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The Wind Whisperer

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  18 reviews
At fifteen, Anaii is the most important member of her tribe—and the most mysterious. Ever since Anaii can remember, the spirits of the wind have whispered of fertile hunting grounds and imminent enemy attacks. But when her people are ambushed by a brother clan without any apparent cause, the spirits remain eerily silent.

As the village prepares to retaliate, Anaii is pressu
Kindle Edition, 309 pages
Published November 11th 2013 by Sweet River Romance
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Burgandy Ice
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am insanely excited to share the release of The Wind Whisperer, and as a beta reader of Anaii's story last year, I'm a raving fan.

Krista Holle has a gift for tension and world-building. I squirmed, immersed in the Scottish culture for The Lure of Shapinsay and The Wind Whisperer is even better.

I love the world-building. The story takes place in an Indian community of maybe a century or two ago. I love the sand and grass beneath bare feet, the leadership meetings in smoke-filled hut, the famil

Fifteen year old Anaii has a gift that is both a great blessing and a terrible curse.  Her people know that the wind spirits speak, but Anaii is the only one who can understand the wind's language, as well as speak back.  It's made her father favor her over all others, but it's also taken her freedom.  As long as she can learn from the winds of pending dangers, he demands her constant nearness.

Elan has been close to Anaii since they were babies.  They played together and plotted together, and no
Melissa Ann
Nov 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I decided to read "The Wind Whisperer" by Krista Holle, even though it seemed like it would be something out of my comfort zone, and I'm glad I did. This could read as historical fantasy fiction (which isn't a normal read for me), as it takes place in a Native American tribe, and we are immersed in that world.

Anaii is special to her tribe. She was left there by a mother, who was also an outsider, and even from the start, her blue eye
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ya
I’m conflicted over whether to like Anaii or to hate her for her scheming ways. I know hate is a powerful and negative word but the way she treated the men in her life, I just felt so fed up. I wanted to yell at the men to move on… find someone else; I just didn’t get what made her so special that they stayed. Anaii, has the gift of wind. She talks to the wind and listen to their reply, warning and heeding to their advice. Being special, the other women in the village are resentful towards her w ...more
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Whispers on the wind

I enjoyed THE WIND WHISPERER a lot more than I expected to given that it was such a step outside my usual comfort zone, and I've never read a book in this culture before, but something about the excerpt I read just spoke to me; forbidden love, the simplistic nature of clan life, star-crossed lovers. I took a chance and it paid off. I thought I might need to use the paranormal angle as a crutch to help ease me into it, but it actually wasn't necessary. I was fascinated by th
Donna Zink
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

A YA book that is definitely worth reading whether you are into Native American tales or not. Time for complete honesty here; I’m not really a big fan of Native American stories. But as you can probably tell from my opening sentence this is one story I was given to read and review that I’m so happy to have received. It’s the perfect example of how a well written book will captivate your interest even if you are doubtful going
Jul 02, 2013 rated it liked it
I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up The Wind Whisperer. I hadn't read any Native American fiction before, so this was something new for me. I did like it though! It's always nice to read something different, and diversity is great too, but what really sold it for me was the paranormal twist. I know Native Americans are always portrayed as being very spiritual and in tune with nature, but Anaii really does have a gift. She can understand the language of the wind and speak back. Later sh ...more
Maghon Thomas
Don’t laugh but I keep thinking of Pocahontas when I read this book. I mean not really, but I love the Disney cartoon and some things fit. You know, they whispering willow tree, and the fun animals, and the tribal culture. And that’s about it in similarities, but still. And maybe a little Romeo and Juliet, minus the suicidal part. :) Anyways, I enjoyed this story. It’s also very cool way of living off the land, and we all forget how nice we have things with all of our technology and things like ...more
Nov 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am not a big fan of Native American stories, but I loved how this one was created. It is authentic and to me it came across as very believable.

Our main girl is called Anaii, an adopted fifteen year old who is living with the Chipoke tribe. She is able to talk to and control the wind. The wind whispers its secrets to her and helps her to keep everyone safe. Anaii is torn between two men in her life: Elan, her lifelong best friend who has always loved and protected her and made it clear that he
Georgina Merry
Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have mixed feelings about this story. I enjoyed the premise and the setting, both of which are refreshing in a genre saturated with vampires and werewolves. The prose is beautiful and whimsical, conveying a certain authenticity to the narrative voice of the main character, Anaii. It was upon realising these elements in the first few pages that my hopes were raised. They gave promise of originality, and complex conflict, and in some ways I wasn’t disappointed. The concept of wind whispering, an ...more
Chris Torretta
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Amazing story! I loved every minute of this book! Even then intense parts, and there are a lot! I enjoyed this so much that I kept having to tell myself not to skip ahead to find out what was going to happen, although, I really, really wanted to!

First of all, the plot in this is fantastic. At first it seems like a Native American Twilight with maybe some Romeo and Juliet thrown in. But honestly the paranormal aspect and the plot itself really makes this story so
Cheree Smith
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Anaii is the daughter of the chief, but she is more important than just that. She has been given a gift from the gods, a gift to be able to hear the wind spirits and gather information that can help her tribe, especially escape a brutal massacre from an enemy tribe who planned to attack while they all slept. But why did the Zenni tribe attack after having ten years of peace? Well, that's something Anaii's father wants to find out.

The Wind Whisperer proved to be a beautifully written story with p
Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

The Wind Whisperer by Krista Holle was an incredible story of first love, second love, growing up, and responsibility. I guess you could call it a coming of age story, because it pretty much is, but it's a lot more too. You have the Native American tribe setting with their superstitions and rivalries. There was a fun paranormal element. Then you have Anaii who's stuck in the middle because of her gift. I loved the wind whispering. She could be talking to someo
Katy Edwards
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It has been some time since I have read a Young Adult Paranormal romance that has captured my attention as much as The Wind Whisperer did. I always love to read something that I feel is a new, fresh take on the genre. Krista Holle has struck fictional gold by taking us back in time to a pre-colonial America and planting us in the middle of a fierce rivalry between two Native American tribes. Anaii, the adopted daughter of the chief, has an unusual place on the tribal council because of her abili ...more
Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved the love triangle, it really kept my interest. I was torn between the two men in the first half of the story and then by the middle of the story I had chosen my favorite. I was a little unsure who she would pick but in the end I was right. I enjoyed the mystery of it. Anaii was selfish but she kept it interesting. I look forward to know what happens next to her.
Nov 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Although this book wasn't my normal genre of interest, I found this book to be well written and entertaining. The author was excellent at weaving the story together and forming new and interesting plot twist. I would recommend this book to readers that enjoy plot twists, tribe wars and a sweet love triangle.
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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