The Phantom Forest

The Phantom Forest

Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. Seycia's father told her this story as a child -- a story of the most holy place in the Underworld, The Forest of Laida, where all souls go to rest before embarking on a new life. But Seycia's father is dead no Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world fo...

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Title:The Phantom Forest
Author:Liz Kerin
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1947848992
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:300 pages pages

The Phantom Forest Reviews

  • Cari
    Mar 31, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

  • Sraah
    May 28, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

    Liz Kerin treats us to a tasty new morsel in the form of this dark and oh so original fable. As you are likely aware by now, the Phantom Forest traces certain of its characters through the mortal world and the afterlife. The novel is at its best and most interesting in its exploration ...

    The Phantom Forest is a beautifully written dark fantasy about a young woman living in a war-torn town who is sacrificed to an evil god to ensure the town's safety. The underworld is a dark, foreboding place where she encounters a dangerous demon with a fading sense of remorse who stil...

    I received an early copy and was not asked to review, but I'm reviewing because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Phantom Forest was a very well-paced and exciting read. Something about it struck the nostalgia vibes of all my favorite classic fantasy movies. The main characters we...

    this book was absolutely beautiful. i loved the worlds, the characters, the name seycia, honestly all the names were so good. the innocence and the love were so refreshing to read amongst all the loss and fear. the purity that existed despite all the hardships made this so much More. i...

  • Tina
    Jul 23, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

    Liz Kerin treats us to a tasty new morsel in the form of this dark and oh so original fable. As you are likely aware by now, the Phantom Forest traces certain of its characters through the mortal world and the afterlife. The novel is at its best and most interesting in its exploration ...

    The Phantom Forest is a beautifully written dark fantasy about a young woman living in a war-torn town who is sacrificed to an evil god to ensure the town's safety. The underworld is a dark, foreboding place where she encounters a dangerous demon with a fading sense of remorse who stil...

    I received an early copy and was not asked to review, but I'm reviewing because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Phantom Forest was a very well-paced and exciting read. Something about it struck the nostalgia vibes of all my favorite classic fantasy movies. The main characters we...

    this book was absolutely beautiful. i loved the worlds, the characters, the name seycia, honestly all the names were so good. the innocence and the love were so refreshing to read amongst all the loss and fear. the purity that existed despite all the hardships made this so much More. i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the free ebook in exchange for a fair review! I could not put this down! The setting is fantastic ? an intriguing post-apocalyptic world paired with an equally compelling underworld that is part Greek mythology and part Dante?s Inferno. Granted, you mu...

  • ♠️ Tabi ♠️
    Apr 30, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

  • Stuti
    Jul 18, 2018

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

    Liz Kerin treats us to a tasty new morsel in the form of this dark and oh so original fable. As you are likely aware by now, the Phantom Forest traces certain of its characters through the mortal world and the afterlife. The novel is at its best and most interesting in its exploration ...

    The Phantom Forest is a beautifully written dark fantasy about a young woman living in a war-torn town who is sacrificed to an evil god to ensure the town's safety. The underworld is a dark, foreboding place where she encounters a dangerous demon with a fading sense of remorse who stil...

    I received an early copy and was not asked to review, but I'm reviewing because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Phantom Forest was a very well-paced and exciting read. Something about it struck the nostalgia vibes of all my favorite classic fantasy movies. The main characters we...

    this book was absolutely beautiful. i loved the worlds, the characters, the name seycia, honestly all the names were so good. the innocence and the love were so refreshing to read amongst all the loss and fear. the purity that existed despite all the hardships made this so much More. i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the free ebook in exchange for a fair review! I could not put this down! The setting is fantastic ? an intriguing post-apocalyptic world paired with an equally compelling underworld that is part Greek mythology and part Dante?s Inferno. Granted, you mu...

    This mashup of a post-apocalyptic world with an underworld was really intriguing at first, and I was invested in maybe...the first 1/4 of it, but the main characters ended up falling flat and I couldn't find myself being invested in any of their journey. Haben, the human-turned-demon b...

    Beautiful idea. It was really interesting book still not free from cliche tropes of YA fantasy. I like main idea of mixing mythical fantasy and light dystopian elements to build this world. I really captured my attention at the point when it was explained and I enjoyed idea of telli...

