Two Witchy Top Tens with FOREST OF WHISPERS & CASTLE OF SIGHS Author Jennifer Murgia (Plus Giveaway)

Posted October 25, 2016 by Melissa in Author Guest Post, Book promo, Giveaway | 44 Comments

Two Witchy Top Tens with FOREST OF WHISPERS & CASTLE OF SIGHS Author Jennifer Murgia (Plus Giveaway)

I am so thrilled to be participating in the FOREST OF WHISPERS & CASTLE OF SIGHS Blog Hop! You guys know how much I love a good witchy read and I can promise that Forest of Whispers delivers. Castle of Sighs is coming up on my TBR this week. What perfect Samhain/Halloween reading!!!

Check out our Witchy Top tens below. Jennifer shares some of her favorite Witchy reads and I’m sharing my dream Witchy vacation destinations!!

And don’t forget to read all the way to the bottom for a great giveaway of signed paperbacks of Forest of Whispers and eBooks of Castle of Sighs!! These covers are gorgeous! Trust me…you want them on your shelves!!

Jennifer’s Top Ten Witchy Reads

1. HEX HALL – Rachel Hawkins
2. SWEEP Series – Cate Tiernan
3. CONVERSION – Katherine Howe
4. LEGACY – Molly Cochran
5. BEAUTIFUL CREATURES – Kami Garcia + Margaret Stohl
6. SECRET CIRCLE – L.J. Smith
7. BORN WICKED – Jessica Spotswood
8. THE NEAR WITCH – Victoria Schwab
9. THE BLOOD KEEPER – Tessa Gratton
10. WICKED – Nancy Holder + Debbie Viguie

Melissa’s Top Ten Witchy/Creepy Dream Destinations

1. SALEM, MA – This one is sort of a cheat! I actually lived in Salem for quite a few years and absolutely loved it! If you haven’t been (especially in October) GO!! Great mix of historical and cheesy – There is something for everyone!
2. PARIS, FRANCE – Père Lachaise Cemetery and the Paris Catacombs
3. NEW ORLEANS, LA – French Quarter, New Orleans’ famous cemeteries & Manchac Swamp
4. SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY – Philipsburg Manor House, Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, & the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
5. CATEMACO, MEXICO – Annual Congreso Nacional de Brujos de Catemaco officially called the Ritos, Ceremonias y Artesanías Mágica
6. WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND – Standing Stones of Stonehenge
7. DONORE, IRELAND – Newgrange Monument
8. CORNWALL, ENGLAND – Tintagel Castle (Merlin’s Cave) & Museum of Witchcraft
9. CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – Chase Vault
10. TRANSYLVANIA, ROMANIA – Bran Castle & Peles Castle

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About FOREST OF WHISPERS & CASTLE OF SIGHS
Two Witchy Top Tens with FOREST OF WHISPERS & CASTLE OF SIGHS Author Jennifer Murgia (Plus Giveaway)Title: Forest of Whispers
Series: Hedge Witch #1
Author: Jennifer Murgia
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication date: September 9th 2014
Target Audience: Young Adult
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Length: 324 Pages
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository

"This is who I am. I am no longer the simple girl hidden behind the safety of a make-believe forest. I am the story. I am the tall tale . . . I am the witch."

Raised 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.

Two Witchy Top Tens with FOREST OF WHISPERS & CASTLE OF SIGHS Author Jennifer Murgia (Plus Giveaway)Title: Castle of Sighs
Series: Hedge Witch #2
Author: Jennifer Murgia
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication date: October 27th 2015
Target Audience: Young Adult
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Length: 224 Pages
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository

Some secrets cannot be kept--in life or in death.

Months have passed since Rune has heard a single whisper from her long-dead mother, the great witch of Bavaria. But the absence of one evil has only made room for another.

After rightfully inheriting her ancestral home, Pyrmont Castle, Rune settles into a quiet life taking care of two orphans left in the wake of the terrible witch hunt that claimed dozens of lives in the nearby village. As the days grow colder, the castle’s secrets beckon, and something darker seems to have been awakened, as well.

Rune finds herself roaming where no one has set foot in a long time. In the bowels of the fortress is a locked room full of memories that hang like cobwebs--shelves stacked with jars, strange specimens, putrid liquids, and scrolls of spells. Rune is undeniably drawn to what she finds there, and she begins to dabble in the possibilities of magic, hoping she will find a cure for the strangeness overwhelming the castle.

And the key may lie in the dark forest she once called home and the boy she thought she knew.

One of My favorite quotes from Forest of Whispers

“I breathe in the pine, the pleasant damp, the sweet moss as the horse’s hooves land faster and faster. It is not the same part of the forest I grew up in, but it is connected, and therefore I am home.”

The Giveaway

Don’t forget to check out the next stop on the blog tour: Crazy Little Thing Called Life

About Jennifer Murgia

Jennifer Murgia

Jennifer Murgia writes moody fiction for teens—from paranormal fantasy (ANGEL STAR, LEMNISCATE, THE BLISS), to contemporary gut-punchers (BETWEEN THESE LINES). Her latest, FOREST OF WHISPERS, a 17th century historical mystery (about witches!) was a School Library Journal Fall 2014 HOT TITLE, and a 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Literature Award Winner. The sequel, CASTLE OF SIGHS, released October 27, 2015 from Spencer Hill Press. She is the co-founder and coordinator of YA FEST and currently resides in Pennsylvania.

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44 responses to “Two Witchy Top Tens with FOREST OF WHISPERS & CASTLE OF SIGHS Author Jennifer Murgia (Plus Giveaway)

    • Melissa

      I hope you love Salem! Make sure you try to do a mix of both historical (Witch House, Salem Maritime Historical Site, Witch House, PEM) and cheesy (Witch Museum, Witch Dungeon etc) and leave plenty of time just to wander the shops downtown!!

    • Melissa

      I can’t believe that I haven’t been to Sleepy Hollow..it’s only about an hour from me…every October I think about it but we haven’t gone yet.

  1. I haven’t heard of this series but it sounds pretty great! I love witchy books; Beautiful Creatures was such a good series and Hex Hall was very entertaining! Born Wicked was amazing too. Ahhh I want to go everywhere on your list, especially Salem. I went to Boston for the first time last year and fell in love; I want to explore more of New England. I got to tour some catacombs in Rome once, that was probabaly the creepiest place I’ve ever been! And I did find my 8th great grandparents’ graves in a Boston cemetary last year. Also creepy and cool 🙂
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    • Melissa

      I adore New England…lived there for many years…and hope to eventually be able to afford a vacation home there! So cool that you got to trace your ancestry to a cemetery in Boston!

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