The Boy From The Woods
by Jen Minkman
My rating: 4 stars
Publication Date: December 1, 2013
Publisher: Storm Publishers
Genre: YA Paranormal
Print Length: 282 pages
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Julia fell down on her
knees next to his lifeless body, her heart filling with dread as she
noticed the left side of his face was covered in blood. He had fallen
off the motorbike, hitting his temple on a sharp-edged rock. His head
injury looked really, really bad.
“Michael?” she whispered softly, putting a trembling hand on his forehead. “Can you hear me?”
has been in love with Michael for years. He’s the hottest guy in
school, and she can’t believe her luck when they finally hit it off
during Senior Prom. Her dream doesn’t last, though: after a few dates,
he callously dumps her out of the blue. Summer vacation starts with
Julia feeling heart-broken and miserable.
But then she rescues
Michael in the woods when he has a motorcycle accident in a heavy
thunderstorm. From that point onward, her life is turned upside down.
Michael has changed completely after the blow to the head that nearly
killed him... and he wants her back. But why is he so different? And
will she be able to trust him this time around?
Can the boy who broke your heart ever win it back again..?
The Boy From The Woods by Jen Minkman
When Julia falls for the wrong boy, who uses her, then tosses her aside, she seeks solace in the woods, by the special tree that has become like a friend and confidant to her. Michael has avoided her after that one night she gave him everything. Was she just a joke to him? Did she mean so little? Only her tree heard her deepest thoughts. One day, she finds Michael, lying on the ground after an accident, bleeding, possibly dying at the foot of her tree. Healing rapidly, Michael is not the selfish boy he had once been, he is all Julia dreamed he could be, her fantasies come true. Had something magical happened? Was it the accident? Has her toad turned into her Prince Charming? When her sister begins to act strangely, and disappears into the woods, tales of the boy from the woods brings chills to everyone’s hearts. Will they find her in time? Is Michael somehow connected or is it the boy next door who has his eyes on Julia?
The Boy From the Woods by Jen Minkman is a delightful tale blending the circle of life, nature and mankind’s connections with young love and heartache. Adding a touch of mystery and danger, this story unfolds at a gentle pace, that, in many ways mirrors the confusion and unexplainable feelings of youth with the magic of fairytales and spiritualism.
Another refreshingly deep tale from a very talented author who has shared the life of a teen in a foreign land.
I received this copy from Storm Publishers in exchange for my honest review.