Wednesday 15 June 2011

Wraith's Forest by L J Leger - Book Review

Title: Wraith's Forest
Author: L. J. Leger

Publication Date: 5th April 2011
Format: E-Book - PDF
Genre: Paranormal/Short Story/YA
Source: Review Copy from Author

Fairy tales and haunted woods lead us through L.J. Leger's Beauty and the Beast story of one girl with the weight of a village on her shoulders and the attention of a very unlikely soul.

Jenna is chosen for the coveted task of gathering the magical fruit to preserve the peaceful balance of the secret valley where she and many others live. During the harvest, one fruit is damaged and the task of healing the bruise falls on Jenna’s shoulders. She must enter the Wraith’s Forest, retrieve a magical blade from the specter who lives there so the valley will remain a utopia. But once she makes contact with the Wraith, her fear slowly disappears and her curiosity is aroused with more questions of why the Wraith is in the Forest and the true purpose for the harvest. If you love Beauty and Beast type fairy tales, Wraith’s Forest is the book to read. Perfect for Young Adults!
(Goodreads Synopsis)

This is a lovely little retelling of the 'Beauty and the Beast' story that I found engaging and fun. At 60 pages, it is a short read, but the characters and the situation came across well and, even though I knew roughly what to expect, I was still drawn in to the tale.

This book should appeal to the YA audience and also to adults who are looking for a pleasant, quick read in the paranormal genre. Worth checking out.


  1. Thank you for the wonderful review, Nicki!


  2. Oh, what a lovely review!
    Congratulations, Judith :)