    Graded By: Mandy C. Cover Story: High School Art BFF Charms: Eventually, Yay Swoonworthy Scale: 4 Talky Talk: Historical Future Bonus Factors: The Underworld, Brothers and Sisters Factor: Standalone? Relationship Status: There Might Be Something There Read the full book repor...

    The complex characters and beautifully-manifested dark fantasy world shine in this debut by author Liz Kerin. The Phantom Forest tells the story of an apocalyptic war-torn future where dissidents are kept at bay by a constant threat of brutal and merciless death at the hands of a creat...

    I received a free advance reader's copy of this book in exchange for my honest review This was an unique story based in a fascinating world. I thought it would be a horror which it was not but it was still a captivating tale. The Phantom Forest tells the story of Seycia and Miko...

    Note: I received an advance copy of The Phantom Forest by Liz Kerin to review. However, I had already pre-ordered it and have attempted to be unbiased in my review. The Phantom Forest is a supernatural story set in a complex world of blended cultures. It takes place in Khronasa: a s...

    [Note: I received an advance copy in exchange for an unbiased review.] Liz Kerin?s The Phantom Forest is an ambitious fantasy story of adventure, faith, and redemption. Complexly imagined and elegantly presented, the reader follows brother-sister duo Seicha and Miko as they naviga...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a treat full of fresh imagery, dark tone, and rich characterization. I've been reading fantasy and sci-fi for my entire life. After having completed (and stopped reading midway) innumerable books in these genres, "trope fatigue" starts to set in. The Phantom Forest...

    I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for this book and it just blew me away. It's such a unique story, one with a deeply developed, totally fresh and endlessly fascinating mythology. And to top it all off - the writing is stunning, a pure pleasure to savor. The Phantom Forest is ...

  • Jackie
    Apr 10, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

  • Robert Batten
    Jul 30, 2018

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

    Liz Kerin treats us to a tasty new morsel in the form of this dark and oh so original fable. As you are likely aware by now, the Phantom Forest traces certain of its characters through the mortal world and the afterlife. The novel is at its best and most interesting in its exploration ...

    The Phantom Forest is a beautifully written dark fantasy about a young woman living in a war-torn town who is sacrificed to an evil god to ensure the town's safety. The underworld is a dark, foreboding place where she encounters a dangerous demon with a fading sense of remorse who stil...

    I received an early copy and was not asked to review, but I'm reviewing because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Phantom Forest was a very well-paced and exciting read. Something about it struck the nostalgia vibes of all my favorite classic fantasy movies. The main characters we...

    this book was absolutely beautiful. i loved the worlds, the characters, the name seycia, honestly all the names were so good. the innocence and the love were so refreshing to read amongst all the loss and fear. the purity that existed despite all the hardships made this so much More. i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the free ebook in exchange for a fair review! I could not put this down! The setting is fantastic ? an intriguing post-apocalyptic world paired with an equally compelling underworld that is part Greek mythology and part Dante?s Inferno. Granted, you mu...

    This mashup of a post-apocalyptic world with an underworld was really intriguing at first, and I was invested in maybe...the first 1/4 of it, but the main characters ended up falling flat and I couldn't find myself being invested in any of their journey. Haben, the human-turned-demon b...

    Beautiful idea. It was really interesting book still not free from cliche tropes of YA fantasy. I like main idea of mixing mythical fantasy and light dystopian elements to build this world. I really captured my attention at the point when it was explained and I enjoyed idea of telli...

    Graded By: Mandy C. Cover Story: High School Art BFF Charms: Eventually, Yay Swoonworthy Scale: 4 Talky Talk: Historical Future Bonus Factors: The Underworld, Brothers and Sisters Factor: Standalone? Relationship Status: There Might Be Something There Read the full book repor...

    The complex characters and beautifully-manifested dark fantasy world shine in this debut by author Liz Kerin. The Phantom Forest tells the story of an apocalyptic war-torn future where dissidents are kept at bay by a constant threat of brutal and merciless death at the hands of a creat...

