Kid View: The Whispering Trees by J.A.White (The Thickety series, book #2)

The Whispering Trees front cover

Kid View: The Whispering Trees by J.A.White (The Thickety series, book #2)

The Thickety: The Whispering Trees Book Cover The Thickety: The Whispering Trees
The Thickety series
J. A. White
Adventure, Creepy, Fantasy, Fiction, Middle grades,
Katherine Tegen Books
March 10, 2015

After Kara Westfall's village turns against her for using magic, Kara and her younger brother, Taff, have to escape to the Thickety. The Thickety is a place ruled by the evil Sordyr, the Forest Demon. Once in the Thickety, the siblings meet an old, feared witch named Mary Kettle. Mary teaches Kara how to do witchcraft without using a grimiore (a magical spellbook). But as helpful as Mary is, two questions still lurk in the back of Kara's mind; why is Mary helping us? And who was she sent by?

The Whispering Trees chapter two



“Though she was only twelve years old, Kara Westfall had known many kinds of darkness.”


The Whispering Trees is a great fantasy and fiction book for middle grades readers. In this series, The Thickety, I would say that the first book – A Path Begins – is still the best in the series and is at the top of my list in Xav’s Fav’s 2017. I think this book is more geared for older ages like 11 and up because of all the violence and creepiness of the plot. J.A. White uses his magic to create a vivid world in your mind with his writing and as soon as I read the first page I was hooked. There is a character – the Watcher – who I think is really creatively thought up because instead of talking it uses colors to communicate! Most of the book is set in the fantastical forest called the Thickety. If you are the kind of reader who loves to read books with some mysteries and parts that give you the creeps you should totally read this series, especially this book. I love these books so much! They are definitely books that you have to read at least once. <3 (:

The Whispering Trees spine side view front cover



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