There are many mysteries within the wildwood. Jena and her sisters share the biggest of all, a fantastic secret that enables them to escape the confines of their everyday life in rural Transylvania. They have kept it hidden for nine long years.
When their father falls ill and must leave their forest home over the winter, Jena and her oldest sister Tati are left in charge. All goes well until a tragic accident allows their over bearing cousin Cezar to take control. The appearance of a mysterious young man in a black coat divides sister from sister, and suddenly Jena finds herself fighting to save all she holds dear. With her constant companion Gogu by her side, she must venture to realms dark and perilous in her quest to preserve, not just those she loves, but her own independence as well.This book took me ages and ages to get through (due, mostly, to the fact that I've been insanely busy and only able to read from about 11 to 1am every night, which hasn't done much for the whole sleep-deprivation thing). Anyhow, it was an interesting read. Quite frankly, I didn't enjoy it that much. For the first half, I rather wanted the narrative told by one of the other sisters, and even though I liked Jena, it wasn't until the last quarter of the book that things started to pick up and I was looking forward to reading more. The writing was well done, and I enjoyed reading about the setting and the world, but it just didn't resonate with me. If you happen to enjoy the fey more than me, or a rather atmospheric book, then I'd recommend this to you!