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The Whisper

(The Roar #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  2,404 ratings  ·  256 reviews
Listen -- can you hear it? The explosive sequel to THE ROAR!
From a a scream!

Telepathic twins Mika and Ellie at last are reunited. But if they're ever to free the brainwashed, microchipped child soldiers, they must pretend to play along with the tyrant Mal Gorman's maniacal plan, even as they mind-read his every evil thought. Members of an elite squadron of
ebook, 320 pages
Published February 2012 by Chicken House Ltd
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Because I remembered the Roar being an absolute masterpiece it was understandable I looked forward to reading the next book. It did pick up with the same level of action and fast pace but this book I couldnt connect with as well as the Roar.

This book is basically about the two main characters and the army of children taking down their government and revealing the secrets about their world. It wasnt a bad story only I felt things were kind of
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Whisper is the sequel to The Roar, and I decided to read this book because I really enjoyed reading The Roar. They are both science fiction books with an interesting plot and a lot of action.

This book is set in a futuristic dystopian world where there are some children that have small mutations that allow them to have special powers. Most of the people mentioned in the book live in a forgotten area called The Shadows, which was built in the darkness, underneath all the people living
Aug 31, 2012 rated it did not like it
Roar had flaws but the overall talent and creativity overcame them. Whispers flaws were just toooo annoying. All the 12 year olds (except for Ruebin) are perfect, with only the best of intentions and never at all concerned with self. And all 27,000 of them are in total agreement on how to save the world. - That's lovely but has Ms Clayton ever met a 12 year old ?

All of the people in power - ALL of them - are uniformly corrupt. It becomes tedious. And it turns out to be not just power hungry,
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Emma Claytons The Roar and The Whisper are two books I grabbed to complete a deal. I didnt have much by way of expectations, but I was rather eager to see what the books would bring. Unfortunately, after reading the first book, I found I wasnt crazy about the story. Nevertheless, as I had book two I decided to dive in.

For me, The Whisper was rather anticlimactic. I was expecting something much bigger from this one than what we were given. There were some interesting elements to the story, but as
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
The Roar was a REALLY good book, but sadly, The Whisper was not. The Whisper lacked a good plot, and the plot that it had was boring, and obvious, if you haven't, read The Whisper, you could probably predict the resolution. The main conflict in the story was so easy to resolve, and the main characters didn't have any problems while trying to resolve the main conflict. In my opinion, the theme of this story was kind of childish, and not meant for YA readers.
The Roar was so much better than the
Raymond C.
Sep 14, 2012 rated it liked it
The Whisper
By: Emma Clayton
Science Fiction
309 pages
Finished 8/9/12

The Whisper is the story of a struggle between 2 governments and mutants who are trying to stop the fighting. The governments are seperated by The Wall. Mika, Ellie and other mutants are taken captive by the government behind The Wall. The government has taken all 12 year-old children except the mutants and Kobi and given them microchips so they will do whatever the government wants them to do. Mika, Ellie and all the other
Pamela Kramer
Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"The Whisper" by Emma Clayton is the sequel that fans of "The Roar" have long awaited. And really, the books need to be read together.

"The Whisper" finishes the adventure that began in "The Roar," when Mika learned that his sister, Ellie, was still alive. Stolen by a corrupt government official, she had been trained and experimented on in a quest to control the world.

