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Whispering Winds Unveiled
By Tiffany Garnett
Series: Whispering Winds
Paperback: 296 pages
Publication Date: April 22, 2017
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ( 5 out of 5 Stars )
Healing is a power that fifteen-year-old, Brenna Finlayson, has fought long and hard to subdue. When a harebrained idea suddenly occurs to her, she risks losing everything by revealing herself to the one person she fears losing the most.
Brenna’s spontaneous unveiling brings about the revealing of other truths. She, and her twin sister, Keely, have destinies to fulfill. Destinies that require them to fight. maybe even kill. As an innate healer, violence is the last thing Brenna wants.
In an attempt to live a normal, peaceful life, Brenna rejects her heritage, choosing a different path. But the path she chooses doesn’t bring her the normalcy she was hoping for.
Not even close.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
And I loved it! Thank you so much Miss Garnett for the opportunity to read your work. First and foremost, I completely fell in love with the cover. Just look at it! I decided to start reading this book one night around 10 o'clock, laying in bed. I had just gotten the wild beast (aka my 3 month old daughter) to sleep and I wanted to relax for a minute before falling asleep myself. You booknerds all know when the end of the chapter comes and you say to yourself.. "hmm.. sleep is for the weak. Just one more chapter.." Yea.. I said that until about 4am when I finally couldn't see anymore to read! Book hangovers are painful the older that I get, but this one was so worth it.
The characters are well written. Brenna has known that she could heal people since she was a young girl. Afraid of her abilities because she does not want to end up back in a foster home, she suppresses the gift until she no longer can. Turns out, her reveal is far less climatic than she could have imagined. Her twin sister, Keely, has powers of her own. Their foster mother isn't even human. And let's not even talk about her best friend, or the new guy in school.
"Haunted is what they call our neck of the woods. Supposedly it was once all land that belonged to the Shawnee. When colonial settlers moved in, they seized the land as their own, desecrating sacred burial grounds. The tribe's Shaman cursed the intruders saying that any person not of Shawnee descent encroaching on the land would die a slow and painful death, and their spirit would remain trapped in this earthly realm unable to cross over to the spirit world."I so much love this idea, and I wish there would have been more history introduced about it. Other than that, the story was perfect. I loved all the twists and turns the author took, and that cliffhanger at the end. Watch out! I didn't see it coming at all. It was so shocking that I went so far as to email the author, asking questions like a kindergartner! I love the progression of the characters in this story. Each grows and matures in their own way when faced with the daunting task at hand.
"A war between good and evil. Isn't that a bit cliche?"All in all, I loved this story and I am so thankful that I was introduced to the world of Whispering Winds. Miss Garnett is a fabulous weaver of words, and I am patiently (not) awaiting the next book in this series. (:
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