Series: The Veil Diaries #4
Genres: Young Adult
Narrator: Karla Mercer-Meyer, Kris Koschecki
Also in this series: Trying To Live With The Dead, When the Dead Come A Knockin', When to Fear the Living, When Evil Comes To Play, When the Dead Come Home
Also by this author: Trying To Live With The Dead, When the Dead Come A Knockin', When to Fear the Living, Found, When Evil Comes To Play, When the Dead Come Home
Hi, I’m Alexis Delaney. I’m your average 17-year-old girl. Except I can see the dead. And talk to the dead and help them move on. So… okay, I’m not your average 17-year-old girl. The Veil is still shut. Which means the dead can’t move on, not on their own. Through my Link to the Veil, I’ve been able to start helping souls to cross. The Veil is changing, healing. Like I am.
Since I came home from the hospital, I’ve been hiding behind my best friends. That’s about to change. I want my life back. I’m ready to get back to normal. Then Sophie, the twins’ little sister, tells me she’s ready to cross over. Ethan pulled her back, and now it was time to face it. I have to tell Ethan and Isaac their sister’s soul is in their house. What the hell am I going to say?
Whispers from the Dead picks up right where book 3 left off. Lexie is recovering from her attack and its been rough. She is really struggling with PTSD. On top of all that, she is still trying to fix the veil. Some of the ghosts are impatient jerks and not willing to wait for Lexie to get to them. I think what I like about these books is there is so much going on! First, Lexie is a teenage girl. She does impulsive things like punch a girl because she is mad. She is dealing with romantic feelings for her 5 best friends. Its all so normal in some aspects. Next, you have the ghosts. Every morning she goes to the cemetery and helps dead people move on. Seriously, you could focus entire books just about that! Some of the ghosts’ stories are fascinating! Finally, she is learning more about her abilities and what that means.
Overall, Whispers from the Dead continues the series in a great direction. I was unsure in the beginning of the series. Lexie is sometimes such a teenager its annoying; She is impulsive and insecure. However, the plot thickens with each book and I like the direction Brunnemer is taking the story! I really can’t wait for more!
Miles is still my favorite guy. I’m kind of over Zeke at this point-he just has a lot of baggage that is getting to be a bit much. My heart hurt for Issac and Ethan in this book for sure. Asher is awesome, but still second to Miles in my heart!
- POV: multiple 1st (mostly Lexie though)
- Tears: Yes-at the end with Sophie!!!!
- Trope: reverse harem, necromancy
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Lexie is dealing with PTSD from being kidnapped and attacked in the previous book « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »it ends at a good place, but there is still a LOT of story left to tell and something is totally up with Issac… « Hide Spoiler