    I received a free advance reader's copy of this book in exchange for my honest review This was an unique story based in a fascinating world. I thought it would be a horror which it was not but it was still a captivating tale. The Phantom Forest tells the story of Seycia and Miko...

    Note: I received an advance copy of The Phantom Forest by Liz Kerin to review. However, I had already pre-ordered it and have attempted to be unbiased in my review. The Phantom Forest is a supernatural story set in a complex world of blended cultures. It takes place in Khronasa: a s...

  • Kal ★ Reader Voracious
    Dec 20, 2018

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

  • Jacqui Castle
    Aug 26, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

    Liz Kerin treats us to a tasty new morsel in the form of this dark and oh so original fable. As you are likely aware by now, the Phantom Forest traces certain of its characters through the mortal world and the afterlife. The novel is at its best and most interesting in its exploration ...

    The Phantom Forest is a beautifully written dark fantasy about a young woman living in a war-torn town who is sacrificed to an evil god to ensure the town's safety. The underworld is a dark, foreboding place where she encounters a dangerous demon with a fading sense of remorse who stil...

    I received an early copy and was not asked to review, but I'm reviewing because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Phantom Forest was a very well-paced and exciting read. Something about it struck the nostalgia vibes of all my favorite classic fantasy movies. The main characters we...

    this book was absolutely beautiful. i loved the worlds, the characters, the name seycia, honestly all the names were so good. the innocence and the love were so refreshing to read amongst all the loss and fear. the purity that existed despite all the hardships made this so much More. i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the free ebook in exchange for a fair review! I could not put this down! The setting is fantastic ? an intriguing post-apocalyptic world paired with an equally compelling underworld that is part Greek mythology and part Dante?s Inferno. Granted, you mu...

    This mashup of a post-apocalyptic world with an underworld was really intriguing at first, and I was invested in maybe...the first 1/4 of it, but the main characters ended up falling flat and I couldn't find myself being invested in any of their journey. Haben, the human-turned-demon b...

    Beautiful idea. It was really interesting book still not free from cliche tropes of YA fantasy. I like main idea of mixing mythical fantasy and light dystopian elements to build this world. I really captured my attention at the point when it was explained and I enjoyed idea of telli...

    Graded By: Mandy C. Cover Story: High School Art BFF Charms: Eventually, Yay Swoonworthy Scale: 4 Talky Talk: Historical Future Bonus Factors: The Underworld, Brothers and Sisters Factor: Standalone? Relationship Status: There Might Be Something There Read the full book repor...

    The complex characters and beautifully-manifested dark fantasy world shine in this debut by author Liz Kerin. The Phantom Forest tells the story of an apocalyptic war-torn future where dissidents are kept at bay by a constant threat of brutal and merciless death at the hands of a creat...

  • Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
    Jun 06, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

  • Fernando
    Apr 28, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

    Liz Kerin treats us to a tasty new morsel in the form of this dark and oh so original fable. As you are likely aware by now, the Phantom Forest traces certain of its characters through the mortal world and the afterlife. The novel is at its best and most interesting in its exploration ...

    The Phantom Forest is a beautifully written dark fantasy about a young woman living in a war-torn town who is sacrificed to an evil god to ensure the town's safety. The underworld is a dark, foreboding place where she encounters a dangerous demon with a fading sense of remorse who stil...

  • Neda
    May 05, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

  • Kaytalin Platt
    Sep 10, 2018

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

    Liz Kerin treats us to a tasty new morsel in the form of this dark and oh so original fable. As you are likely aware by now, the Phantom Forest traces certain of its characters through the mortal world and the afterlife. The novel is at its best and most interesting in its exploration ...

    The Phantom Forest is a beautifully written dark fantasy about a young woman living in a war-torn town who is sacrificed to an evil god to ensure the town's safety. The underworld is a dark, foreboding place where she encounters a dangerous demon with a fading sense of remorse who stil...

    I received an early copy and was not asked to review, but I'm reviewing because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Phantom Forest was a very well-paced and exciting read. Something about it struck the nostalgia vibes of all my favorite classic fantasy movies. The main characters we...

  • Elke
    Aug 03, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

  • Forever Young Adult
    Jul 19, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

    Liz Kerin treats us to a tasty new morsel in the form of this dark and oh so original fable. As you are likely aware by now, the Phantom Forest traces certain of its characters through the mortal world and the afterlife. The novel is at its best and most interesting in its exploration ...

