Teen Book Battles: Blackfin Sky vs Beware the Wild

A haunted weathervane. A floor that makes all trash magically vanish. A house whose windows open and close, enabling its inhabitants to sneak out. An abandoned circus in the middle of a graveyard. These are just a few of the quirks in the town of Blackfin, and Skylar is about to discover another one.

The town of Sticks, Louisiana, on the other hand, is bordered by swamplands that no one goes near, surrounded by homemade barriers to protect the locals, even though they pretend it’s “just a swamp” whenever you ask them. Sterling is about to discover just what happens to people who venture into the woods — and how to get them back.

Today, I’m talking about two books with a focus on strong characters with mysterious family secrets hidden in the dark, creepy woods: Kat Ellis’ Blackfin Sky and Natalie C. Parker’s Beware the Wild.

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