Whichwood (Furthermore #2)

Whichwood (Furthermore #2)

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 t A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore. O...

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Title:Whichwood (Furthermore #2)
Author:Tahereh Mafi
Rating:
Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1101994797
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Whichwood (Furthermore #2) Reviews

  • Maggie
    Aug 21, 2016

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

    [2.5 Stars] There were some things I really enjoyed. I liked the children's powers especially the new girl Laylee. She's this fantasy world's version of a mortician, and it was cool to see how much respect she had for bodies and the process of death. I thought the descriptions of the...

    I should've guessed it how cold and deathly the book would've been just by looking at the cover. I realised that my life is a lie when i thought this book would also be like Furthermore, colorful and the food worth drooling. But instead, everything in here is miserable, intense, sad, d...

    3.5 STARS I did a full review of this on my youtube channel (which you can watch here). I enjoyed this for the most part but am concerned with some of the content for young readers. Yes, it deals with the dead, but it does go into describing the gross details at times. On top of th...

    This is probably closer to a 3.5 read for me but I'm rounding up because the message seemed incredibly fitting for today's climate. That said, this is still pitched in the unfinished ARC copy that I have as a middle grade, 5th grade, 10+ book and while I respect young readers I think t...

    4.5 stars. What a delight to read! I thoroughly enjoyed Mafi's latest middle grade. The magic, the tale, the characters - it all came together beautifully to become the whimsical, wonderful content between these pages. ...

    4,5/5 sterren een heel mooi fantasierijk boek over vriendschap met een wat duister tintje ...

    Much like Furthermore, the voice actor was brilliant in this! The story is definitely older however and I find it kind of odd that it's labelled as a middle grade when it is more for the young adult audience. Loved it, however, and even though it took me forever to read, once I got int...

    A lot of authors are good writers. Tahereh Mafi is a great one. She is one of those writers that can weave magic by stringing words together and it is truly beautiful to see. This tale, much like Furthermore, was equal parts whimsical, beautiful, magical, eerie and disturbing. Sadl...

    THIS SOUNDS AMAZING AND I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW PLEASE ...

  • Andreea Pop
    Aug 20, 2016

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

  • ALEXA
    Aug 11, 2017

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

    [2.5 Stars] There were some things I really enjoyed. I liked the children's powers especially the new girl Laylee. She's this fantasy world's version of a mortician, and it was cool to see how much respect she had for bodies and the process of death. I thought the descriptions of the...

    I should've guessed it how cold and deathly the book would've been just by looking at the cover. I realised that my life is a lie when i thought this book would also be like Furthermore, colorful and the food worth drooling. But instead, everything in here is miserable, intense, sad, d...

    3.5 STARS I did a full review of this on my youtube channel (which you can watch here). I enjoyed this for the most part but am concerned with some of the content for young readers. Yes, it deals with the dead, but it does go into describing the gross details at times. On top of th...

    This is probably closer to a 3.5 read for me but I'm rounding up because the message seemed incredibly fitting for today's climate. That said, this is still pitched in the unfinished ARC copy that I have as a middle grade, 5th grade, 10+ book and while I respect young readers I think t...

    4.5 stars. What a delight to read! I thoroughly enjoyed Mafi's latest middle grade. The magic, the tale, the characters - it all came together beautifully to become the whimsical, wonderful content between these pages. ...

  • Dayla
    Feb 05, 2018

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

    [2.5 Stars] There were some things I really enjoyed. I liked the children's powers especially the new girl Laylee. She's this fantasy world's version of a mortician, and it was cool to see how much respect she had for bodies and the process of death. I thought the descriptions of the...

    I should've guessed it how cold and deathly the book would've been just by looking at the cover. I realised that my life is a lie when i thought this book would also be like Furthermore, colorful and the food worth drooling. But instead, everything in here is miserable, intense, sad, d...

    3.5 STARS I did a full review of this on my youtube channel (which you can watch here). I enjoyed this for the most part but am concerned with some of the content for young readers. Yes, it deals with the dead, but it does go into describing the gross details at times. On top of th...