    The Phantom Forest is a beautifully written dark fantasy about a young woman living in a war-torn town who is sacrificed to an evil god to ensure the town's safety. The underworld is a dark, foreboding place where she encounters a dangerous demon with a fading sense of remorse who stil...

    I received an early copy and was not asked to review, but I'm reviewing because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Phantom Forest was a very well-paced and exciting read. Something about it struck the nostalgia vibes of all my favorite classic fantasy movies. The main characters we...

    this book was absolutely beautiful. i loved the worlds, the characters, the name seycia, honestly all the names were so good. the innocence and the love were so refreshing to read amongst all the loss and fear. the purity that existed despite all the hardships made this so much More. i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the free ebook in exchange for a fair review! I could not put this down! The setting is fantastic ? an intriguing post-apocalyptic world paired with an equally compelling underworld that is part Greek mythology and part Dante?s Inferno. Granted, you mu...

    This mashup of a post-apocalyptic world with an underworld was really intriguing at first, and I was invested in maybe...the first 1/4 of it, but the main characters ended up falling flat and I couldn't find myself being invested in any of their journey. Haben, the human-turned-demon b...

    Beautiful idea. It was really interesting book still not free from cliche tropes of YA fantasy. I like main idea of mixing mythical fantasy and light dystopian elements to build this world. I really captured my attention at the point when it was explained and I enjoyed idea of telli...

    Graded By: Mandy C. Cover Story: High School Art BFF Charms: Eventually, Yay Swoonworthy Scale: 4 Talky Talk: Historical Future Bonus Factors: The Underworld, Brothers and Sisters Factor: Standalone? Relationship Status: There Might Be Something There Read the full book repor...

  • Gemma F
    Jul 01, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

  • Faith (BookSelf ~ You Are What You Read)
    Jul 28, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

  • Chad
    Mar 13, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

    Liz Kerin treats us to a tasty new morsel in the form of this dark and oh so original fable. As you are likely aware by now, the Phantom Forest traces certain of its characters through the mortal world and the afterlife. The novel is at its best and most interesting in its exploration ...

  • Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
    Jul 24, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

  • Kathy
    Jul 23, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

    Liz Kerin treats us to a tasty new morsel in the form of this dark and oh so original fable. As you are likely aware by now, the Phantom Forest traces certain of its characters through the mortal world and the afterlife. The novel is at its best and most interesting in its exploration ...

    The Phantom Forest is a beautifully written dark fantasy about a young woman living in a war-torn town who is sacrificed to an evil god to ensure the town's safety. The underworld is a dark, foreboding place where she encounters a dangerous demon with a fading sense of remorse who stil...

    I received an early copy and was not asked to review, but I'm reviewing because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Phantom Forest was a very well-paced and exciting read. Something about it struck the nostalgia vibes of all my favorite classic fantasy movies. The main characters we...

    this book was absolutely beautiful. i loved the worlds, the characters, the name seycia, honestly all the names were so good. the innocence and the love were so refreshing to read amongst all the loss and fear. the purity that existed despite all the hardships made this so much More. i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the free ebook in exchange for a fair review! I could not put this down! The setting is fantastic ? an intriguing post-apocalyptic world paired with an equally compelling underworld that is part Greek mythology and part Dante?s Inferno. Granted, you mu...

    This mashup of a post-apocalyptic world with an underworld was really intriguing at first, and I was invested in maybe...the first 1/4 of it, but the main characters ended up falling flat and I couldn't find myself being invested in any of their journey. Haben, the human-turned-demon b...

  • Stephen Robert Collins
    Aug 13, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

  • Savannah Worman
    May 28, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

    Liz Kerin treats us to a tasty new morsel in the form of this dark and oh so original fable. As you are likely aware by now, the Phantom Forest traces certain of its characters through the mortal world and the afterlife. The novel is at its best and most interesting in its exploration ...

    The Phantom Forest is a beautifully written dark fantasy about a young woman living in a war-torn town who is sacrificed to an evil god to ensure the town's safety. The underworld is a dark, foreboding place where she encounters a dangerous demon with a fading sense of remorse who stil...

