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Castle of Sighs (Forest of Whispers #2) ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Castle of Sighs (Forest of Whispers #2) Author Jennifer Murgia – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 mad 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 uiet 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 Castle of PDF/EPUB ² 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 liuids and scrolls of spells Rune is undeniably drawn to what she finds there and she begins to dabble in the possibilities of magic hoping to find a cure for the strangeness overwhelming the castle As secrets unspool the delicate thread of Rune’s world is threatened when she realizes the key may lie in the dark forest she once called home and the boy she thought she knew.

  • Paperback
  • Castle of Sighs (Forest of Whispers #2)
  • Jennifer Murgia
  • English
  • 24 August 2016

About the Author: 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 th century historical mystery about witches was a School Library Journal Fall HOT TITLE and a Moonbeam Children’s Literature Award Winner The seuel CASTLE OF SIGHS releases October .



10 thoughts on “Castle of Sighs (Forest of Whispers #2)

  1. Sarah Elizabeth Sarah Elizabeth says:

    Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Spencer Hill Press and NetGalley “I couldn’t understand her because when she opened her mouth she didn’t have a tongue” This was a bit of an odd story and I’m not sure I really understood all of itRune was an okay character in this story and it was admirable the way she cared for children who weren’t her own I just didn’t get the same feel for her as I had in book 1 thoughThe storyline in this was a bit strange and we had one part of the story which followed Matilde when she was younger as well as 2 parts following Rune There were some odd things happening in this book though especially concerning human bonesThe ending to this was okay although I’m still not sure I really understood everything that happened in this book65 out of 10

  2. Paula M Paula M says:

      And while I strive to be true to prove I am not like my mother despite my bloodline I will always be the one the others watch carefully I will always be a witch And I feel such a stain will never wash away Oh wow What a seuel I already know that Jennifer Murgia will impress me with her skills to transport me into Runes's world and with her amazing writing but what I did not expect is that she will surpass all my expectations Castle of Sighs floored me Everything I ever wanted was given and Jennifer even gave me some bonus that I don't think I deserveI highly suggest that everyone read the first book of the series I read some reviews saying that they didn't know that this was the second book in a series at first but still they read on There's really nothing wrong with that but of course the experience will be a whole lot better if you've read the first one Rune grew up a lot As I read through the Castle of Sighs it's obvious that the author made some huge characters developments in our main protagonist Rune was a young and confused witch at Forest of Whispers but in here she embraced who she is and tried to be better despite all the negative and cruel things that people kept throwing at her Yes she's a blood witch but that doesn't mean she's part of the problem The writing was so magnificent Jennifer Murgia just enthralled me the whole way I was sucked in from the first chapter and the story did not let me go until the very end I have to double check my surrounding for a moment every time I read Castle of Sighs so that I can remind myself that I'm reading in my bedroom and not roaming the castle along with Rune Everything about Murgia's writing is absolutely beautifulAll the characters charmed their way into my heart And what's the best is my Laurentz Rune shipper heart is happy and swooning I admit that I was left asking for but I get that it was not the main focus of the book I was still satisfied with the little romance that the author inserted Castle of Sighs is a solid follow up to an amazing book Not only did it maintain the mysterious and enchanting vibe of the series but it intensified it even Looking for the perfect read this season? This series got you covered  

  3. Abbie Abbie says:

    I received a copy from Netgalley In exchange for an honest reviewRune was an okay character but I can't say I loved her in this installment This wasn't a bad read but I didn't enjoy it as much as book one The story just didn't interest me as much and I got boredOverall A bit of a disappointment compared to book one

