Saturday, March 1, 2014

Review on Whispers: A Boxed Set

Who wouldn't want to have superpowers? I would love to either be able to control the elements or shift into animal I want. If I can control wind, I could be able to fly which is combining two superpowers into one. What if you had two best friends who also had superpowers? You could be like the Three Musketeers and go on adventures where you use your powers for good.
I read Whispers, Books 1-3 by Tara West which include:
Sophie's Secret
Don't Tell Mother
Krysta's Curse

Whispers, Books 1-3

Format: e-book
Pub. Date: November 15th, 2013
Sophie's Secret, Book One
Sophie Sinora and her BFFs struggle to keep their strengthening paranormal powers secret while trying to fit in at school. Her teacher's suicidal thoughts, a threatening locker bully, a teasing school flirt, her hormonal pregnant sister, and the tension between Sophie and her friends, only add to her problems. Hopefully, she can fix them in time to save her teacher's life and her social life.

Don't Tell Mother, Book Two
AJ's mounting frustrations at home and school could turn her into a ticking time bomb. She knows the first step to solving her problems is to gain acceptance from her mother. Then AJ's green-haired boyfriend knocks on the door. AJ's ability to foretell the future is driving her and her mom further apart, and if she doesn't tell her mom about her horrible vision soon, her brother will die.

Krysta's Curse, Book Three
Krysta Richard's ability to talk to spirits is getting in the way of her social life. Just as the chemistry between her and her lab partner, Bryon, is about to ignite, a homicide detective asks her to summon a murder victim, her drunk father suddenly takes an interest in her life and her dead friends enlist her in a crusade to save their decrepit cemetery.

My rating: 5 out of 5 whispers!
My recommendation: Anyone who likes to read books about psychic powers!
My review:
My copy was provided by Netgalley.
All three books are about three teenage girls that are totally different from each other. Sophie just wants to fit in at school and shed her fat-girl image. AJ is the jock, the tomboy. Krysta just wants to hide the fact that she's poor by only wearing designer clothes. The three couldn't be anymore different, but they do have one thing in common. All three have supernatural powers. Sophie can read minds, but she can't really control it. AJ has prophetic dreams, but it takes time for all the pieces to come together. Krysta can talk to the dead, but they keep her up all night.
These books are all about the best friends trying to use their powers for good. They have to learn to control their powers if they want to help people. They also need to learn more about their family and learn about where their powers come from.
Combine all that with teenage drama ad boys, these girls have a ton of problems.
I liked how the books all related to one another. Each book was told in a different girl's perspective and I appreciated the change and I loved to see how each character thought and how they developed. It was interesting to know all their feelings and seeing how they tied up to their actions.
I could not put this series down. It was filled with action and mystery. The romance was sweet and I love how the author kept things mysterious and not easily predictable.
What I loved the most is how the three girls stayed together no matter what. Even when they argued or didn't speak to each other, they cared for one another. I could feel the love the best friends felt. No matter the drama, the boy troubles, the family problems, they kept together through thick or thin.
They overcame their problems together and that's how best friends should act. They didn't give up on each other and that's what gave them the courage to never give up on themselves. Through the act of helping each other, they learned more about their pasts and more about themselves.
I can't wait to read the next two books and see how the suspense and their powers grow.

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