The Book of Whispers

Zip The Book of Whispers I couldn t get into this one at all although the premise was really good It s YA

Zip The Book of Whispers I couldn't get into this one at all although the premise was really good. It's YA but really didn't feel it. The idea of every little thing having it's own demon felt a little weird. It made for a very busy world. I liked the idea of the magic and demons but for me it didn't gel well with the crusades story. This is the second book recently I've read that's tried to do this and I didn't like that either so maybe this is just a style that isn't for me. This one just wasn't my book. Free arc from netgalley. The Book of Whispers is a Kindle Tuscany, 1096 AD Luca, young heir to the title of Conte de Falconi, sees demons Since no one else can see them, Luca must keep quiet about what he sees.Luca also has dreams dreams that sometimes predict the future Luca sees his father murdered in one such dream and vows to stop it coming true Even if he has to go against his father s wishes and follow him on the greatTuscany, 1096 AD Luca, young heir to the title of Conte de Falconi, sees demons Since no one else can see them, Luca must keep quiet about what he sees.Luca also has dreams dreams that sometimes predict the future Luca sees his father murdered in one such dream and vows to stop it coming true Even if he has to go against his father s wishes and follow him on the great pilgrimage to capture the Holy Lands.When Luca is given an ancient book that holds some inscrutable power, he knows he s been thrown into an adventure that will lead to places beyond his understanding But with the help of Suzan, the beautiful girl he rescues from the desert, he will realise his true quest to defeat the forces of man and demon that wish to destroy the world.. Kimberley Starr Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Book of Whispers book, this is one of the most wanted Kimberley Starr author readers around the world. . Bestseller Book The Book of Whispers I couldn't get into this one at all although the premise was really good. It's YA but really didn't feel it. The idea of every little thing having it's own demon felt a little weird. It made for a very busy world. I liked the idea of the magic and demons but for me it didn't gel well with the crusades story. This is the second book recently I've read that's tried to do this and I didn't like that either so maybe this is just a style that isn't for me. This one just wasn't my book. Free arc from netgalley

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  1. Kimberley Starr Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Book of Whispers book, this is one of the most wanted Kimberley Starr author readers around the world.

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  1. I couldn t get into this one at all although the premise was really good It s YA but really didn t feel it The idea of every little thing having it s own demon felt a little weird It made for a very busy world I liked the idea of the magic and demons but for me it didn t gel well with the crusades story This is the second book recently I ve read that s tried to do this and I didn t like that either so maybe this is just a style that isn t for me This one just wasn t my book Free arc from netgall [...]


  2. This book took me by surprise has been so fun, full of magic and actionI want to thank to NetGalley and Text Publishing Company for providing me with this copy in exchange for an honest review4 5 StrarsYou can find this and of my reviews on my blog A Book A Thought.I was a bit worried when I started with it since it s a historical fiction, I wasn t sure if it would catch me, but the promise of demons and magic kept me interested, and when I was halfway through the book I realized that the fact [...]


  3. DNF 61%There s a distinct oddness to this book It s a YA book set during the crusades We have a lead gal and guy from very different walks of life I was really enjoying the demons and stories of our characters right up until they met each other 45% in And then all of a sudden the magic was gone Yet ironically the introduction of a lot of convenient magic shortly after that is what turned me off in the end I love fantasy, but magic needs to be used so as not to just set up convenient ways to trav [...]


  4. This is the first YA novel that I have encountered which takes place during the Crusades I think high school students who have some background knowledge of the Crusades would thoroughly enjoy this book The vivid descriptions of young Luca s encounters on his way to Jerusalem transport the reader back in time The conflict with the demons who prey upon the pilgrims creates an original twist to the story line, which I think a majority of teens would find alluring I will suggest this book to my Worl [...]


  5. A refreshingly original and gripping novel We cry enough tears to salt our meal, to fill our flasks The year is 1096 Pope Urban II calls for a military expedition to regain the Holy Land This quest is now known as the First Crusade Luca is the heir to the title of Conte de Falconi He is not an ordinary young man He sees things other people can t see He knows there are demons attached to every object a human holds dear He has strange dreams that may predict the future He becomes the owner of the [...]


