Welcome to today's stop on the Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours . Today's stop is a review as well as a chance to enter the great giveaway that is being run throughout this tour.
What a captivating story! From the moment I started on page one of this tale, I was hooked and couldn't wait to find out who Rune was and what was going to happen to her.
Set in 17th century Germany,we are immediately painted a picture of village about to be thrust into the grips of Witch hysteria. Ms Murgia really captures the atmosphere of dark menace, fear, anger that turn a village to a powder keg and copel it to turn on itself and its inhabitants and how one small seemingly insignificant act can set off a tragic chain of events.
In the midst of this we have Rune, apprentice to a fortune teller/healer and Laurentz, an Electorate's son, and we see how their stories intersect with each other and the events around them.
Ms Murgia also weaves a tale so complete that you cannot help but be in it until the end, filled with mystery, love, horror and engaging the reader in so many different emotions as tale moves to completion.
The characters are drawn vividly so the reader is able to form strong emotions for or against certain character and this adds to the tension in the story.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have no hesitation in giving this story 4 stars!
Title: FOREST OF WHISPERS
Author: Jennifer Murgia
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
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.
About Jennifer Murgia
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, CynBalog. She coordinates this unique annual festival, bringing teens and fellow Young Adult authors together at her hometown library in Easton PA.
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The TourThere are a whole lot of other stops, interviews, guests posts and reviews involved in this tour so don't forget to check out the other stops below:
9/1/2014- A Dream Within A Dream- Interview
9/1/2014- Her Book Thoughts!- Review
9/2/2014- Pieces of Whimsy- Guest Post
9/2/2014- Nerdophiles- Review
9/3/2014- Addicted Readers- Interview
9/3/2014- Realm of the Sapphired Dragon- Review
9/4/2014- Literary Meanderings - Guest Post
9/4/2014- Heather Hearts Books- Review
9/5/2014- YaReads- Interview
9/5/2014- Word to Dreams- Review
9/8/2014- Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, and Romance- Guest Post
9/8/2014- Everything Marie- Review
9/9/2014- Pen and Muse- Interview
9/9/2014- Arkham Reviews- Review
9/10/2014- Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf- Guest Post
9/10/2014- Amaterasu Reads- Review
9/11/2014- Fire and Ice- Guest Post
9/11/2014- As the page turns- Review
9/12/2014- Mom With A Kindle- Interview
9/12/2014- Curling Up With A Good Book- Review