Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Can't-Wait Wednesday #12: Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi

Happy Wednesday, fellow book lovers! This week's "can't wait to read" is:

by Tahereh Mafi
Publication Date: November 14, 2017
A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore.

Our story begins on a frosty night…

Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.

But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship. 

I am SO excited for this companion novel to Furthermore! I absolutely adored Furthermore, and I have been waiting to read Whichwood for what feels like forever. I really love middle grade stories, and I can't wait to get lost in Tahereh Mafi's beautiful writing again. I'm looking forward to going on another adventure with her characters. I'm going to devour this book the second I get my hands on it!

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Wishful Endings.
This meme is based on Waiting-on Wednesday, which went inactive last year.