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The White Forest by Adam McOmber
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Sep 15, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, 2012-books
Read from September 15 to 17, 2012

I picked this book due to the combination of some very promising elements- Victorian England and the paranormal, all wrapped into a mystery. How could I refuse? Overall, the book fulfilled its promise. I liked the protagonst, Jane Silverlake, and I was intrigued by her complicated relationship with her two best friends, Maddy and Nathan. The story begins with the disappearence of Nathan, and follows the girls' efforts to find him, while recounting their complex history. An integral element is Jane's odd gift, her ability to see and hear the soul of objects.

I debated whether to give the book 3 stars because I found the last chapters to be rather melodramatic and slightly odd. However, I enjoyed the rest so well that I decided to overlook this in my rating. It is definitly in the 'escapist reading' category for me, and in that way, I enjoyed it. I recommend it to any one else who enjoys the combination of Victorian England with the paranormal/magical.
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