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Listen-can you hear it?The explosive sequel to THE ROAR!Suddenly alert to the microchips implanted in their brains, the army of stolen children revolts! But the response of the tyrant Mal Gorman is swift and brutal: He quickly quells the mutiny, sweeping up the fleeing children in spiked nets like so many trapped fish and dragging them back to their training camp. Juiced bListen-can you hear it?The explosive sequel to THE ROAR!Suddenly alert to the microchips implanted in their brains, the army of stolen children revolts! But the response of the tyrant Mal Gorman is swift and brutal: He quickly quells the mutiny, sweeping up the fleeing children in spiked nets like so many trapped fish and dragging them back to their training camp. Juiced by potent Everlife pills, the once cadaver-like Gorman has chemically reversed the aging process; his diabolical mind is now powered by the body of a teenager. But psychic twins Ellie and Mika can read his every evil thought, and they refuse to let him wage his battles. Using their mutant powers, they abduct Gorman and take him beyond The Wall, to the wildlife he so fears. Before all-out war erupts, the brother and sister are determined to reconcile humankind with nature -- and to free the captive children....

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The Whisper Reviews

  • Alison
    2019-06-28 08:01

    The Whisper is the sequel to The Roar, and I decided to read this book because I really enjoyed reading The Roar. They are both science fiction books with an interesting plot and a lot of action.This book is set in a futuristic dystopian world where there are some children that have small mutations that allow them to have special powers. Most of the people mentioned in the book live in a forgotten area called The Shadows, which was built in the darkness, underneath all the people living normally. The people that live in The Shadows are fed a barely edible version of mold and get hardly enough space to live.The main characters are two siblings named Ellie and Mika Smith, who are the most powerful of the mutants. The book is mainly about a man named Mal Gorman that is trying to create an army of mutant children because of their powers. One of their powers is something called the Whisper, which is a type of silent communication the children use with their minds. Mika, Ellie, and the rest of the mutants are trying to stop Gorman from forming an army out of the children, and they use the Whisper to communicate throughout the book.The story begins with the mutant children trying to escape from Mal Gorman's fortress, where he had imprisoned them, planning to make them into an army. The children used their powers to overcome the implants he had secured in them so he would be able to control them. The story starts out a bit slowly, but there is a lot of action later in the book. It involves a mutant that starts using his powers to do evil, and a huge secret about what is on the other side of a big wall that separates the people in The Shadows from the rest of the world.I really liked this book because the author created an interesting future dystopia. I also liked the plot, and there is a lot of foreshadowing. The characters are also unique and different, and there are a lot of things that happen that you wouldn't expect. I would recommend this to people who like reading dystopias and science fiction with a lot of action. Overall, I think this was a very good book.

  • Lark
    2019-07-06 04:58

    Roar had flaws but the overall talent and creativity overcame them. Whispers flaws were just toooo annoying. All the 12 year olds (except for Ruebin) are perfect, with only the best of intentions and never at all concerned with self. And all 27,000 of them are in total agreement on how to save the world. - That's lovely but has Ms Clayton ever met a 12 year old ?All of the people in power - ALL of them - are uniformly corrupt. It becomes tedious. And it turns out to be not just power hungry, greedy adults, but Corporate power hungry greedy adults. These evil businessmen are able to take over the world because humans are like squirrels and have the instinct - unchangeable and uncontrollable - to collect things. Page 157 "It wasn't the fault of the poor. It was the fault of the rich who ran the corporations... because they understood human instincts and took advantage of them...."Gag me. Humans are all just a bunch of stupid squirrels who physically are unable to not purchase/collect things.And the children are easily able to conquer their world with their magical mutations.A small group of younger children are waiting as a group. When their area gets bombed, they go to the army of children. Adults don't know why. Page 285 " Because they don't trust you anymore. They've gone where they feel safe...the army of children." At that all the Northern adults remorsefully follow the children and beg forgiveness and sit down to listen to the incredible wisdom of the most articulate 12 year olds ever to exist....Bleck. Will not bother to read anything else by this author.