    I received an early copy and was not asked to review, but I'm reviewing because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Phantom Forest was a very well-paced and exciting read. Something about it struck the nostalgia vibes of all my favorite classic fantasy movies. The main characters we...

    this book was absolutely beautiful. i loved the worlds, the characters, the name seycia, honestly all the names were so good. the innocence and the love were so refreshing to read amongst all the loss and fear. the purity that existed despite all the hardships made this so much More. i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the free ebook in exchange for a fair review! I could not put this down! The setting is fantastic ? an intriguing post-apocalyptic world paired with an equally compelling underworld that is part Greek mythology and part Dante?s Inferno. Granted, you mu...

    This mashup of a post-apocalyptic world with an underworld was really intriguing at first, and I was invested in maybe...the first 1/4 of it, but the main characters ended up falling flat and I couldn't find myself being invested in any of their journey. Haben, the human-turned-demon b...

    Beautiful idea. It was really interesting book still not free from cliche tropes of YA fantasy. I like main idea of mixing mythical fantasy and light dystopian elements to build this world. I really captured my attention at the point when it was explained and I enjoyed idea of telli...

    Graded By: Mandy C. Cover Story: High School Art BFF Charms: Eventually, Yay Swoonworthy Scale: 4 Talky Talk: Historical Future Bonus Factors: The Underworld, Brothers and Sisters Factor: Standalone? Relationship Status: There Might Be Something There Read the full book repor...

    The complex characters and beautifully-manifested dark fantasy world shine in this debut by author Liz Kerin. The Phantom Forest tells the story of an apocalyptic war-torn future where dissidents are kept at bay by a constant threat of brutal and merciless death at the hands of a creat...

    I received a free advance reader's copy of this book in exchange for my honest review This was an unique story based in a fascinating world. I thought it would be a horror which it was not but it was still a captivating tale. The Phantom Forest tells the story of Seycia and Miko...

    Note: I received an advance copy of The Phantom Forest by Liz Kerin to review. However, I had already pre-ordered it and have attempted to be unbiased in my review. The Phantom Forest is a supernatural story set in a complex world of blended cultures. It takes place in Khronasa: a s...

    [Note: I received an advance copy in exchange for an unbiased review.] Liz Kerin?s The Phantom Forest is an ambitious fantasy story of adventure, faith, and redemption. Complexly imagined and elegantly presented, the reader follows brother-sister duo Seicha and Miko as they naviga...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a treat full of fresh imagery, dark tone, and rich characterization. I've been reading fantasy and sci-fi for my entire life. After having completed (and stopped reading midway) innumerable books in these genres, "trope fatigue" starts to set in. The Phantom Forest...

    I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for this book and it just blew me away. It's such a unique story, one with a deeply developed, totally fresh and endlessly fascinating mythology. And to top it all off - the writing is stunning, a pure pleasure to savor. The Phantom Forest is ...

    What would happen if we got a glimpse of the afterlife? In this story, ?Discovery of the afterlife had had irreparable consequences, so the Coalition abolished the notion of gods, fate, and prayer, worldwide.? Liz Kerin gives us a fresh take on what the world may look like if we sa...

  • akiko
    Apr 11, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

  • Wiola Myszkowska
    Jul 07, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

    Liz Kerin treats us to a tasty new morsel in the form of this dark and oh so original fable. As you are likely aware by now, the Phantom Forest traces certain of its characters through the mortal world and the afterlife. The novel is at its best and most interesting in its exploration ...

    The Phantom Forest is a beautifully written dark fantasy about a young woman living in a war-torn town who is sacrificed to an evil god to ensure the town's safety. The underworld is a dark, foreboding place where she encounters a dangerous demon with a fading sense of remorse who stil...

    I received an early copy and was not asked to review, but I'm reviewing because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Phantom Forest was a very well-paced and exciting read. Something about it struck the nostalgia vibes of all my favorite classic fantasy movies. The main characters we...

    this book was absolutely beautiful. i loved the worlds, the characters, the name seycia, honestly all the names were so good. the innocence and the love were so refreshing to read amongst all the loss and fear. the purity that existed despite all the hardships made this so much More. i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the free ebook in exchange for a fair review! I could not put this down! The setting is fantastic ? an intriguing post-apocalyptic world paired with an equally compelling underworld that is part Greek mythology and part Dante?s Inferno. Granted, you mu...

