What Should Be Wild #juliafine #harpercollins @yaya-reads


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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
                               Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

I love the idea that magic and witchcraft and battles between supernatural creatures could be raging all around us but just out of our sight. (Anthony Horowitz)

“We ask only to be reassured
About the noises in the cellar
And the window that should not have been open”
(T.S. Eliot)
“Within its gates I heard the sound
Of winds in cypress caverns caught
Of huddling tress that moaned, and sought
To whisper what their roots had found.
(“A Dream of Fear”)
“It was at the outskirts of the world that the Old Things accumulated, like driftwood round the edges of the sea. (“The Troll”)”
T.H. White, Ghostly, Grim and Gruesome
3.5 dark fantasy stars

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Maisie has the power of life or death. She is a young girl grown to adulthood without being able to be touched or to touch others for her touch brings both death and life. She is hidden away with her father, Peter, an anthropologist, who tries to investigate the woods that surround their home and bring with it a hidden curse.

The women in Maisie’s family have vanished into the woods for countless number of years and although her father uses Maisie as more of an experiment, he does not tell her of the dangers that lurk within this dark and mysterious woods.

Men have traveled into these woods and when they return, if indeed they do, they bear stories that are both strange and bordering on the bizarre.

What Maisie’s father knows is that women in the line of this family have been disappearing for a thousand years. He forbids Maisie from ever venturing into the woods. He does love her even though he can never touch her, hold her, or offer her any kind of physical comfort.

When her father, Peter, goes missing, Maisie must venture into a world she has been kept away from. She needs to find Peter, but the woods though keep calling to her, anxious for her return.

When she returns will she be ale to find the self that she has become? Can she live with her power and the wild nature of the woods that surround her both in the physical and the mystical world? Can Maisie be the one who is above to banish the curse that has plagued her family?

This was a dark tale, one of mystery and one that made the reader think about folklore and how the practices of ancient times have come down to us today.

Thank you to Julia Fine, Harper Collins, and Edelweiss for providing an ARC of this enigmatic novel.

Publishing date May 8, 2018


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