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Where the Dark Stands Still: Exclusive Edition

Teen & Young Adult Fiction
Hardback Published on: 29/02/2024
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Where the Dark Stands Still
dark cottagecore meets beauty and the beast
This gave me 'dark cottagecore meets beauty and the beast' kinda vibes and I was here for it. Reading Where the Dark Stands Still felt like reading a cl... READ MORE
Kate at Chichester Waterstones
Where the Dark Stands Still
An enchanting YA fantasy
Perfect for fans on Naomi Novik’s Uprooted. Full of the darkness of fairy tales, this book sweeps the reader into a world steeped in gothic atmosphere w... READ MORE
Lavinia
Where the Dark Stands Still
The last line will leave you screaming!
Meant to be a Beauty and the Beast retelling, but I didn't get that vibe so much as Howl's Moving Castle vibe. This five stars snuck up on me! It was comfo... READ MORE
Bree M (@bookshopbree)

Synopsis

A sweeping gothic fairytale romance for fans of A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer and Gallant by V.E. Schwab.

Raised in a small village near the spirit-wood, Liska Radost knows that Magic is monstrous, and its practitioners, monsters.

After Liska unleashes her own powers with devastating consequences, she is caught by the demon warden of the wood - the Leszy - who offers her a bargain: one year of servitude in exchange for a wish.

Whisked away to his crumbling manor, Liska makes an unsettling discovery. She is not the first person to strike this bargain. And if she wants to survive the year and return home, she must unravel her host's spool of secrets and face the ghosts of his past. Those who enter the wood do not always return.

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780241704639
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 750g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 156 x 40 mm

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Where the Dark Stands Still
Dark Gothic Atmospheric YA Fantasy
Remember what you did last time? her mind whispers. If you free it, you will truly become a monster. "Fine," Liska hisses, blood leaking down her arm. "Th... READ MORE
Alyssa Whelehan
Where the Dark Stands Still
Utterly enchanting
What a wonderful story filled to the brim with magic and folklore. It captures that place between superstition and faith, and weaves them together in a tap... READ MORE
Emma McCartney
Where the Dark Stands Still
Wonderful!
I loved this book! Such a wonderful use of mythology. We follow Liska who in desperation makes a deal with an ancient being to remove her magical powers. S... READ MORE
Jennifer Charlton
Where the Dark Stands Still
A perfect standalone fantasy
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for my eARC of this book. This has not impacted my review. I am absolutely in love with this book and couldn't ... READ MORE
JMMCarter
Where the Dark Stands Still
Highly recommend
I read an eARC of this book so thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for this. I did buy the special edition after reading it. I loved t... READ MORE
Jennifer Charlton
Where the Dark Stands Still
Delicious fantasy
A story that gently pulled me in with its basis in European folklore and delicious shades of Beauty and the Beast. Fear not there’s no singing teapots and ... READ MORE
Marta Cox
Where the Dark Stands Still
fresh take on an old story
I was pretty impressed with this book. It was quick to grab my attention and kept it throughout. A very dark fairy tale style story, with hints of beauty ... READ MORE
erica cochrane
Where the Dark Stands Still
Dreamy and spell-bounding
Rating 5 stars (6 stars in my mind) A special thanks to Penguin Random House UK and NetGalley for providing me an advanced copy of this book to review. ... READ MORE
Rachel Leaf