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Title: The Girl of Dorcha Wood (#1 Daughter of Erabel)

Author: Kristin Ward

Published: 13th of April 2021

Format: Digital – 232 pages

Hello Hello! How are you?

I am reviving the blog after a few months to bring you my spotlight post for The Girl of Dorcha Wood by Kristin Ward, for the Blog Tour organised by Dave & the team from The Write Reads.

I have wanted to read a book by this author for such a long time, but since I’m so busy with work and university/thesis, I had to give it a miss. As soon as I have a bit more time, I am definitely picking this up though, because it sounds great and the reviews on the tour are also really positive, so definitely go check them out.

Thank you as always to Dave for letting me be part of this tour!


Treacherous. Evil. Dark. Dorcha Wood is all of these. And none of them.

The people of Felmore talk of Dorcha Wood in whispers, if they speak of it at all, fearing the wrath of the Cù-Sìth should their words be carried on the wind. Those murdering beasts still roam the darkness of the forest, the last remnants of the cursed Aos Sí—a race of elves long since vanished from the world.

But to seventeen-year-old Fiadh, it is home. A haven. A forest whose secrets become known only when it chooses to reveal them. Her life is one of balance until the outside world shatters it.

From the moment Fiadh set eyes on Gideon, the peaceful rhythm of her life was lost. As a new path unfolds, Fiadh confronts the reality of old hatreds, the consequences of things hidden, and the truth of who she really is.


Kristin Ward is an award-winning young adult author living in Connecticut. A science and math teacher for over twenty years, she infuses her geeky passions into stories that meld realism and fantasy. Kristin embraces her inner nerd regularly, often quoting 80s movies while expecting those around her to chime in with appropriate rejoinders. As a nature freak, she can be found wandering the woods – she may be lost, so please stop and ask if you see her – or chilling in her yard with all manner of furry and feathered friends. Often referred to as a unicorn by colleagues who remain in awe of her ability to create or find various and sundry things in mere moments. In reality, the horn was removed years ago, leaving only a mild imprint that can be seen if she tilts her head just right. A lifelong lover of books and writing, she dreamed of becoming an author for thirty years before publishing her award-winning debut in 2018. Her first novel, After the Green Withered, is one of many things you should probably read.

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That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post and will want to pick this book up if it sounds like your cup of tea.

See you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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