    This is probably closer to a 3.5 read for me but I'm rounding up because the message seemed incredibly fitting for today's climate. That said, this is still pitched in the unfinished ARC copy that I have as a middle grade, 5th grade, 10+ book and while I respect young readers I think t...

    4.5 stars. What a delight to read! I thoroughly enjoyed Mafi's latest middle grade. The magic, the tale, the characters - it all came together beautifully to become the whimsical, wonderful content between these pages. ...

    4,5/5 sterren een heel mooi fantasierijk boek over vriendschap met een wat duister tintje ...

    Much like Furthermore, the voice actor was brilliant in this! The story is definitely older however and I find it kind of odd that it's labelled as a middle grade when it is more for the young adult audience. Loved it, however, and even though it took me forever to read, once I got int...

  • Glire
    Aug 20, 2016

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

  • Alyssa
    Jan 14, 2017

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

    [2.5 Stars] There were some things I really enjoyed. I liked the children's powers especially the new girl Laylee. She's this fantasy world's version of a mortician, and it was cool to see how much respect she had for bodies and the process of death. I thought the descriptions of the...

    I should've guessed it how cold and deathly the book would've been just by looking at the cover. I realised that my life is a lie when i thought this book would also be like Furthermore, colorful and the food worth drooling. But instead, everything in here is miserable, intense, sad, d...

    3.5 STARS I did a full review of this on my youtube channel (which you can watch here). I enjoyed this for the most part but am concerned with some of the content for young readers. Yes, it deals with the dead, but it does go into describing the gross details at times. On top of th...

    This is probably closer to a 3.5 read for me but I'm rounding up because the message seemed incredibly fitting for today's climate. That said, this is still pitched in the unfinished ARC copy that I have as a middle grade, 5th grade, 10+ book and while I respect young readers I think t...

    4.5 stars. What a delight to read! I thoroughly enjoyed Mafi's latest middle grade. The magic, the tale, the characters - it all came together beautifully to become the whimsical, wonderful content between these pages. ...

    4,5/5 sterren een heel mooi fantasierijk boek over vriendschap met een wat duister tintje ...

    Much like Furthermore, the voice actor was brilliant in this! The story is definitely older however and I find it kind of odd that it's labelled as a middle grade when it is more for the young adult audience. Loved it, however, and even though it took me forever to read, once I got int...

    A lot of authors are good writers. Tahereh Mafi is a great one. She is one of those writers that can weave magic by stringing words together and it is truly beautiful to see. This tale, much like Furthermore, was equal parts whimsical, beautiful, magical, eerie and disturbing. Sadl...

    THIS SOUNDS AMAZING AND I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW PLEASE ...

    I don't care who. I don't care when. I don't care how. I WANT THIS NOW. ...

  • Chloe ✨
    Jan 14, 2018

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

    [2.5 Stars] There were some things I really enjoyed. I liked the children's powers especially the new girl Laylee. She's this fantasy world's version of a mortician, and it was cool to see how much respect she had for bodies and the process of death. I thought the descriptions of the...

    I should've guessed it how cold and deathly the book would've been just by looking at the cover. I realised that my life is a lie when i thought this book would also be like Furthermore, colorful and the food worth drooling. But instead, everything in here is miserable, intense, sad, d...

    3.5 STARS I did a full review of this on my youtube channel (which you can watch here). I enjoyed this for the most part but am concerned with some of the content for young readers. Yes, it deals with the dead, but it does go into describing the gross details at times. On top of th...

    This is probably closer to a 3.5 read for me but I'm rounding up because the message seemed incredibly fitting for today's climate. That said, this is still pitched in the unfinished ARC copy that I have as a middle grade, 5th grade, 10+ book and while I respect young readers I think t...

    4.5 stars. What a delight to read! I thoroughly enjoyed Mafi's latest middle grade. The magic, the tale, the characters - it all came together beautifully to become the whimsical, wonderful content between these pages. ...

