Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.
But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.
About the Author
Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series and Furthermore. She can usually be found over-caffeinated and stuck in a book. You can find her online just about anywhere at @TaherehMafi or on her website, www.taherehbooks.com.
Review of Whichwood
Review (5 Stars): Such a beautiful cover and I fell in love the moment I laid eyes on it. I read the first book, Furthermore, a couple of months of ago and loved reading Alice and Oliver’s story. When I found out that Whichwood would be the sequel to Furthermore, I couldn’t wait to to get my hands on it. In this book, we meet the beautiful and troubled, Laylee, whose job is to wash the bodies of the deceased and help calm their souls so they can journey into the afterlife. Laylee is the last of her family and the only person in her village that can help the deceased and this is taking its toll on her well-being. When two strangers show up at her house, saying that they have been tasked to help her, Laylee’s world is turned upside down and this may be exactly what Laylee needed.
I loved this book!! Ms. Mafi has a magical way of creating a beautifully written tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved meeting Laylee and seeing how her life changed after two special people smashed their way into her life. They reminded her of what she lost and what she desperately needed in her life. Whichwood is an amazing journey of friendship and I can’t wait to read more from this talented author.