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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Whispering Hills by Taryn Browning...my review

Good Morning Peeps!   
Is it hot where you live?   I feel like the green witch on the Wizard of OZ...."  I'm melting, melting,  mellttiinnggg!"

I really wish I could wear something like what our cover girl is wearing, but I assure, that would probably freak my dogs out!!!!  Not to mention any human life around!  But I love, love love this cover!   You know reading books is like having your own private collection of cover art as well!   Who knew?

Well finally, I took a break from reading tour books and read one for my own reading pleasure.  It was my pleasure to read this YA paranormal romance!   Alexis Forbes is a seventeen year old highschool student who has always felt different from her fellow students.   She is popular and she has a secret gift.   She hears the voices of people in her head who have made a decision about something--anything, but a definite decision has been made.   Only her nineteen year old sister, Brooke, knows about her secret.   It is Brooke she always confides in until she hears the voice of a cold, calculating and murderous voice in her head.  And then the mayor's daughter, Tracy, goes missing.   A new boy in school, Chance, befriends her and she can not read his thoughts;  but they are drawn to each other and she soon trusts him enough to share her secret with him.   Alexis also draws closer and closer to Summer Hillsboro in her classes.   Summer is also different..she is a member of a wican coven and practices witchcraft.   Together with Summer's mom, also a practicing witch...they set out to find out who the voice in Alexis' head belongs to.   Too bad for Alex when they do find out.    Her world goes topsy turvy filled with guilt and fear.

Ok so now you know a little about the plot of the story.  I love the story  and the love that develops between Alex and Chance.  I loved the suspense of how the four main characters are tied together....Alex, Summer, Chance and Gabriel, Chances Cousin.   The character development was absolutely awesome...very well de fined, fully fleshed out characters.   Chance could have used a little more definition in my opinion, but he was loving and dedicated to Alex.   There was just this inkling in my mind as to whether he could be trusted.  The story moved fast and was only about 180 pages long.  So it was a weekend read more or less and enjoyable.  The only thing I disliked about this book was how it ended...very abrupt ending!   And I just hate abrupt endings.   Obviously, there must be plans for a second book....so when do we get to continue this story.   I NEED TO KNOW...Now!

I am not a patient person...I apologize for my outburst!   Good reading if you can bear to wait.......for the rest of the story (coined phrase from the infamous Paul Harvey)

I give this book a rating of 3 winks plus.....


Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.


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