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Sep 4, 2012

The White Forest Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Hey readers!
Now, once again I'm participating in another awesome blog tour hosted by the awesome Shane @ Itching for books. As you can see. This is my stop in the White Forest blog tour.

So, here's my review! (and don't forget to stop by the other bloggers in this tour)

The White Forest
Author: Adam McOmber
Pages: 320
Goodreads Rating: 3.92
Source: eARC provided by publisher
Summary/ Add here.
Young Jane Silverlake lives with her father in a crumbling family estate on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Jane has a secret—an unexplainable gift that allows her to see the souls of man-made objects—and this talent isolates her from the outside world. Her greatest joy is wandering the wild heath with her neighbors, Madeline and Nathan. But as the friends come of age, their idyll is shattered by the feelings both girls develop for Nathan, and by Nathan’s interest in a cult led by Ariston Day, a charismatic mystic popular with London’s elite. Day encourages his followers to explore dream manipulation with the goal of discovering a strange hidden world, a place he calls the Empyrean.
A year later, Nathan has vanished, and the famed Inspector Vidocq arrives in London to untangle the events that led up to Nathan’s disappearance. As a sinister truth emerges, Jane realizes she must discover the origins of her talent, and use it to find Nathan herself, before it’s too late


The White Forest is a haunting good read. I was thrilled to discover every part of this awesome and magic world.  It was like hell so difficult to write this review, coz I can’t really find the words to describe how amazing it was.
Have you read a book and felt that your heart is on a race? Have you ever questioned yourself about every part you read, what will be happen next page?  Have you felt itching to catch the next chapter? Yes/No, whatever. You’ll feel that way when you start reading The White Forest.

I won’t say a word about the plot. I can’t and I don’t want to. This is one of those books I would like you to discover by yourself. And I really mean it. It almost the time to have it everywhere books are sold. And once you see it. Get it. I bet you won’t be disappointed.

The characters were realistic, unique and complex. Beautiful and scary at the same time. I was trapped in their own universe, in their essence. I felt like I know them, like they were a part of my life in another life-another time.

Great dialogues and a story-line rich and well created. It’s been a while since the last time I read a book like this. You’ll be speechless; you’ll have your heart in your hand.

The author created an enchanted atmosphere. His writing was comforting and charming. Almost magical.

In fact, every part of this book was excellent. A little of everything. Fantasy, romance, action, good characters, and amazing world and a beautiful writing style. You cannot miss it. You have to meet this haunting and pretty world.

And now I have to say it again! What on earth is happening to me?? This isn’t a contemporary book, this is set in the 19th century London! And I loved it!
It was dark and gothic and… I didn’t want to say, but I loved Nathan…
The end!

And the giveaway!
Enter to win a signed copy of The White Forest (US only)

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About the Author
Adam McOmber’s novel, The White Forest, will be published by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, in September 2012. He is also the author of a book of short stories, This New & Poisonous Air(BOA Editions, 2011). His work has appeared in Conjunctions, StoryQuarterly, The Fairy Tale Review, Third Coast, Quarterly West, The Greensboro Review and Arts and Letters . He has been nominated for two 2012 Pushcart Awards and received an AWP Intro Award. He lives in Chicago and teaches at Columbia College where he is also the associate editor of the literary magazine Hotel Amerika.

You can find him: Twitter / His web site
Purchase the book: Amazon / Book Depository


  1. It's sound interesting I really want it... Hope to win this giveaway!

  2. Good job! Your review is wonderful.

    Thanks for participating.

  3. Great reciew Lis. This book sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway! Maybe I'll win - I'm having a lucky streak LOL!

  4. Your post is great to read. I was wondering if you want a giveaway?

  5. thanks for sharing..


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