I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This doesn’t affect my opinion of the book or the content for my review, and all opinions expressed are my own.
Published by KCP Loft on May 1st 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance
Summary from Goodreads:
“Lengard is a secret government facility for extraordinary people,” they told me.
I believed them. That was my mistake.
There isn’t anyone else in the world like me.
I’m different. I’m an anomaly. I’m a monster.
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.
Whisper follows teenaged Jane Doe (a girl who won’t reveal her name) who has been imprisoned in an underground government testing facility. For over two years they’ve unsuccessfully tried to get her to speak but Jane will not risk it knowing her worlds hold a dangerous power. But this is all set to change when she is introduced to Landon Ward her new, young evaluator that starts to make her believe she is safe, but can he really be trusted? Or is he playing a game all of his own?
This was an addictive, fast-paced fantasy that had the perfect amount of romance intermingled within it. I thought Noni told the story extremely well and her description and explanations of the different powers were easy to understand and super cool. I was so surprised by this book! I didn’t know a lot about the book besides a small summary provided by the publisher when I was sent this to review but it intrigued me enough to try it. And I’m so glad I did! I ended up reading the entirety of this in one sitting, leaving me not coming up for air until 2 in the morning – and it was worth it.
I found the premise of the story unique, well explained and something refreshing for all the usual YA fantasy I normally read. I really enjoyed the writing and found the pacing perfect, with just enough plot for character development. The characters were also all interesting, especially the MC ‘Jane Doe’ which is unusual for me as normally with YA fantasy I despise the MC. I also adored her friendship with Cami, and the blooming relationships between Ward and Kael. I will warn you I feel the signs of a possible love triangle appearing but so far it’s been done extremely well and no insta-love in sight. I also adored the villain and the science used in the book, I also found that I didn’t guess all the plot twists which were really fun. The fact it was set in Sydney was also great as I don’t read many fantasy/sci-fi books outside of the US/alternative reality.
Overall, I just found this a really fun, addictive read that I would recommend to fans of The Hunger Games, Uglies and Divergent.