“Why Witches?” – Guest Post & Giveaway: Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia

Posted September 10, 2014 by Melissa in Author Guest Post, Giveaway | 12 Comments

You all know how much I love witches…so I am thrilled to be able to host Jennifer Murgia and her book Forest of Whispers today!

Guest Post

Why Witches

Today I’ve been asked to guest post on a topic called, WHY WITCHES.

I truly believe that YA fiction tends to move in cycles. We’ve been through the vampire stage, the werewolf drama and the dystopian element.
Now seems to be the trend of Young Adult Horror and Witches, and I’m glad of it!

So, why witches? Well, you can choose to follow an element of darkness or light with a well-told witch tale but I think it comes down to the fact that every teen (and some adults) wishes to believe in magic at some point in their life.

Witches wield and cast and although some are shielded behind a veil of mystery, they can grant the world with the snap of a finger.
Some cringe at the word witch and some embrace it.

I choose to embrace it.

I choose to believe that there is magic in all things and if we are lucky enough to find it, then all is right with the world.

The Book

Title: Forest of Whispers
Author: Jennifer Murgia
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal | Witches
Length: 328 Pages
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: September 9th 2014
Available Formats: Paperback, E-book
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository


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.

The Author

Jennifer Murgia writes Young Adult paranormal and contemporary fiction.

Her latest novel, FOREST OF WHISPERS, will release September 9, 2014 from Spencer Hill Press.

She is the author of ANGEL STAR, LEMNISCATE & THE BLISS (Lands Atlantic Publishing) and BETWEEN THESE LINES (Playlist Fiction).

In 2012, Jennifer Co-Founded YA FEST with fellow YA author/friend, Cyn Balog. She coordinates this unique annual festival, bringing teens and fellow Young Adult authors together at her hometown library in Easton PA.

Connect with Jennifer:  Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  | PinterestGoodreads

The Giveaway

1 $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card and a witchy swag item. US ONLY.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One

9/1/2014- A Dream Within A Dream– Interview
9/1/2014- Her Book Thoughts!– Review
9/2/2014- Pieces of Whimsy– Guest Post
9/2/2014- Nerdophiles– Review
9/3/2014- Addicted Readers– Interview
9/3/2014- Realm of the Sapphired Dragon– Review
9/4/2014- Literary Meanderings– Guest Post
9/4/2014- Heather Hearts Books– Review
9/5/2014- YaReads Interview
9/5/2014- Word to Dreams– Review

Week Two

9/8/2014- Bad Bird Reads– Guest Post
9/8/2014- Everything Marie– Review
9/9/2014- Pen and Muse– Interview
9/9/2014- Arkham Reviews– Review
9/10/2014- Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf– Guest Post
9/10/2014- Amaterasu Reads– Review
9/11/2014- Fire and Ice– Guest Post
9/11/2014- As the page turns– Review
9/12/2014- Mom With A Kindle– Interview
9/12/2014- Curling Up With A Good Book– Review

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12 responses to ““Why Witches?” – Guest Post & Giveaway: Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia

  1. Carl

    I must agree about the cyclical nature of YA themes. We’ve seen it move through many of them in the last few years. Witches suit me just fine and this book looks beautiful. I love the image of the girl and that creepy, but beautiful, font. Thanks.

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