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Book Review Tuesday (12/19/17)-Whichwood

Hi again, everyone! So glad to be back here on this oddly warmish December day! (*State Farm commerical music* Glo-bal war-ming, bum ba dum bum bum bum BUM)

As usual, I got this gem of a book from my local library, and boy, I LOVED IT!

But before this review, I have to tell you that you shouldn’t start it unless you’ve read the previous novel in the series, Furthermore. (See Book Review Tuesday-2/21/17). Though the author gives bits and pieces of the background, I still found it far easier to understand having read the previous novel. So, you might want to go back and read my Furthermore review if you haven’t read this one, and are interested. Either way, enjoy!

 

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Whichwood

(Okay, can we just point out first that THIS COVER ART IS A GIFT TO MANKIND? I MEAN, REALLY…👌)

Laylee lives a life of sorrow and drudgery in her small village of Whichwood. Her mother is dead, her ghost haunting her at every corner. Her father left her, driven away by grief. And Laylee has taken up his job as the village mordeshoor, or the person who washes corpses in preparation for their journey to the afterlife. To top it all off, she seems to be growing sicker by the day-her hands, eyes, and hair have grown a pale, unhealthy silvery grey. But soon, her monotonous life is shattered by two other kids, and soon, she is swept off on an adventure that she’ll never forget. Will Laylee not only be cured of her sickness, but remember what it means to enjoy life?

 

 

In contrast to its prequel, Whichwood was far darker. And honestly? I loved that! From what I remember, Furthermore was lyrically written, whimsical, but almost borderline fluff. But Whichwood really blew it out of the water, introducing newer, deeper characters, spookier elements, and even better world-building than its predecessor. Such a treat to read! Such a shame that I bought Furthermore and got this one at the library…*wipes single tear from eye*

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I hope you enjoyed my review, and enjoy your evening, night, morning, or whatever time it is in your time zone!

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Book Review Tuesday (2/21/17)-Furthermore

Hello, everyone!!! I hope you’re having a wonderful February, as well as not eating TOO too much candy and avoiding getting some form of obesity or diabetes because of V-Day candy. 😉

I bought this particular book last Saturday at my local bookstore, and I enjoyed it a lot! Very whimsical and fun. Here’s the review!

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Furthermore

Alice Alexis Queensmeadow (and her life) is anything but normal. She was born completely devoid of pigment, except for her brown eyes, in a town bursting with color. Her father left Alice and her mother when she was nine, taking only a wooden ruler along with him. And, she seems to have no magical powers, either. But she does have one thing-determination. Determination, that is, to bring her father home. To find him, she must travel to the land of Furthermore, a world full of twists, turns, and nothing predictable. Can she, along with her guide Oliver, retrieve Father and come back alive?

 

This book was reminiscient of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (hey-the main characters are both named Alice…Coincidence? I think not…JUST KIDDING! HAH!), and it was full of lively, unexpected twists and just overall fun. A super entertaining read!

As I promised, I’ll review the second Randoms book in the weeks to come (which, by the way, was AWESOME), as well as anything else I feel is worthy of my blog! Until next time, my peeps!