Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blog Tour| Review and Giveaway | Whispers in Autumn by Trisha Leigh

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Whispers in Autumn (The Last Year, #1)Title: Whispers in Autumn
Author: Trisha Leigh
Source: Review Copy
Format: Paperback, 388 pages
Published: July 24th 2012 by CreateSpace (first published July 21st 2012)
Buy: B&N | Amazon
Synopsis:
In 2015, a race of alien Others conquered Earth. They enslaved humanity not by force, but through an aggressive mind control that turned people into contented, unquestioning robots.

Except sixteen-year-old Althea isn’t content at all, and she doesn’t need the mysterious note inside her locket to tell her she’s Something Else. It also warns her to trust no one, so she hides the pieces that make her different, even though it means being alone.

The autumn she meets Lucas, everything changes.

Althea and Lucas are immune to the alien mind control, and together they search for the reason why. What they uncover is a stunning truth the Others never anticipated, one with the potential to free the brainwashed human race.

It’s not who they are that makes them special, but what.

And what they are is a threat. One the Others are determined to eliminate for good.
My Thoughts on Whispers in Autumn:
There are some books that aren't worth one's time but we don't know it until we read it. Then there are
books that make you make time for.
Whispers in Autumn was the latter for me. It hooked me from page one.
There is no way I can know the true feeling of thinking I'm completely alone in this world as Althea
does, I can only imagine.
That is one of the things I truly enjoyed about this book. Also that there were aliens connected with
the seasons plus brainwashed humans.

There is no worst torture then knowing that everyone in the world has been brainwashed into being
a compliant robot who smiles all the time.
It's just plain creepy. Being afraid every single second of your life thinking that you're going to
be found out and "disposed of" in the exact same way as your parents.
Well that is what Althea has to deal with. People who smile for no reason and don't seem to
care when someone is hurt or is going to be killed.
There are times when one fakes a smile to make others happy but not for as long as Althea
has done it for. That I can empathize with.
Even though she was afraid and even though her survival instincts are yelling at her to stay
away from every single person out there she can't help but
connect with the one person who knows exactly what she's feeling and/or not feeling.

There are some books that are so vague and confusing and they just make me want to have a
good talking to with the author.
I had no problem whatsoever with this one. It had a little bit of mystery but not enough that I
was floundering about completely confused, puzzled, and frustrated.
Enough mystery to keep me on my toes but not so much that if maybe me wasn't to drop it and
run for the hills. It was an incredible beginning to the series if you ask me.

Favorite part without spoilers? Threatened skunks. Is it vague enough to make your curious? I
 hope so. It made me laugh so hard I almost fell out of bed!

overall, would I recommend this book? Yes I do. Definitely want to know how Althea and Lucas.
I've Rated Whispers in Autumn: (4/5)
Giveaway
All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter below.
The Author is in charge of getting your prize to you.
Ends August 28, 2012.
Trisha Leigh
Author Bio
Raised by a family of ex-farmers and/or almost rock stars from Northeastern Iowa, I’ve always loved to tell stories. After graduating from Texas Christian University with a degree in Film, I began to search for a way to release the voices in my head. I wrote a thriller and a couple of ghost stories, getting my feet wet and learning with each attempt. When I attempted my first YA novel, which would become Whispers in Autumn, I was hooked. I knew then my heart lay with telling stories about and for young adults, and for anyone who loves to read and recapture those fleeting “first” moments.

My spare time is spent reviewing television and movies, spending time with my large, loud, loving family, reading any book that falls into my hands, and being dragged into the fresh air by my dogs Yoda and Jilly.
 -Martha

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

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