Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) on September 27, 2022
Series: World at the Lake's Edge #1
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Source: eARC from Publisher
Also in this series: Lakesedge
At the lake's edge, I made my promise. In the forest, I will fall.
The curse that haunted Lakesedge Estate has been broken, but at great cost. Violeta Graceling has sacrificed herself to end the Corruption.
To escape death, Leta makes a desperate bargain with the Lord Under, one that sees her living at his side in the land of the dead. And though he claims to have given her all he promised, Leta knows this world of souls and mists hides many secrets.
When she discovers she is still bound to Rowan, Leta goes to drastic lengths to reforge their connection. But her search for answers, and a path back home, will see her drawn into even more dangerous bargains, and struggling to resist the allure of a new, dark, power in Forestfall by Lyndall Clipstone.
*Note: this is the second book in a duology that should be read in order. There may be slight spoilers for book 1 in this review*
Forestfall is the second book in the World at Lake’s Edge duology by Lyndall Clipstone. Forestfall picks up right after the events of the first book, with Violeta going to the land as part of the events of the explosive ending of book one. This series is perfect for fans of a spooky atmospheric read. I think it will be a big hit for upper young adult readers looking for a creepy read for Halloween time. The World at Lake’s Edge delivers a great creepy atmosphere.
Violeta, Rowan and the Lord Under all star in Forestfall, and i have to say that I really grew to understand and appreciate the Lord Under so much more. This book was evocative and dark and though I didn’t always agree with the characters decisions, this book completely gripped me. Once I started I couldn’t put Forestfall down. I genuinely had no idea what direction the book was going to veer off in, and I loved that. Lyndall Clipstone kept me guessing until the very end.
This duology wrapped up wonderfully and even though it was not how I guessed it would end, I completely love it. If you are a looking for a dark and spooky mysterious read, check out The world at lake’s edge duology. This was a great read for spooky season.