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Whisper the Dead

(The Witches of London #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  907 ratings  ·  145 reviews
Gretchen is struggling with her newfound gift as a Whisperer; the constant buzzing in her ears from detecting spells is more frustrating than fun, especially when she is spending time with one of the Order of Iron Nail's Keepers, the icy but strikingly handsome Tobias Lawless. But while Gretchen tries to hide the truth and resolve her feelings for him, London fades from be ...more
Paperback, 397 pages
Published October 9th 2014 by Bloomsbury Childrens (first published October 7th 2014)
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Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If there won't be a third part of this novel, I'll change my rating down... like A LOT.

Whisper the Dead war eine tolle Fortsetzung zu A Breath of Frost, die mir gerade aufgrund der Charaktere so gut gefalle hat! Gretchen ist einfach so eine emanzipierte junge Frau, die sich sagt, sie braucht keinen Mann (und schon höre ich Megara in meinem Kopf singen...) und Tobias passte einfach so super zu ihr, auch wenn die beiden sich zu Beginn nur in den Haaren hatten. Oder vielleicht auch gerade deswegen.
I stand by everything I said about this book last time. Gretchen is such a wonderful character - sassy and strong and not standing for any bullshit. She's all "why the hell should I use this stupid shield spell when I could just throw a dagger at someone?", and it's freaking great. Tobias is an equally complex character, and I love him. Add the two together and you get one hell of a ship.

There are also a plethora of delightful hints about Penelope and Cedric, and OH MY GOD WHY DO WE NOT
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: With the Greymalkin sisters safely captured, you would think the Lovegrove cousins could relax a bit. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case in this entertaining follow-up to the first book in the series.

Opening Sentence: Gretchen was on her way to the Worthing musicale when her head exploded.

The Review:

Ever since the Greymalkin Sisters were successfully trapped at the end of book one, the Order has been very curious as to how Emma, Pen
Kirsty-Marie Jones
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it

As of A Breath of Frost, Whisper the Dead gave me the same feeling as it's predecessor gave me , while I absolutely adored it, I still have a few minor issues. With A Breath of Frost it took me a while to get into because of the large cast and side characters, the out of order perspective changes and such big personalities to contend with. Being familiar with the world now and the fun and outlandish characters that are out of style with the Regency Period, I had n
(series review)

The Lovegrove Legacy so far has been quite the fun read- strong female leads, magic, romance, mystery,'s certainly full of elements that make for a fantastic combination together.

The characters in particular, I think, are quite well developed. The two books so far centre mostly on Emma, Gretchen and Penelope, a group of three cousins who are descendants of a long line of witches. The relationship between the three is a strong one, where it's clear that they're both fami
**Thank you Bloomsbury Childrens and Netgalley for providing this in exchange for an honest review**


5 stars is just not enough for this book. I think this might be tied with The Supernatural Enhancements as my favorite book of the year. Everything about it was endearing. I absolutely love those girls

Review to come closer to the publication date.


Ok, the full review will not come because I misplaced my notes. I knew
Since cousins Gretchen, Emma and Penelope discovered they were witches they have been on a sharp learning curve and they're still trying to figure out how to use their gifts. After Emma accidentally released the Greymalkin sisters in the previous book all three of them are under constant watch by the Order of the Iron Nail and it's making life impossible. When strange magical events begin to occur around Mayfair the girls find themselves at the centre of suspicion but Gretchen has never been one ...more
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
A lovely sequel that was as thrilling, romantic, and action-packed as the first one, Whisper the Dead was a wonderful YA read. I really liked this book and I enjoyed reading it.

Gretchen was a strong heroine. She had a will and mind of her own and didn't bother to hide it. She could be a bit too reckless at times but, otherwise, I thought she was a tough, likable character.

Tobias was also great. On the surface, he was very calm, self-controlled, and faithful to rules. Underneath, he proved to als
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) and NetGalley.)

This was a good sequel, although what a cliff-hanger ending!

I liked Emma and Gretchen in this book. Emma was as feisty as ever, and Gretchen showed just how ready to fight she was. I also like how determined Emma was to get her father back from the underworld, no matter how dangerous.

The storyline in this was pretty good, and I liked the action. There
**I received this book for free from Bloomsbury USA Children's/NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Historical, Paranormal
*Rating* 3.5

*My Thoughts*

The Lovegrove cousins Emma Day, Gretchen Thom, and Penelope Chadwick haven't had a whole lot of time to get used to their newly awakened magical powers. Not since Emma accidentally unlocked them in A Touch of Frost. With Emma having the ability to cont
Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Gretchen was my favorite in the first book and she doesn't disappoint in this one. I love her snark and tenacity and it was fun getting to see how she deals with her magic.

The snippets we get to see of Emma and Penelope were also great and don't get me started on Tobias. There were some great new characters here and I'm hoping we get to see some of them in the next book.

This book was filled with swoons, laughs and some pretty epic heartfail. The ending was pretty cliffhangery and I ne
A Reader's Heaven
(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)

Gretchen is struggling with her newfound gift as a Whisperer; the constant buzzing in her ears from detecting spells is more frustrating than fun, especially when she is spending time with one of the Order of the Iron Nail’s Keepers, the icy but strikingly handsome Tobias Lawless. While Gretchen tries to hide the truth from him, London fades from beautiful and bustling to deathly silent . . . Something evil is
2020 bk 388. A sequal as well written as the first - and while completed - left you wanting the third in the series. The three cousins are being watched closely now, each with her own keeper. However, when evil is around, not even a keeper can prevent problems, in fact, the keepers can just get in the way of stopping the evil from happening. And it does,
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it

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This series continues to surprise me with how great it is. I went into the first book not really interested in reading any regency books, but it was so great that I’m now a huge fan! I found A Breath of Frost (The Lovegrove Legacy #1) to be a tad long, however while Whisper the Dead is of similar size, I didn’t want it to end at all.

