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Willa of the Wood

Move without a sound. Steal without a trace.Willa, a young night-spirit, is her clan's best thief. She creeps into the cabins of the day-folk under cover of darkness and takes what they won't miss. It's dangerous work--the day-folk kill whatever they don't understand--but Willa will do anything to win the approval of the padaran, the charismatic leader of the Faeran people.When Willa's curiosity leaves her hurt and stranded in the day-folk world, she calls upon the old powers of her beloved grandmother, and the unbreakable bonds of her forest allies, to escape. Only then does she begin to discover the shocking truth: that not all of her day-folk enemies are the same, and that the foundations of her own Faeran society are crumbling. What do you do when you realize that the society you were born and raised in is rife with evil? Do you raise your voice? Do you stand up against it?As forces of unfathomable destruction encroach on her forest home, Willa must decide who she truly is, facing ...

Title : Willa of the Wood
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ISBN : 9781368005845
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 384 pages
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Willa of the Wood Reviews

  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance

    “Move without a sound. Steal without a trace.”

    This was lovely. A girl that can intrinsically blend into her forest surroundings to see but not be seen. A different kind of Robin Hood story with a female protagonist and a great plot.

    She is Faeran and a thief…the best one of the forest people, the best one of her clan. Her leader has put all his trust in her. In groups, all the kids are trained to go hunting, raiding and looting for things on the other side.

    Her tribes people blend into their fo

  • Angela Critics

    I was really disappointed by this book. And I loved the Serafina series. How many settlers homes in 1900 had closets? And in those closets, clothes hanging from things that look like shoulders? Sounds a lot like hangers which were not in use in 1900. Lots of references to Cherokee people and Cherokee beliefs, but I got no sense that Beatty did make a proper effort to be accurate and respectful. From what I can see, at least some of the stories appear to have basis in Cherokee beliefs.

    Willa's in

  • Nori

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    I loved this. Robert Beatty is truly proving himself to be an amazing middle grade author. I loved Serafina. And I had high hopes for Willa. I was not disappointed. I immediately got lost in this beautiful forest of the Great Smoky Mountains, again. I could not put this book down. There’s something magical about this author’s writing style. He just pulls you in and refuses to let you go.

    Willa wasn’t as instantly loveabl

  • Anthony

    loved it it ends happy but is sad throughout the rest !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kasey Giard

    Willa of the Wood is the first book by Robert Beatty that I’ve read, though I think I own two of his other books. Judging from the writing style, I really want to read more. I liked the way the scenery seemed to come alive and the deep emotions Willa feels through the story—her longing for companions and her internal wrestling over the wrongness of what her tribe has asked her to do.

    One of the most powerful characters is Willa’s grandmother. Even though she can’t walk, she has this powerful pres

  • Yvonne Richard

    I had the great pleasure of being part of the review team for Willa of the Wood. I was worried that Willa of the Wood would not live up to my expectations as I really loved the books by the author and their setting at Biltmore Estate, however it was amazing! As I began reading Willa of the Wood, I felt myself drifting off to the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. I could feel myself walking up and down the mountains and smell the pine trees and the wet dewy mornings. As Willa snuck into house of ...more

  • John Yingling

    Everyone needs a friend/reading partner/colleague like my friend Amy. She consistently recommends books that I don't just like, but love, and Willa of the Wood is a perfect example. I'm always happy to see strong female characters in stories, and Willa is certainly that. But she is so much more; she's someone who believes in love, someone who questions accepted practices and beliefs, and someone who is not afraid to stand up for what is right and good, however unpopular that may be. All this tak ...more

  • Alyssa Barton

    I received an advance proof of Willa of the Wood.

    A phenomenal book, Willa of the Wood has deep characters, a complex plot, and a mysterious world that has us all gripped at the first pages. This thrilling book gives readers an inside look at a unique girl that has a few tricks up her sleeves. We see how strangers can become family, an underdog can rise, and how the truth always prevails. Other than some grammatical errors that can be fixed quickly, this magical book ranks up top with the Harry P