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Whisper (Lakeview #2)

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  94 Ratings  ·  62 Reviews
It's Halle Henry’s first year at Lakeview Academy . . .

On a snowy January night, just days after a fire that nearly destroyed the school’s library, Elsie Stewart, daughter of the headmaster and founder of Lakeview Academy, dies slipping beneath the ice of frozen Clearwater Lake. Unable to right the wrongs she committed before her tragic death, Elsie’s spirit walks the hall
Paperback, 242 pages
Published March 15th 2014 by Green Darner Press (first published March 13th 2014)
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May 03, 2015 Kushnuma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
I received a free ebook copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Whisper is book 2 in the Lakeview series.

The book follows Halle Henry (Blakely's younger sister), Leigh, Calum and their friends. It sort of reminded me of the Scooby Doo gang, which I loved to watch as a kid. I loved the mystery, romance and the paranormal activity. I actually got some goosebumps from reading about Elsies ghost and when they were playing with the Ouija Board.

Overall, a lovely read. Thank you again to
Dec 29, 2013 Alyssa rated it really liked it
Whisper has none of the small shortfallings Hush did and Stacey R. Campbell finally seems strong and confident in her voice.

I was disappointed when I started reading this model as I thought we would once again be following along on the adventures of Blakely and Max. Instead Whisper focuses on Leigh, Calum and Halle (Blakely's little sister). With help from their Scooby gang they try to since the centuries old mystery of Elsie's ghost.

The focus on friendship and carrying that underlines these boo
Apr 10, 2014 Becca rated it it was amazing
I had just finished the first book to this the other day, and couldn't wait to start on this one. This time we get to follow Halle, Blakely's younger sister as she starts at Lakeview Academy.

This book surprised me. The last one was about a lost princess, and uncovering where she came from, this one follows the story of a girl named Elsie that use to live at the academy when it first started. She died when she was young and has haunted the halls of Lakeview since. When Halle finds Elsie's journa
Jan 15, 2014 Tasia rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book from Gemelli Press LLC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Whisper by Stacey R. Campbell is the second installment in the Lakeview series. Whisper follows Halle, Leigh, Calum, and a few other minor characters as they try to discover one of Lakeview's biggest mysteries with some paranormal help from Elsie. Elsie is the daughter of the school's founder who drowned years ago. Because I don't want to spoil the book too much, I'm going to leave the summary the
Heather Morningstar
Jan 06, 2014 Heather Morningstar rated it it was amazing
**I received an ARC of this book from Gemelli Press LLC in exchange for my honest review**

Let me first mention that I was a bit disappointed when I learned that this wasn't a continuation of Blakely and Max's story but, after the first few pages that disappointment melted away completely as I was swept into Halle, Blakely's little sister, Leigh's and Calum's story.

It's Halle's first year at Lakeview and Leigh, Blakely's friend, promised to keep an eye on her. Halle is excited about the ghost st
Sarah Briggs
Feb 21, 2014 Sarah Briggs rated it really liked it
(I received a free copy of this book from Gemelli Press LLC, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

This is another book that makes me think of books I used to read as a child - this time ones that were set in schools, like Enid Blyton's books. (It's been a long time since I've read those books, so I'm not sure if the titles I remember are the right ones).

Although the target age range for this book is probably quite a bit younger than me, I still found my
Sara Fiorenzo
Mar 18, 2014 Sara Fiorenzo rated it really liked it
Why I Picked this book up:
I requested this from NetGalley after reading Book 1. I was hooked!

Initial Reaction:
I know I’m going to love this just as much as the first one!

When I was hooked:
I fell into this one right away having just finished book 1! Already knowing the back story, I was hooked right away. This book also starts with a flashback from the past. I immediately wanted to know how this would tie-in to the story.

What other books would I compare this book to:
Nancy Drew meets Gossip Girl?
Olivia (Bookcomet)
Feb 16, 2014 Olivia (Bookcomet) rated it really liked it
Whisper is a fantastic story of intrigue, mystery, suppressed love and friendship, all in the glorious setting of a boarding school. Talk about an enticing read.

