Alexis Forbes is not your average high school student. Alexis can hear people’s thoughts – but not in the way you think of when you hear that someone can read minds. Alexis can only hear people’s thoughts when they have made a decision to do something. The story starts with Alexis hearing the thought , “I’m going to kill her.” Right after hearing those words, Alexis meets her new locker neighbor, Chance. Oddly enough, Alexis can’t hear Chance’s thoughts.
As Alexis and Chance become closer, she starts to discover that there is something unusual about Chance. Along the way, she makes friends with social outcast, Summer. Together Summer and Alexis struggle to uncover what it is that binds the two girls and Chance, while trying to figure out who the murderous thoughts are coming from, and how to stop the killer.
I really liked this book. The plot of Whispering Hills is very different than a lot of books that I’ve read. In fact, of all the paranormal books I’ve read, I’ve never read one that had this books surprising paranormal twist. And no, I’m not talking about the mind reading aspect – I’m talking about how Chance, Summer and Alexis are all connected and why. I’m not going to give it way, because I think everyone should read and find out for themselves.
The plot is unique, and the book thoroughly enjoyable. The first few chapters start a little bit slow, but after that, it’s a page turner. I read the whole book in one sitting. The characters are interesting and dynamic. I really liked Summer a lot. There is so much more to her than her hardened, slightly gothic exterior. I can’t wait to see how Summer’s character develops in the next book.
I am giving away an e-copy of the book, as well as signed bookmarks. Please check SupaGurl’s Book Tours to follow the rest of the tour. And be sure to stop back there the last day of the tour (April 12) for the big giveaway.About the author:
Taryn Browning writes young adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels. Her debut novel, DARK SEEKER, is available on Amazon and B&N. The sequel, DARK RETURN, comes out in late, 2012.
Taryn graduated with a BS in Education from Towson University and went on to earn a MS in Reading from Hood College. She lives in Virginia with her husband, two young sons and their dog. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, music, movies, and the beach. Visit her at www.tarynbrowning.com, on twitter and facebook.
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