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4.15  ·  Rating details ·  193 ratings  ·  55 reviews
****This is the originally published YOUNG ADULT version of the newly re-released (digital) New Adult version.** The Cherokee believe when a person dies, their soul is reborn. Life is repeated. An endless cycle of lessons to be learned, love to be found, destiny to be fulfilled. For the past six months, in every flower, every bird, I've imagined my parents, relieved of ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published April 19th 2012 by Accendo Press (first published April 17th 2012)
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I loved all the Native American tales and lore in this. Just wish I would have been able to connect to the characters more because the storyline really was interesting.
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Whisper feels like she is waking from a choking black cloud of sorrow. It has been six months since her parents were killed in a car accident, and she is slowly trying to learn to live again. She busies herself with the animals at the care center where she works. Helping injured animals gives her some peace and satisfaction. Her best friend, Erin, constantly encourages her to get out and try to socialize, but Whisper just isn't ready. She finally agrees to attend the bonfire with Erin. ...more
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Whisper is the story of a Cherokee young girl, Whisper, who has lost both her parents in a car accident six months ago and is trying to recover ever since. She loves animals and she spends her life trying to help those in need, either being injured or abused by humans. It runs in the family so it is easy for her to support her will. One night, she finds an injured young man in the woods and she immediately steps in and tries to save him. This is the
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Why have I not read this before!!! I have the ebook, but for some reason was hesitant to read it because I thought is was a contemporary novel. This book was all kind of amazing.

Whisper is just getting back to herself, after the deaths of both her mother and father. She isn't the Whisper she once was, but she is finding herself again. Her BFF is trying to get her out there a bit and has asked her to come to a bonfire, despite her reservations, she goes. Whilst there Taregan approaches her but
A Book Vacation
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To see my full review:

When I heard that Heather Hildenbrand was updating and re-releasing her wonderful novel, Whisper, I was beyond excited. I first read this novel back in 2012, and I thoroughly enjoyed it then. And knowing that scenes were going to change, new events would be occurring, and that the relationship between Hildenbrand’s characters would be turned up a notch had me eagerly awaiting this novel for a re-read, and let me just say, it’s perfection.

Whisper is
Lara Girdler
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So what happens to the soul when we die? Some religions believe we go to Heaven (Christianity and all the sub religions belonging to it), The Summer Land and subsequently reincarnation (Pagan Faiths and all other sub systems belonging to it), and then others believe the soul continues to live on life after life until the mission of that soul is complete, can this be real? Who knows, no one truly knows what happens after death, but what about what happens when there’s a curse initiated on a trio ...more
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ever since the night of her parents accident, Whisper's life has never been the same. She's immersed herself in a dark cloud of grieving, intent on forgetting the world around her. All of her plans went out the window the night she lost them. She now knows things will never be what she wants them to do. Sure, there are those who are trying their damnedest to make her take a look at the world around her once more. But how can she? She has nothing worth living for anymore.

A chance encounter with
Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
I received this book from the author and from Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
Whisper is a standalone YA romance novel.
Whisper is barely going on with her life. She lost her parents in a car accident and doesn't know how to get past the sorrow. She lives with her grandfather Tinker. They help wildlife animals who are in need. Her best friend Erin convinces her to go out one night to a bonfire. When she unexpectedly finds an unconscious boy, her life will never be the same. The Cherokee
Kyra Dune
Jul 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Whisper has suffered much after the deaths of her parents. When she stumbles across an unconscious boy in the woods, every instinct she has screams for her to rescue him. And more, to stay at his side no matter what anybody thinks, or how strange things may get. Even when he wakes with no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. This is a tale of love and loss. Of destiny and magic. Secrets abound. Secrets which tie Whisper and Dylan to a haunted past of darkness and blood.

At first, this
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book blew me away. I am a huge fan of Heather’s writing and this was I think her best ever. I could re-read this 10 times over and still love it every time. Heather does such a wonderful job describing the emotions that Whisper is going through to a point that you almost feel what she is feeling. It rings so true to anyone who has had a tragic loss in their life. She brings hope when you feel there is no hope left or reason to go on. In Whisper’s story
Mar 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED THIS BOOK! I have had it for awhile, and wish I had gotten to it sooner. It is a story of hope, and curses, and love.
Whisper is a 17 year old Cherokee girl whose parents have recently died. Since then she has had a hard time moving on with life and being social at all. That is until she finds Dylan. Dylan brings hope back into her life. But everything isn't all happiness. Heather Hildenbrand spins a tale of magic and curses that had me anxiously turning pages to uncover the mystery.
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
I haven't read many books about Native Americans but the ones I did read I loved. This book will now be added to that list.

This book starts six months after Whisper has lost her parents. She's really struggling to come to terms with their deaths. Then she meets Dylan. I'm not gonna say much as I don't wanna spoil it. You really need to 1-click this gem. The twists and turns had me gripped.

This is a really beautifully written standalone story that you won't wanna miss. I highly recommend it.
Nikki Jefford
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If, like me, you loved "Wide Awake" by Shelly Crane, you need to pick up a copy of "Whisper" by Heather Hildenbrand. It's like a Cherokee paranormal version where it's a boy who has temporary amnesia, unwittingly getting between the heroine (Whisper) and her ex.

Beautiful, tragic and triumphant.

Courtney  (Book Crazy Lady)
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review***

What a great story! This was something different from what I have read. A Cherokee book is something completely new to me. Honestly, I don't know much about the heritage of Cherokee tribes and this was a nice story to read. This book has many twists and turns to keep you on your feet. I would think one thing and then think something completely different the next minute. It really kept me on my toes.

