Castle of Sighs

Castle of Sighs

by Jennifer Murgia

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ISBN-13: 9781633920255
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Series: Hedge Witch , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Murgia writes Young Adult Fantasy and Contemporary novels. She has long loved the dark and speculative--and it's from these dark places that she weaves fantastical stories, often hoping to find truth in them. She is the co-founder and coordinator of YAFest: an annual teen book festival in Easton, PA. She currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, her two children, and a very spoiled cat.

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Castle of Sighs 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite If you want to scare yourself with a long night of creepy fun, then curl up with a copy of Castle of Sighs by Jennifer Murgia. Witches, both dead and alive, evil spirits, and mystery combine to create an almost 'made for TV' book about the supernatural. The story begins in the winter of 1628 in a creepy castle in a creepy forest. Rune is a witch by blood, but she is in no way a bad person. In fact, bad people and bad things want to dominate her, change the course of her life, and steal her heritage. There is nothing more frustrating than watching someone born to power but is ignorant of how to use that power. Part of the fun of reading Castle of Sighs is watching the lovely young Rune slowly come into an awareness of who she is, what she can do, and who her enemy is. Jennifer Murgia does a good job of walking us slowly through this tale of suspense. The children and their particular mix of innocence and knowledge are especially well done. I’m guessing Castle of Sighs is a sequel because there are a lot of references to Rune’s dead mother, the witch Matilda, and traumatic events from Rune’s childhood. It might not be a bad idea to read that first novel before you read Castle of Sighs in order to fully comprehend the story but you don’t have to. Castle of Sighs is a good read in and of itself.