Sunday, 16 March 2014

Whisper (Lakeview #2) by Stacey R. Campbell

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Gemelli Press LLC and Netgalley.
Whisper (A Lakeview Novel, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
It's Halle Henry’s first year at Lakeview Academy . . .

On a snowy January night, just days after a fire that nearly destroyed the school’s library, Elsie Stewart, daughter of the headmaster and founder of Lakeview Academy, dies slipping beneath the ice of frozen Clearwater Lake. Unable to right the wrongs she committed before her tragic death, Elsie’s spirit walks the halls of her father’s school, waiting for someone who can.
One hundred years later, while joining her sister’s friend Leigh to help clean out the school’s administration building before the big remodel, Halle stumbles upon Elsie’s hidden journal.
Obsessed with what she finds, Halle searches the school for clues that may lead to solving a century-old mystery. The only problem is that Halle also talks Calum Stewart, Leigh’s worst nightmare, into helping them.
Once Leigh and Calum are forced work together, sparks fly and no one around them, alive or dead, is left unaffected.


Whisper by Stacey R. Campbell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Whisper (A Lakeview Novel, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Gemelli Press LLC and Netgalley.)
17-year-old Halle is desperate to start school at Lakeview, the same school that her sister went to, but doesn’t expect to become involved in a mystery spanning nearly 100 years.
What is a ghost called Elise trying to tell Halle? And will they ever find the missing treasures?


This book was really not what I expected, and I wish it had focused more on the mystery than the romance.

Halle was an okay character, but she did come across as a real fruit-loop at times. If you think you can see ghosts, if you think a ghost wants you to do something, I would suggest you confide in a psychiatrist, not announce it in the school cafeteria, because no matter who your sister is, people are going to think you’re crazy.

The storyline in this was focused too much on the romance side of things for me. I was a lot more interested in the mystery aspect rather than the romance, but all we seemed to get was gossiping, discussions about going to a dance, and who fancied who, which really did not interest me at all.
I think this book might be better for younger teens, maybe 12-year-old’s would appreciate it, but for me there was just too much stuff in there that didn’t move the story along, and that really started to bother me.
The ending was okay, but it seemed to take a hell of a long time for the kids to get there. Considering the major hints they were given, it sure took them a hell of a long time to work it out.
Overall; okay story, but there was too much stuff in there that didn’t move the story along,
6 out of 10.


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