Tuesday 13 December 2016

Review ~ Whispers and the Roars by K Webster

Book Description:

When my eyes are closed, the monster can’t ever see me.
When I sing a song in my head, the monster can’t ever hear me.
When I pretend my bedroom is a playground where I play hide and seek, the monster can’t ever find me.

The darkness should frighten me.
I should worry I’ll find more monsters…monsters scarier than him.
But I’m not afraid.

It’s safe here.
When I’m inside of my head…

He. Can’t. Ever. Touch. Me.

Whispers and the Roars is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress are found in this story. The abuse written in this story is graphic and not glossed over which could be upsetting to some. Proceed with caution. This story is NOT for everyone.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 3.5 stars

“She may be hiding from love… But love will eventually find her.”

This book totally below me away…eventually. I will say that for me, this was a slow starter and I did find myself putting it down whereas normally I would read all night, however, once all became clear, this became unputdownable and by the end I found myself in floods of tears, thinking to myself, why are my eyes leaking?

“No whispers. No roars. Nothing.”

This is a book that you need to go into blind, without any preconceived ideas or misconceptions. This is a book that depends on that “what the hell did I just read” moment and to have that spoiled would be a travesty. This is not an easy read by any stretch of the imagination. It is dark, it does tackle some harrowing topics but none were done for the shock factor, they were all an intrinsic part of the story and the characters.

Kady and Yeo’s love story is heart breaking at times and with flip flops from past to present you do grasp a better understanding of the whys. I did feel that the chemistry between them was absent though, I didn’t get that underlying feel of love and lust, more of an unhealthy dependency but being honest, with this kind of story, maybe that is all they could have been. However, I did feel a whole lot of chemistry between another character and I will say he stole my heart throughout this book, the growth in this relationship was ever present and totally had my heart melting.

“I love you at your best and I love you at your worst. I love every single part of you. I always have and always will.”

I really cannot say any more without this review becoming a spoiler, but I will say, read this. It is a genius plot, I never saw it coming and I’m usually pretty receptive to this kind of twist, but K Webster disguised her wicked mind perfectly. Yes, it is a hard read, for me it was slow in the beginning, but once this baby ramps up you will become consumed. It is not the darkest of reads, but it is one of the most thought provoking ones I have read of late, for all manner of reasons. What this book tackles is never really put out there, I admire K Webster for bringing this to the forefront. What was for me a hard read, must have been even harder to pen, but I felt that she did her character’s justice.

“Because I had to, Kitty Muncher.”

I will leave you with one word… “Bones.”

“…is motherfucking out.”

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