Wildwood by Colin Meloy
Color Palette: (Morgan’s specialty)
Describe it in 25 words or less. Prue McKeel (an everyday Portlander) must pass the Impassable Wilderness in search of her baby brother, Mac, who was abducted by a murder of crows.
Genre: Drama/Action/Children’s Literature
What did you think of the illustrations? I thought that Carson Ellis’ simplistic, whimsical illustrations really suited the book.
Who was your favorite character and why? Prue because I could relate to her the most.
Who was your least favorite character and why? The Dowager Governess a.k.a Alexandra because she was selfish and evil.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? It grabbed me almost immediately but in the middle of the book and towards the end, it started to get boring with all the battles and fighting.
Was it plot or character driven? More character driven.
What did you think of the ending? The ending rounded things up pretty well but definitely had opportunity for a second book.
What was the moral of the story? SSaving those you love takes courage and determination but in the end, it all pays off to have them around again.
Favorite quote: “You needn’t wear it all on your shoulders. Bigger events are in play, my dear … We must only follow, we must only follow.” – Iphigenia
What would you change? All the overly detailed battles.
Have you read other books in the series? Not yet but I intend to.
Who would you recommend it to? Those who loved Into the Woods by Lyn Gardner but wanted a bit more of a grown-up version with more drama and more battles, those who have siblings or those who love talking animals.
Craft/Activity: Make Aisling’s sling.