Friday, January 1, 2021

Hazel and Gray (Faraway Collection #2), by Nic Stone (author), Kimberly Woods (narrator)

Brilliance Audio, December 2020

This is a retelling of Hansel and Gretel. Instead of brother and sister, they are young lovers, and their immediate problem is Hazel's stepfather, a.k.a. The Monster. He's very strict and controlling, and forces her to break up with Gray. She does, because her approach to her difficult life with her mother, with her highs and lows, and until now her constantly changing boyfriends, has been to adapt and adjust.

This time it isn't working. The Monster is watching her, looking at her in ways that make her feel not just uncomfortable, but unsafe. She contacts Gray once more, and they plan a picnic in the woods.

And they get lost. They fall asleep, and wake up with no clear idea how to get back, but with an imposing, well-lit house in plain view. Gray is uneasy about it, but their phones have died, and Hazel points out the advantages of a place that clearly has power, and will surely have phones.

They go to the house.

In it they discover some very strange people, unexpected rules, and a very dangerous situation, which they seem to have little chance of escaping.

It's an excellent story, with very interesting changes on the original story.


I bought this audiobook.

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