If you know how to time travel, do tell me how. But after you go back in to the past and ask me in advance what I predict I will think about Whisper. I will probably tell you that you that I I think it will be just as good as Hush and ask you how to time travel. Then when you return to the present, I will tell you that I think Whisper i
Jan 14, 2014 Ionia rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, which is somewhat surprising to me as I tend to avoid young adult books that deal with romance, wherever possible. I think what set this one apart, was the confidence the author writes with. She asks you to suspend belief a little for the paranormal aspects of the story, and you happily comply based upon your desire to see the story work out for the good of the characters. I certainly did not spend any time picking apart the possibility of one portion or another of ...more
Jan 06, 2014 Nickyrian rated it really liked it
Another great ARC I have received from NetGalley. This second installment of The Lakeview series is different from the first novel. The theme has changed from contemporary romance to paranormal romance. Leigh and Calum's bitter sweet romance evolves on Elsie's mystery. Elsie is Calum's ancestor, and she has died in 1914 by drowning in a frozen lake. She has a secret that needs to be unraveled. Her spirit lingers in Lakeview Academy. Her haunting becomes more prominent when Halle (Blakely's ...more
 Lianne Mei
Mar 10, 2014 Lianne Mei rated it really liked it
The cover: Cool! It has a simple design and I like how the image of the diary is the only image because the main focus of this book is about the diary.

It was interesting to have this book be focused on Halle and her first year at the school but I was also annoyed by how Halle was scared of a lot of things (read this book and you will understand). Leigh (friends with Halle) is Halle big sister (in the school each 8th grader is assigned a big sister or big brother (who is in the 12th grade to watc
Leigh Campbell
Feb 10, 2014 Leigh Campbell rated it it was amazing
Amazing book, I highly recommend it to anyone! Reaches a wide variety of audiences while keeping up with the euphoric intrigue of all of Stacey Campbell's novels. Unlike many book surrounding YA fiction, Whisper manages to provide an active perception of teenage life while not dipping into the pornographic vulgarity that seems to envelope the genre. Not only this, but the main character, Leigh, is a breathe of fresh air. Witty, energetic, and yes, a little clumsy; she seems to bring out the best ...more
Yashira Negron
Aug 31, 2016 Yashira Negron rated it really liked it
After Hush, this was definitely a great continuation. I really enjoyed how this was set in a boarding school and learning more of their history. My favorite part of the book was the relationship between Leigh and Calum (although I was disappointed that it wasn't a continuation of Blakely and Max love story). But Leigh and Calum pushed those emotions quickly away. I'm excited to read the next book!
Dec 29, 2013 Katarina rated it it was amazing
Loved this book as much as the first one. I can't believe I have to wait a year for the next one. I'm completely addicted.
Feb 13, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I did not even realize this was part of a series, it can be read as a standalone novel and I quite liked it.
Mar 25, 2014 Eileen rated it really liked it
This was better than the first one.
Feb 22, 2015 Marjolein rated it it was ok
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It had been a few months since I read the first book in this series, Hush, but I remembered enough about it to be surprised to find out this book features completely different characters. The set-up that happened in the first book by creating the whole new country Tamura felt very weird in retrospect as it's completely ignored in Whisper. Truth be told, they mention a holiday to Tamura and just how splendidly it all is, but that makes i
Benish K (Feminist Reflections)
Full review & INTERNATIONAL PAPERBACK GIVEAWAY of Whisper on my Blog here !

Well hello to this beautiful novel, reminds me of Nancy Drew's books except fore darker.

This book is a lovely mix of Young Adult, mystery, and paranormal. It's a refreshing novel, that reminds me of a haunting love story. Stacey is a gifted writer, I'm amazed that even though she has Dyslexia, she can pull herself through this book. Its well-written, and so though provoking. The author makes me think, anything is po
Olivia (The Candid Cover)
I cannot tell a lie! I am a sucker for good old fashioned mysteries. Whisper, the third book in the incredibly mysterious Lakeview series, by Stacey R. Campbell is filled with friendship, suspense and secret passages. Set in a boarding school, this book has the recipe for excitement!

In Whisper, a grade 8 student, Halle, becomes friends with some grade 12 students. Together, they search for a lost artifact. I’ve noticed that most YA book friendships consist of two people that are the same age. It
Kim at Divergent Gryffindor
After rating Hush only 2.5 stars, I wasn't sure if I wanted to read this book. But then I got it from Netgalley, so naturally I had to review it. I must say, after reading this, that it's definitely better than Hush. Although I still didn't love this book, it had a definite improvement.

Compared to the first book, Whisper sounded better. The tone and flow of the words felt more natural, although it still seemed a bit childish for me. Despite most of the characters being seniors, I still think th
Jul 29, 2016 Tracey rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
This book follows Hush, but could quite easily be read as a stand alone novel.

