Apr 26, 2012

{Review + Tour Info} for Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand

WhisperWhisper by Heather Hildenbrand

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: YA Fantasy
THEME: Myth/Romance/Native American
RECEIVED: Received for Review from Author
BLOG: Heather Hildenbrands Blog

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 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…

As a big fan of Heather Hildenbrand’s Dirty Blood series I was excited to dig into her latest book Whisper. She crafted a wonderful story full of emotion, growth and romance that I enjoyed to the very end.

Whisper is a character full of strength, loosing her parents in one tragic day affected her in every way. She is no longer social and takes shelter in her own home, where her grandfather and the animals on their ranch comfort her. But one night after finding a boy, who has no memories, she becomes determined to help him and figure out what brought him to her.

Whisper pretty much went through hell and back; there are no words to describe loosing both your parents. Her best friend tries to bring her back to life by helping her get socialized. But her heart just can’t seem to care to be around others. I really felt for Whisper and loved how her safe zone was comforting animals who needed to be rescued, taking over where her mother left off.

Dylan came into Whispers life in an abrupt way and she was determined to not let him be alone. She wanted to help him, almost in a way since she couldn’t be there to help her parents. Their connection was strong and so sweet, I loved how he cared for her and was frustrated with not only his memories but also not wanting to hold her back from people. He’s pretty mysterious as the book goes on and trying to figure out who he was made the novel that much more captivating.

Then there was Taregan, boy was this guy frustrating and you really just want to hate him. I had no idea what this guy was up to and he seemed to really enjoy making it hard for Whisper instead of helping her like he says. The background behind him was really interesting, to see how he connected to both Whisper and Dylan. He brought a lot of the drama and tension that keep me on my toes.

Overall I this was really enjoyable, adding a unique story behind a Cherokee legend, I was curious on how everything was going to be pulled together and I was definitely happy in the end. With my family having Native American on my mother side, this story really makes me want to know more about my own culture. This is definitely a book to read and something you don’t want to miss out on.

This is a young adult novel that focuses on Native American Legends. Fans of authors Angeline Kace author of Descended by Blood and S.R. Johannes author of Untraceable will absolutely love Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand.
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BLOG TOUR STOP: 4/29 Sunday
Stay tuned for an awesome guest post by author Heather Hildenbrand on Sunday for a fact or fiction post with some adorable Huskies! and Giveaway! It's going to be great and you should all stop by! Plus I have a little goody to show you below, once you've read Whisper you know why you'll want this button asap!

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