    4,5/5 sterren een heel mooi fantasierijk boek over vriendschap met een wat duister tintje ...

    Much like Furthermore, the voice actor was brilliant in this! The story is definitely older however and I find it kind of odd that it's labelled as a middle grade when it is more for the young adult audience. Loved it, however, and even though it took me forever to read, once I got int...

    A lot of authors are good writers. Tahereh Mafi is a great one. She is one of those writers that can weave magic by stringing words together and it is truly beautiful to see. This tale, much like Furthermore, was equal parts whimsical, beautiful, magical, eerie and disturbing. Sadl...

    THIS SOUNDS AMAZING AND I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW PLEASE ...

    I don't care who. I don't care when. I don't care how. I WANT THIS NOW. ...

    3.5 stars There is so much to love about this book, yet I often found myself bored and just overall didn't love it like I loved Furthermore. I'm pretty sad about it since I went in thinking it would be a 5 star read. There was so much to love, yet a few things were off (e.g. I wish ...

  • Saania Zee Jamal ÏŸ
    Aug 20, 2016

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Sep 09, 2016

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Jan 15, 2018

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

  • Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》
    Aug 21, 2016

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

  • Alison
    Nov 14, 2017

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

    [2.5 Stars] There were some things I really enjoyed. I liked the children's powers especially the new girl Laylee. She's this fantasy world's version of a mortician, and it was cool to see how much respect she had for bodies and the process of death. I thought the descriptions of the...

    I should've guessed it how cold and deathly the book would've been just by looking at the cover. I realised that my life is a lie when i thought this book would also be like Furthermore, colorful and the food worth drooling. But instead, everything in here is miserable, intense, sad, d...

    3.5 STARS I did a full review of this on my youtube channel (which you can watch here). I enjoyed this for the most part but am concerned with some of the content for young readers. Yes, it deals with the dead, but it does go into describing the gross details at times. On top of th...

  • Angelica
    Nov 14, 2017

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

    [2.5 Stars] There were some things I really enjoyed. I liked the children's powers especially the new girl Laylee. She's this fantasy world's version of a mortician, and it was cool to see how much respect she had for bodies and the process of death. I thought the descriptions of the...

    I should've guessed it how cold and deathly the book would've been just by looking at the cover. I realised that my life is a lie when i thought this book would also be like Furthermore, colorful and the food worth drooling. But instead, everything in here is miserable, intense, sad, d...

    3.5 STARS I did a full review of this on my youtube channel (which you can watch here). I enjoyed this for the most part but am concerned with some of the content for young readers. Yes, it deals with the dead, but it does go into describing the gross details at times. On top of th...

    This is probably closer to a 3.5 read for me but I'm rounding up because the message seemed incredibly fitting for today's climate. That said, this is still pitched in the unfinished ARC copy that I have as a middle grade, 5th grade, 10+ book and while I respect young readers I think t...

    4.5 stars. What a delight to read! I thoroughly enjoyed Mafi's latest middle grade. The magic, the tale, the characters - it all came together beautifully to become the whimsical, wonderful content between these pages. ...

    4,5/5 sterren een heel mooi fantasierijk boek over vriendschap met een wat duister tintje ...

    Much like Furthermore, the voice actor was brilliant in this! The story is definitely older however and I find it kind of odd that it's labelled as a middle grade when it is more for the young adult audience. Loved it, however, and even though it took me forever to read, once I got int...

    A lot of authors are good writers. Tahereh Mafi is a great one. She is one of those writers that can weave magic by stringing words together and it is truly beautiful to see. This tale, much like Furthermore, was equal parts whimsical, beautiful, magical, eerie and disturbing. Sadl...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Feb 09, 2018

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Feb 23, 2018

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

  • Connor
    Feb 08, 2018

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

    [2.5 Stars] There were some things I really enjoyed. I liked the children's powers especially the new girl Laylee. She's this fantasy world's version of a mortician, and it was cool to see how much respect she had for bodies and the process of death. I thought the descriptions of the...

