Where the Dark Stands Still

Where the Dark Stands Still

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Hardback Published on: 29/02/2024
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Where the Dark Stands Still
I wish our world had this much life
I honestly don’t think this book will ever leave me. The world, the characters, the prose - it’s all beautiful. My colleague and I buddy read this and it m... READ MORE
Georgia Rollinson
Where the Dark Stands Still
A hauntingly beautiful and compelling book. I was enchanted from the first page!
I am going to be thinking about this book for a long time! The writing style is gorgeous, the world building is so rich and beautiful, and the plot was so ... READ MORE
Georgia Cook
Where the Dark Stands Still
A Deep Dark Wood Where Studio Ghibli meets Beauty and the Beast
Delightfully immersive, atmospheric and deliciously descriptive I just adored this book. Each and every page has been so carefully curated and I was absolu... READ MORE
Lauren - Bristol, Galleries Store
Where the Dark Stands Still
An ode to Polish folklore
Everything about this book is stunningly beautiful — from its characters, its setting, its found family and warmth, all of it brimming with love for Poland... READ MORE
Zuzanna Leman
Where the Dark Stands Still
Fairy-Tale Fantasy Like No Other
I was super happy to get this one as a proof copy! The fairy-tale fantasy elements really appealed to me and I loved reading this one! Liska risks her l... READ MORE
Amy at Hull


A sweeping gothic fairytale romance for fans of A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer and Gallant by V.E. Schwab. Raised in a small village near the spirit-wood, Liska Radost knows that Magic is monstrous, and its practitioners, monsters. After Liska unleashes her own powers with devastating consequences, she is caught by the demon warden of the wood - the Leszy - who offers her a bargain: one year of servitude in exchange for a wish. Whisked away to his crumbling manor, Liska makes an unsettling discovery. She is not the first person to strike this bargain. And if she wants to survive the year and return home, she must unravel her host's spool of secrets and face the ghosts of his past. Those who enter the wood do not always return.

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780241622155
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 640g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 160 x 40 mm

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Where the Dark Stands Still
Bittersweet and breathtaking
Where The Dark Stands Still was a gorgeously spun tale full of darkness and love in a folklorish, fantastical Gothic romance story. Poranek created suc... READ MORE
Emily (ashortbooklover)
Where the Dark Stands Still
Where the dark stands still - A.B. Poranek
I definitely recommend this book to all fantasy lovers who are interested in: -gothic fantasy -polish folklore -slavic mythology -grumpy/sunshine sl... READ MORE
Krisztina Szakacs
Where the Dark Stands Still
New favourite romantasy
(Rating rounded up from 4.5) Thanks so much to Netgalley and Penguin for sending me an ARC of this book and thank you to A. B. Poranek for absolutely DE... READ MORE
Sara Bailey
Where the Dark Stands Still
Dark Romance steeped in Slavic folklore
I loved this book, I could not put it down. I love the dark atmosphere and the influence of Slavic folklore. It is a reimagined beauty and the beast in som... READ MORE
Nicola Hutchison