A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore.
Our story begins on a frosty night…
Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.
But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Publishing date: November 14, 2017
Published by: Dutton Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House
Genre(s): Fantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult
Source: Hardcover provided by Penguin
My reaction when I received this beautiful book…
Whichwood is utterly magical, it’s a story filled with amazing characters written with such beautiful words–it’s just purely amazing!!! I seriously can not get enough of Tahereh Mafi’s works. I need more!
I read Furthermore a while back and really enjoyed it!! It was pretty light and fun. However, the companion…WOW!! Whichwood is dark! But it was so freakin good. I really like Laylee’s perspective. Laylee is such a relatable character who goes through so much growth. She also has a hard childhood and a humongous workload that the community depends on. Ben is also another neat character. I really like his relationship with Laylee. They are the best!! Oh, and don’t forget Alice and Oliver!! We get to see them again. Yay!!!
To sum it all up: if Whichwood is not on your TBR, definitely add it on, because its amazing!!