Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday! (#28)

~ Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme post hosted by: Jill from Breaking the Spine that showcases not-yet-released books that I'm eagerly awaiting to read! ~

I'm waiting for:

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: September 9th, 2014
Genre(s): YA Historical Fantasy


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.

Why I'm waiting:

Yay for witches! The main heroine's name is Rune (love it!), and she was brought up by a fortune-teller...that's all I really need to hear. Is it just me or has witches fled YA novels? Really seems like ever since the paranormal genre exploded authors are writing less and less about them. Face it - angels, aliens, and vampires are what's hot on the market right now BUT I miss the thrill of witchcraft! I'm in need of a witch fix with an intriguing story and Forest of Whispers looks like it'll deliver!


Early Praise for FOREST OF WHISPERS: 

"NOT your average teenage witch! Jennifer Murgia's FOREST OF WHISPERS is a dark, brooding mystery/thriller that captures the paranoid, plague-driven frenzy of 17th Century Europe with the speed and power of a galloping stallion. Rune, a 16-year old with formidable abilities that she herself can barely understand, must fight her own inner demons as well as what seems to be a whole world gone awry with bloodlust for her kind. This is a thrilling read."
~ Molly Cochran, author of LEGACY & POISON

"An interesting and compelling love story, with plenty of mystery and intrigue -- I devoured FOREST OF WHISPERS and will be first in line to read anything else from Jennifer Murgia!"


~Author Bio~ 


Jennifer Murgia has long loved the dark and speculative -- and it's from these dark places that she weaves fantastical stories, often hoping to find truth in them. Her Young Adult novels include the upcoming Historical Fantasy FOREST OF WHISPERS (9/9/14 -- Spencer Hill Press), BETWEEN THESE LINES, ANGEL STAR, LEMNISCATE & THE BLISS. She is the co-founder and coordinator of YA FEST and currently resides in Pennsylvania. 


Have you heard of Forest of Whispers or Jennifer Murgia? Will you be adding this to your TBR pile? If not, what book are you waiting for? Leave your WoW link in a comment below so I can stop in!


  1. Thanks so much for the WOW feature! Can't wait for you to read it!


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