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There isn’t anyone else in the world like me.

I’m different. I’m an anomaly. I’m a monster” – Whisper, Lynette Noni

Initial Thoughts: I was automatically drawn to the synopsis of Whisper. Secret government facilities, a strange girl without an identity… I could easily tell that this was going to be up my alley.

Summary

Whisper

“Lengard is a secret government facility for extraordinary people,” they told me.

I believed them. That was my mistake.

There isn’t anyone else in the world like me.

I’m different. I’m an anomaly. I’m a monster.

For two years, six months, fourteen days, eleven hours and sixteen minutes, Subject Six-Eight-Four — ‘Jane Doe’ — has been locked away and experimented on, without uttering a single word.

As Jane’s resolve begins to crack under the influence of her new — and unexpectedly kind — evaluator, she uncovers the truth about Lengard’s mysterious ‘program’, discovering that her own secret is at the heart of a sinister plot … and one wrong move, one wrong word, could change the world.” – Goodreads

The Review

 Jane Doe, subject Six-Eight-Four, has been inside Lengard facility for two years, six months, fourteen days, eleven hours and sixteen minutes. Lengard is a government facility, and Jane is their test subject. Before she became Jane Doe, Jane had admitted herself to a psych ward erasing her entire past behind her, including her ability to speak and her true name. When she is found by Vanik, the top scientist at Lengard, she is assured that she has special abilities. But, every day she is used as a lab rat. She is prodded and experimented on. She is thrown into a cell at night and handcuffed during the day. Throughout those two years, Jane never says a word. That is, until a new evaluator takes an interest in Jane and develops a rapport with her. Little by little, Jane realizes that Lengard is not what she imagined. 

Whisper is one of those novels where the less you know, the better. I tried to be overly vague on purpose in my description of Whisper, because nearly anything and everything is a massive spoiler alert. I was surprised how my attention was captured from the very first page. Hours flew by, and I kept turning pages unable to take a break. I had so many questions: what is Jane Doe’s real name? Why is she a monster? What is Lengard really? My questions were eventually answered, and I was thrilled to find a truly unique young adult novel hidden under all of its mystery.

When I began reading, my mind immediately wandered to the music video for Dragonette’s song “Let it Go.” No relation to the song from Frozen.

Now that I have finished the book, this music video and Whisper does not share too many similarities except for the white walls and experimenting. Unfortunately, there is no random dancing.

Whisper falls under the category of science fiction and fantasy, though it tends to lean more on the science fiction side. There were hints of romance throughout the novel, but it is hardly the main focus. Instead, the interest of the story lies within Jane’s acceptance of her identity as frightening as it might be. As this is the first novel in a series, I am very interested in how Jane will develop in the following books. Once I arrived at the end of Whisper, I realized that there are still so many unanswered questions. But everything is wrapped up carefully while leaving just enough mystery to draw the readers back in for the sequel. I was only disappointed that the sequel could not arrive soon enough!

I would recommend Whisper for fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent. 

I received an advanced copy of Whisper by Lynette Noni from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Whisper will be released on May 1st 2018.

Final Rating:

A Excellent

About the Book 

Title: Whisper
Author: Lynette Noni 
Received: Netgalley
Date Published: May 1 2018
Recommended? Yes
Genres & Subjects: fiction, fantasy, science fiction, young adult fiction

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Where to Buy… 

Amazon (Canada)

Amazon (United States)

Indigo

Kobo

Barnes & Noble

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Until Next Time, 

-Alice

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