This book is spectacularly wonderful!
Katherine Coville has written a novel that uses the concept of a famous fairy tale (Goldilocks and the Three Besrs) and changes it completely. Some twists include reminders of other fairy tales and even hints of some adult classics.
The point of view character is a bear, and she must deal with all kinds of exciting characters, magic, and plot twists.
The only problem with the book is that it's supposed to be for young readers, but it's long (389 pages) and has some violence and romance, so it probably wouldn't be suitable for kids younger than nine or ten years old.
Young Adults would probably love it, but the fairy tale aspects might make them hesitant to pick it up. If they do read it, they'll be glad they did.
The Cottage in the Woods is exciting, creative, and unique.
I'm very impressed and hope Katherine Coville will write more books in the future. She certainly has me for a fan.