Whisper

Whisper

by Krystal Jane Ruin

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ISBN-13: 9780998682273
Publisher: The Narcissistic Rose
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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Whisper 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
Despite a more usual beginning, this book is a growing mountain of completely unexpected twists, harsh decisions and moments which simply leave one wanting more. Jade is the only daughter of a very wealthy family, but despite financial security, her life isn't glamorous. Thanks to a 'voice' she heard in her head as a small child, she's spent her life with psychiatrists and still is under constant surveillance. Her two brothers, on the other hand, receive everything, including higher ranks in the company business. When the voice returns after years of silence, Jade uncovers a dark, family mystery. The females of her family tree have all died young and often under mysterious circumstances. Her father cages her, her mother fears her and her other relatives claim it's a family curse. But Jade is about to uncover something far worse than most of them suspected. The opening scene lays the foundation for what, at first, appears to be an average, paranormal romance with a slightly dark twist. Jade, as a little girl, hears a voice and is shunned by her family because of it. In her older years, despite the disappearance of this voice, she's under constant scrutiny, which is driving her crazy. She enters the scene as a trapped heroine seeking freedom with no exceptional qualities of her own. Even the other characters start out as rather mundane and fitting into the usual paranormal romance drawer. But this soon shifts into a delightfully, completely unexpected direction. The voice Jade is haunted by is anything but what Jade (or readers) might expect. The book takes a sudden dive into the legendary world of King Arthur, which not only caught me off guard but was a delightful treat! This idea is fresh, and I can't think of a book to compare it to. And it's dark. Jade embarks on a mystery behind her family which takes her in directions she never wanted to go. The author manages to create a tug-a-war in an area of gray, where the reader isn't sure (for awhile) which side is evil and which can be considered good. Jade's stuck in the middle and although she's basically kind, she's human and has her own moments of selfishness and self-preservation. It's exactly this more realistic battle which makes her such an interesting character. There is a touch of romance, but this never controls the plot nor does it hold a huge influence on Jade's decisions, but rather jogs a little along the sidelines. But then Jade, despite her inner battles, sometimes misses a bit of self-reflection and emotional digging which would have made this a story that grips hard and doesn't let go—in the romance as well as her own mistakes. Still, her character is more than exciting to follow. I'd highly recommend this read to paranormal fans who love a dance on the darker side and are looking for a story packed with surprises. I received a complimentary copy and devoured it, so I'm leaving my honest thoughts. I'm giving it 4.5 stars and rounding up.
Bobbie Kirkland More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of Whisper by Krystal Jane Ruin in exchange for an honest review. Do you feel trapped by your life? How desperate are you to escape your job, your family, your health problems? If someone offered you a ticket out in exchange for one little thing, would take the deal? How far would you go? Would you lie to others . . . to yourself? What if you took the deal, lied to yourself long enough to fulfill your part of the bargain, and found out the ticket out came with a destination where you really, really didn’t want to go? This book was an interesting examination of desperation, bad choices, and consequences. It had plenty of drama and adventure. #Whisper #NetGalley