Friday, January 29, 2010

Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis

Publication Date: April 27, 2010


I’d love a cup of coffee. I wish she knew how pretty she was. I wish I could drop this kid in the dryer sometimes. I just want her to be happy. I hope she didn’t find out what Ben said about her. I wish I knew how many calories were in a bite of muffin…

Joy is used to hearing Whispers. She’s used to walking down the street and instantly knowing people’s deepest, darkest desires. She uses this talent for good, to make people happy and give them what they want. But for her older sister, Jessica, the family gift is a curse, and she uses it to make people’s lives—especially Joy’s—miserable. Still, when Joy Hears a frightening whisper from Jessica's own mind, she knows she has to save her sister, even if it means deserting her friends, stealing a car and running away with a boy she barely knows—a boy who may have a dark secret of his own.

My Two Cents:

What if you could hear your closest friends' thoughts of you? Do you think you'd still be friends? Joy could always hear people's thoughts and desires. After a while Joy begins to hear the darkness within people's thoughts. Before she only heard mere requests..which she would always fulfill. To tell the truth, I was happy when she started hearing what people REALLY thought. Her sister Icka was happy as well who had been hearing "bad" whispers for most of her life. Joy's need to please everyone just because she heard their wishes drove me nuts! She was just so naive it was hard for me to watch.

I felt like the characters needed more development. I found myself not really caring about any of them. I still had questions when I closed the book. I felt like the author just gave a brief synopsis on everyone. Sorry guys, I just wasn't crazy about this one. It was just okay.



  1. No need for a sorry I loved your honest take! :)

  2. I love the cover, and the premise is interesting, but it's too bad it didn't live up! Great, honest take :)

  3. Aww, I was hoping this one would be good, but thanks for the honest review! Extremely naive characters always annoy me, and I'll definitely have to re-re-reconsider before picking this one up.

  4. I felt the same way on this one.

  5. Whew! What a relief lol. I always feel guilty when writing a not-so-good review but I owe it to those who read my blog to be honest.


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