This series follows three cousins who’ve recently discovered they’re witches from a very powerful line called the Lovegroves. In the first book Emma manages
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Whisper the Dead, is the second book in The Lovegrove Legacy, and just as magical and intriguing as the first book. I have always loved Harvey's books. They are always filled with so much fun and fascination. I still tend to find historical reads a little hard to get into, but the way Harvey tells it, it's felt so easy to sink into this world and enjoy the rich details, colourful characters and clever dialogue.

The storyline is quite busy with it's multiple point of views and endless string of p
Isobel Radakovic
The first sentence of this book instantly intrigues you and makes you want to read more. And I can tell you now, it just keeps going up, getting better and better.
The one negative thing I had to say about A Breath of Frost was that I didn't understand why there was Moira, but now I do. She brings the completely opposite perspective of the story, which is refreshing to see the contrast.
It was nice to see how everyone had a partner in this book - Emma and Cormac, Gretchen and Tobias, Godric and Mo
Tanja Voosen
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Auch Alyxandra Harvey gehört zu meinen Lieblingsautorinnen (ja, wie viele Jahre predige ich euch, dass ihr ihre Bücher lesen sollt? xD) und auch ihr neuestes Buch hat mich nicht enttäuscht. Im Gegensatz zum ersten Band der Lovegrove-Legacy Reihe fand ich diesen Band sogar noch mal einen Ticken besser. Das lag besonders an der Liebesgeschichte, die war einfach...hach, *seufz* SO TOLL. Ich mochte Gretchen auch um einiges mehr als Emma damals. Ihre Art ist so viel pfiffiger und sarkastischer gewese ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

At slightly over 400 overwhelming pages, WHISPER THE DEAD took a few chapters for me to fully immerse myself. Once I did, however, I was rewarded with a mystery that managed to be consequential and yet a story that felt lighthearted, all at once.

Once I got back into the rhythm of The Lovegrove Legacy series, I recalled why I liked book one so much – the key here is the cousins and their relationships with each other. Their sarcastic quips and loving i
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
This and my other reviews can be found at Amethyst Bookwyrm

Thanks to Netgalley and Bloomsbury Publishing Plc for giving me this book to review.

The Lovegrove Cousins, Gretchen, Emma and Penelope, are adapting to their new powers but Gretchen is struggling because she is a Whisperer, which means she can hear other witches spells, but as she cannot control it, it makes her head feel like it is going to explode. Due to what happened with the Greymalkin sisters, the Keepers do not trust them and are
Ms. Yingling
This book focuses more on Gretchen and her Keeper, Tobias, and includes more information about Moira, a Madcap witch who lives on the streets and frequents the Goblin Market. Gretchen is very concerned about her twin brother, Godric, who deals with the fact that he can see ghosts by drinking too much. It doesn't help that it's hard enough for her to deal with being a Whisperer-- she can hear the voices of those who went before, and hear the spells that they cast, which helps her to formulate spe ...more
Autumn (Triquetra Reviews)
Huge major cliffhanger. Can't believe it ended like this.

Holy crap.

More in depth review after I've had time to wake up from this madness.

Oct. 27th, 2014
Ok, I've awakened. Still, holy crap. This book was amazing and I am SO glad it didn't fall into the sequel trap. Then again, because each book is about a different cousin, it seems like these could be read as stand alones (although you'd be missing a lot of info.) I quite like it.

Gretchen is amazing, she's sassy, head-strong, independent and
Oct 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
!!! ACHTUNG !!! Band 2 einer Reihe


Da Gretchen eine geborene Lovegrove ist und ihr damit sowohl das Aufbegehren gegen den Orden als auch die Fähigkeit, lange zuvor gesprochene Zaubersprüche hören zu können, in die Wiege gelegt wurden, wird jeder ihrer Schritte von einem Bewahrer beobachtet. Zwar glaubt sie, dass da etwas Wildes unter der offenbar eiskalten Oberfläche des Bewahrers schlummert, aber dennoch hält er sich strikt an die Regeln des Ordens. Gretchen versucht, sein Vertra
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, fantasy, youngadult
The only bad thing about this book is that I don't know how long I have to wait until book three, and the suspense is already killing me! I finished it late last night, and actually sat up in bed and said, "Noooooo!" aloud when I came to the ending! Woo!

I just love the Lovegrove cousins. I love the world they inhabit, the little details about debutante balls mixed in with strange magic, the kind that involves rainwater gathered from a wolf's paw print and rowan berries and certain words said. Th
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This ebook is as poorly proofread as the previous one in the same series, which is a pity because it's an otherwise delightful series of historic fantasy. I have print editions of another series by the same author; I haven't read them yet and suspect the publisher took the time to proofread those editions, which I look forward to reading. ...more
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent story in "The Lovegrove Legacy." I can't get enough of cousins Emma, Gretchen and Penelope and the spies who love them. This story is layered with grit, chemistry and humor. More pretty please, and now! (Seriously can someone tell me when the next book comes out?) ...more
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A definite improvement on the last book, but mostly OH MY GOD. The last 80 pages totally ramp the tension up. It gets intense. Why isn't there a third book yet whyyyyyyyy ...more
Mar 15, 2014 marked it as to-read
The names Tobias and Cormac seem to be getting pretty old!!
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Alyxandra Harvey lives in a stone Victorian house in Ontario, Canada with a few resident ghosts who are allowed to stay as long they keep company manners. She loves medieval dresses, used to be able to recite all of The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, and has been accused, more than once, of being born in the wrong century. She believes this to be mostly true except for the fac

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