Blog Tour: Whispering Hills by Taryn Browning
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.
And if the sociopathic entity has his way, she’ll finally be sentenced to the fate she escaped thirteen years ago.
It has been a while since I have read a good ghost story and there were some unique twists and turns in this paranormal. There was also just enough romance – hello Chance – to keep the story simmering. Just when you think you have figured out what is happening, the story takes an interesting twist. Alexis is an interesting teen struggling to live with some obvious challenges and a huge secret; it’s hard for her to know who to trust and let people in. Chance has some secrets of his own and a long love for Alexis. Alexis also befriends an outsider named Summer who has secrets of her own and a witty, gothic personality. Fans of paranormals won’t be disappointed and will look forward to reading the next book in the series as Whispering Hills sets up some intriguing questions.
It is important to give new (and newer) authors a try and although paranormal is popular right now, they tend to be more angel, demon, vampire, werewolf focused as opposed to ghosts so Whispering Hills is a great way to fill your paranormal needs with a twist.
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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