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Whisper of Light by Jennifer DeLucy
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I am a huge fan of DeLucy's debut novel, Seers of Light, therefore I was eagerly anticipating this next book, and while I enjoyed Whispers of Light, I can't say it held the same magic for me as the first book.

I think the issue is I couldn't help but compare the two novels. While I believe Seers had the perfect blend of heart stopping action and whirl wind romance, Whispers was more of a slow build to a journey of self discovery.

Still, the emotional journey that Nicole went through was very poignant. Here is a girl, living in a house full of Sentients who all possess extraordinary abilities, while she remains just a regular human. If that wasn't enough, she attends to her feeble minded mother who was 'injured' defending Nicole, and she must deal with the constant ridicule from her father who is admittedly disgusted the fact that Nicole is not a Sentient.

At the heart of it all is Christian, the Combatant from Seers. This book finds Christian much changed from the first. His attitude and outlook on life has completely reserved into something optimistic and open. Yes, he is still the hard-headed yet handsome Brit I quickly grew annoyed with in the first book, but in Whispers he seeks a solace in his life that I can't help but yearn he finds. As with Nicole, there is a vulnerability in Christian that makes me feel very protective of him, so their combined silly stubbornness nearly drove me mad!

Whispers of Light was definitely more character driven than plot driven. Yes, there were side stories to small adventures into the supernatural world, but nothing as edge of your seat as Seers. Yet, I was able to forgive the lack of climatic plot because I was enchanted by the characters. In fact, one of the reasons I tore through the book in one sitting was because of how beloved the characters became to me. Even though Nicole is constantly being torn down by her father, she is a pretty funny girl with a great sense of humor. Still, the humor doesn't hide the hurt and everyone becomes very protective of her, especially Christian. Also, when you have a large family of individuals living in the same house, heads are bound to butt when said family member can't help but feel entitled to get involved in your personal life, and such was the case for Nicole. The importance of family and belonging was the evident message, and one I found quite soothing at the end; and it helped to have the nosy, playful, humorous and entertaining moment from each family member throughout the story.

And I'm not gonna lie, the five second cameo with Lily and William thrilled me to no end!

I really only have one gripe. One of my biggest peeves is to see the word "Whoa" misspelled like this: Woah. And I saw it misspelled several times in Whispers. I don't know why it bugs me so much, but it does. Possibly it has to do with my long time crush on Keanu Reeves. No one can Whoa me like he can. To be fair, woah is in the Urban Dictionary, so maybe I just need to brush up on my lingo?

Bottom line, I'm a fiend for emotional angst in stories, and Whispers sated my need for that while slowly revealing a very enduring love story. I'm so happy there will be a third book in the series, because I'm not ready to let the Sentients and their loving companions go.

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