Title: The Wood
Author: +Chelsea Bobulski
Synopsis from Goodreads:
When Winter’s dad goes missing during his nightly patrol of the wood, it falls to her to patrol the time portals and protect the travelers who slip through them. Winter can't help but think there's more to her dad's disappearance than she's being told.
She soon finds a young man traveling in the wood named Henry who knows more than he should. He believes if they can work together to find his missing parents, they could discover the truth about Winter’s dad.
The wood is poisoned, changing into something sinister—torturing travelers lost it. Winter must put her trust in Henry in order to find the truth and those they’ve lost.
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book from the publisher.
Winter's father doesn't come back from his morning patrol one day and is presumed to have been swallowed up by the woods he has been tasked to protect. Now that he has gone, Winter has had to step up and be the caretaker of the dangerous wood.
One day, a traveler named Henry whilst trying to get into a different time period than his own is stopped and redirected by Winter, but not before his promise that he would keep coming back until his task is finished. Finally, she asks what he is attempting to do, and sees that he could be a little bit more handy than as hassle as she initially thought. It doesn't help he's a gentleman and a hunk either. Hello, book boyfriend. ;)
They end up solving mysteries and questions that bring up harsh revelations from the people Winter thought she was the closest to.
This book has it all. Death, betrayal, a little bit of a fluffy love angle, an understanding best friend, an extremely worried but supportive mother, and most of all, a bomb-ass plot that is to die for. WHO doesn't like the sound of a magical forest that has the ability to conjure up monsters out of our most horrendous nightmares...right?
DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions herein are of my own and are not swayed by any outside factors.