not only is the writing fantastic and the characters really believable and easy to identify with, but the storyline really drew me in. blythesood

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Maybe it slipped yoodman the radar at first, but this is me putting it back on your radar. You won’t regret it. He is a Darkling, but don’t be fooled, this ain’t Shadow and Bone ‘s Darkling. Trinity The creatures are called Faeries. Oct 08, Minutes Young Adult Buy. And she suspects the answers she seeks lie at Blythewood.

There is romance, mystery, fantasy, and historical details abound. Too many stories don’t focus enough on world building and rush head first into romance leaving a lot to be desired. The eager-to-please, naive, bumbling small-town girl, Daisy from Kansas City, Kansas. cagol

Review: Blythewood by Carol Goodman

Blythewood by Carol Goodman Series: Bits of mysteries are sprinkled throughout. But all that is about to change. Her mother committed suicide and she never knew her father. What are the bells only she can hear?

Oct 08, Pages Young Adult. The characters were fairly engaging and fun to read about. This is a mystery based around a young girl, Avaline who finds herself on her own following the sudden death of her mother during the early ‘s. I am hoping that blyhhewood love triangle does not rear its ugly head in the next installment!


Love is not a triangle: Blythewood by Carol Goodman

I have been a fan of Carol Goodman for years, Lake of Dead Languages was my first read when it came out and I have eagerly awaited every book since.

Despite what appeared to blyythewood a very revealing synopsis, this book was brimming with plot twists, surprises, and mystery.

Oct 10, Heidi rated it really liked it. I just can’t seem to get enough!

Instinctively she looks to hide, a strange boy grabs her hand and urges her to duck down and crawl out. I was not disappointed. One favorite thing about this school is the role that bells play in their history as well as purpose.

There are vast portions of the book that just move very slowly, where our characters seem to be biding their time and just waiting for the next shoe to drop. Difficult to tell at this point, but I’m going to say somewhere between None and Mild, and I’m going to remain optimistic that it will stay that way.

I loved how the teachers at Blythewood were just as interesting as the students. Dec 30, Lisa rated it it was amazing.