This is a future world where most of the population has been sequestered in the north behind walls. They stay there willingly
Christopher Garza
"The whisper" by Emma Clayton is the second book to "The Roar" and it goes further into detail about the plague, the army of children, and the two special twins. But there is a problem they are stuck in a secret base a phych ward kind of base and the children have all been inplanted with a chip in there brain to listen to whatever they are told. The twins however are playing along and have refused to have brain implants till they decide they are tired of listening to the guy who has been forcin ...more
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was drawn back for the conclusion of this duology by Emma Clayton's writing, which can be spectacular. The way she sets a scene or mood, or pits two or more characters against each other in a battle of iron wills, gets readers into the story with an easy talent that must be the envy of most authors. By trapping twelve-year-old twins Mika and Ellie in a dystopian world where they're closely monitored and kept under the thumb of powerful men, yet endowing them with psychokinetic abilities that ...more
Demetre D.
May 12, 2014 rated it liked it
The Whisper by: Emma Clayton
Review by: Demetre Doherty
The book I read was The Whisper by Emma Clayton. I would recommend this book because it has a lot of action, it is unpredictable, and it keeps you engaged. I would give this book 3 out of 5 stars because although I liked the action there were some parts of the book that were kind of boring.
The first reason why I liked this book was because it had a lot of action and some of the great action was on page 204 and it says, The Pod fighters
Gabriel F.
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
I quite enjoyed the first of this series - The Roar - but this one didn't do it for me. My main issue is that it felt too preachy. I liked the story line and concept of the books, and I thought the author was creative with children being born with animal mutations to draw them back to the earth and nature that they were disconnected from. The action and story parts of the book were interesting. But every time the story talked about what and why the wall had been built the feel of the writing ...more
Jaap Akkermans
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Mika finally reunites with his sister which was what he first wanted. Now he wanted to stop the war that was going to happen between the north and the south of the world. They were divided with a wall. The only thing that was stopping Mika and Ellie was the fact that they couldn't control the adults. The South had forests and a lot of space, while the North was cramped, and had no living things apart from humans. The North wanted to share land with South, but they didn't. To stop the war, they ...more
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
In the second book of the series, Ellie and Mika reunite to bring down Mal Gorman and everyone and everything around him. There's only one hitch to this plan, however. They have to along with his crazy plan, pretending to know nothing, while they can delve into his very thoughts at will. So when the adults finally find out about The Secret, nobody is safe. On either side of the wall. The Whisper is a book about Knowing Your Limits, Misdirection, and Revolution.
Feb 24, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Book one blew me away, book two was a flop. The plot had large black holes, there was no character development, the dialogue came across as emotionless statements. I will not read from this author again.
Huntly Salley
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was just as good as the first. There was a lot of action and this book is definitely recommended to everyone. Amazing Book!
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love it
Nick G
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Jared by: Dystopian Lovers
The Whisper is the sequel to The Roar, both books by Emma Clayton. These books are set some time in the future, after an Animal Plague sweeps across the animals around the world, causing them to go on a killing rampage. This forced the citizens of the whole world to live in Europe, where a massive wall was built around the whole continent on the shore of the sea and the land. Everyone believed this, and most lived horrible lives, or so they thought.
Most believe the Animal Plague was real. That
Lindsey Homan
May 12, 2016 rated it liked it
This book is set in a futuristic dystopian world where there are some children that have small mutations that allow them to have special powers. Most of the people mentioned in the book live in a forgotten area called The Shadows, which was built in the darkness, underneath all the people living normally. The people that live in The Shadows are fed a barely edible version of mold and get hardly enough space to live. The main characters are two siblings named Ellie and Mika Smith, who are the ...more
Nov 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Let me first say that I enjoyed "The Roar" very much and I highly anticipated "The Whisper" and bought it when it first came out. But, it was a little bit disappointing. I'm not saying it was a complete piece of garbage, far from it, but the book just didn't have that same sort of suspense that the first one had. And it also is far slower paced than its predecessor. Out of 307 or so pages, it takes around 200 for the action to start. Most of those 200 pages aren't even used for very much ...more
Eli Petersen
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is a sequel to the roar. I enjoyed the roar, so i decided to read the next book. I enjoyed it, there was an understandable plot, good attention to detail, and a lot of action.
Mika and Ellie are twins, who live behind a large concrete wall. There is no going out of the wall because of the animal plague. The twins were separated when they were young. Their parents thought Ellie was dead, but Mikka thought she was alive. Later in the story they reunite. The twins find out there ar
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Whisper is the sequel to Roar. I read this book because I really liked Roar. The Whisper is an exciting book. Mika and his sister, Ellie finally are united again. Gorman finally gets his army of youth ready for battle but, Mika finds out what the war is about. Gorman wants to drop nuclear weapons on other side of the wall. They are not ready to let what he wants happen. The Whisper is a telepathic connection between all of the youth of the North with Mika and Ellie at the head of it. When the ...more
Allison B.
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was the sequel to the book "The Roar". While sometimes during "The Roar" the action sometimes dragged, "The Whisper was always exciting with action. "The Whisper" has a plot which is that 2 corrupt governments to take control of the others land, the southern government has trees and flourishes while the north has no room for trees. The two sections are separated with a wall that has a defense mechanism that only the southern government can control. Long story short, Mika and Ellie find ...more
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book I choose to do my book review on was a science fiction thriller called, "The Whisper" a sequel to "The Roar" written by Emma Clayton. It has a total of 309 pg., and out of 5 stars I would give it 4. Usually sequels to books are never that good for example the Maze Runner's sequels where never quite as interesting as the first book. I felt as though as the Maze Runner continued you lost valuable incite to characters and what there were doing during the time. Unlike the Maze Runners ...more
Jack Tourangeau
Nov 02, 2019 rated it liked it
The Whisper by Emma Clayton is yet another shining example of rebellion against a government, in this case, a quite evil one. Expanding upon that I feel that Emma hit the nail on the head with creating a scenario of people vs government however, it wasn't quite as engaging as say 1984 by the famous George Orwell. While I did enjoy the addition of a quite unique "child army" I think the world felt very small and seemed to only be confined to only two areas: the "North" and "south" despite this ...more
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Whisper, by Emma Clayton. The Whisper, is the sequel to The Roar. Both of these novels are science fiction with a dystopian feel. Obviously, this book picks up at the end of The Roar. Here, the main character, Mika, has reunited with his sister, and has joined the organization that has taken his sister. Mika, his sister, and a group of other children are what are referred to as mutants, children with special altercations and powers they were born with. This organization has taken these ...more
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mika and Ellie are assigned by Mal Gorman to steal an age-reversing drug from the leader of the elite group of people who pushed the whole population into the north, Raphael Mose. They are planning to betray Gorman because they know something he doesnt. All of the children share telepathic messages known as the Whisper. They will use this to try and work together and take back the south. I gave this book a four star rating because it was a great story plot and was very intriguing. I didnt give ...more
Dillon Holt
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dillon Holt

The Whisper was a nice book to read for a few reasons. My main reason would be how the books plot all comes together and kind of clicks during the book. It was a little confusing at first but like I said it just clicked while I was reading and I had an "ah ha" moment.

Another reason I really like this book is because it shows the connection between Mika and Ellie besides the fact that they are telepathic twins and were separated as kids. The book shows the ups
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