  4. Amber at Fall Into Books Amber at Fall Into Books says:

    Castle of Sighs was a creepy follow up to Forest of Whispers Where the first novel fell a bit flat for me this book did not Murgia's writing improved a lot and the characters grew by leaps and bounds in this installment The plot was fast paced and intriguing and even though I was thoroughly creeped out at several points I couldn't put this book down This is the perfect Halloween read Rune wasn't the best character in my opinion in the first novel but she really stood out in this book She had grown up a lot and she was determined to do what was right for herself her family and those she cared about She was brave though sometimes reckless and she learned a lot about herself and her craft this time around We also got to learn about Laurentz in this book He wasn't around as much as I would have liked for him to have been but we learned a lot of stuff about him including a secret that he didn't even fully know about himself He was gallant and responsible as usual but he really opened his mind in this book By the end of the story I really loved and supported both Rune and LaurentzThe plot was really creepy and at times flat out horrifying Murgia had a lot of my fears in this novel and I'll admit that I had to have my cat Joey protect me one night while I slept after I'd stayed up late reading Yea I'm a pansy like that haha Murgia's descriptions came alive in this book I was fully immersed in the historical world she painted and I felt as if I were there with Rune The switching from Rune's perspective to Matilde's perspective in the middle of the story really made everything seem realistic The author did a fantastic job of showing instead of telling The writing itself was well done and the story unfolded at a fast pace The ending tied everything up and the big reveals and action seuences kept me on the edge of my seat I didn't see a lot of the revelations coming and I enjoyed that Overall I'd recommend this book and series to anyone who wants to read a good historical fantasy story with a super creepy twist This novel isn't light and cheery As I said it's perfect for the Halloween season Give these books a try You won't be sorry

  5. Ari Ari says:

    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewI had no idea that this was the second book in a series and by the time I realized it was too late But I trudged on because the story seemed fascinatingWho doesn’t love a castleBetter yet who doesn’t love a creepy castle with a haunting story behind itThe one bad thing about this story was that BECAUSE I had not read the first installment in of these books I missed a fair deal and the past story is either mentioned or hinted at than onceso I felt slightly lost throughoutThat didn’t stop me from enjoying my read but it made it slightly difficult wholly my fault of courseThroughout I was drawn in and enchanted by the darkness of Castle of Sighs A few passages read somewhat rough for me not too polished but it doesn’t alter the interest of the storyThis was one of my few forays into tales about witches and ‘twas welcomed one

  6. Stephanie Ward Stephanie Ward says:

    45 Stars'Castle of Sighs' is the second novel in a young adult paranormalfantasy series that picks up where the first book left off with our main character Rune trying to adjust to her new life in a castle she has inherited from her family Rune still feels the deep pull of the Black Forest the place she has called home for the majority of her life and also can't help but sense a strange darkness in the castle Rune settles into her new role of caring for two orphan children at the castle and is determined to rid herself of any magic that might still cling to her Before long she hears whispers in the dark and a strong pull that leads her to a locked room deep with the castle one that is full of spells disgusting liuids and other odd items that all seem to revolve around magic Rune is drawn to the magic the room offers her and is determined to find a way to rid the castle of any negative energy The she learns however the amount of secrets begins to grow and unravel around her and she learns that the key to banishing the darkness from the castle might be found in her beloved Black Forest as well as in a boy she thought she knewThis was a enchanting second novel in what's proving to be a magnificent YA paranormal series There are times when a series starts off strong only to hugely disappoint in the followup Happily this is certainly not the case here This installment was just as well written and compelling as the first Rune continues to be a great female lead She's smart strong determined down to earth but willingly acknowledges her flaws and weaknesses We saw Rune's character grow a lot in the first book and it continued to do so in this story She's maturing in both mind and emotion which can easily be seen when she interacts with the two kids she cares for along with several other parts of the novel I enjoyed watching Rune grow in all these different ways and I was definitely rooting for her the entire time There's also growth in the relationship between Rune and Laurentz and I loved watching it change and grow throughout the story too The plot continues to be amazing and very well written I love that the series is based on actual history that happened in real places it's almost historical fiction based on facts except for the paranormal aspects thrown in It's this historical accuracy that makes the rest of the plot believable since it has all happened it's not a far stretch to imagine that there actually were witches and magic present as well The way the book blends the historical aspects with the magical makes it uniue Another aspect that I loved about the novel is the varying narration between Rune and Matilde Both characters have their own sections throughout the book and I loved reading from both of their viewpoints Even though the book is told from two different characters both characters tell their part in the first person point of view I'm a firm believer that POV makes a huge difference when it comes to a book and I almost always think that first person POV is the best choice The same applies here and luckily for us we get to experience both Rune's and Matilde's stories from their perspective which allows us to know them on a very personal level along with getting to see what happened through their perspective I loved reading both of their stories and how they connected with one another The rest of the writing was incredibly well done with the use of vivid imagery and detailed descriptions that brings Rune's world to life in front of our eyes and makes it easy to slide into that world until the end of the book I honestly loved this book just as much as the first one which doesn't happen often in series I very highly recommend this book and series to fans of historical fiction and paranormal fiction as well as those who enjoy fantasy magic action mysteries and adventure I'm now eagerly awaiting the next book in the series to release which isn't for uite some time unfortunately I can't wait to see what's going to happen next and what direction the book is going to take Disclosure I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review

