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 ...
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Willa of the Wood Reviews
Originally posted to Nori's Closet (http://noriscloset.blogspot.com/2018/...)
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 ...more
Willa is out thieving one night for her clan. After a series of events and almost dying, Willa reaches her clan again. But thanks to a few of her fellow clan members and things she comes across , she ends up on the run and out. After the loss of her last family member, her grandmother, she is thrown out into the human world to live.
I loved Willa as a character. She is smart and independent. She didn't sit still and mope. She figured out how to take care of herself despite of her circumstances. W ...more
There is no one — again I say, no one — who can write the mountains of NC like Robert Beatty.
I just… Willa of the Wood fully captured the essence of the Great Smokies. The sense of wonder that you get when watching the mists weave through the mountains and knowing that, like the tide, this has stayed the same throughout generations and centuries and millennia. The smoke always moves to both hide and reveal, and all we can do is watch and revere.
My experience with this book was pretty A+ all aro ...more
I loved this author so much! He always brings so much emotions in his books and Willa of The Wood is no exception. How Willa loves and cares for everyone is adoring. I love how the characters struggle and fight for family. This is really amazing book.
Willa thieves for the clang and gets caught by Nathaniel a day folk. She's shot and runs back home. The saddest part was when Willa's grandmother passes away who is her last family member but that happens later. Her mother, f ...more
Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book.
If you loved Serafina, you will love Willa. Not as scary as the Serafina series but just as interesting and intense. Can't wait to get my hands on a hardback of this and share it with students at school!
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
My daughters and I had the privilege of pre-reading Robert Beatty's newest book Willa of the Wood. We all enjoyed the book immensely. My youngest daughter loved the character of Willa and how the author developed not only her "abilities", but also her compassion and kindness. She also enjoyed the way that the animals also cared for their own families and for Willa. I loved the way the author drew you in to the story with his writing style and his descriptive phrases. You could imagine you were i ...more
Willa is unlike the other Faeran in her clan; she was taught the old ways by her grandmother, and she can blend into any natural surroundings, especially in the woods, as well as use the magic of trees to aid her. But when she goes thieving alone and is shot by a homesteader, who strangely comes to check on her when he sees she is wounded, the life she has known begins to change. Soon, she finds herself saving forest creatures, even at the expense of disobeying her powerful leader, the Padaran. ...more