THE WICKED TREE, a MG dark fantasy that will appeal to fans of Jonathan Auxier’s THE NIGHT GARDENER and Mary Downing Hahn’s TOOK. If you love SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK, then THE WICKED TREE is for you!
The Wicked Tree by Kristin Thorsness
Publication Date: October 8, 2019 | Publisher: Month9Books
Deep in the woods, a gnarled tree grows. Its thick, black trunk twists angrily up into the night sky. Held in place by the magic of a long-ago patriarch, it has waited centuries to lure a descendant into its trap.
When Tavorian Kreet and his mom move in with his great-grandmother, Tav is forbidden to go into the woods on the estate. But like most eleven-year-olds, he just can’t resist.
After secretly exploring the woods, Tav begins having dreams about a supernatural tree. Soon, the dreams change from pleasant to dark and menacing. On a dare, Tav ventures farther into the woods with his new friend, Harper. There, they meet a mysterious, mute boy named Edward who lives in a decrepit cabin nearby. Afraid, and unable to speak, Edward scrawls “Wicked Tree” on the ground.
Determined to help Edward, Tav enlists Harper, and they search the estate for clues to Edward’s identity and how to help him.
With Harper’s help, Tav pieces together the Kreet family history and discovers an ancient curse. If Tav wants to save his friends and family, he must go into the heart of the woods, find the Wicked Tree, and confront a most evil magic.
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REVIEW BY Vickie
The Wicked Tree - Kristin Thorsness
This story has so much imagination and great thinking put into it. I love the magic that takes place in their little area.
The characters are well-developed and it's easy to feel their emotions. I really like the friendship with Tav and Harper. They are wonderful characters. Edward is also an awesome character.
The cover of the book and title fit the story perfectly.
I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves a good adventure, magic and the unexpected.
I give this book a literary rating of 5/5
written by vickie
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Kristin Thorsness is a former 5th and 6th grade teacher who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband,
their son and daughter, and two spoiled dogs. She likes dark chocolate, strong coffee, and creepy stories that
keep her up reading late into the night. For more info or to get in touch, visit her online at
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