  • Raymond C.
    2019-07-11 04:12

    The WhisperBy: Emma ClaytonScience Fiction309 pagesFinished 8/9/12The Whisper is the story of a struggle between 2 governments and mutants who are trying to stop the fighting. The governments are seperated by The Wall. Mika, Ellie and other mutants are taken captive by the government behind The Wall. The government has taken all 12 year-old children except the mutants and Kobi and given them microchips so they will do whatever the government wants them to do. Mika, Ellie and all the other mutants are telepathic and can send thoughts and emotions to other children. The children with microchips resist the orders the government gives them and run to a nearby village but most get caught. A couple of them escape and make it to The Shadows where only the poorest people live, but they stop fighting the microchips command to sleep and they go to sleep the other children are all caught. Mal Gorman, the leader of the base where the children are at takes a pill called Everlife-9 where you become younger the more you take of it. He turns into a teenager because of an overdose. Mika, Ellie, and some other mutants take over the base and the entire government behind The Wall and bring Mal Gorman to hold him captive in Mika's friend Helen's house beyond The Wall. Kobi, a mutant with wings was the only teenager who didn't get caught by the government, helps build a bomb to destroy The Wall. While The Wall is being destroyed the mutants try to negotiate with the government beyond The Wall. They are unsuccessful. Raphael Moses, the leader of the government beyond The Wall decides to send a cloud of poisonous gas to the other side but the mutants break it. They come to Raphael Mose's house, and they scare all of the adults over at Raphael's daughter's birthday party. The story ends with Ellie giving a small child a ride on a Pod Fighter.I disliked this book because the author had no real perception of what a 12 year-old thinks like. Emma Clayton keeps on talking about how the children were all had pure hearts and wanted to save the world. In real life this is not even close to the truth, there are thousands of children who do illegal things such as drugs and some actually kill other people. There is only one evil child in the entire book and his name is Ruben. The only real "fight" was when Mika and Ellie had a telepathic duel with Ruben. A stereotype in the book was that all of the rich and wealthy people were corrupt with power except for Helen, Mika's friend. Another part I didn't like was the ending, it ended off with Ellie giving Oliver a ride on a Pod Fighter after the war was over. Also if you haven't read the books before it can be really confusing, I hadn't read the book for 2 years so I forgot all the details and in the beginning it starts off talking about children being told to sleep which made no sense. What I liked about this story was the concept of thousands of children earning credits just by playing a simulation game. I also liked the fact that the outcasts of the population were able to do amazing things like telepathy and break any technology they look it. The author did a good job of describing each scene and I had a visual image of what was going on the entire time. This story wasn't as big as The Roar though as this book was a little over 300 pages while The Roar was around 600 pages. Overall this wasn't one of the best books I read, but it still wasn't the worst book either.

  • Pamela Kramer
    2019-06-21 03:54

    "The Whisper" by Emma Clayton is the sequel that fans of "The Roar" have long awaited. And really, the books need to be read together."The Whisper" finishes the adventure that began in "The Roar," when Mika learned that his sister, Ellie, was still alive. Stolen by a corrupt government official, she had been trained and experimented on in a quest to control the world.This is a future world where most of the population has been sequestered in the north behind walls. They stay there willingly because they have been told that beyond the walls there is nothing but death and dust -- that the whole rest of the world was decimated by an animal plague, and to step outside the walls brings instant death.The truth, which Mika finds out in the second book, is that a few thousand people live in the rest of the world, enjoying the forests and the animals, living in mansions with every convenience and protecting their wealth with robotic machines and animals.The world in the north is a life of horror for most of the population. They live on the bottom level of cities, beneath the wealthy, with no sunlight, fresh air or healthy food. Their existence is a dismal one filled with moldy walls, tasteless food and no future.Read the whole review at: http://www.examiner.com/book-in-natio...

  • Christopher Garza
    2019-07-12 05:12

    "The whisper" by Emma Clayton is the second book to "The Roar" and it goes further into detail about the plague, the army of children, and the two special twins. But there is a problem they are stuck in a secret base a phych ward kind of base and the children have all been inplanted with a chip in there brain to listen to whatever they are told. The twins however are playing along and have refused to have brain implants till they decide they are tired of listening to the guy who has been forcin them around and they steal jets and fly over the wall only to find out that everything is not dead and alsi that life on there other side is blooming so while evryone inside the wall is suffering the twelve richest people in the world live on the outside getting to do whatever they want owning all the land so when they return they kill all the gaurds of the secret base and have the army of children take down everyone who is in power or have power. These two books in my opinion start off super slow but in time further in the book everything picks up making it an amazing novel the suspence and action cant be decribed and they are imaculant books they are a must reed.

