Book Review: WHISPER by Phoebe Kitanidis
by Phoebe Kitanidis
Publication Date: April 27, 2010
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Synopsis from FantasticFiction:---
I'd love a cup of coffee. . . . I wish she didn't hide how pretty she is. . . . 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 Jessica Whisper I want to kill my Hearing dead, and kill me too if that's what it takes, 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.
I've been intrigued with the title and the synopsis ever since I heard about this book from the book blogosphere months ago.
However, when I finally got my hands on my very own copy and read it.... Well, it was a little predictable and I already know the plot just a few chapters into the book. What surprised me was the addition of another kind of "whisperer". Of course it does not involve the mind but the heart - an empath which reminded me of Phoebe Halliwell from the Charmed series.
Although it was kind of predictable, I still look forward to a sequel in the near future since there are still so much to be explored, especially the Jamie angle.