Melissa Albert

Cindy Seip

Melissa Albert is the author of the Hazel Wood series and a former bookseller and young adult lit blogger. The series follows 17-year-old Alice Proserpine as she journeys into the world of her grandmother’s fairy tales. Deliciously dark and mesmerizing, the Hazel Wood is just the beginning of the worlds beyond. Its fourth installment, Tales from the Hinterland (The Hazel Wood) (Flatiron Books), recounts 12 sinister fairy tales from a brutal and beautiful world, including stories of a young woman who spends a night with Death, brides wed to a mysterious house in the trees, and a twice-killed enchantress who still lives. This mashup of fantasy and mystery features full-page illustrations by Jim Tierney, foil stamping, two-color interior printing, and printed endpapers.