  • Josiah
    2019-07-15 04:17

    I was drawn back for the conclusion of this duology by Emma Clayton's writing, which can be spectacular. The way she sets a scene or mood, or pits two or more characters against each other in a battle of iron wills, gets readers into the story with an easy talent that must be the envy of most authors. By trapping twelve-year-old twins Mika and Ellie in a dystopian world where they're closely monitored and kept under the thumb of powerful men, yet endowing them with psychokinetic abilities that are more than enough to turn the tables on these men if they gain the discipline to do so, Emma Clayton sets up a compelling story arc that reaches its apex in The Roar and glides to a serene finish in The Whisper, even as the haves and have-nots prepare to start a war that could signal the end of humanity. Mika, Ellie, and the rest of the supernaturally gifted children experimented on by Mal Gorman and the Northern Government elites possess everything they need to broker a permanent peace between the North and South, and must act soon if they are to prevent armed conflict."Who survives in a world of chaos is decided by so many complex variables, it's impossible to predict, no matter how hard you try." —The Whisper, P. 278 Mal Gorman maintains his position of advantage as The Whisper begins, but Mika and Ellie have reunited after being held apart so long, and they're rapidly figuring out the secrets the Northern Government has concealed from them. The Southern side of The Wall isn't a deserted wasteland; it's filled with lush greenery, and animals frolicking in the woods. The people of the North have been conned out of enjoying the natural world's beauty, but it's time that changed. Mika, Ellie, and the children like them are telepathically linked in a continuous stream of communicative noise they call The Roar, made up of their combined emotional energy focused on their own liberation and that of humanity, but there's a quieter noise, too, which they must carefully listen for now. It flows from their logic and problem-solving thought, and only The Whisper can lead them to peacefully counteract the duplicity of the Northern and Southern Governments. Without the children's calming intermediation, their parents will learn of the deception foisted on them for so many years and lay siege to The Wall, blinded to any consideration but vengeance against the South. War would result in needless bloodshed, and the kids know they can set matters right without losing a single life. Helen, an unexpected ally of Mika and Ellie's in The Roar, is living in a gigantic mansion on the Southern side of The Wall when Mika and Ellie escape there, and has vital information to aid their mission. The history of relations between the North and South is sordid, and Helen played a role in it that she's not entirely proud of, but her allegiance to Mika and Ellie's cause now is unquestioned, and the resources and wisdom she offers are indispensable. The world started going wrong when humans forgot their place in it, she tells the children. "We forgot what we are. We forgot we are animals and that our feelings are controlled by instincts. Instincts were useful in ancient times...but in the age of science we don't need these instincts so much. We battled so hard against nature, inventing things to keep ourselves alive, that we forgot we were part of nature...And I think it's dangerous to forget we are controlled by instincts...It makes us do things without understanding why. It makes us destructive, angry, and cruel." Helen points out that human instincts fed into modern tyranny on both sides of The Wall, and explains how corporate and government greed exploited them to make big money. "In ancient times...the instinct to hoard was useful, because it meant we were able to survive through the winter. But since we invented cans and freezers, we didn't need to hoard lots of stuff. But we continued to do it anyway: We'd forgotten why we did it, but we still followed our instinct to do it...We almost turned the natural world into one gigantic junk pile...corporations understood human instincts and took advantage of them. We actually encouraged people to buy things they didn't need." Excessive accumulation of stuff pollutes our lives and planet, but how are we to suppress gut instinct? By realizing, Helen says, that we don't truly want to live for the things money can buy. "Most humans...live only for love. To love and be loved...All the rest, all the food processors and leaf blowers and chocolate fountains, are just the scenery for love." When we put our possessions in that proper perspective, what do status symbols and wealth matter as long as we are loved and love others in return? That's all we need to live a fulfilled life.Dynamic writing is the main strength of The Roar and The Whisper, but Emma Clayton creates appealing characters, too. We have Oliver, a seven-year-old who unwaveringly trusts the older kids to end conflict between the North and South without violence. There's also Audrey, a pixieish girl with a bright mind to match her pretty exterior. When Audrey helps set out Helen's fancy china plates for a meal, she observes that the perfect leaf design on the plates reinforces Helen's message about humans forgetting where they belong in nature. "I was just noticing," Audrey says, "that when humans copy nature, they get the pattern wrong. Real leaves don't look like this. Every leaf on a tree is different, but these are all the same...I think humans want nature's pattern to be the same...So they can understand it." Is that not the way of humans? We'd rather discard nature's divergents because they don't fit our demand for a symmetrical pattern, whether it be people who don't conform to societal norms, or ideas that run counter to doctrinaire culture. But we tragically miss the point when we do that. Nature is asymmetry, and celebrating rather than condemning it is the way we remember our proper place in the world. That's what the people need reminding of on the North and South sides of The Wall. It might be the one thing that can prevent war. The Whisper isn't as captivating as its predecessor, but the writing is smooth and ebullient, and I'm glad that Mika and Ellie's story has a satisfying resolution. The final scene feels right, ending the duology on a nice, hopeful note toward the future. I would give The Whisper at least one and a half stars, and chances are I'd spring for the full two. I appreciate Emma Clayton's thoughtful, exciting storytelling, and I'll remember these books fondly. I'm sure there are many others who can say the same.

