Friday, August 15, 2014

Review: Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand

Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand
New Adult Paranormal Fantasy

The Cherokee believe when a person dies, their soul is reborn. Life is repeated. An endless cycle of lessons to be learned, love to be found, destiny to be fulfilled. For the past six months, in every flower, every bird, I’ve imagined my parents, relieved of their human forms.

Now, after five months at the Skye View Wellness Center, it was summer. A time for parties and friends, but that’s the last thing I want to do. So when my best friendErin convinces me to attend a bonfire at Eagle Point, I can’t handle the crowd full of sympathetic stares or drunken class clowns who would use my tragedy as a way into my heart – or my pants. The solitude of the woods offers an escape, until I stumble upon a boy, unconscious and bleeding, his pockets stuffed not with identification but with poetry illustrating the beauty of dying. I’ve seen enough death. I will not leave this boy’s side.

Even after he wakes, when the only thing he can remember are visions of events that haven’t happened yet...

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My Review:

There is a myth that Whisper's aunt Lydia knows. It is about their first chief's daughter and how she was in love with one while she had to marry another. The man she had to marry wanted power over the tribe and used black magic to further his growing power. When they consummated their marriage, she died and he gained immortality. The man she loved went to their wise woman and asked if he could gain immortality so he could protect her when she is reincarnated and has to face the evil man again and again. But some day something would change the way the end plays out and the curse will be broken at midnight.

I was a little skeptical about this book because the synopsis didn't give much detail on the book, but when I started reading it I totally fell in love with it. After going through the death of her parents, you can see why she didn't want to leave the mysterious boy she found in the woods to die. I really connected with her resilient nature of not giving up on the boy in case he didn't have a family to go to. Once he woke up, he no longer remembered who he was or where.

Not knowing anythingother then there was poem of death by Dylan Thomas, Whisper names him Dylan. He has Brown hair and eyes and according to Whisper, "Sexy. As. Hell." He is a great guy who, through out the book, helps Whisper to understand their instant attraction and calm down her hero complex. Although Whisper is only interested in Dylan, there is another who set their eyes on becoming more for Whisper and his name is Taregan. He is full Cherokee blood and thinks she is perfect for him.  But he has a dark side. One that remains hidden until Dylan remembers who is and what he has to do.

All in all, this was a great book about Cherokee myths and how love has the power to conquer even the most darkest days. It deals with the heavy topic of losing arenas and having to go on myself. This is YA, but defiantly has NA moments. This books earns all 5 stars. It captures your soul and never lets it go. The sexy Dylan isn't bad to read about either! *cue drool and stares!*

About the Author:

Author of Across the Galaxy, Whisper, and the Dirty Blood series. I write, read, and fuss at my kids. Oh, and I do laundry, lots of laundry. I’m pretty good at it, too. Sometimes I even read WHILE doing laundry – and fussing at my kids. I’m a multi-tasker.

For more information on my books, release dates, or just general stalker material, um, I mean FAN material, visit my website. I love hearing from readers!

Likes and dislikes? I love vintage tees, hate socks with sandals, and if my house was on fire the one thing I’d grab is my Amazon Fire TV! (oh yeah, I’m a fan of puns.)