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Welcome! My name is Haley, I'm a 27 year old book-aholic. I'm a book reviewer for the RiverTalk Newspaper. I love reading YA, NA, and adult paranormal mostly, but I do go into other genres on occasion. If you want to talk more one on one about books, please don't hesitate to contact me on facebook or twitter, I love making new bookish friends!

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Whispering Hills by Taryn Browning
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For as long as she can remember, 17-year-old Alexis Forbes can hear the thoughts of others. Most recently, she is disturbed by the dark, unfamiliar voice of a frightening killer: callous, cunning, charismatic…and dead.

She hears his every sinister thought. But she can’t tell anyone. No one would believe her. Alexis is suddenly being haunted by a terrifying past she doesn’t remember, and a ghost with a serious score to settle. Even Chance, the gorgeous new guy she’s falling for, has his own ghostly secret. He’s definitely not like any guy she’s ever met. Alexis soon discovers she has a connection to the dead and it runs much deeper than she could ever imagine. And if the sociopathic entity has his way, she’ll finally be sentenced to the fate she escaped thirteen years ago.

He removed his hand from mine, pushed my hair behind my ear, and leaned in to kiss my forehead.. “I’d do anything for you.”

Whispering Hills by Taryn Browning had me on such a roller coaster, every time I thought I knew what was going to happen next, Taryn would completely surprise me and throw in an amazingly awesome twist to the story! This story had me on the edge of my seat from the very first page, till the very last and then left me dying to know what will happen next in book two.

Now there were multiple things I loved about Whispering Hills, but first I must start with what really made me love this story, that was the suspense of this novel, and the fact that it kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book. I will be the first to admit there is a large number of YA novels that are predictable, normally right from the beginning you can tell where the story is going to go. This doesn’t make the story bad by any means, but when I find a book the does the complete opposite…I know I have found a winning book.

When I started Whispering Hills I made some mental guesses about where the story was going to go, and this is one of the few times I was completely wrong almost every time. This novel is suspense at its best, Taryn is an amazing writer for being able to make ever surprise…a serious surprise! Each time I would find a new piece to the puzzle of what was going on, I was shocked about the new information and dying to know where it was going to lead the characters.

There were two other things I loved a lot about Whispering Hills, one being how this paranormal was so different, and two being the characters. The paranormal that Whispering Hills revolves around is ghosts, but this ghost novel was nothing like the other ones I have read, it had a whole new twist that involves what happens when you change fate, I don’t want to give too much away, so let’s just say it is intense!

Then the characters, I loved them all! Chance was so caring, Gabriel was terrifying, but I still kinda liked him for some weird reason. Alexis our main girl was awesome, she was so caring of her friends and family and even though a lot of times she was scared she would still suck it up for the ones she would love. My favorite character though was Summer hands down! She was so different compared to most characters, she was so edgy yet still deep down you knew she was actually a really caring person! The characters were all so refreshing!

Over all Whispering Hills was my first Taryn Brown novel and it did not disappoint!  If you’re looking for a YA novel that is non-predictable, has an awesome paranormal romance,  and keeps you on the edge of your seat then Whispering Hills is a must read for you! It leaves you with a chilling ending that will have you dying for book two!


Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I love a suspense and paranormal romance. I love the cover and your review has me adding it to my list!

Taryn Browning said...

Hi Haley, thank you for the awesome review and for being part of the tour! :) It's been amazing! So glad you enjoyed the book! <3

alreem @ (AlreemBookChapters) said...

Glad you like it, this book sound interesting, I will add it to my TBR pile ,,, Thanks for the GREAT REVIEW :D