Monday, 4 June 2012

Whispers From the Grave Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: June 1st 1995
Pages:  272

What It's About!

When Jenna discovers the diary of a girl who was murdered over 100 years ago, she is startled by how much they have in common. Rita looked like her, acted like her, and faced the trials of high school while experiencing the thrill of first love. As Jenna reads of Rita's tragic past, she fears for her own future. Because Rita's history is repeating itself--in Jenna's life.

A copy was provided for review from Netgalley


As soon as I started reading this book, it had my attention. However, it wasn't at all what I was expecting. Jenna finds this old photo of a girl from a 100 years ago, and also the girl's diary. We even get to see entries from the diary, and see things from Rita's point of view.  I thought it was going to be more of a murder mystery, possibly with a paranormal twist. It actually turned out to be both of those things, but also had a bit of sci-fi, romance and other elements all mixed into one. There are many unexpected twists, turns and surprises that keep you wanting to read more. I don't really know what else to say without having to give everything away!

While I did enjoy reading it, I think I would have totally loved it if I had read it back in middle school.  That said, I would recommend it more for younger readers who like a good twisting mystery story with lots of different elements threaded throughout.

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