The Thickety: The Whispering Trees by J.A. White


The second book of The Thickety series finds Kara and her brother, Taff, fleeing from the town they once called home. As their father is possessed by the evil spirit of the town’s former leader, Kara searches for a way to free her father and return her home to peace. Racing through the Thickety, Kara and Taff must also flee the forest demon, Sordyr, who is intent on using Kara’s power for his own gain. Along the way, the two rely on a perceived enemy, hoping that she is, in fact, a friend. Kara must escape the Thickety and somehow formulate a plan to save her father, before she is trapped in Sordyr’s home forever.

I read the first book in this series, so I was excited to read this one. It was really good! I liked that basically the whole book is Kara’s struggle to get through the Thickety, and the story ends on a great cliffhanger. I also enjoyed that a major character in the book is Mary Kettle, the evil witch from the stories Taff used to hear back in their town. There’s some pretty cool twists and turns as well! Definitely give this one a try if you liked the first book.

Rating: 4/5

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