Return with us...

to the dark faerie realm in our newest collaboration with bestselling author Holly Black!

The Darkest Part of the Forest Annotated Special Edition

The Darkest Part of the Forest Annotated Special Edition is coming, following the tremendous excitement over last year's The Folk of the Air Special Edition, which sold out swiftly in both print runs. Our LitJoy editions are truly a collector's dream, and this annotated special edition promises to be no different!

Endpapers Reveal by @bohemianweasel

A prince will soon awake... 👑 Take a look inside The Darkest Part of the Forest Annotated Special Edition, where artist @bohemianweasel's stunning character endpapers capture the magical and mystical elements in Holly Black's lush faerie world. Step inside the forest to peek at the horned boy in the coffin who never wakes...until he does.

Tip-in Artwork by @gabriella.bujdoso

Let these mesmerizing tip-in art pages created by @gabriella.bujdoso immerse you in the magical town of Fairfold, where humans and mythical creatures coexist, and adventure awaits at every turn.

The Darkest Part of the Forest Annotated Special Edition features:

  • AUTHOR LETTER: exclusive author letter from Holly Black
  • DIGITAL SIGNATURE by author Holly Black
  • ANNOTATIONS: insightful handwritten annotations by Holly Black
  • COVER: new custom cover designed by @micaelaalcainodesign
  • EDGES: elegant gilded edges
  • TIP-IN art: striking tip-in art by @gabriella.bujdoso
  • ENDPAPERS: gorgeous character endpaper art by @bohemianweasel



Important Dates:

  • Preorders open late July

The Cruel Prince Collection - Holly Black

Join the Court of Shadows and be a part of the officially licensed LitJoy + Holly Black, The Cruel Prince Collection.

Holly Black

About the Author

Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty fantasy novels for kids and teens. She has been a finalist for an Eisner Award and the Lodestar Award, and the recipient of the Mythopoeic Award, a Nebula, and a Newbery Honor. Her books have been translated into 32 languages worldwide and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library.