    This mashup of a post-apocalyptic world with an underworld was really intriguing at first, and I was invested in maybe...the first 1/4 of it, but the main characters ended up falling flat and I couldn't find myself being invested in any of their journey. Haben, the human-turned-demon b...

    Beautiful idea. It was really interesting book still not free from cliche tropes of YA fantasy. I like main idea of mixing mythical fantasy and light dystopian elements to build this world. I really captured my attention at the point when it was explained and I enjoyed idea of telli...

  • El
    Aug 18, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

  • Mary S. R.
    Apr 10, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

  • ☽¸¸.I am¸¸.•*¨ The ¸¸.•*¨*Phoenix¨*•♫♪ ☾
    Apr 10, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

  • Bespectacled Petal
    Jul 08, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

    Liz Kerin treats us to a tasty new morsel in the form of this dark and oh so original fable. As you are likely aware by now, the Phantom Forest traces certain of its characters through the mortal world and the afterlife. The novel is at its best and most interesting in its exploration ...

    The Phantom Forest is a beautifully written dark fantasy about a young woman living in a war-torn town who is sacrificed to an evil god to ensure the town's safety. The underworld is a dark, foreboding place where she encounters a dangerous demon with a fading sense of remorse who stil...

    I received an early copy and was not asked to review, but I'm reviewing because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Phantom Forest was a very well-paced and exciting read. Something about it struck the nostalgia vibes of all my favorite classic fantasy movies. The main characters we...

    this book was absolutely beautiful. i loved the worlds, the characters, the name seycia, honestly all the names were so good. the innocence and the love were so refreshing to read amongst all the loss and fear. the purity that existed despite all the hardships made this so much More. i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the free ebook in exchange for a fair review! I could not put this down! The setting is fantastic ? an intriguing post-apocalyptic world paired with an equally compelling underworld that is part Greek mythology and part Dante?s Inferno. Granted, you mu...

    This mashup of a post-apocalyptic world with an underworld was really intriguing at first, and I was invested in maybe...the first 1/4 of it, but the main characters ended up falling flat and I couldn't find myself being invested in any of their journey. Haben, the human-turned-demon b...

    Beautiful idea. It was really interesting book still not free from cliche tropes of YA fantasy. I like main idea of mixing mythical fantasy and light dystopian elements to build this world. I really captured my attention at the point when it was explained and I enjoyed idea of telli...

    Graded By: Mandy C. Cover Story: High School Art BFF Charms: Eventually, Yay Swoonworthy Scale: 4 Talky Talk: Historical Future Bonus Factors: The Underworld, Brothers and Sisters Factor: Standalone? Relationship Status: There Might Be Something There Read the full book repor...

    The complex characters and beautifully-manifested dark fantasy world shine in this debut by author Liz Kerin. The Phantom Forest tells the story of an apocalyptic war-torn future where dissidents are kept at bay by a constant threat of brutal and merciless death at the hands of a creat...

    I received a free advance reader's copy of this book in exchange for my honest review This was an unique story based in a fascinating world. I thought it would be a horror which it was not but it was still a captivating tale. The Phantom Forest tells the story of Seycia and Miko...

  • Matt
    Mar 25, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

    Liz Kerin treats us to a tasty new morsel in the form of this dark and oh so original fable. As you are likely aware by now, the Phantom Forest traces certain of its characters through the mortal world and the afterlife. The novel is at its best and most interesting in its exploration ...

    The Phantom Forest is a beautifully written dark fantasy about a young woman living in a war-torn town who is sacrificed to an evil god to ensure the town's safety. The underworld is a dark, foreboding place where she encounters a dangerous demon with a fading sense of remorse who stil...

