Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal
Source: Mark My Words Book Publicity, Publicist for Blog Tour
I received this book for free from Mark My Words Book Publicity, Publicist for Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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.Buy the book on Amazon •
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 friend Erin 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…
Whisper was just what I was looking for at the time I picked it up! I will warn you. It starts off a bit heartbreaking. BAM right in #TheFeels. But I think I needed it. I needed to cry and Whisper felt real enough that it really affected me and made my heart ache. I’m not sure if that’s something I really want to thank the author for.. but I will.
Whisper is full of Love and Magic and all of those things that make you sigh and swoon. But it also has a great intensity! It had characters that will tick you off like no other. That will make that rage just boil up until you feel just what the characters are feeling! I loved the subtle mixes of contemporary life and Whisper’s Native American heritage. Whisper is not completely immersed in her Cherokee Heritage. She isn’t even sure what she believes is real necessarily. But throughout the story you watch her grow and learn and connect more with her roots.
This story gave me #AllTheFeels , it may have just been a right place right time book…but I don’t think so. Heather Hildenbrand’s writing flows beautifully and her story was one that really hooked me and had me wanting more. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because I wanted MORE of the History.. I wanted to know more about the past lives and how her family lived so I could connect with that aspect of the story better. But it still won me over. I highly recommend Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand!
— This story does have a bit of a steamy scene. But it is not very detailed and it does at one point ” fade to black” I would recommend for Upper YA and NA readers.
Reviewed by Chelle
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. www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com. 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.)