  • Sharon
    Dec 17, 2016

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

  • Jessi ♡
    Jan 12, 2017

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

  • Sakina (aforestofbooks)
    May 25, 2017

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

  • P
    Feb 20, 2017

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

  • zainab_booklover
    Nov 15, 2017

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

    [2.5 Stars] There were some things I really enjoyed. I liked the children's powers especially the new girl Laylee. She's this fantasy world's version of a mortician, and it was cool to see how much respect she had for bodies and the process of death. I thought the descriptions of the...

    I should've guessed it how cold and deathly the book would've been just by looking at the cover. I realised that my life is a lie when i thought this book would also be like Furthermore, colorful and the food worth drooling. But instead, everything in here is miserable, intense, sad, d...

    3.5 STARS I did a full review of this on my youtube channel (which you can watch here). I enjoyed this for the most part but am concerned with some of the content for young readers. Yes, it deals with the dead, but it does go into describing the gross details at times. On top of th...

    This is probably closer to a 3.5 read for me but I'm rounding up because the message seemed incredibly fitting for today's climate. That said, this is still pitched in the unfinished ARC copy that I have as a middle grade, 5th grade, 10+ book and while I respect young readers I think t...

    4.5 stars. What a delight to read! I thoroughly enjoyed Mafi's latest middle grade. The magic, the tale, the characters - it all came together beautifully to become the whimsical, wonderful content between these pages. ...

    4,5/5 sterren een heel mooi fantasierijk boek over vriendschap met een wat duister tintje ...

    Much like Furthermore, the voice actor was brilliant in this! The story is definitely older however and I find it kind of odd that it's labelled as a middle grade when it is more for the young adult audience. Loved it, however, and even though it took me forever to read, once I got int...

    A lot of authors are good writers. Tahereh Mafi is a great one. She is one of those writers that can weave magic by stringing words together and it is truly beautiful to see. This tale, much like Furthermore, was equal parts whimsical, beautiful, magical, eerie and disturbing. Sadl...

    THIS SOUNDS AMAZING AND I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW PLEASE ...

    I don't care who. I don't care when. I don't care how. I WANT THIS NOW. ...

    3.5 stars There is so much to love about this book, yet I often found myself bored and just overall didn't love it like I loved Furthermore. I'm pretty sad about it since I went in thinking it would be a 5 star read. There was so much to love, yet a few things were off (e.g. I wish ...

    On the release day: Edited, after Reading it : Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! That's what I keep repeating whenever I read one of Tahereh Mafi books. And Whichwood, companion to Furthermore, had me impressed in every page. Despite being about a little a girl who washes ...

  • Kristen
    May 29, 2017

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

    [2.5 Stars] There were some things I really enjoyed. I liked the children's powers especially the new girl Laylee. She's this fantasy world's version of a mortician, and it was cool to see how much respect she had for bodies and the process of death. I thought the descriptions of the...

    I should've guessed it how cold and deathly the book would've been just by looking at the cover. I realised that my life is a lie when i thought this book would also be like Furthermore, colorful and the food worth drooling. But instead, everything in here is miserable, intense, sad, d...

    3.5 STARS I did a full review of this on my youtube channel (which you can watch here). I enjoyed this for the most part but am concerned with some of the content for young readers. Yes, it deals with the dead, but it does go into describing the gross details at times. On top of th...

    This is probably closer to a 3.5 read for me but I'm rounding up because the message seemed incredibly fitting for today's climate. That said, this is still pitched in the unfinished ARC copy that I have as a middle grade, 5th grade, 10+ book and while I respect young readers I think t...

    4.5 stars. What a delight to read! I thoroughly enjoyed Mafi's latest middle grade. The magic, the tale, the characters - it all came together beautifully to become the whimsical, wonderful content between these pages. ...

    4,5/5 sterren een heel mooi fantasierijk boek over vriendschap met een wat duister tintje ...

    Much like Furthermore, the voice actor was brilliant in this! The story is definitely older however and I find it kind of odd that it's labelled as a middle grade when it is more for the young adult audience. Loved it, however, and even though it took me forever to read, once I got int...