  7. Michelle Rebar Michelle Rebar says:

    First of all I have to say that Jennifer Murgia is a master of creating atmosphere In Forest of Whispers she took us deep into the Black Forest of Bavaria where you could smell the trees and feel the wind as it blew the leaves In Castle of Sighs she once again flawlessly transports us to new place a dark and mysterious castle filled with ghostly apparitions dangerous magic and dark secrets As I read this haunting tale I could feel the eerie chill of the musty secret passages hidden within the castle walls Her writing is pure magic and I'm not surprised that she's got witches in her ancestry because she sure put a spell on me As Rune explores the castle she's inherited she hopes to discover about herself and the magic that flows in her veins but what she uncovers is a much darker secret that involves her mother the woman who raised her and the man she's falling for The shocking truth is written within the pages of a mysterious book she finds hidden deep within the castle walls As the story unravels it is up to Rune to stop the darkness from rising up and taking over Castle of Sighs is a gorgeously written and truly enchanting seuel that is full of mystery suspense and witchcraft It is an absolutely perfect book for the spooky season This is historical fantasy at it's best If you haven't read book one I highly recommend it If you have and you're waiting for book two you are in for a spine chilling treat and perhaps a few tricks After all there are many secrets hidden within the Castle of Sighs Oh and by the way Pyrmont Castle and Eltz Castle are REAL places I want to go to them

  8. Kira Kira says:

    Malevolent forces were watching and lurking in the shadows Rune was coping with these forces since she was reclaiming her birthright These forces or spirits were technically witches but for most of the book it seemed like a ghost story The story moved very slowly until over halfway through it Then many secrets began to unravel all at once The truth about Laurentz was odd Other than the fact that it made him and Rune have a bond there wasn’t any point to it or at least not one I could discern The story was wrapped up with this installment but it felt disconnected in many ways from Forest of Whispers The setting was completely different The witch hunttrials weren’t really a factor in this I had been hoping for Rune to really come into her power which she did in her own way Magic just happened when she needed it; she never had to learn or struggle to do anything I was satisfied with the ending but wished a few things had been included in the storyI received this in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley

  9. Adriana Gabrielle Adriana Gabrielle says:

    What a wonderfully chilling seuel to Forest of WhispersThis book gave me a crazy case of paranoia related feels and many chills There were many times I would actually glance over my shoulder just because the chills I got from this book are simply unreal If you want a good Halloween read with witches and ghosts this is your bookI’m still just as in love with the characters as I was in book one One element I loved in this story wasn’t the creepiness of the story but the stronger element of mystery I liked how even though not always in the spotlight that sense of mystery remained in the novel and I feel it just added to the creepiness and suspense of the whole witches plagues ghosts and other horrors much than with Forest of Whispers I applaud Jennifer Murgia for another chilling brilliantly written seuel

  10. Shelby Shelby says:

    Amazing I really enjoyed reading the series

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