Whisper has been through so much from the
Myrna Richmond
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This story is a really good example of reincarnation and how a curse can follow an individual or family down the centuries. Add that to Native American magic, folklore and tradition, the eternal love of soul mates, and you have a wonderful story. I enjoyed it immensely.
Gloria Klein
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I LOVED this book. The story was beautiful in how it wove the Cherokee beliefs into modern times. I recommend this book to anyone that loves a good read.
Julie Salinas
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
FIrst of all, I love the name of the main character, Whisper. I love Heather's smooth writing, it drew me into the story right away. Love story, danger, paranormal, all blended nicely together.
Andrea Heltsley
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-read
Interesting take on Cherokee paranormal romance. Four glittery stars.
Barb VanderWel
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this & I can't wait for more.
I will be also leaving a review on Goodreads @ Amazon.
And letting everyone know about it.
So i gave it a 5 Stars.
Whisper is one of those books that I was hesitant about requesting. I loved the idea of the Native American, Cherokee background involved in this story. And so I thought I would give it a shot. I do have to say that I struggled to connect in the beginning to Whisper. This year's worth of reading I've found myself a bit more cynical and easily annoyed (hormones perhaps?). While I sympathize with Whisper's devastation due to the death of her parents, I also had a hard time. I've gotten a bit ...more
Jamie Kline
Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-for-review
The choice to read this book was an incredibly simple one to make. I absolutely fell in love with the author's Dirty Blood series; if you haven't read them yet, you definitely should. Not convinced? Check out my reviews for Dirty Blood and Cold Blood. Anyway, back to my review of Whisper. It was everything I hoped it would be and more!

The main character is Whisper and when we are introduced to her she is still trying to come to terms with her parents dying. There is so much to admire about her:
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
From the start of this book, the author was able to describe the deep sadness of the main character. The main character, Whisper, doesn’t even speak in the first paragraph and the reader is already feeling a strong sense of sadness. We don’t know why we are so sad but we feel what Whisper is feeling.

As Whisper’s best friend tries to bring her back to a sense of normalcy, I found myself wanting to resist the push to go out and mingle. It had been 5 months since Whisper’s world fell apart but it
GENRE: YA Fantasy
THEME: Myth/Romance/Native American
RECEIVED: Received for Review from Author

As a big fan of Heather Hildenbrand’s Dirty Blood series I was excited to dig into her latest book Whisper. She crafted a wonderful story full of emotion, growth and romance that I enjoyed to the very end.
Whisper is a character full of strength, loosing her parents in one tragic day affected her in every way. She is no longer social and takes shelter in her
heather - NightlyReading
I stood on the porch, trying not to look at the police cruisers parked in the driveway. And when I did look at them, I tried not to let the memories come. But that was like trying to stop water with your hands. Enough of it got through that you were going to get wet.

As I expected, I was totally engrossed in this book until the very end. I absolutely love Heather’s writing style and anytime she comes out with new work, I have to read it!

I must say that the feelings that I had in the beginning of
Maghon Thomas
My stalkee did really well with this one! I read this book in it's original version, and now with the re-release I reread it. It's, as Whisper says in this very book, "Indescribable" because awesome is not enough :) There's such a wonderful story here. A girl, who is grieving beyond belief at the loss of her parents is struggling to get on with her life, until she actually saves a boy herself. I love her probably because of her love of animals. But She takes it a step above and rescues him then ...more
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whisper is certainly a different read compared to Heather's Previous Dirty Blood series. I was not disappointed what so ever and thoroughly enjoyed the Cherokee background and storyline that Heather has put forth.

The book is About Whisper - she has suffered severe depression due to the death of both her parents. She finally leaves the Wellness Clinic and comes home to try and start her life. She is finding it hard to move on. Luckily for Whisper she has Tinker and her aunt and Best friend to
Holly Smith (Geek Glitter)
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand is an amazing story of love and grief. I turned the last page feeling all the feels. Not many books can do that to me. I have a heart of stone...

Whisper is a Cherokee girl who experiences the tragic loss of her parents. She suffers to the point of attempted suicide and being admitted to a mental hospital. After being released and knowing how to cope with her grief, she tries to move on with her life. Then enters Dylan. A boy she finds badly hurt and helps nurse him
Paranormal Reads
Aug 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Whisper loses her parents in a terrible tragedy and is sent to the Skye View Wellness Center to get help with her feelings and thoughts. When she returns home to help with the animal rescue/fostering place Tinker runs she spends all her time with the animals. Her best friend talks her into finally going out to a bonfire one night and that is when she meets Dylan. She finds him knocked out in the woods and gets him help. She stays near him at the hospital and when he wakens she takes him home ...more
May 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Read the original review on my blog

Whisper has lost so much. For the past six months she has been trying to deal with her parents deaths. So it's no surprise that when she comes across a boy unconscious and bleeding in the woods that she refuses to leave his side. She refuses to let him die. But could it be more than just an act of rescue? When the boy wakes with amnesia but starts having mysteriously real visions tied to himself and Whisper, they must
Benjamin Spurlock
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a book I shouldn't like, but I do. I'm not a huge fan of contemporary romance. I'm not a fan of 'destined love' storylines. I'm not a fan of stories where the romance is the plot. And yet... and yet, somehow, I'm a fan of this story.

Part of it is the character interaction. Whisper and Dylan click in a way that fits really well and I believe, and the relationship drama is generally kept far more low-key and believable than I often see in romance. They're good for each other, even before
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Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. (She's only slightly socially awkward as a result.) She writes paranormal and contemporary romance with plenty of abs and angst. Her most frequent hobbies are riding motorcycles and avoiding killer slugs.

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