{Book Review+G!veaway} Whispering Hill by Taryn Browning

March 14, 2012 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews 16

Expected publication: March 19th 2012  
Source: ARC from Blog Tour
Age Group: YA
Challenges: ebooks, 150+, YA challenge, ABC, witches challenge
Pre-order this Book: Amazon

For as long as she can remember, 17-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 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.

This book was so great! This is not your average ghost story by any means. Whispering Hills keeps you guessing, intrigued and engaged. I was sucked in from the very first page and then the next thing I know I’m done with the book and immediately wanting more.

Alexis is cool and I immediately connected with her. I thought Chance was beyond adorable too. Plus Chance is a great name. I have actually been seeing it a lot lately. He was great, but it certainly took Alexis long enough to actually realize that.

The writing is so easy. Your eyes just flow over the words and you get sucked right into the story. It just seems effortless for Taryn Browning. I need to read more books by her ASAP! She really knows how to use character building to a story’s advantage. I fell in love with Alexis and Chance. I am dying to find out what will happen with them next. This is such a unique take on your average ghost story, and its really refreshing and interesting to see how it all comes together.

What I loved the most about Whispering Hills was how well it set up the stage for a kick ass second book. With a lot of the puzzle pieces falling into place, and a few surprise twists and turns, book two seems like it would be super interesting! There had better be a book 2! Great book, read it now! What are you waiting for? Go!

5/5 gavels.
 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.


            GoodReads Page
            Taryn’s Website
            Tarny’s Blog
            Taryn on Facebook
            Taryn on Twitter


Today there will be 3 winners! and it’s open internationally. Here is what’s up for grabs. One prize per winner 🙂

1 e-copy of Whispering Hills
1 signed Dark Seeker bookmark
1 signed Whispering Hills bookmark

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16 Responses to “{Book Review+G!veaway} Whispering Hill by Taryn Browning”

  1. Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue

    Awesome review, Michelle! I love that you mentioned how easy it was to read this book – that bodes well for my enjoyment of it. I haven’t read anything by Taryn Brown but I LOVE paranormal stuff, so this one sounds right up my alley. You always have a way of getting me psyched for whatever book you review!

  2. Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings

    Hi Michelle, I was reading your review, thought to myself Chance is a great name, and the followintg line you said the same thing. Ghosts story, sucks you in, twists turns and surprises sign me up! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Linda

    I’m waiting to win it so that I can read it. LOL!
    I rely a lot on reader reviews on my reading decision; after reading your post I’d definitely check this out. Thanks!

  4. Dian Aesha

    nice review…you make me cant wait to reading this book…

    i wish i win this book..

    thanks for the giveaway..success for you

  5. Nayana

    First time I saw this book I was like “more of the same hearing thoughs thing ¬¬” and I felt like just skipping the post. But than I ran my eyes over the first line and (feel my surprise) bum!
    I really enjoyed your review and I hope whole- heartedly I can win ^-^

  6. SweetMarie83

    Great review, Michelle! I haven’t actually read that many ghost stories (usually because I scare easily! lol), but this one sounds great, and it’s good to know it’s not a typical ghost story. I’m really looking forward to reading this one now – thanks for a chance to win a copy! 🙂

  7. Kelly

    Thanks for the review, I like when a good book flows and it is easy to love and hate the characters to make it come to life! Thanks for sharing that!

  8. Andrea @The Bookish Babes

    This seems like a great book. I have a stop next month for a guest post, but I will definitely read Whispering Hills when I get a chance. Taryn is a great writer. I’m glad you enjoyed it so much. Great review!

  9. Anna

    I love the cover on this book and I need to ck out her other books they sound awesome. and THX 4 the giveaway

  10. Dynie

    This book sounds so good. I would like to read something that’s not “deep” but an easy read and this sounds like what I’m looking for. Thanks for the great review. 😉

  11. Faith Hope Cherrytea

    checking out the ‘w’ reviews looking for one on the Waterfall series by Lisa T Bergren..
    like your enthusiasm so thought that might be one you’ve reviewed.. thx for keeping us informed!

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