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- Print Length: 313 pages
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- Publisher: Sweet River Romance (November 11, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 11, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GMRPWK8
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The Wind Whisperer is a story of love, family, drama and growing up. Anaii is a one of a kind girl called a wind whisperer. She can communicate with the wind for information to help her tribe. Elan is her childhood friend. He has always loved and protected Anaii.
One day, Anaii meets Jayttin who seems to take her by surprise. Jayttin comes from the rival tribe. He is an enemy. She is challenged mentally and physically by him. She is left to admire him as he comes from a different tribe. He is different in so many ways.
As a wind whisperer, her father, the head of the tribe confides in her for her knowledge of gathering information to keep them all safe.
Elan makes his feelings clear towards Anaii while Jayttin does the same. Anaii is torn between two different men. She realizes she is breaking their spirits by prolonging her decision as to who she chooses.
I sympathize with both men and how they react, whether it is with joy, anger and annoyance towards Anaii. I also sympathize with her having to decide. Bith men treat her so well and incredibly kind and protective over her.
If you enjoy romance, drama and adventure you will love The Wind Whisperer.
Elan has been close to Anaii since they were babies. They played together and plotted together, and now he wants them to have a future together. But she’s only ever seen him as a best friend, practically a brother, and his none-too-subtle suggestions that they become more are straining their relationship. But other men in the tribe have their eyes on her as well, and it’s only a matter of time before one of them wins her hand, even if he can’t win her heart.
Anaii’s position in the tribe is a tenuous one. She is favored for her abilities, but not adored as a daughter or friend (except by Elan), and those who don’t rely on her for information make no secret of their dislike for her. She’s not required to work as the other women are, and she’s allowed within the council, a place reserved only for male elders of some importance. On the surface, her life seems rather charmed, but she’s left with few friends and no freedom. The importance of her gift makes her indispensable, and when danger looms outside, the village becomes a virtual prison.
But then Anaii comes upon Jayttin in the meadow, and for possibly the first time, she sees a man she can truly imagine marriage with. Only their tribes are at war, their fathers sworn enemies, and if simply knowing Jayttin is treason, running off to marry him would be the highest crime. But then Anaii’s father promises her to Koko, his strongest warrior and a man Anaii would never choose for herself. Desperate to decide her own life, Anaii escapes with Elan only to run into Jayttin, and while her heart is being torn in two, the fates of their villages are left in the balance.
I have to admit that I was on the fence about reading this book. I just wasn’t sure a story about a fifteen year old Native American girl caught in life-or-death love triangle was really my thing. There were just so many ways it could go wrong. It could have been a mockery of Native American history and mysticism. It could have been a terribly unbelievable and frustrating love triangle. It could have been a bunch of made up customs and legends, much like Stephenie Meyer’s false portrayal of the Quileute nation. It could have been the frustratingly immature story of a few kids who created drama out of everything. But instead it was simply extraordinary.
Holle has a knack for description, writing scenes in a way that makes them spring up in full color and texture in the mind’s eye. Within just a few pages, the book I thought I was taking a chance on became a vivid journey into another time, another way of life. Customs and words I’m not familiar with were described and used in a way that somehow made perfect sense, and before I knew it, I was lost in the story. It’s pretty clear that the author has done enough research to not only do justice to the people whose ways she’s borrowed, but also to spin a wholly believable and engaging story.
Anaii’s torn feelings when it comes to Elan and Jayttin are anything but simple. She can’t imagine life without one, even while she’s inexplicably drawn to the other. Love triangles are difficult to get right, often making the correct choice obvious to frustrated readers while the characters stuck in them are foolish and blind. But every time I thought I had this one figured out, I ended up second-guessing myself. Anaii’s conflicting emotions were practically tangible, realistic in their complexity and played out in a way that left me unable to even choose a favorite until it all came together in the end.
Most impressive, though, is Holle’s ability to deliver a young adult story that can thoroughly entertain adults while remaining entirely appropriate for the targeted age group. Where usually I’m warning younger teens away from books purportedly aimed at them despite the inclusion of strictly adult content, The Wind Whisperer should be marketed to everyone from thirteen to eighty years old. There’s so much going on and so many emotions at play that while romance is certainly a big part of things, the more adult scenes some authors would resort to in order to keep readers’ interest aren’t even missed.
And fortunately for all of us, the story doesn’t end with this book. While The Wind Whisperer thankfully does not end on a cliffhanger, it does leave an opening for more, which we’ll see in A New Whisper later this year. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a great new read, look past the unfortunate font choice and pick up The Wind Whisperer. It’s a fantastic way to spend an afternoon.
Amazing story! I loved every minute of this book! Even then intense parts, and there are a lot! I enjoyed this so much that I kept having to tell myself not to skip ahead to find out what was going to happen, although, I really, really wanted to!
First of all, the plot in this is fantastic. At first it seems like a Native American Twilight with maybe some Romeo and Juliet thrown in. But honestly the paranormal aspect and the plot itself really makes this story something of its own. Not only is it different and mesmerizing but it’s fun.
The characters also really make this story. I love all of them. There’s a bit of a love triangle that starts a little before half way through and oh boy… I was thinking that this wasn’t going to be good. But instead it totally made sense. The characters really stood out and wanted each of their stories told and the love triangle just happened to be a part of those stories. Even though I’m not a lover of love triangles, I really think this one helped Anaii to grow. Actually, it helped each of the characters involved grow. And I think I liked them even more because of the love triangle.
And this isn't just about the love triangle. That is only a part of Anaii's story. There's so much more about her powers and how she comes to find out even more about her powers and herself and trying to save those she loves. AND there are some twists in this baby! I mean seriously… I didn’t see quite a few things coming but I find myself yelling at the book, and the characters, multiple times!
And there’s a part 2 coming in the fall! I cannot wait!
Enjoy paranormal romance? Don’t miss this one!
Received by author for an honest review. 5/5
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A YA book that is definitely worth reading whether you are into Native American tales or not.
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