Monday, 2 February 2015

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

Synopsis (from Goodreads)

Pages: 208
Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK
Released:  26th of February 2015

 Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig’s family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. It’s time to break the spell.

What I Have To Say 

I really don't know why I haven't heard of this author before. She writes things that are absolutely perfect for me. Nightbird was a beautiful tale full of small tale charm and fairytale elements. The characters are quirky as well as being realistic and messed up in various ways. 

I found the fear that Twig and her mother feel about befriending people in their town really interesting and realistic, including the conflicting emotions that Twig feels in the fact that she wants to have friends and be less lonely, but she feels the same way about lying to them as her mother does and so keeps them away. 

The plot line was truly beautiful. It was wonderfully woven together to create a story that just works. Lines of the story brought together by fate to make an ending that I think will satisfy any reader. 

For me this book was a perfect middle-grade book and I need to look into more of the authors books as soon as possible. 


  1. I've read every single book by Alice Hoffman with the exception of this one and her latest book Nightbird. You MUST read The Dovekeepers and also Practical Magic. This woman is AMAZING!!

    1. Ooh, I'll nite down the titles! Thank you so much for the recommendations! I definitely need to read more from her.

  2. Wow. I don't know what I was expecting entirely, but I know that this book blew me away.