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Book Review: Whisper (Whisper #1) by Lynette Noni

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Whisper by Lynette Noni

Goodreads Summary:

For two years, six months, fourteen days, eleven hours and sixteen minutes, Subject Six-Eight-Four — ‘Jane Doe’ — has been locked away and experimented on, without uttering a single word.

As Jane’s resolve begins to crack under the influence of her new — and unexpectedly kind — evaluator, she uncovers the truth about Lengard’s mysterious ‘program’, discovering that her own secret is at the heart of a sinister plot … and one wrong move, one wrong word, could change the world.

How I acquired the book: 

I was lucky enough to receive the ebook from NetGalley. Do not fret though, I would never lie to you. The opinions below are strictly my own. I read the book through OverDrive on my phone.

Writing: ★★★★

Lynette Noni sure knows how to pull the reader in from the beginning. There were times when I couldn’t believe something happened and wanted to throw my phone across the room. Other times I wanted it to turn out one way and when it took a turn it was even better than I could have hoped.

Plot: ★★★★★

This book started almost exactly like the Shatter Me series. I’m not going to lie, I was worried I was going to end up reading the same book all over again. After all both main characters start in a government jail cell for a power they have. Whisper strays on the edge of the Shatter Me series in the first couple chapters but slowly inches away as the book goes on. The story is unique and the reader is constantly asking for more. Well, at least I was. Noni mentions this is the first of a series, I hope that’s true. I need to know what happens next!

Romance: ★★★★

Jane Doe is extremely careful to keep her heart out of everything because of what she’s gone through but she’s put to the test when Ward enters her life. Now she must decide if he’s worth trusting and worth the potential heartbreak. I loved the role of romance in this book. It definitely has a big role but it doesn’t take away from the main plot.

Reading Level: ★★★★

It was an easy read. I read it in under 12 hours and I just wanted to keep reading. It pulled you in from the beginning and was never confusing. Noni wanted you to know exactly what was happening and when it was happening. That being said, she definitely took sharp turns I wasn’t expecting (que throwing the phone across the room). It was interesting from the very beginning and I sure hope there is another book because I NEED to know what happens.

Ending: ★★★★★

I was worried the ending was going to be predictable. From the beginning I certainly knew how I wanted it to end but with each turn thrown at me it was constantly changing. It certainly was not predictable but it also wasn’t a complete cliffhanger.

            I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy:

YA

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Shatter Me Series

Divergent Series

Overall Rating: ★★★★★

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