• Splintered - AG HowardSplintered
  • A Matter of Fate - Heather Lyons
  •  inescapable - amy a bartol
  •  graceling - kristin cashore
  •  someone to love - addison moore
  •  breaking beautiful - jennifer shaw wolf
  •  the perfect game - j sterling
  •  the edge of never - ja redmerski
  •  independence - shelly crane

Monday, March 26, 2012

Blog Tour: Whispering Hills Review & Giveaway!

Yay!  My First Blog Tour!!
Today I will be providing you guys with a review of Taryn Browning's newest novel, Whispering Hills, and a giveaway!

Whispering Hills
by Taryn Browning
Series:  Whispering Hills (#1)
Available as of March 19, 2012
Source:  ARC from Blog Tour

For as long as she can remember, seventeen-year-old Alexis Forbes can hear the thoughts of others. Most recently, she is disturbed by the dark, unfamiliar voice of a frightening killer: callous, cunning, charismatic...and dead. She hears his every sinister thought. But she can't tell anyone. No one would believe her.
Alexis is suddenly being haunted by a terrifying past she doesn't remember, and a ghost with a serious score to settle.  Even Chance, the gorgeous new guy she's falling for, has his own ghostly secret.  He's definitely not like any guy she's ever met.  Alexis soon discovers that she has a connection to the dead and it runs much deeper than she could ever imagine.
And if the sociopathic entity has his way, she'll finally be sentenced to the fate she escaped thirteen years ago.


My Review:
I'm really glad I signed up for this tour because I got to read a really good book. Taryn Browning provided me another world I want to live in, another group of people I would love to be friends with.  

Alexis isn't like most girls, she can read minds.  Only, she can't do it when she wants to or when it would be most convenient for her.  It just sort of happens and she doesn't know why.  She is friends with the popular girls, but isn't really one of them.  Then she forms an unlikely friendship with Summer, a girl who knows the answers to almost all of Alexis's questions, but won't let on to all the details.  Then we have Chance.  He has just met Alexis but is completely enamored with her.  And what about the unfamiliar killer?  Well I guess you will have to read to find out.  I wouldn't want to give that juicy detail away.

Upon beginning the book, I wasn't as enraptured as I have been with other books. I wasn't one hundred percent sure what exactly was going, but all my questions were answered at some point throughout the book.  After getting about a quarter of the way through, I couldn't put it down.  I actually debated whether I wanted to go to bed at four in the morning or finish the last five chapters and then go to bed.  I opted for the former, but only because I wanted to wake up and look forward to reading the end of an awesome book.

Taryn did a great job weaving this book together.  What I liked most about Whispering Hills was that I would think I knew exactly what was going on just to be thrown completely off course to the point where I did not expect the ending at all.  I like books where I second guess my conclusions because they make me think.  The only thing I didn't really like was feeling in the dark at the beginning.  

Overall, it was well written and made me laugh and cry like all good books do.  It was a great read and I definitely recommend it to paranormal lovers!  I can't wait for the next book.

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.

You can find Taryn at the following locations:

And now for the Giveaway!
There will be three winners and it's open internationally.
One prize per winner.

Up For Grabs:
1 e-copy of Whispering Hills
1 signed Dark Seeker Bookmark
1 signed Whispering Hills Bookmark

Open internationally.
Ends April 9 @ 11:59 EST.
Contest Policy applies

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To follow the rest of the tour, click here.

Be sure to check out the BIG Giveaway on SupaGurl Books on the last day of the tour!


Taryn Browning said...

Hi Emily, thank you for the wonderful review. So happy you enjoyed the book! <3

♥Katrina @ Kindred Dreamheart♥ said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Emily!

Michelle Chew said...

It must be a good feeling to wake up looking forward to reading the end of a good book. Great review!


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