Darkwood (The Darkwood Series)

Darkwood (The Darkwood Series)

You mustn't go into the Darkwood, children. Not even to get your ball. Leave it. That ball belongs to the Witches and the Beasties, now. Those wicked Witches. Stealing your ball. Magic is forbidden in Myrsina, along with various other abominations, such as girls doing maths. This is bad news for Gretel Mudd, who doesn't perform magic, but does know a lot of maths. When her clever inventions prompt the sinister masked Huntsmen who run the country to accuse her of Witchcraft, she is forced to flee into the neighbouring Darkwood, where all the Witches and Monsters dwell. There, she happens upon Buttercup, a Witch who can't help turning things into gingerbread, Jack Trott, who can make plants grow at will, the White Knight with her band of Dwarves and a talking spider called Trevor. These aren't the terrifying villains she's been warned about all her life. They're actually quite nice. Well... most of them. With the Huntsmen on the warpath, Gretel must act fast to help the Witches save both the Darkwood and her home village, while unravelling the rhetoric and lies that have demonised magical beings for far too long.

Title:Darkwood (The Darkwood Series)
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781788421416

    Darkwood (The Darkwood Series) Reviews

  • Schizanthus

    This book was so much fun! I can’t wait for the sequel! Do not go into the Darkwood, children. It’s a cursed place, and so big and so dangerous that once you go in you’ll never come out again. ...

  • Stephanie

    I picked up Darkwood when I heard that it was a funny, twisted fairytale adventure written by one of the writers of the Horrible Histories TV show (which I love) - and it did turn out to be very funny...

  • Erika

    Thanks to Netgalley for the chance to read early for an honest review.This book is hilarious! The Afterward mentioned the author was inspired by Shrek and the Discworld novels and I can really see tha...

  • Lauren Stoolfire

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Darkwood by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch may be perfect for you if you're looking for a funny MG fantasy adventure story. It took me a minu...

  • Soup

    This is an excellent and humorous riff on common fairy tale lore. Gretel and her brother Hansel live with their stepmother and stepfather (yes, both are "step," no-one knows why) at the edge of cursed...

  • Anjana

    This is a retelling of many fairy tales rolled into one quirky story. It is along the lines of the drama 'Once upon a time' in terms of its content. There is a flippancy in the conversation and the hu...

  • ??? aphrodite ???

    **this was sent to me by the publishers through netgalley, all thoughts are my own**omfg guys this was amazing. this is a middle grade fairytale retelling of hansel & gretal, snow white, and others as...

  • Devann

    I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley."We make out that witches aren’t real people, but we pretend that we aren’t people, either. Because, if we can convince others and ourselves that...

  • Bojana

    I must wonder why people (better say adults) are skeptical about middle grade books. I read a lot of middle grade books and enjoyed them. If book is written properly there should not be this sort of c...

  • Stephanie

    A dark, sarcastic, and freaking hilarious retelling of Hansel and Gretel, with a few other fairy tales thrown in.Gretel bites off a whole lot more than she can chew when she escapes into the Darkwood ...