  • Demetre D.
    2019-07-16 07:54

    The Whisper by: Emma ClaytonReview by: Demetre DohertyThe book I read was The Whisper by Emma Clayton. I would recommend this book because it has a lot of action, it is unpredictable, and it keeps you engaged. I would give this book 3 out of 5 stars because although I liked the action there were some parts of the book that were kind of boring. The first reason why I liked this book was because it had a lot of action and some of the great action was on page 204 and it says, “The Pod fighters pulled up from their dive, and the air filled with streams of laser fire. Then tons of concrete exploded beneath the Ghengis borgs’ feet,” I really liked this part of the story because it had lots of details and describing words about the fight. Also another part of the story that had lots of action was on page 25 and it says, “Another Creeper Net appeared, scuttling toward them like a demented spider. In their haste, they slid down the edge too fast and, for a few awful seconds, thought they’d slip straight off it and fall into the sea,” I really liked this part of the story because they were being chased by Creeper Nets which can paralyze you and then they jump onto a cliff and almost fall to their death. Those are some examples of the exciting action in the book. The next reason why I would recommend this book is because it is very unpredictable. An example was on page 259 when it says, “There was someone in there, now he was sure. He didn’t want to look but felt compelled to, and saw a pale, sharp face framed by the glass in the door. ‘Ruben,’ Gorman whispered,” I thought this was really unpredictable because Ruben had disappeared earlier in the book and is kind of the bad guy in the book and he was there to save Mal Gorman so they could make a plan to rule the world. Another unpredictable moment was on page 252 and it says, “Kobi couldn’t watch. He started to pack up their tools, with shaky hands. The bomb was built.” This was unpredictable because the people living in the Shadows had made a bomb to blow up the Wall which leads to the forests and to nature. Those are some unpredictable events in the story. The last reason I would recommend this book is because it keeps you engaged and always makes you want to read more of the book. An event that kept me engaged was on page 90 when it says, “She had the hind legs of a goat, reverse jointed, with hooves covered in coils of fine brown hair.” This kept me engaged because I thought I was really cool how she has goat legs instead of human legs. Another part of the story that kept me engaged was on page 211 when it says, “We now control all weapons in the North and we assert our control over you. We are about to negotiate with the South for freedom for everyone, not just you, because we want our parents to be happy and we want to live in a world with trees and animals in it.” This kept me engaged because kids are taking over the world and I wanted to know what they would do next. Those are some parts of the story that kept me engaged. So if you like a book with a lot of action that is unpredictable and keeps you engaged then I would definitely recommend reading The Whisper.

