The Will and the Wilds

“All I know is that the stone grow colder, the gobler closer”

I came across this fantasy novel by Charlie N. Holmberg by accident. I wasn’t looking for this at all. But oh my! I’m SO glad I did and I’ll be looking out her other works to see if they compare with the beauty of this.

Set deep in the Wildwood, this beautifully written novel draws you into the fantasy world of mystings, mythical creatures that feed on the souls of humans unlucky enough to cross their paths.

Enna is a young girl who after making a deal with mysting Maekallus, begins losing her soul with every kiss…

There’s a slight undertone of Beauty and the Beast to this but that could be said about many love stories. Then again I can also see a bit of Nanny McPhee in here too. Bear with me here let me explain! I don’t want to give to many spoilers but things change as young Enna and Mysting Maekallus fall in love…

At the end of the book Charlie has written some music and if you’re following her on Instagram you can hear her playing it on her piano. It’s beautiful!

I absolutely adored this dreamily written fantasy. I listened to Jean Michel Jarre’s ‘Exinox’ while I was reading it which seemed to fit in with the scenery and dreamy like state of some it. I even found myself reading out aloud at some points! I didn’t want this book to end.

I give this book 5 stars. An unexpected, page turning delight!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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