The Boy from the Woods (15+)

By Jen Minkman (USA Today bestselling author)

The Boy from the Woods - Jen Minkman

Jen Minkman (1978) writes YA paranormal romance and dystopian fiction. Her novels have sold thousands of copies in Enlgish, Spanish and Dutch. She won 2nd prize in the prestigious Harland Awards 2016 (a Dutch award in recognition of outstanding novellas in the dutch sci-fi and fantasy landscape) and hit the USA Today bestseller list in August 2017 as part of the Shattered Worlds YA paranormal collection

'A wonderful and refreshing young adult paranormal romance from a talented Dutch author.' - ****-review by


The Boy from the Woods is a standalone paranormal romance.


Julia fell down on her knees next to his lifeless body, her heart filling with dread as she noticed the left side of his face was covered in blood. He had fallen off the motorbike, hitting his temple on a sharp-edged rock. His head injury looked really, really bad. “Michael?” she whispered softly, putting a trembling hand on his forehead. “Can you hear me?” Julia has been in love with Michael for years. He’s the hottest guy in school, and she can’t believe her luck when they finally hit it off during Senior Prom.


Her dream doesn’t last, though: after a few dates, he callously dumps her out of the blue. Summer vacation starts with Julia feeling heart-broken and miserable. But then she rescues Michael in the woods when he has a motorcycle accident in a heavy thunderstorm.


From that point onward, her life is turned upside down. Michael has changed completely after the blow to the head that nearly killed him... and he wants her back. But why is he so different? And will she be able to trust him this time around? Can the boy who broke your heart ever win it back again..?


'Jen Minkman uses typical German phrases and greetings frequently, which lends to the authenticity of the story. Add to that the forest and Celtic folklore, and you have a full and wonderful romance and coming of age story that is wonderfully written and great for any age reader.' - 4-star review by Michelle Randall for Readers’ Favorite


'...a spunky female protagonist who finds herself on the wrong side of romance with seemingly a second chance for success.' - Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review


Additional Information :

Published 2014 (Dutch/Dutch Venture Publishing) - Complete English, Spanish, French & Italian translation

ISBN: 9781492977230 - 282 pages - Paperback 

World Rights Available (Excl. Dutch, German)