    I received an early copy and was not asked to review, but I'm reviewing because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Phantom Forest was a very well-paced and exciting read. Something about it struck the nostalgia vibes of all my favorite classic fantasy movies. The main characters we...

    this book was absolutely beautiful. i loved the worlds, the characters, the name seycia, honestly all the names were so good. the innocence and the love were so refreshing to read amongst all the loss and fear. the purity that existed despite all the hardships made this so much More. i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the free ebook in exchange for a fair review! I could not put this down! The setting is fantastic ? an intriguing post-apocalyptic world paired with an equally compelling underworld that is part Greek mythology and part Dante?s Inferno. Granted, you mu...

    This mashup of a post-apocalyptic world with an underworld was really intriguing at first, and I was invested in maybe...the first 1/4 of it, but the main characters ended up falling flat and I couldn't find myself being invested in any of their journey. Haben, the human-turned-demon b...

    Beautiful idea. It was really interesting book still not free from cliche tropes of YA fantasy. I like main idea of mixing mythical fantasy and light dystopian elements to build this world. I really captured my attention at the point when it was explained and I enjoyed idea of telli...

    Graded By: Mandy C. Cover Story: High School Art BFF Charms: Eventually, Yay Swoonworthy Scale: 4 Talky Talk: Historical Future Bonus Factors: The Underworld, Brothers and Sisters Factor: Standalone? Relationship Status: There Might Be Something There Read the full book repor...

    The complex characters and beautifully-manifested dark fantasy world shine in this debut by author Liz Kerin. The Phantom Forest tells the story of an apocalyptic war-torn future where dissidents are kept at bay by a constant threat of brutal and merciless death at the hands of a creat...

    I received a free advance reader's copy of this book in exchange for my honest review This was an unique story based in a fascinating world. I thought it would be a horror which it was not but it was still a captivating tale. The Phantom Forest tells the story of Seycia and Miko...

    Note: I received an advance copy of The Phantom Forest by Liz Kerin to review. However, I had already pre-ordered it and have attempted to be unbiased in my review. The Phantom Forest is a supernatural story set in a complex world of blended cultures. It takes place in Khronasa: a s...

    [Note: I received an advance copy in exchange for an unbiased review.] Liz Kerin?s The Phantom Forest is an ambitious fantasy story of adventure, faith, and redemption. Complexly imagined and elegantly presented, the reader follows brother-sister duo Seicha and Miko as they naviga...

  • Gautham Jothi
    May 18, 2019

    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this book. Wow. Okay, focus. Phew. Two hundred years ago, humans discovered something they were not supposed to find out: what happens to our souls when we die. After the apocalyptic war that followed this ...

    Kerin's debut novel was full of action and nebulous adventure. The author easily won me over with her world building, her plot heavily influenced by religious mythology, her intriguing and broken characters, and everything else that exploded from this book and made me a fan. Between le...

    3.5 Creeback Stars 18 year old Seycia and her younger brother, Miko (11 years old) have grown up in a world of sacrifices to the Savage, twice a year, (children and all). Seycia catches sight of the eyes of the 'Savage' during one of the sacrificial rituals, and soon finds herself f...

    'We do not know what will change the rhythm of the universe. We only know that it is coming.' Mkay so while this was a great concept, it ultimately fell so, so flat. Which makes me sad because I read so many books with amazing ideas and concepts that just aren't given the bril...

    This across between Dante's Inferno & Jeannette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun. It is difficult to chose, is it fantasy it starts like one ,but we have guns ,cars & photograph ;& concrete cellar; along with talk of apocalyptic Wars & then we have final twist Demons mainly ...

    ? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Kerin about her debut novel as part of my Novel19 Class; you can read it on Reader Voracious Blog! Friends, I loved reading this debut fantasy novel so much! The Phantom Forest has all the ingredients that I live for in a good s...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a haunting, creepy tale set in a fantastical world. Seycia is a young woman of the town of Khronasa, a village on an Earth that was destroyed by war years ago. Ever since the town was raided and her parents were killed, Seycia has been in charge of her little broth...

    I received this eARC from Inkshares via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF at 19% I know I said I'd try to read a few more chapters (or even finish the chapter I was on tbh), but this book literally puts me to ...

    My highly anticipated books for 2019 have been bumming me out and then this guy shows up out of nowhere and completely blew me away! ?The Phantom Forest? drags us into the Underworld when a sacrifice manages to survive and finds herself face to face with a demon who feds on tho...