    A lot of authors are good writers. Tahereh Mafi is a great one. She is one of those writers that can weave magic by stringing words together and it is truly beautiful to see. This tale, much like Furthermore, was equal parts whimsical, beautiful, magical, eerie and disturbing. Sadl...

    THIS SOUNDS AMAZING AND I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW PLEASE ...

    I don't care who. I don't care when. I don't care how. I WANT THIS NOW. ...

    3.5 stars There is so much to love about this book, yet I often found myself bored and just overall didn't love it like I loved Furthermore. I'm pretty sad about it since I went in thinking it would be a 5 star read. There was so much to love, yet a few things were off (e.g. I wish ...

    On the release day: Edited, after Reading it : Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! That's what I keep repeating whenever I read one of Tahereh Mafi books. And Whichwood, companion to Furthermore, had me impressed in every page. Despite being about a little a girl who washes ...

    I really liked this book, it wasn't as good as the first installment but still an enjoyable middle grade read. For a children's book, it's very dark and creepy and I loved that about it but still? Maybe make this book for Young Adults. ...

    3.5/5 Stars I'm feeling conflicted. I really adore this author's writing style. It's beautiful and lyrical and magically delicious. (Me lucky charms!) That being said, in all of her books, the plot just falls flat for me. She has such a creative mind and can come up with some se...

  • Candace Robinson
    Nov 17, 2017

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

  • Monica Haak
    Mar 20, 2018

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

    [2.5 Stars] There were some things I really enjoyed. I liked the children's powers especially the new girl Laylee. She's this fantasy world's version of a mortician, and it was cool to see how much respect she had for bodies and the process of death. I thought the descriptions of the...

    I should've guessed it how cold and deathly the book would've been just by looking at the cover. I realised that my life is a lie when i thought this book would also be like Furthermore, colorful and the food worth drooling. But instead, everything in here is miserable, intense, sad, d...

    3.5 STARS I did a full review of this on my youtube channel (which you can watch here). I enjoyed this for the most part but am concerned with some of the content for young readers. Yes, it deals with the dead, but it does go into describing the gross details at times. On top of th...

    This is probably closer to a 3.5 read for me but I'm rounding up because the message seemed incredibly fitting for today's climate. That said, this is still pitched in the unfinished ARC copy that I have as a middle grade, 5th grade, 10+ book and while I respect young readers I think t...

    4.5 stars. What a delight to read! I thoroughly enjoyed Mafi's latest middle grade. The magic, the tale, the characters - it all came together beautifully to become the whimsical, wonderful content between these pages. ...

    4,5/5 sterren een heel mooi fantasierijk boek over vriendschap met een wat duister tintje ...

  • Janani
    Nov 17, 2017

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

    [2.5 Stars] There were some things I really enjoyed. I liked the children's powers especially the new girl Laylee. She's this fantasy world's version of a mortician, and it was cool to see how much respect she had for bodies and the process of death. I thought the descriptions of the...

    I should've guessed it how cold and deathly the book would've been just by looking at the cover. I realised that my life is a lie when i thought this book would also be like Furthermore, colorful and the food worth drooling. But instead, everything in here is miserable, intense, sad, d...

  • Sabrina
    Oct 31, 2017

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

  • Hannah Greendale
    Nov 20, 2017

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

  • Julie Zantopoulos
    Aug 16, 2017

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

    [2.5 Stars] There were some things I really enjoyed. I liked the children's powers especially the new girl Laylee. She's this fantasy world's version of a mortician, and it was cool to see how much respect she had for bodies and the process of death. I thought the descriptions of the...

    I should've guessed it how cold and deathly the book would've been just by looking at the cover. I realised that my life is a lie when i thought this book would also be like Furthermore, colorful and the food worth drooling. But instead, everything in here is miserable, intense, sad, d...

    3.5 STARS I did a full review of this on my youtube channel (which you can watch here). I enjoyed this for the most part but am concerned with some of the content for young readers. Yes, it deals with the dead, but it does go into describing the gross details at times. On top of th...

