1 ★ – DNF, NOT FOR ME
PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 TEXT PUBLISHING (FIRST PUBLISHED 10.3.2016)
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT, FANTASY, HISTORICAL FICTION
PAPERBACK 386 PAGES
Tuscany, 1096 AD. Luca, young heir to the title of Conte de Falconi, sees demons. Since no one else can see them, Luca must keep quiet about what he sees.
Luca also has dreams—dreams that sometimes predict the future. Luca sees his father murdered in one such dream and vows to stop it coming true. Even if he has to go against his father’s wishes and follow him on the great pilgrimage to capture the Holy Lands.
When Luca is given an ancient book that holds some inscrutable power, he knows he’s been thrown into an adventure that will lead to places beyond his understanding. But with the help of Suzan, the beautiful girl he rescues from the desert, he will realise his true quest: to defeat the forces of man and demon that wish to destroy the world.
The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr had an intriguing premise, but unfortunately, I just did not find anything exciting about the story.
I tried to read this a few times, but it never did work out. At first, I thought I just wasn’t in the mood, so I set it aside. I’m a mood reader and sometimes I like to read more contemporary than fantasy or sci-fi. However, that was not the case at all with this book. While I thought the synopsis was kind of interesting, I just wasn’t a big fan of the storyline. I wasn’t captivated or into the story at all. I read up to 11% of the book and finally decided to DNF.
I really don’t like not finishing a book and I did try to give this one a chance. I thought the writing was decent and the world building was okay from what I read, but it just did not fascinate me.
This book initially drew me in with the premise, but at the end of the day, The Book of Whispers just did not hold my interest. I wasn’t excited or entertained at all, so I sadly had to DNF. (My first DNF for 2018).
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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