    The Phantom Forest was anovel I read within a span of six hours and was drawn in from the start. I liked how it consisted of well-developed characters with a setting that was a mix between the fantasy and dystopian genre.The concept that souls were made of trees is something I'd ne...

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Inkshares. Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to. A g...

    Actually, 4.5 stars is the perfect rating for this because there were some issues, but nothing so awful it spoiled the reading experience. And man was it an experience. I have never read a book like this before. Actually, that's a lie. This book is every YA trope ever, but done 100 t...

    Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book :) This is definitely not the kind of thing I normally read but I really enjoyed it! I?ve been wanting to read some more horror-y books for a while (even though this isn?t really horror). The components were be...

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. So when I sat down to write my review forThe Phantom Forest, all ...

    DNF This book was just not my cup of tea and that's fine. I usually don't DNF books, but I've recently changed my mindset because there are so many books to read. If a book is not for me, I will not force myself to read it. So sadly, this is a DNF for me. ...

    Liz Kerin treats us to a tasty new morsel in the form of this dark and oh so original fable. As you are likely aware by now, the Phantom Forest traces certain of its characters through the mortal world and the afterlife. The novel is at its best and most interesting in its exploration ...

    The Phantom Forest is a beautifully written dark fantasy about a young woman living in a war-torn town who is sacrificed to an evil god to ensure the town's safety. The underworld is a dark, foreboding place where she encounters a dangerous demon with a fading sense of remorse who stil...

    I received an early copy and was not asked to review, but I'm reviewing because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Phantom Forest was a very well-paced and exciting read. Something about it struck the nostalgia vibes of all my favorite classic fantasy movies. The main characters we...

    this book was absolutely beautiful. i loved the worlds, the characters, the name seycia, honestly all the names were so good. the innocence and the love were so refreshing to read amongst all the loss and fear. the purity that existed despite all the hardships made this so much More. i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the free ebook in exchange for a fair review! I could not put this down! The setting is fantastic ? an intriguing post-apocalyptic world paired with an equally compelling underworld that is part Greek mythology and part Dante?s Inferno. Granted, you mu...

    This mashup of a post-apocalyptic world with an underworld was really intriguing at first, and I was invested in maybe...the first 1/4 of it, but the main characters ended up falling flat and I couldn't find myself being invested in any of their journey. Haben, the human-turned-demon b...

    Beautiful idea. It was really interesting book still not free from cliche tropes of YA fantasy. I like main idea of mixing mythical fantasy and light dystopian elements to build this world. I really captured my attention at the point when it was explained and I enjoyed idea of telli...

    Graded By: Mandy C. Cover Story: High School Art BFF Charms: Eventually, Yay Swoonworthy Scale: 4 Talky Talk: Historical Future Bonus Factors: The Underworld, Brothers and Sisters Factor: Standalone? Relationship Status: There Might Be Something There Read the full book repor...

    The complex characters and beautifully-manifested dark fantasy world shine in this debut by author Liz Kerin. The Phantom Forest tells the story of an apocalyptic war-torn future where dissidents are kept at bay by a constant threat of brutal and merciless death at the hands of a creat...

    I received a free advance reader's copy of this book in exchange for my honest review This was an unique story based in a fascinating world. I thought it would be a horror which it was not but it was still a captivating tale. The Phantom Forest tells the story of Seycia and Miko...

    Note: I received an advance copy of The Phantom Forest by Liz Kerin to review. However, I had already pre-ordered it and have attempted to be unbiased in my review. The Phantom Forest is a supernatural story set in a complex world of blended cultures. It takes place in Khronasa: a s...

    [Note: I received an advance copy in exchange for an unbiased review.] Liz Kerin?s The Phantom Forest is an ambitious fantasy story of adventure, faith, and redemption. Complexly imagined and elegantly presented, the reader follows brother-sister duo Seicha and Miko as they naviga...

    Liz Kerin's debut is a treat full of fresh imagery, dark tone, and rich characterization. I've been reading fantasy and sci-fi for my entire life. After having completed (and stopped reading midway) innumerable books in these genres, "trope fatigue" starts to set in. The Phantom Forest...