Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
Tahereh Mafi brings readers on a dark and lush adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to her bestselling Furthermore.
Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died, leaving her as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It's become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear. But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee's world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship. Lush and darkly enchanting, Tahereh Mafi weaves an all-new magical adventure in this companion to the New York Times bestselling Furthermore.