Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Book Review: Whisper
Whisper (Whisper, book 1) by Phoebe Kitanidis.
I’d love a cup of coffee. I wish she knew how pretty she was. I wish I could drop this kid in the dryer sometimes. I just want her to be happy. I hope she didn’t find out what Ben said about her. I wish I knew how many calories were in a bite of muffin…
Joy is used to hearing Whispers. She’s used to walking down the street and instantly knowing people’s deepest, darkest desires. She uses this talent for good, to make people happy and give them what they want. But for her older sister, Jessica, the family gift is a curse, and she uses it to make people’s lives—especially Joy’s—miserable. Still, when Joy Hears a frightening whisper from Jessica's own mind, she knows she has to save her sister, even if it means deserting her friends, stealing a car and running away with a boy she barely knows—a boy who may have a dark secret of his own.
Joy and the female members of her family hear Whispers, the thoughts and wishes of those around them. Joy and her mom feel the need to grant these wishes whenever possible but Joy's older sister Icka watches on with disdain. Icka hints that there are more to Whispers than their mother mother is telling them and that Joy's power is about to change--for the worse. Are Whispers a blessing or a curse? What happens next may just change everything, but then again Icka could just be up to her old pranks and sabotaging ways.
I have to admit that though the concept of Whispers was intriguing I found the characters in the first few chapters shallow and unlikeable. I came close to giving up on this book and I am glad that I didn't. Whisper is a great start to a new young adult paranormal romance series.
I recommend Whisper to readers of young adult, fantasy, paranormal fiction, urban fantasy and especially to fans of paranormal romance.
Source: This book was provided by the author or publisher for honest review.
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Bestselling author E.J. STEVENS has written and independently published 15 speculative fiction books. She is the author of four series, including the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian horror series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, the award-winning SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, and the award-winning, bestselling IVY GRANGER urban fantasy series.