I love coming back to my blog...refreshed after the week end! And...over this week end I read this book. Total fantasy...a wizard takes a girl from her village every ten years...she is returned unharmed but different. And in this instance the most unlikely messy girl is chosen by this wizard...with the most amazing consequences. I loved this book. It's scary, brilliant, even a bit sexy at times and totally captivating. The wizard and the girl have to keep The Wood at bay. This forest takes people! It is sooooo good! I could not stop reading it! And when people are taken? You don't want to know what happens...or do you? I put off reading this book because I hated the cover...so silly of me!