by Lyndall Clipstone
Forestfall (World at the Lake’s Edge #2) by Lyndall Clipstone
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publishing Date: September 27, 2022
Some oaths can never be broken…
The curse that haunted Lakesedge Estate has been broken, but at great cost. Violeta Graceling has sacrificed herself to end the Corruption. To escape death, Leta makes a desperate bargain with the Lord Under, one that sees her living at his side in the land of the dead.
But this world of souls and mist hides many secrets. And when Leta realizes she is still connected to Rowan by a tethering spell, she will risk everything— even her soul— to try and reach him.
Torn between power and love, life and death, Leta struggles to keep hold of her humanity as she falls further and further under the spell of the world Below… and the Lord Under.
Content Warning: Body horror; Gore and blood (including description of wounds); Discussions of death and grief; Descriptions of drowning and deep water; Drowning-related imagery; Self-injury
I was once again swept away into a Gothic fairytale. I could not help but want to keep reading page after page until I found out exactly what was going on. Lord Under was much more complex than I originally thought. I could not help but feel a little bad for him and emphasize with his situation. I loved how Leta is able to basically outsmart all of the creatures that live there. She is desperate to do whatever she can to keep her loved ones safe. I absolutely loved this conclusion, and hope to have more from this author soon!
About the Author:
Lyndall Clipstone writes about monsters and the girls who like to kiss them. A former youth librarian who grew up running wild in the Barossa Ranges of South Australia, she currently lives in Adelaide, where she tends her own indoor secret garden. She has a Bachelors in Creative Writing and a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management.
She is represented by Jill Grinberg at Jill Grinberg Literary Management.