    This is probably closer to a 3.5 read for me but I'm rounding up because the message seemed incredibly fitting for today's climate. That said, this is still pitched in the unfinished ARC copy that I have as a middle grade, 5th grade, 10+ book and while I respect young readers I think t...

  • Iryna (Book and Sword)
    May 26, 2017

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

    [2.5 Stars] There were some things I really enjoyed. I liked the children's powers especially the new girl Laylee. She's this fantasy world's version of a mortician, and it was cool to see how much respect she had for bodies and the process of death. I thought the descriptions of the...

    I should've guessed it how cold and deathly the book would've been just by looking at the cover. I realised that my life is a lie when i thought this book would also be like Furthermore, colorful and the food worth drooling. But instead, everything in here is miserable, intense, sad, d...

    3.5 STARS I did a full review of this on my youtube channel (which you can watch here). I enjoyed this for the most part but am concerned with some of the content for young readers. Yes, it deals with the dead, but it does go into describing the gross details at times. On top of th...

    This is probably closer to a 3.5 read for me but I'm rounding up because the message seemed incredibly fitting for today's climate. That said, this is still pitched in the unfinished ARC copy that I have as a middle grade, 5th grade, 10+ book and while I respect young readers I think t...

    4.5 stars. What a delight to read! I thoroughly enjoyed Mafi's latest middle grade. The magic, the tale, the characters - it all came together beautifully to become the whimsical, wonderful content between these pages. ...

    4,5/5 sterren een heel mooi fantasierijk boek over vriendschap met een wat duister tintje ...

    Much like Furthermore, the voice actor was brilliant in this! The story is definitely older however and I find it kind of odd that it's labelled as a middle grade when it is more for the young adult audience. Loved it, however, and even though it took me forever to read, once I got int...

    A lot of authors are good writers. Tahereh Mafi is a great one. She is one of those writers that can weave magic by stringing words together and it is truly beautiful to see. This tale, much like Furthermore, was equal parts whimsical, beautiful, magical, eerie and disturbing. Sadl...

    THIS SOUNDS AMAZING AND I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW PLEASE ...

    I don't care who. I don't care when. I don't care how. I WANT THIS NOW. ...

    3.5 stars There is so much to love about this book, yet I often found myself bored and just overall didn't love it like I loved Furthermore. I'm pretty sad about it since I went in thinking it would be a 5 star read. There was so much to love, yet a few things were off (e.g. I wish ...

    On the release day: Edited, after Reading it : Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! That's what I keep repeating whenever I read one of Tahereh Mafi books. And Whichwood, companion to Furthermore, had me impressed in every page. Despite being about a little a girl who washes ...

    I really liked this book, it wasn't as good as the first installment but still an enjoyable middle grade read. For a children's book, it's very dark and creepy and I loved that about it but still? Maybe make this book for Young Adults. ...

    3.5/5 Stars I'm feeling conflicted. I really adore this author's writing style. It's beautiful and lyrical and magically delicious. (Me lucky charms!) That being said, in all of her books, the plot just falls flat for me. She has such a creative mind and can come up with some se...

    So I will read this just for the cover. Because BEAUTIFUL!! ? ...

  • Kayla
    Mar 24, 2018

    3.5 stars lmao i forgot to come back and give this an actual review, so here i am like 6 months later. Tbh I don't remember much but I know that I loved Laylee and the writing was atmospheric and beautiful as always, but I couldn't really tell what this was trying to do. Some of th...

    3.5* Tahereh Mafi does such a great job with writing these dark, imaginative MG novels. I love them! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Furthermore but it was still super good!! ...

    Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell. Shaggy trees wore white leaves and moonlight glimmered across a glassy lake. The night was soft and all was slow and snow had hushed the earth into a deep, sound slumber and oh, wi...

    3.5 stars. This was slightly more interesting than Furthermore. I find it peculiar that it is marketed as a companion to its predecessor, because to me it feels like a sequel, though one whose main character is Laylee instead of Alice. Laylee and Alice have something in common: bot...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A morbidly curious tale, in which thirteen-year-old Laylee's profession is washing corpses, the narrator excessively breaks the fourth wall to explain the story, and Alice from Furthermore...