  • Gabriel F.
    2019-07-09 03:05

    I just finished the book, and ill tell you about the part at the end. When the boy gets into a room with filled with metal and with beds. The bot starts looking around the room until he heard giant foot step entering the room. he quickly ran behind a bed and hid there. He saw a alien with a gun. The alien searched around the room if there was anything but he saw nothing in the room. So when he was exiting the room the boy ran out of the room and the alien heard him so he chased the boy, the boy was so scared that he almost fainted. When he got to a blue room with a lot of switches and buttons. So he clicked one and the ship started shaking. He ran to get out of here he, knew he set off the launch panel. But when he got to the exit way he heard the alien coming so he went through a hole with a exit. he climbed the exit and jumped into the water. He slowly watched the UFO launching into outer space. And that's it i think you should really read this book because it really entertaining and also to read the middle part. After reading more of this book, He finds out what came crashing down. "A UFO"! The boy exclaiming to he's mom. They were really scared what will happen to them if the creature in the UFO will find them, so they ran to their house and turned off all the lights from the house and hid behind the bed. A little while after they were hiding they noticed that it was so quite. So the mom got up and after she went through the door she heard the door open 'screech', she went running to the bed and hid unwritten with the boy. They were hearing the creatures in the living room destroying stuff. Then they heard the creatures going upstairs where the bedrooms were. When they got to the top it was a sudden quite. They couldn't hear the creatures anymore but after awhile of quietness they started walking in the bedroom with their big green foot stomping really load that the floor was shaking. If you wanna know what happens next, carrack out the book.I really like the book The Whisper because it adds a lot of action and non fiction. This book is all about a boy that has like a secret he said and no one understood the secret. One day the boy was outside staring at the stars. He saw some sort of a shooting star crashing down from sky, he didn't know what it was, so he want running inside complaining that some sort of shooting star. The boy mom went to see what was going on, the boy and the mom went down where the shooting star came crashing down. The boy went up to see, and 'BOOM' the door from the shooting star went zooming out into sky. The boy screamed 'AHHHH'. If you want to read what happens check out the book. This character relates to me because he likes to adventure and is very curious, like me.

  • Alisha
    2019-07-10 05:55

    I quite enjoyed the first of this series - The Roar - but this one didn't do it for me. My main issue is that it felt too preachy. I liked the story line and concept of the books, and I thought the author was creative with children being born with animal mutations to draw them back to the earth and nature that they were disconnected from. The action and story parts of the book were interesting. But every time the story talked about what and why the wall had been built the feel of the writing changed - like the author lost her ability to creatively tell a story because she wanted to make a point. I felt that in one chapter at the end of The Roar as well, but looked past it because the rest of the book had been good. I didn't realize that The Whisper was going to be full of it. It's not even that I disagree with some of the ideas, and think that good novels can't address issues, I just don't think the author did it well. I couldn't get lost in the story when I felt I was being preached to.

  • Cassidy
    2019-07-13 04:47

    I was excited to read this when I borrowed it from the library, but I think compared to The Roar, it was a bit of a disappointment. Whereas the Roar had its own 'sub-conflict' (that being that Mika was sure his sister wasn't dead, etc.,), The whisper didn't really have one, it had too many, and they didn't really seem all that related or all that important. When a book is a part of a series, there has to be a main conflict, and the book itself has to have a separate (main) conflict. Sometimes the author adds in a relationship problem, or a character disappears, and at the same time the protagonist(s) need to defeat the enemy. My second thought was that the protagonists were winning too easily. At first I was kind of happy about that, but then it kept on happening again, and again, without any real twists in the story, and I became a bit bored. I wish I could rate this better, but the aforementioned bugged me too much.

  • Jaap Akkermans
    2019-07-02 07:11

    Mika finally reunites with his sister which was what he first wanted. Now he wanted to stop the war that was going to happen between the north and the south of the world. They were divided with a wall. The only thing that was stopping Mika and Ellie was the fact that they couldn't control the adults. The South had forests and a lot of space, while the North was cramped, and had no living things apart from humans. The North wanted to share land with South, but they didn't. To stop the war, they used the army of children that had been made by making them play video games which were actually teaching them how to fly war machines. Then, the adults noticed what they were doing and stopped. This book is about hope, adventure, and friendship.

  • Samuel
    2019-06-27 07:00

    The Roar was a REALLY good book, but sadly, The Whisper was not. The Whisper lacked a good plot, and the plot that it had was boring, and obvious, if you haven't, read The Whisper, you could probably predict the resolution. The main conflict in the story was so easy to resolve, and the main characters didn't have any problems while trying to resolve the main conflict. In my opinion, the theme of this story was kind of childish, and not meant for YA readers.The Roar was so much better than the whisper that they could have had different authors. I might even go as far as to just tell you to not read the whisper and imagine what will happen yourself, but The Roar was so well written that maybe you will be forced to go read the whisper. :)

  • Zane
    2019-07-12 09:17

    Mika, Ellie, and all the children of the North have staged a rebellion against their parents to stop Mal Gorman from starting a war with the South that he could never win. The mighty youngsters use their telekinetic powers to get out of any possible pickle. They deactivate all weapons of the South and depose the Northern government, but the leader of the South still won't listen. They travel to him by fighter jet and tell him to his face that they are more powerful than he could ever be. Will Earth be engulfed in chaos, or is a brighter future in store?The Whisper is about love, hate, and peace.