Hush was a story about Blakely, Whisper is her younger sister Halle's story, along with many of her friends from the upper year at school. Again, this story is set at the same boarding school and has a blossoming romance, but unlike the first, this has a 100 year old mystery to solve. Again, I have thoroughly enjoyed this book by Stacey R Campbell, a lovely easy read that I will recommend to my daughter in a few years
Stacey Campbell
Mar 15, 2014 Stacey Campbell rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: favorites
Romance, mystery, and a bit of the supernatural. Whisper is a light enjoyable beach read written for my daughters Blakely, Leigh & Halle.
Fun for the middle schooler on up.
The 2 of 4 novels. All but the last, taking place on the the Lakeview campus. Each a complete story linked together through setting and family with different character leads.
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Jan 01, 2014 Aimie marked it as to-read
I loved Hush and am looking forward to seeing what Stacey has in store for us with the second book.
Aug 09, 2015 Charlie rated it it was amazing
This is the second installment in the Lakeview series. The first book followed Blakely Henry during her senior year at Lakeview, and now the series continues as her younger sister Halle starts her 8th grade year at Lakeview. Halle has a few older friends from Blakely’s Lakeview days, and she joins up with them to make it through her first year…and enlists their help to discover the treasure that Elsie Stewart’s ghost has written about in her journal that continues to haunt Halle’s every moment. ...more
Jen La Duca
Throughout this past year I’ve pushed myself to revisit some familiar genres and themes that I’d burned myself out on in years past. One of those genres was the younger side of the young adult which focuses on subjects and themes appropriate for middle schoolers and tweens. This genre was my main focus for the summer since I volunteer at our two local school libraries and like I’ve mentioned before, this is always the hardest age range to find books that kids want to read. After getting off to a ...more
Maria Mitchell
Aug 20, 2015 Maria Mitchell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviews of whole series listed here: https://fangirlsreaditfirst.wordpress...

My review of Whisper:

Whisper, the 2nd book in the Lakeview series; deals with one of Blakely’s friends, Leigh, as the main character and her sister Halle as a minor character also living at Lakeview. Some spooky things have been happening at Lakeview academy. Halle is convinced the ghost of long dead Elsie, daughter of founder and headmaster of Lakeview, is haunting her. Halle turns to Leigh and friends for help. Calum
Shay VanZwoll
Aug 10, 2014 Shay VanZwoll rated it it was amazing
Stacey R. Campbell takes a very unique approach with her Lakeview Academy novels. While the first novel, Hush, was a take on a fairy tale and a mystery, her second novel is a ghost story. Both Novels have the ties of family members and romance, but other than that, each novel shows a different side of Lakeview Academy and the students there.

Whisper starts out with Leigh, who was (and still is) one of Blakely's friends and was a secondary character in the first Novel about Blakely & Max. Here
Apr 24, 2015 Kristin rated it really liked it
A copy of this book was given by the author in exchange for an honest review:

Review originally posted at:

I have previously done a review of ‘Hush’, the first book in the Lakeview Series by Stacey R. Campbell. The book was good, well written, and interesting. ‘Whisper’ is not much different, except it has a more supernatural twist to the tale.

While the synopsis says it follows Halle Henry, sister of Blakely (from ‘Hush’) in her first year at Lakeview, I fe
Sara Beary
Nov 26, 2014 Sara Beary rated it it was amazing
A boarding school haunted by the ghost of the founders daughter, Elsie Stewart. Who died with a terrible secret, now one hundred years later, it's time for the secret to be revealed. Halle finds her journal while helping clean out the attic of the administration building. This reveals that there is a treasure hidden somewhere on campus. She enlists the help of her big sisters friend Leigh, Leigh's roommate and her boyfriend, and Elsie's distant retaliative Callum. Callum and Leigh have a past, ...more
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Gemelli Press LLC and Netgalley.)
17-year-old Halle is desperate to start school at Lakeview, the same school that her sister went to, but doesn’t expect to become involved in a mystery spanning nearly 100 years.
What is a ghost called Elise trying to tell Halle? And will they ever find the missing treasures?

This book was really not what I expected, and I wish it had focused more on the mystery than the r
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Stacey R. Campbell lives in the Washington State with her husband and three daughters. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and a dyslexic writer that believes there is no such thing as a bad reader. She is the author of the young adult novels Hush and Whisper and the highly acclaimed middle grade swashbuckling pirate book ARRGH!
When not at her desk writing she can be found hiking, s
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Lakeview (4 books)
  • Hush (Lakeview, #1)
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