“Lengard is a secret government facility for extraordinary people,” they told me.
I believed them. That was my mistake.
There isn’t anyone else in the world like me.
I’m different. I’m an anomaly. I’m a monster.
For two years, six months, fourteen days, eleven hours and sixteen minutes, Subject Six-Eight-Four — ‘Jane Doe’ — has been locked away and experimented on, without uttering a single word.
As Jane’s resolve begins to crack under the influence of her new — and unexpectedly kind — evaluator, she uncovers the truth about Lengard’s mysterious ‘program’, discovering that her own secret is at the heart of a sinister plot … and one wrong move, one wrong word, could change the world.
Whisper is about subject Six-Eight-Four, aka Jane Doe, who is being kept in a secret underground government facility. She is poked, prodded, and tested every day because she has a gift; we just don’t know what that gift is until a ways into the book. She has been here over 2 years but still refuses to speak when the director basically insinuates that she has 1 month left to make some progress or she will be disposed of. What happens after this is an incredibly intense, wild ride to the end of the book.
For quite awhile I was getting some serious Stranger Things vibes, until it turned into something else… Even though that vibe went away I still loved it. This is YA science fiction, and it was an incredibly quick read with plenty of action (especially towards the middle/end) and short chapters. I loved a lot of the characters even though there isn’t really a ton of character development in my opinion. I also love the world that Noni was able to build in such a short amount of time as it is only just over 300 pages long. I also think a lot of the characters are relatable even though it is a sci-fi book. I especially loved Jane and I felt so bad for what she was going through.
Warning, this book does get a little… detailed, towards the end. I was cringing while reading it, but it seemed necessary to the story and I get why the author got so descriptive.
Final Thought: I absolutely LOVED Whisper and the only reason it wasn’t a 5 star for me is I felt like some parts were a little slow in the beginning, but overall it was fast-paced. I had a hard time putting this one down and it was such an addictive read. I’m very excited to see what the next book of this series brings!!
Whisper in 3-ish words: Addictive, Brilliant, Futuristic
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 / 5