Rainer Maria Rilke

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Never Better Than Okay: Whisper by Chelsea Cameron

Whisper:  The Whisper Trilogy by Chelsea Cameron

Young Adult Paranormal Romance

I picked up this book because I really enjoy reading Cameron's other series, The Noctalis Chronicles.  Unfortunately, that probably set me up for disappointment because this series/book isn't nearly as good.

At first, I had a huge problem with the problem....because it was so familiar.  This story is about a girl who is a "sensitive", or person who can see and communicate with ghosts.  It is her "job" to send them on their way through the light by helping them to send messages, settle old scores, say goodbye to family, etc.  She meets a ghostly presence whom she names Jack.  The two are attracted to one another, fall in love, and continue doing ghostly good deeds.  Anyone familiar with Meg Cabot's Mediator series will see right away how familiar this plot line is, and not nearly written as well.  There are also lots and lots and lots of grammatical and editing mistakes which really pulls away from the storyline as well as weak dialogue and formatting errors.

Still, by about halfway the book, I found that I was starting to enjoy it more. It rose to an "okay" level, but never higher than that.  I think I'll just stick with the other series by Cameron--it's quite addictive!

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