Into the Heartless Wood

Into the Heartless Wood

3.89 (2,247 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.89 (2,247 ratings by Goodreads)

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The forest is a dangerous place, where siren song lures men and women to their deaths. For centuries, a witch has harvested souls to feed the heartless tree, using its power to grow her domain.

When Owen Merrick is lured into the witch's wood, one of her tree-siren daughters, Seren, saves his life instead of ending it. Every night, he climbs over the garden wall to see her, and every night her longing to become human deepens. But a shift in the stars foretells a dangerous curse, and Seren's quest to become human will lead them into an ancient war raging between the witch and the king who is trying to stop her.
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 150 x 218 x 35mm | 496g
  • Page Street Kids
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1645671704
  • 9781645671701
  • 278,657

Review quote

* [W]onderfully imaginative...Into the Heartless Wood is easy to get lost in and hard to come back from, thanks to Meyer's excellent world building. --BookPage, starred review

Into the Heartless Wood is an intense and haunting fairy tale tinged with horror, romance and magic, and filled with beautiful imagery of nature and love... gorgeously written, deeply intense and emotionally fulfilling. --Shelf Awareness

A captivating fantasy story that takes readers on a journey... --School Library Journal

"Uprooted meets The Little Mermaid in this gorgeously atmospheric and literally heart-wrenching monster girlfriend story." --Rosamund Hodge, New York Times bestselling author of Cruel Beauty

"Brimming with lush prose, endearing characters and soul-stirring stakes, Into the Heartless Wood is reminiscent to Seren's siren call--completely irresistible." --Rebecca Ross, author of Sisters of Sword & Song

A luminous, impassioned fairytale, alternately dark as choking briars and shot through with pulsing starlight. You may enter the Heartless Wood with your soul intact, but you'll surely leave a piece of it behind. --Laura E. Weymouth, author of The Light Between Worlds, A Treason of Thorns, and A Rush of Wings
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About Joanna Ruth Meyer

Joanna Ruth Meyer is the author of Beneath the Haunting Sea, and Echo North, which received starred reviews from both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. She is also the author of the upcoming Beyond the Shadowed Earth. She lives in Mesa, Arizona.
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Rating details

2,247 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 32% (728)
4 36% (801)
3 23% (520)
2 7% (149)
1 2% (49)
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