  • Saad
    2019-07-09 03:03

    In the second book of the series, Ellie and Mika reunite to bring down Mal Gorman and everyone and everything around him. There's only one hitch to this plan, however. They have to along with his crazy plan, pretending to know nothing, while they can delve into his very thoughts at will. So when the adults finally find out about The Secret, nobody is safe. On either side of the wall. The Whisper is a book about Knowing Your Limits, Misdirection, and Revolution.

  • AmyChristine
    2019-07-19 06:53

    Book one blew me away, book two was a flop. The plot had large black holes, there was no character development, the dialogue came across as emotionless statements. I will not read from this author again.

  • Huntly Salley
    2019-06-21 08:06

    This book was just as good as the first. There was a lot of action and this book is definitely recommended to everyone. Amazing Book!

  • Diane
    2019-06-27 06:00

    Good Young Adult Sci-fi 2-book series.

  • Jared
    2019-06-29 02:47

    The Whisper is the sequel to The Roar, both books by Emma Clayton. These books are set some time in the future, after an Animal Plague sweeps across the animals around the world, causing them to go on a killing rampage. This forced the citizens of the whole world to live in Europe, where a massive wall was built around the whole continent on the shore of the sea and the land. Everyone believed this, and most lived horrible lives, or so they thought. Most believe the Animal Plague was real. That is what was supposed to happen. But all of the 12 and 13 year old kids born after the Plague have found out the Secret. This is that the Animal Plague never really happened. And that there were rich billionaires living in beautiful non-destroyed lands behind the Wall. The kids have a plan that will either let billions of people free, or start a war. The Roar series is amazing in my own opinion. This is a great dystopian series that has cliffhangers at every chapter and has action in just the right places. I felt a real connection with Mika, Ellie, Audrey, and all of the other characters. I was sad to see the book end, and ever since I did finish it, I have hoped for another book in the series. Maybe even a prequel to the Roar that tells of Mika and Ellie's parent's story of the Animal Plague? Everyone should have a chance to read this series.

  • Lindsey Homan
    2019-06-28 09:06

    This book is set in a futuristic dystopian world where there are some children that have small mutations that allow them to have special powers. Most of the people mentioned in the book live in a forgotten area called The Shadows, which was built in the darkness, underneath all the people living normally. The people that live in The Shadows are fed a barely edible version of mold and get hardly enough space to live. The main characters are two siblings named Ellie and Mika Smith, who are the most powerful of the mutants. The book is mainly about a man named Mal Gorman that is trying to create an army of mutant children because of their powers. One of their powers is something called the Whisper, which is a type of silent communication the children use with their minds. Mika, Ellie, and the rest of the mutants are trying to stop Gorman from forming an army out of the children, and they use the Whisper to communicate throughout the book. The story starts out a bit slowly, but there is a lot of action later in the book. I really liked this book because the author created an interesting future dystopia. I also liked the plot, and there is a lot of foreshadowing. The characters are also unique and different, and there are a lot of things that happen that you wouldn't expect. I would recommend this to people who like reading dystopias and science fiction with a lot of action.

  • Alex
    2019-06-27 09:11

    Let me first say that I enjoyed "The Roar" very much and I highly anticipated "The Whisper" and bought it when it first came out. But, it was a little bit disappointing. I'm not saying it was a complete piece of garbage, far from it, but the book just didn't have that same sort of suspense that the first one had. And it also is far slower paced than its predecessor. Out of 307 or so pages, it takes around 200 for the action to start. Most of those 200 pages aren't even used for very much exposition, which there is still a need for, even from the first book. However, I won't say it kills the momentum of the series, and it does set up for a least one more installment, which I will read. But the new concepts brought into the novel are just plain ridiculous, more fantasy than science fiction. With that said, I did enjoy this novel and I find Clayton's writing style engaging and witty. I would very much like to see this series brought to a conclusion, because there are still quite a few loose ends. I would recommend this to fans of the first book, but with a warning that this book is somewhat of a different animal than the first.

