Whichwood (Furthermore, #2) by Tahereh Mafi

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 to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls...

Details Whichwood (Furthermore, #2)

TitleWhichwood (Furthermore, #2)
Release DateNov 14th, 2017
PublisherDutton Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Favorites

Reviews Whichwood (Furthermore, #2)

  • Whitney Atkinson
    3.5 starslmao 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 the plot and setting elements just seemed slightly too much at arm's length to really comprehend but it was glossed over quickly. Despite the insanity of the world, its hyp...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    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!!
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    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, winter was fast approaching. This book was amazing! Laylee is a mordeshoor, the last one in the village. Things happened with her mother and father and she is the only one...
  • Lola Reviewer
    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: both of their fathers have disappeared. They also both have magical abilities, but Laylee’s are much darker. Her job is to prepare dead bodies to the afterlife, a consum...
  • Hannah Greendale
    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 makes an appearance to impart the "healing power of friendship." -Whichwood is the second book in the Furthermore Series. The first novel, Furthermore, is categorized as m...
  • Jessi ♡
    maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassiontahereh 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 bring back what she's saying into my own life. it's so important that books like these are being written for kids today.
  • Sabrina
    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 novel. It's hard to find Persian fantasy elements done so well and I cherish this book dearly. Laylee, along with Alice and Oliver from Furthermore, go on a magical jou...
  • Connor
    [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 world did the story justice and helped create a more charming feel. I enjoyed the messages of not standing in your own way to happiness and success. And I thought th...
  • Janani
    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, depressing and I LOVE IT MORE. Because i want to be broken. Not a big deal.- so this is not for people who could easily get their heart broken if they witness the su...
  • Alison
    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 that, it describes the "darkness" in Laylee, and the depression and anger and hate that comes along with being unwanted. I'd hate to know that there are kids who can rela...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    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 this is incredibly graphic for a young reader. There were parts that I got squeamish reading and found deeply disturbing. I didn't ever love Laylee and while I liked...
    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.
  • Monica Haak
    4,5/5 sterreneen heel mooi fantasierijk boek over vriendschap met een wat duister tintjehttp://myperfectbooklife.blogspot.nl/...
  • Dayla
    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 into it, I couldn't stop listening!Happy reading!
  • Angelica
    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. Sadly, that wasn’t enough to save this book for me. When I first read Furthermore, back in 2016, I wasn’t exactly a huge fan of it. The writing was truly magical and co...
  • Chloe ✨
    3.5 starsThere 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 the world was built further/explained more).What's to love:- The characters, especially LAYLEE - THE WRITING (completely atmospheric and delicious)- How dark it is- The...
  • zainab_booklover
    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 dead people as a profession, it's a book that can be read by all ages and they will all find something to relate to. Once you delve into the book, you'll find a lot of important no...
  • Kayla
    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.
  • Kristen
    3.5/5 StarsI'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 seriously unique ideas. Yet, all of the cool concepts amount to little when all the pieces come together. This is another one of her stories that had so much potential, and w...