Library Staff Recommendation

After the Forest, by Kell Woods

Cover of After the Forest, by Kell Woods.

Now this was something a little different. An enthralling fairytale in its truest sense.

It is the story of Gretel and her life after escaping the witch in the gingerbread house with her brother. Added to that, the story of Snow White is woven in (but she is not as you remember!) along with references to a few other fairytales that you will recognise. Magic, love, witch trials and a little shape shifting just to keep you interested.

I enjoyed it, but it does have a few overly melodramatic moments – after all, it is a fairytale!

3/5 Stars

Reviewed by Jules.