  6. I m not sure where to start with The Book of Whispers because I was all over the place with my thoughts on this book When I say I m a fan of historical fiction, I mean, I m a huge fan of Victorian England historical fiction So 11th century Tuscany wasn t something I ever thought I d be super interested in And I have to admit when I first started the book I wasn t.When The Book of Whispers begins, we find Luca at home dealing with his cousin whose character reminded me of that annoying tag on tha [...]


  7. Wow, this was awesome I didn t know a whole lot about the crusades for some reason, and now I feel so sad at the horrors that are committed in the name of religion over and over Review posted on Tea in the Treetops in October 2016 The Book of Whispers is Kimberley Starr s winner of the Text Prize for 2015 It s a story of love, loss and demons, in the crusade to free Jerusalem from the Saracens.Luca, the son and heir of the Conte de Falconi, sees demons, a fact he keeps well hidden after his atte [...]


  8. This review and others can be found at reachingwhilerootedA believable combination of fantasy and historical fiction, the novel is a look at the Crusades if they were being inspired and driven by a host of demons The book follows Suzan, a girl who was raised in a convent, and Luca a recently titled Conte as they try to save the world from a host of demons which only they can see , and their experiences with the brutal and atrocious realities that made up one of the most turbulent and horrific pe [...]


  9. Sometimes I browse Netgalley I don t do it often, but when I do my eye sometimes stumbles on some titles Of course with a title like The Book of Whispers there was no way that was going to escape my attention Also the cover I found very eye catching Unfortunately the book could not quite live up to it.If I had to describe my reading experience of The Book of Whispers in one word it would be boring I was bored for most of the book Especially the start of the book really had nothing that drew me i [...]



  10. First things first I received this book through NetGalley.I ave such a lov hate relationship with this book, it s not even funny The cover was the thing that made me give this book a second look, cause it s gorgeous The story sounded super interesting It just didn t work for me at all.Summary Tuscany, 1096 AD Luca, young heir to the title of Conte de Falconi, sees demons Since no one else can see them, Luca must keep quiet about what he sees, or risk another exorcism by the nefarious priest Ramb [...]


  11. Thank you to NetGalley and Text Publishing for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review Sadly, I did not enjoy The Book of Whispers nearly as much as I d wanted to Not only is the cover absolutely BEAUTIFUL and let s be honest, that always makes me want to read a book lol , but once I read the synopsis I was completely and totally pulled in It just sounded SO COOL But overall I was disappointed I believe the only reason I gave this book two stars instead of one was because of [...]


  12. The crusades are a rich and interesting time in our history It s a period in time that isn t common amongst fiction writers well not the ones I ve read anyway.Taking a little creative license, Kimberley adds a layer of the fantastical to an already intriguing and busy plot by adding demons The addition of demons to an already religion charged story would always raise a few eyebrows, but despite there being a strong religious and spiritual backbone to the story, there were only a few times throug [...]


  13. An epic novel that merges history, make believe, romance and the harshness of the Middle Ages PS News A stunning mix of high action, enthralling history and mesmerising magic Alison Goodman, author of New York Times bestsellers Eon and Eona The Book of Whispers combines history, fantasy, romance and the brutality of the Middle Ages in a satisfyingly epic novel Books Publishing The Book of Whispers is fast paced and bloody in parts, not shying away from the brutality of the period and the atrocit [...]


  14. In Tuscany, 1096 AD Luca, who is the young heir to the title Conte de Falconi, can see demons It is something Luca must keep quiet because of the wicked priest Lamberti Luca also has dreams that predict the future and sees in one of them his father murdered and vows to make sure this doesn t happen This leads to Luca following his father on a pilgrimage to capture the Holy Lands In far away Cappadocia, Suzan, who lives with her mute mother in an underground convent has a vision of a brown haired [...]


  15. It was hard to rate this book as it wasn t a genre I enjoy I bought it based on that it won the Text Prize and that it was about the crusades, which I m very interested in The writing is excellent and the story very well told, but too much fantasy for me, I didn t enjoy all the demons, but I can appreciate the story telling for a YA audience.


  16. Tuscany, 1096 AD Luca can see demons, and when his father entrusts him with the Book of Whispers, an old family heirloom, his powers seem to intensify His father is about to embark on a Crusade to free Jerusalem from the rule of the Saracens Luca foresees his father s death in a dream and therefore decides to accompany him to prevent it On their way to Jerusalem, he meets Suzan, who lives in a convent together with her mother, and who happens to be the only one able to actually read the book The [...]


