Thursday, February 7, 2013

FIVE DAYS OF HEATHER DAY FOUR!

Welcome to Day Four of the FIVE DAYS OF HEATHER!
We're almost there! woot woot!
Today is the review for Whisper and another chance for you to enter the Giveaway!!!
An update of my pinched nerve, it's FINALLY starting to become more manageable, and I have about 80% usage of my right arm. Woooo! It's all about the babysteps ;)
But enough about me and my 'boo boo', here we gooooo!
 
The Cherokee believe when a person dies, their soul is reborn. Life is repeated. An endless cycle of lessons to be learned, love to be found, destiny to be fulfilled. For the past six months, in every flower, every bird, I’ve imagined my parents, relieved of their human forms.

Now, after five months at the Skye View Wellness Center, it was summer. A time for parties and friends, but that’s the last thing I want to do. So when my best friend Erin convinces me to attend a bonfire at Eagle Point, I can’t handle the crowd full of sympathetic stares or drunken class clowns who would use my tragedy as a way into my heart – or my pants. The solitude of the woods offers an escape, until I stumble upon a boy, unconscious and bleeding, his pockets stuffed not with identification but with poetry illustrating the beauty of dying. I’ve seen enough death. I will not leave this boy’s side.

Even after he wakes, when the only thing he can remember are visions of events that haven’t happened yet…

 
 
Okay, so I had a rather difficult time reading Whisper, not because it was bad, because it wasn't. Rather because the pain that she felt was so real that it hurt to read the depth of her loss.
No one can write that much depth to such sorrow without of feeling it first hand, and the entire time I was reading I just wanted to grab Heather, and hold her until the pain went away.
 
Now, as for the story line, I loved how the book was based on the Cherokee people and beliefs. To often whenever you read a book that has any form of Indian ancestry you don't get an actual 'feel' for the beliefs and connection to nature and the 'people' that the Cherokee have, which becomes rather annoying.  But, in Whisper you get a true sense of the Cherokee people, and within the book, their beliefs of the soul and how all things are connected, which is truly magical.
 
 The love story in Whisper is a love that lasts through the ages.... literally.
Talk about undying love! Is it wrong that I want that??? nah, didn't think so ;)
Even though its a change of pace from Heather's Dirty Blood series, it is in no way less intense or loveable, it just has a different, more easy flow to it filled with soul deep emotions that leave imprints on yourself, leaving you, in a way, forever changed.
 
There's not much I can tell you about the book without giving too much away (and I HATE spoilers),
so I'll leave it all to you to find the magic for yourself ;)
 
To purchase your copy of Whisper on Kindle, click HERE, for Nook, click HERE\
 
And here's another chance to enter the GIVEAWAY!