[Review] Whisper

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Title: Whisper

Series: Whisper #1

Author: Lynette Noni

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Published: May 1, 2018

Source: Copy provided by NetGalley

Quicklinks: Amazon | Goodreads


A compelling, addictive fantasy with romance and real-world resonance.

Teenaged Jane Doe (aka Alyssa) has been locked in a secret underground government facility for over two years, as authorities have tried — unsuccessfully — to get her to speak. She knows her words have a dangerous power, and she’s vowed never to unleash it again. But now a young evaluator, Landon Ward, is assigned to break her resolve. The last thing she expects is for him to be keeping secrets of his own …

The act of speaking has never been more potent — or more potentially deadly.

"Words demand respect. They are beautiful; they are terrible. They are a gift and a curse. I will never forget what they can do. Because words have cost me everything."

When I saw this book on the shelves of Barnes & Noble, I was immediately captured by the gorgeous cover. The next thing I was drawn to was a one-line review from my favorite author, Sarah J. Maas, author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses. The fact that she enjoyed it made me pick it up and read the back, even though I already knew I was taking it home with me.

I love the concept of this book and I personally haven't seen anything like the powers created in this story. While the main plot is pretty much predictable with the back and forth on who to trust, the rest was severely enjoyable. I'm in so much shock though, because this book doesn't really even have a love interest and I think that's why I had a wonderful time reading it. It's always refreshing to read a story that doesn't need a love interest to be great. 

The characters were well thought out. I loved Jane, except for the fact that she was able to act like nothing was wrong after some betrayal. That's only because I'm a stubborn jerk and would have persisted that I go back to not talking! Speaking of...

When I read the back and realized this was about a character who doesn't speak, I was really curious as to how someone can pull it off. I can only imagine that it's not an easy task to create such a compelling book where almost more than half of it is the main character remaining silent. Fortunately, it was well executed! 

I'm super excited to see where the author will take us in the next of this series. I was blown away by how much I had fun reading it. I would definitely recommend this to the fantasy fanatics!

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