  17. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review We each have a different truth, Brother Bonaccorso agrees But our differences don t mean other people are wrong Tuscany, 1096 AD Luca is the heir of the Italian Conte de Falconi with the unfortunate ability to see demons Joining his father and narcissistic cousin on a pilgrimage to conquer the Holy Lands for Christ, the last thing he expects is to meet a stunning Cappadocian woman or to engage in a battle to save [...]


  18. Thanks to NetGalley for giving me an ARC of this book I didn t know a lot about the crusades, so this book has left me shell shocked The characters of Luca and Suzan, and the romance they share are all the sweetest things possible in the mayhem of the demons and all the evil that surrounds the pilgrims to Jerusalem There was history and there was fiction, there was comedy and there was romance There was suspense and there was sarcasm So all in all, The Book Of Whispers was a power packed, utterl [...]




  19. Note I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.The Book of Whispers takes place during the Crusades and follows Luca, who can see demons, and Suzan, who has a mysterious lineage and gift Their stories start off separately and then converge as the two journey with the pilgrims of the Crusade, first to fight the Saracens and then to fight a greater threat the demons Luca can see are planning something disastrous, and only together with Suzan and a mysterious book [...]


  20. Set in the early 1900s, The Book of Whispers is the story of Luca and Suzan Luca can see demons and that is fact that he keeps well hidden after a childhood experience His dreams are like premonitions and so when he sees his father getting murdered, he decides to follow his father on a journey in order to be able to prevent it That is where he meets Suzan, a girl raised in the convent and on the run after a close call at the convent The thing is that Suzan too can see the demons So together they [...]


  21. I was given this book by NetGalley for free in exchange for my honest opinion.I loved this book It is an excellent teen or adult read It takes place in the times of the first crusades and discloses some of the facts and realities of that time It does include demons and magic, too, so it is an excellent fantasy book, too I really enjoyed the book and would look forward to reading by this author The only editorial note is that I sometimes got confused as to who was telling the story as it switche [...]


  22. The premise of this teen historical fiction is very interesting Set during the Crusades, the two main characters can see demons and end up learning about a plot involving the demons that they need to stop I enjoyed reading about the interesting evil characters in this book, both demon and human However, in order for me to really enjoy a book I need to be surprised by something I felt like I knew what was going to happen as soon as I started reading this Thanks to NetGalley and Text Publishing fo [...]


  23. The premise was very interesting, I will say A knight from the crusades and an ugly nun who have to find a way to stop the terrorizing demons poisoning the minds of people everywhere Add in a magic book and you have me hooked Yet there are various elements of the book and the style itself that just did not sit well with me It could have been great, but I found it just okay It was very entertaining and some points, where as it dragged on in others I was hoping for a epic ending, however it fell [...]


  24. Great fantasy young adult novel about Luca, a knight in training, Suzan, who is escaping danger, the crusade and demons This is a love story, history lesson, and rolicking adventure book all rolled into one Loved this book and can t wait to read the sequel.


  25. It is so unusual to find YA written about the Crusades I actually can t think of any I have read in the past so Book of Whispers was a particularly intriguing book I was fascinated and horrified by this account, some of which is based on historical documents and actual events What takes this historical fiction into the realm of fantasy is the inclusion of demons These invisible demons were mostly attached to objects and secretly goaded people to do evil In real life I think people are capable of [...]


  26. Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.I wanted to like this book Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, and the Crusades are a time period that isn t often covered, especially in YA novels The promise of some supernatural elements, had me interested to begin Unfortunately, I struggled a lot with this book, and when I reached about the 2 3 point, started skimming To me the main characters seemed very juvenile Luca is supposed to be in his late teen [...]


  27. Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for my free preview copy in return for an honest review.Luca lives in Tuscany during the middle ages at the time of the Crusades Before his father goes of on a Crusade he gives him a secret enchanted book he keep hidden in a cellar After reading the book Luca discovers he can see demons Everywhere.He also dreams about the future After dreaming of his father s death Luca joins the crusade, and against his father s wishes, takes the Book of Whispers with hi [...]


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