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Once, Zoe Serra was a famous artist. That was before her breakdown, which pitched her and her daughter Indigo into poverty. But when Zoe is offered a chance to revive her career by finishing her popular series Wolfwood, she astonishingly refuses. Indigo knows that they cannot afford to reject this opportunity, so she takes her mother’s place. It turns out that Wolfwood, a grotesque world where girls and plants are locked in a bloody battle for control, is more dangerous than Indigo believed. Every time she paints, she is transported to Wolfwood, where she fights the monstrous creatures alongside the girls. As Indigo starts to lose her grip on reality, she must decide what’s more important – her sanity, or her future?

This was a unique book that wove magical realism and topics such as poverty and mental illness together. It was an interesting read, and Indigo was a captivating main character. I liked the idea of Wolfwood’s magical world, as well as the portrayal of mental health struggles. The author balanced Indigo’s desire to free herself from poverty and her fight to save herself from Wolfwood’s sway very well. I would read this author again in the future!

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Author Marianna Baer
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Amulet Books
Publish Date 28-Mar-2023
ISBN 9781419733710
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Issue August 2023
Category Young Adult