logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The White Forest - Adam McOmber
The White Forest
by: (author)
3.13 120
In this hauntingly original debut novel about a young woman whose peculiar abilities help her infiltrate a mysterious secret society, Adam McOmber uses fantastical twists and dark turns to create a fast-paced, unforgettable story. Young Jane Silverlake lives with her father in a crumbling family... show more
In this hauntingly original debut novel about a young woman whose peculiar abilities help her infiltrate a mysterious secret society, Adam McOmber uses fantastical twists and dark turns to create a fast-paced, unforgettable story. 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.
show less
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781451664256 (1451664257)
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages no: 303
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Rabbit Reads
Rabbit Reads rated it
5.0 The White Forest
I just bought my copy on amazon. So when Sarah and I buddy read this, I have a copy no matter what. Edit: Where to begin to describe this book? The characters were flawed but believable. I didn't feel like punching anyone, but there were some unlikeable characters but you were supposed to hate them...
On Starships and Dragonwings
On Starships and Dragonwings rated it
4.0 The White Forest
The White Forest by Adam McOmber is a novel in its own league. From the tone to the characters to the magic, I honestly can’t compare it to anything else I’ve read. I don’t think I’ll be forgetting about it any time soon, and it has high re-read potential just so that I can try to make sense of all ...
The Ink Drinker
The Ink Drinker rated it
2.0 The White Forest: A Novel
I wanted to like this book, the concept is interesting and the characters play nicely off each other. But something about the book left me feeling deflated. The premises is different from any fantasy or gothic novel I’ve read before. Jane Silverlake has the ability to “see the souls of man-made obje...
In the Stacks
In the Stacks rated it
2.0 The White Forest: A Novel
My full review can be found at SFF Book ReviewThis book started out very interesting. The setting and style took me in immediately and the protagonist's strange gift - she can hear and fell the "souls" of inanimate objects - was intriguing enough to keep me going for a while. Additionally, Jane's be...
Barrita
Barrita rated it
3.0 The White Forest
Reseña de: The White Forest, de Adam McOmber. Una gran combinación de fantasía en un entorno victoriano, con una trama novedosa que explota el ambiente gótico y la posibilidad de añadir elementos sobrenaturales sin las explicaciones que requiere la fantasia moderna. Aunque la protagonista es ag...
Other editions (11)
Books by Adam McOmber
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?