  • Bobert
    2019-07-08 05:07

    Whisper is the sequel to Roar. I read this book because I really liked Roar. The Whisper is an exciting book. Mika and his sister, Ellie finally are united again. Gorman finally gets his army of youth ready for battle but, Mika finds out what the war is about. Gorman wants to drop nuclear weapons on other side of the wall. They are not ready to let what he wants happen. The Whisper is a telepathic connection between all of the youth of the North with Mika and Ellie at the head of it. When the adults find out what is on the side of the wall they build a bomb to blow to the other side of the wall. The adults don't know that as soon as they do it will spark a war that will involve the most advanced weapons ever seen. I hope that you will enjoy this as much as I have!

  • Eli Petersen
    2019-06-25 09:01

    This book is a sequel to the roar. I enjoyed the roar, so i decided to read the next book. I enjoyed it, there was an understandable plot, good attention to detail, and a lot of action.Mika and Ellie are twins, who live behind a large concrete wall. There is no going out of the wall because of the animal plague. The twins were separated when they were young. Their parents thought Ellie was dead, but Mikka thought she was alive. Later in the story they reunite. The twins find out there ar forests and animals behind the wall, so they work to get the forests back for the people living behind the wall. I gave it a five out of five because it was a good book. I would subject it to anyone that liked the roar.

  • Allison B.
    2019-07-06 09:00

    This book was the sequel to the book "The Roar". While sometimes during "The Roar" the action sometimes dragged, "The Whisper was always exciting with action. "The Whisper" has a plot which is that 2 corrupt governments to take control of the others land, the southern government has trees and flourishes while the north has no room for trees. The two sections are separated with a wall that has a defense mechanism that only the southern government can control. Long story short, Mika and Ellie find many new friends and explore in depth the South. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes science fiction. This book I would I would recommend for ages 11-14 years of age.

  • Daphne van der Meer
    2019-07-09 02:00

    Best een leuke serie, maar ik zal m niet nog eens lezen. Het is duidelijk geschreven voor kinderen, en laat qua geloofwaardigheid nogal wat te wensen over hier en daar. Desalniettemin leuk om te lezen.dit deel gaat verder waar het vorige afliep. De implant-kinderen ontsnappen uit het fort, om er vervolgens weer naar terug te gaan op orders van Mika. Hij heeft een plan.Hij wil met het hele kinderleger de oorlog stoppen en winnen. En alle volwassenen laten luisteren. En dit lukt ook, met behulp van the whisper, die alle kinderen kunnen horen. Zelfs de dochter van de topman in de zuid. Ze helpt ze.De kinderen blazen de borgs op die de muur bewaken en hopen zo de aandacht te krijgen van de topman van de zuid. Dit mislukte eerst, hij nam ze niet serieus. Maar later werd hij toch bang voor ze.Dan blazen de volwassenen een gat in de muur wanneer ze erachter komen dat er nog bomen zijn achter de muur, en breekt de oorlog uit. Een van maarliefst drie minuten en wat seconden. Het kinderleger weer dit snel te stoppen.Hij moet nu wel naar ze luisteren.En geeft blijkbaar ook toe.Het verhaal eindigt met de eerste mensen (op enkelen na) die van noord door de muur naar zuid gaan. Het laat een open einde achter. Geen idee dus of mensen niet gewoon weer de planeet gaan verwoesten of wat dan ook. Je hoopt natuurlijk van niet.

  • Gavin
    2019-07-11 03:17

    The Whisper, by Emma Clayton. The Whisper, is the sequel to The Roar. Both of these novels are science fiction with a dystopian feel. Obviously, this book picks up at the end of The Roar. Here, the main character, Mika, has reunited with his sister, and has joined the organization that has taken his sister. Mika, his sister, and a group of other children are what are referred to as mutants, children with special altercations and powers they were born with. This organization has taken these children as weapons and given them special training and treatment. This organization has also taken the vast majority of the the child population of non mutants for an army. They are all very young, around the age of 12. These mutants are also extremely good tacticians, leaders, and fighters. After going through some plans of their own, the mutants and army of children take some massive steps to make a statement of their own that has more and more meaning, "We are the future".

