DNF Review: Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia


forest of whispersRaised by an old fortune-teller within the dark veil of the Bavarian Black Forest, Rune has learned two valuable lessons: only take from the forest that which you can use, and never, never look anyone in the eye in the village. For something terrible happened in the forest long ago… and now, the whispers of a long-dead mother with a vengeful secret have come haunting.

Forced to flee all she has ever known, Rune soon learns of a legacy she is bound to–one that is drenched in fear, witchcraft and murder–a birthright that stretches beyond the grave to the trees where Rune is no longer safe.


My Review:


I DNF’d this book 20% of the way through it. Basically, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I was bored out of my mind, I didn’t overly love any of the characters, it seemed like something I had already read before, and where the heck was the magic? And if I had to read about Rune going into the forest one. more. time. I was going to scream.

Forest of Whispers seems like a book that is meant for a specific type of person….and that person was not me. I was expecting more heavy magic and an intense plot. What I got seemed a little more middle grade and flat. Again, though, I only made it 20% of the way through the book before I decided I couldn’t go any further. So, maybe it gets better. What I read, though, made me decide that this just wasn’t the book for me.


Pages: 328

Publication Date: 9/9/2014

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

Rating: DNF