Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods: A Novel

Book 2 of 3 in the Warren the 13th Series
Warren the 13th is back in another lushly illustrated middle grade adventure.

In the spirit of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, this fast-paced and beautifully-designed sequel to Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye is packed with nonstop action, adventure, and mystery for middle-grade readers. Twelve-year-old Warren has learned that his beloved hotel can walk, and now it’s ferrying guests around the countryside, transporting tourists to strange and foreign destinations. But when an unexpected detour brings everyone into the dark and sinister Malwoods, Warren finds himself separated from his hotel and his friends—and racing after them on foot through a forest teeming with witches, snakes, talking trees, and mind-boggling riddles, all accompanied by stunning illustrations and gorgeous design from Will Staehle on every page.



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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on March 21, 2017 by Quirk Books
ISBN-10: 1594749299
ISBN-13: 9781594749292
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  • EmmaMonday, March 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    I like this book a lot
    • flutey
      fluteyMonday, March 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm
      I love this book
      • MaxWednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:50 am
        This is the best book i have ever seen and red
        • taniadelrio
          taniadelrioThursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:41 pm
          That's high praise. Thanks, Max!
        • pipermc11
          pipermc11Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:31 pm55 starsFeatured
          Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods is a creepily enchanting story. I liked that it jumped right into the story directly from the last novel, so that there wasn't a gap in between. Tania del Rio did a great job of giving some context from the last book and transitioning to The Whispering Woods so that those who didn't read the first book won't be confused. The walking hotel was definitely one of the enchanting aspects of the novel, and I was happy to see Warren's progression from the last book to be happier. I also loved how his friends picked up people from all around the country to join the hotel. I loved how each setting (either the hotel, the forest, etc.) felt different from each other and had a distinct setting. I felt like the book did a good job with having multiple plot lines, yet it didn't feel rushed or strange. I also loved the pictures in both books, so it can be appealing to elementary age kids but still provide a valuable story for middle schoolers. I would definitely recommend this to elementary age to middle school age, and it was a great read!
          • taniadelrio
            taniadelrioThursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:41 pm
            Thanks for the awesome review, pipermc11!
          • CollinTuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:50 am
            i love the book
            • taniadelrio
              taniadelrioThursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:41 pm
              Thank you, Collin!
            • tyler1234567
              tyler1234567Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 8:41 am
              • taniadelrio
                taniadelrioThursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:42 pm
                Are you saying Warren looks like a beast? ;)
              • parthy21dabb
                parthy21dabbMonday, February 27, 2017 at 11:51 am
                good book
                • taniadelrio
                  taniadelrioThursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:42 pm
                  Thanks, parthy21dabb!
                • snicker9
                  snicker9Monday, February 20, 2017 at 1:27 pmFeatured
                  Warren the 13th is back! In this sequel that takes place shortly after the first book, Warren has only recently learned that hotel is a walking one! He along with his best friends Petula and Sketchy, along with a rag-tag group of adults have been cruising around the country, picking up well to-do guests along the way. Where his life previously was full of fear and disappointment, now Warren has a life filled with adventure and friendship. His biggest concern is the critics. Nonetheless, things seem to be going smoothly. That is until the Warren(the hotel's name) crashes to the ground, he loses all his guests, and then is kidnapped by a mimic. The mimic replicates Warrens image, and calls himself Worrin. Worrin soon takes over the hotel with the intent to sell it to the Witch Queen, Calvina, and Warren is forced to chase the Warren on foot. Unfortunately for Warren, he is smack dab in the middle of the Malwoods-which is filled to the brim with witches and many more startling creatures. Will Warren survive on his own? Will he save his hotel? Will his friends realize that Worrin is an impostor? This book is filled with danger, and twists in every chapter. Although since this is an AR book not all the pictures were inserted yet, the images that were included were wonderful and added to the story tremendously. I really liked how Tania del Rio continued Warren's story. I felt as if I was really entwined in the story, and just enough backstory was added so that it could be understand even without reading the first book. I recommend this book for elementary and middle grade aged kids. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. I received this book as part of the Advance Review Club.
                  • taniadelrio
                    taniadelrioTuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:27 pm
                    Thank you for the wonderful review, snicker9!
                  • borntoswim
                    borntoswimTuesday, February 7, 2017 at 11:21 am33 stars
                    Just got my advanced review copy and I'm soo excited to read it! I wasn't sure if I would like the first one, but after I read it I instantly loved it. The drawings are super cool and the story is really entertaining - I would definitely recommend this series.
                    • taniadelrio
                      taniadelrioTuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:26 pm
                      I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it, borntoswim! :)
                    • 25scherm
                      25schermMonday, February 6, 2017 at 6:20 am33 stars
                      This book is interesting and has it's own way of describing in an interesting way. I recommend this book.
                      • taniadelrio
                        taniadelrioTuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:26 pm
                        Thanks for the recommendation, 25scherm!