Pub. Date: September 9, 2014
Raised by an old fortune-teller within the dark veil of the Bavarian Black Forest, Rune has learned two valuable lessons: only take from the forest that which you can use, and never, never look anyone in the eye in the village. For something terrible happened in the forest long ago... and now, the whispers of a long-dead mother with a vengeful secret have come haunting.
Forced to flee all she has ever known, Rune soon learns of a legacy she is bound to--one that is drenched in fear, witchcraft and murder--a birthright that stretches beyond the grave to the trees where Rune is no longer safe.
Jennifer Murgia writes Young Adult paranormal and contemporary fiction.
Her latest novel, FOREST OF WHISPERS, will release September 9, 2014 from Spencer Hill Press.
She is the author of ANGEL STAR, LEMNISCATE & THE BLISS (Lands Atlantic Publishing)and BETWEEN THESE LINES (Playlist Fiction).
In 2012, Jennifer Co-Founded YA FEST with fellow YA author/friend, Cyn Balog. She coordinates this unique annual festival, bringing teens and fellow Young Adult authors together at her hometown library in Easton PA.
"This is who I am.
I am no longer the simple girl hidden behind the safety of a make believe forest.
I am the story.
I am the tall tale.
I am the witch."
What a gorgeous, dark, and spooky cover!! I love it! I even love the font that Forest Of Whispers is displayed in. I could already tell before even opening to the first page that this book was going to be creepy and full of secrets.....and I was right!!!
This book is based around the story of Rune. Rune is a young girl who is raised by an old woman in a village right outside of the Black Forest in Bavaria. There are supposedly two valuable lessons to remember when it comes to the Black Forest: only take from the forest that which you can use, and never, never look anyone in the eye in the village.
Rune meets a young boy who also lives in the village and his name is Laurentz. I really liked Laurentz character and the romance that bloomed between the two characters was perfect. It tied into the story perfectly and really made you feel connected to the characters.
I love everything paranormal so I knew I would love this book. There are truly so many twists and secrets in this book that I don't want to give them all away...If you are a fan of YA, Romance, Paranormal, or Witchcraft then this is the book for you....It also had a historical setting that and the writer really researched her facts about this time period because each aspect was spot on.
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