For sixteen years, Laurelin Moore has been keeping a secret. She is a whisperer, and she knows that to reveal her gift now is a dangerous risk. Past whisperers have been exploited for their power. But Ausland’s queen is dead and acknowledging her magic is her only chance at becoming a Rook in the Pentax—a competition that will decide the kingdom’s next ruler.
Laurelin isn’t in it for the crown, though. She’s after the wish that will be granted to the victor. A wish that would save her dying brother, Pippin. But there are dangerous undercurrents to the competition, and Laurelin finds herself at the center of it. She begins to search for answers and discovers a secret with the potential to shatter the entire kingdom.
My Review: 5 STARS
I picked this up because the title intrigued me. I was looking for a fantasy that has some aspects of real life in it and found myself very much at home with this book. It was a delight from start to finish. It tugs at your emotions, making the characters and the world seem so real, to the point where you’re desperate to keep turning the pages and finding out how it’s going to end. That ending almost destroyed me, but at the same time, it was perfectly bittersweet and would have been disappointed if it’d gone another way. Thoroughly enjoyed the book and an author I’ll read again. Very much recommended!Join Joey here on the blog on Fridays for interviews, reviews and guest bloggers. If you'd be interested in doing any of those, you can contact Joey here