Thursday, December 13

Review and Excerpt ~ Whispers in Autumn

 

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Whispers in Autumn
by Trisha Leigh

 

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Synopsis:  (From Good Reads)

In 2015, a race of alien Others conquered Earth. They enslaved humanity not by force, but through an aggressive mind control that turned people into contented, unquestioning robots.

Except sixteen-year-old Althea isn’t content at all, and she doesn’t need the mysterious note inside her locket to tell her she’s Something Else. It also warns her to trust no one, so she hides the pieces that make her different, even though it means being alone.

Then she meets Lucas, everything changes.

Althea and Lucas are immune to the alien mind control, and together they search for the reason why. What they uncover is a stunning truth the Others never anticipated, one with the potential to free the brainwashed human race.

It’s not who they are that makes them special, but what.
And what they are is a threat. One the Others are determined to eliminate for good.

What Did I Think?  

The human race being enslaved by Aliens is scary to me and I loved reading about it.  I was worried that this would feel like something I have already read but I was so wrong.  Whispers in Autumn is completely fresh and very well thought out.  I admit that I was surprised by the story many times. 

Althea is a great main character and I liked her.  She is smart and inquisitive but she knows when to blend in and when to fight back.  Her life feels so lonely and it is easy to feel badly for her.  When she met Lucas I was excited but wary and that made the rest of the book so fun and suspenseful.

I feel like I did get an ending but there are still so many questions! I am so glad that I was introduced to this series.  I am going to order the next book in the series because I have to know what happens next! I would recommend this for readers that like a little romance with a little sci-fi.  

BOTTOM LINE: I really enjoyed this one! Can’t wait to read more.

Here is an excerpt from the book!

The thought of Lucas watching me stroll about without my knowledge makes me both embarrassed and angry. “I don’t think so. I don’t need any extra attention, and you and your fish and your hiding in the shadows is bound to get one or both of us in trouble.”

“What do you mean, any extra attention?”

One evening alone with another person and my secret’s all but painted on my forehead. Running from the Wardens, frowning at Lucas, saying out loud that I don’t want to catch the Wardens’ eyes—any one of those actions is enough to land me in a bad situation. I force a smile, cursing my loose lips and ignoring the beads of sweat breaking out on my palms. “Did I say extra? I just meant attention. With the Wardens in town and everything. Goodnight.”

Lucas grabs my wrist and holds on tight, stopping me from heading to the Morgans’. His fingers tighten and my skin chafes as I try to twist free, his frigid touch relieving the burning panic for a moment. A wild look flashes in his eyes and he leans in until our noses almost touch.

My breath catches as our eyes meet, a shocking level of anticipation mingling with fear. I push away from him, heart thrashing, but he only leans closer. I freeze, closing my eyes against whatever is coming next.

Words emerge from his pale lips in a whisper, expelling breath frostier than the fall breeze winding about us. “Think about it, Althea. There’s a good chance one or both of us is going to get into trouble anyway.”

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Buy it Now: (Clicking the cover below takes you to Amazon)


 

Source: From CLP Blog Tours for Review

3 comments:

  1. I'm so excited to read the next one!

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  2. Thanks for hosting; I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!

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  3. This sounds like a great book! I love dystopian books :) Stopping by from the Book Blogger Directory :) Happy reading!

    Megan @ Megz Madd Readz

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