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

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...
  • 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...
  • Candace Robinson
    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 anyone not read Scary Stories back in elementary school? That pretty much had cannibalism going down! Lol! I have an eight-year-old myself who has already read all the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Alexa
    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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bookevin
    4.5 starsCurrently writing my review for the Whichwood Malaysian Blog Tour!Initial thoughts:Took me a while to finish this due to life but I have a feeling that if I had the time, I would have finished Whichwood in a matter of hours because I loved the idea of the Persian fantasy inspiration to the story and a strong tale of friendship that was included in the book.I am constantly amazed by how Tahereh Mafi writes because the writing in Whichwood...
  • Sana
    4.5 starsUnpopular opinion, but I LOVE the way Tahereh Mafi crafts her female protagonists. None of them are typical straw badasses with no emotions and they all develop really nicely and organically. I especially like the way she deals with abuse/bullying and how that effects characters. Laylee was so phenomenal, I love her more than I love Juliette which is saying something. She's prickly and magical and strange and incredibly resilient and abo...
  • Tova
    That was amazing. I don't have words to summarize how much I liked this morbid but incredibly crafted tale of friendship and death. I will definitely be picking up all of Tahereh Mafi's other books, including Furthermore. RTC.
  • Kimberly Ho
    Flew through it just like that. Wow.Review to come!Also SUPER excited to announce that I will be part of the first ever Malaysian blogtour for Whichwood alongside @maliemania @bookevin @bookloves Stay tune for that! :)
  • Michelle
    **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**Whichwood is a middle grade fantasy novel by Taherah Mafi. Even though this book is technically middle grade, I think it will appeal to fans of young adult books. It is a very detailed and long novel, and rather dark in some parts, and it felt like upper middle grade/lower young adult to me. I read, and really loved Furthermore last year. (you can check out my review ...