Friday, October 17, 2014

ARC Review: Whisper The Dead (The Lovegrove Legacy #2)

Whisper The Dead (The Lovegrove Legacy #2) by Alyxandra Harvey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children, 2014
408 pages, Hardcover
 Source: Netgalley
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Cousins Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope are all dealing with what it means to be a Lovegrove. For Gretchen, it means she often feels like her head is going to explode. As a Whisperer, Gretchen constantly hears the whispers of other witches' spells. And while this does help her to know when one of her own spells is going wrong, the incessant buzzing and pain the whispers cause makes it difficult to use her gift.

But when something evil begins to menace Mayfair, Gretchen must find a way to master her power. Along with her cousins, a madcap named Moira, and the icy yet irresistible Tobias Lawless, Gretchen faces deadly threats and unimaginable loss in the hopes of preventing the terrible Greymalkin Sisters from rising again.

The second book in The Lovegrove Legacy trilogy, Whisper the Dead will leave readers spellbound.

My Review:
Lovegrove cousins Emma, Gretchen and Penelope are adapting to their new powers very well, but one Gretchen is struggling a tiny bit because she is what you would call a whisper, in other words it means she can hear other witches spells, but she can't control it, and it makes her head feel like it is may explode. But also due to what happened to the Greymalkin sisters, the keepers don't trust the cousins and are keeping a close eye on them. The Keeper that is watching Gretchen is the rule abiding yet alluring Tobias Lawless. Magic is acting up in mayfair with bones going missing and evil is lurking. As Gretchen tries to learn and master her powers and to discover what the hell is happening in London, will the cousins be able to prevent disaster from striking.

Gretchen is a fierce and strong female character with a mind of her own but she can come across as being modern for the time this book was set which kind of makes her feel like she is unrealistic in the book. Mr. Tobias  Lawless comes across as a sort of control arrogant guy who follows rules by rules but all in all underneath all that he is just very protective and very loyal. It was really nice to see Emma and Cormac in the book, hopefully fingers crossed we get to know Penelope a bit better in the following book.

Whisper The Dead is the enjoyable second book in The Lovegrove Legacy trilogy which is packed with action, Young adult history and paranromal novel. I can't get enough of this series. I loved the Drake Chronicles series, all her series are just fantastic.

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