    I absolutely loathe middle grade books for the most part with the exception of a couple of books including Furthermore. I find them not gritty enough, however, I'm fine with like children's picture books. Yes, this book was dark... yeah darkly awesome. People need to calm down. Did any...

    Holy Sh*t. *please be YA please be YA OR BETTER YET NA* ...

    Edit: I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW HAPPY THIS COVER MAKES ME :')))))) ___________ MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING. I neeeeeed ittttttttt. ...

    Beautiful ! Persian fantasy ! yeah ! ...

    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion tahereh mafi has a way of making me relate to any character, no matter how fantastical or ridiculous or far fetched from reality their situation is. i can always ...

    WHAT THE HOLLY FUCK?! As long as she doesn't pull another Warner on us, i think i'll be fine. :D ...

    A fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living? Yas! Please, let her be as badass as Arya. ...

    Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... Just like Furthermore, Whichwood is magical with lyrical writing that ensnares readers from beginning to end. Along with the lyrical writing, I loved the Persian fantasy elements interwoven throughout the ...

    "a dark Persian fantasy about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living" <---- SIGN ME UPPPPPPP (not for the washing dead bodies, but for the book, of course LOL) ...

    THERE'S A HIJABI ON THE COVER I REPEAT...A HIJABI ON THE COVER ...

    [2.5 Stars] There were some things I really enjoyed. I liked the children's powers especially the new girl Laylee. She's this fantasy world's version of a mortician, and it was cool to see how much respect she had for bodies and the process of death. I thought the descriptions of the...

    I should've guessed it how cold and deathly the book would've been just by looking at the cover. I realised that my life is a lie when i thought this book would also be like Furthermore, colorful and the food worth drooling. But instead, everything in here is miserable, intense, sad, d...

    3.5 STARS I did a full review of this on my youtube channel (which you can watch here). I enjoyed this for the most part but am concerned with some of the content for young readers. Yes, it deals with the dead, but it does go into describing the gross details at times. On top of th...

    This is probably closer to a 3.5 read for me but I'm rounding up because the message seemed incredibly fitting for today's climate. That said, this is still pitched in the unfinished ARC copy that I have as a middle grade, 5th grade, 10+ book and while I respect young readers I think t...

    4.5 stars. What a delight to read! I thoroughly enjoyed Mafi's latest middle grade. The magic, the tale, the characters - it all came together beautifully to become the whimsical, wonderful content between these pages. ...

    4,5/5 sterren een heel mooi fantasierijk boek over vriendschap met een wat duister tintje ...

    Much like Furthermore, the voice actor was brilliant in this! The story is definitely older however and I find it kind of odd that it's labelled as a middle grade when it is more for the young adult audience. Loved it, however, and even though it took me forever to read, once I got int...

    A lot of authors are good writers. Tahereh Mafi is a great one. She is one of those writers that can weave magic by stringing words together and it is truly beautiful to see. This tale, much like Furthermore, was equal parts whimsical, beautiful, magical, eerie and disturbing. Sadl...

    THIS SOUNDS AMAZING AND I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW PLEASE ...

    I don't care who. I don't care when. I don't care how. I WANT THIS NOW. ...

    3.5 stars There is so much to love about this book, yet I often found myself bored and just overall didn't love it like I loved Furthermore. I'm pretty sad about it since I went in thinking it would be a 5 star read. There was so much to love, yet a few things were off (e.g. I wish ...

    On the release day: Edited, after Reading it : Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! That's what I keep repeating whenever I read one of Tahereh Mafi books. And Whichwood, companion to Furthermore, had me impressed in every page. Despite being about a little a girl who washes ...

    I really liked this book, it wasn't as good as the first installment but still an enjoyable middle grade read. For a children's book, it's very dark and creepy and I loved that about it but still? Maybe make this book for Young Adults. ...