Cover Reveal & Review: Whisper, Heather Hildenbrand

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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 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…   

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Heather Hildenbrand

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.)

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My Review:

So what happens to the soul when we die? Some religions believe we go to Heaven (Christianity and all the sub religions belonging to it), The Summer Land and subsequently reincarnation (Pagan Faiths and all other sub systems belonging to it), and then others believe the soul continues to live on life after life until the mission of that soul is complete, can this be real? Who knows, no one truly knows what happens after death, but what about what happens when there’s a curse initiated on a trio of souls by an ancient Medicine woman in hopes that the wrongs of the past lives can be corrected in this life.  To answer these questions we must look into the lives of Whisper, Taregan, and Dylan who live in modern-day Colorado.

Taregan and Dylan, ancient warrior brothers of the Cherokee tribes once fought for the affections of one Cherokee Princess Uganowa, it was through a means of deceit that Taregan won her hand via her father’s blessing.  However, something dark was coming into play, Taregan had other ideas.  And so set the cycle that continued until our story picked up right after Whisper’s parents’ death – in what she believed to be a motor vehicle accident – and her release from a mental hospital.  The story plays out from Whisper’s perspective and we’re led on a path to find the ending wishing and hoping she finally gets her fairy tale happy ending.  As cliché as it sound after all the tragedy that’s surrounded her for the last year the reader knows she deserves it and we cling to the hope she finds it.

Ultimately this novel was a quick and amazing read, the author weaves the story together beautifully – in this genre of YA novels the story does not play out like a typical YA romance novel or any other for that matter, she stayed away from the typical romance novel “formula” or guy/girl meets girl/guy, they bicker and fight, figure out they actually like each other, dance around one another for a while, finally go on a date, and BAM we’re thrown into sex scene after sex scene after sex scene to the point that you wonder if their lives actually go on at some point, then they have a huge argument, split, some circumstance throws them back together and they realize they love each other and happy ending.  Instead, she chooses to slowly build the romance between Taregan and Dylan to the point that you know it is coming and sort of expect it, but don’t actually see it coming until it’s there.

Whisper is beautifully written, with the mythology of the Cherokee Legends interwoven beautifully into the story while staying away from the cliché romance formula.  Five out of Five Stars!

So what happens to the soul when we die? Some religions believe we go to Heaven (Christianity and all the sub religions belonging to it), The Summer Land and subsequently reincarnation (Pagan Faiths and all other sub systems belonging to it), and then others believe the soul continues to live on life after life until the mission of that soul is complete, can this be real? Who knows, no one truly knows what happens after death, but what about what happens when there’s a curse initiated on a trio of souls by an ancient Medicine woman in hopes that the wrongs of the past lives can be corrected in this life.  To answer these questions we must look into the lives of Whisper, Taregan, and Dylan who live in modern-day Colorado.

Taregan and Dylan, ancient warrior brothers of the Cherokee tribes once fought for the affections of one Cherokee Princess Uganowa, it was through a means of deceit that Taregan won her hand via her father’s blessing.  However, something dark was coming into play, Taregan had other ideas.  And so set the cycle that continued until our story picked up right after Whisper’s parents’ death – in what she believed to be a motor vehicle accident – and her release from a mental hospital.  The story plays out from Whisper’s perspective and we’re led on a path to find the ending wishing and hoping she finally gets her fairy tale happy ending.  As cliché as it sound after all the tragedy that’s surrounded her for the last year the reader knows she deserves it and we cling to the hope she finds it.

Ultimately this novel was a quick and amazing read, the author weaves the story together beautifully – in this genre of YA novels the story does not play out like a typical YA romance novel or any other for that matter, she stayed away from the typical romance novel “formula” or guy/girl meets girl/guy, they bicker and fight, figure out they actually like each other, dance around one another for a while, finally go on a date, and BAM we’re thrown into sex scene after sex scene after sex scene to the point that you wonder if their lives actually go on at some point, then they have a huge argument, split, some circumstance throws them back together and they realize they love each other and happy ending.  Instead, she chooses to slowly build the romance between Taregan and Dylan to the point that you know it is coming and sort of expect it, but don’t actually see it coming until it’s there.

Whisper is beautifully written, with the mythology of the Cherokee Legends interwoven beautifully into the story while staying away from the cliché romance formula.  Five out of Five Stars!

 

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