  • Trot
    2019-07-11 03:04

    Mika and Ellie are assigned by Mal Gorman to steal an age-reversing drug from the leader of the elite group of people who pushed the whole population into the north, Raphael Mose. They are planning to betray Gorman because they know something he doesn’t. All of the children share telepathic messages known as the Whisper. They will use this to try and work together and take back the south. I gave this book a four star rating because it was a great story plot and was very intriguing. I didn’t give it a five star because there were some very cheesy parts of the book, such as all of the children having incredible morals and trying to “take back” the south from the adults. At least half of the children would have the idea to use their power for themselves and not for others but yet in the book there was only one that did. In the end, the great story and plot tops the flaws so the book was good.

  • Colin Hooley
    2019-06-23 04:14

    The book The Whisper is one of the best sequels of a series that I have ever read cover to cover. Emma Clayton wrote this book so that it goes along with a fast pace and really keeps the reader's attention. I would definitely rate this book five stars. Anyone who likes action, with good meaning and messages, this is the book for you. Small amounts of romance, but nothing really mushy. It was slow to start, but by the end I could not put the book down.

  • Ashley Blackwood
    2019-07-07 09:13

    I think the first book is WAY better than this one. This one just seems unbelievable. It creates strong visuals, but lacks substance. Many characters seem to lack a firm personality. They seem like something not really solid, and more fluid in their actions that lack Normal human personality. The plot was kinda...weird? It just seemed really unbelievable, and it seemed like too much for just one book. I think the first book should have a sequel, but this is not the way I would have wanted it.

  • Maberan Potato
    2019-07-03 04:04

    My 100th review! *sparkles* Sad it has to be on this thing. I really, really liked the first book, alright? Like sure, I was nostalgic, but it was also very interesting. I liked the characters, I liked that Ellie and Mika weren't prefect twins that got along all the time, I liked the feeling of helplessness that followed them. The world, even if it was kind of over the top with the Wall idea, was still grounded with simple realistic conflict like Mika's house getting destroyed and a competition for awesome living spaces. I didn't even mind the psychic stuff! I thought it was very well done and scary at times.But this just spits all over that. The characters? Mika and Ellie are now emotionless, overpowered robots who always do the right thing and never get threatened by anything. Audrey has like five lines in total, Helen's backstory is explained, which ruined her character for me, Ellie NEVER SEES HER PARENTS ONCE WAT and Mal Gorman just gets so over the top it's not even funny anymore.Like, I was surprised by how small this book was compared to The Roar. Then as I read, I realized it was because the author traded her characters' depth and personality for them to be always doing the right thing, never letting their emotions get the better of them, always be focused on the plot and nothing else. Like, I remember Mika having anger issues, Audrey being genuinely nice and optimistic, Ellie trying to become cold and unaffected. I remember how Mika beat Kobi and how that was portrayed as shades of gray, because Mika winning= getting Ellie, but Kobi losing= moving in the slums' slums. Like, there was depth!But this is just: Adult bad. Children good. Like what sort of morale is that? It feels like the author was trying to send the message to adults to listen to their kids and not underestimate them, but NO ADULT WILL READ THIS. I'M 19 AND I BARELY MADE IT. So all it does is make kids paranoid about their own parents, that they won't listen to them or that they don't need them and can do everything without them. Like, wat?The story was just annoying and took over 100% of the book. Basically, Ellie and Mika have to stop a war. And it's all they do. They never have talks, Ellie and Audrey exchange like a line before Mika pulls them elsewhere, Mika and Ellie are- no, not just them, all the kids have just become non-entities of 'GOOD GOOD GOOD' Like they never argue for leadership, they never talk about what they're going to do, they never have fun! The only characters we get are Kobi, who does nothing but be a window for what is happening (very very slowly, btw) on the North side of the wall and worry, his chapters were utterly useless, Oliver, some snotty adowable kid with Kobi who's just there to make us go 'oh he can't live in that kind of world! poor him!', Mal Gorman, who has like more personality than the goddamned heroes even if it's super cliché and over the top and again, his chapters are useless and Tom, a guy I didn't even remember from the first book, gets the beginning to him and it's just super weird because all these kids act as an hive-mind, so again, no personality, but then you get 2+ pages of these characters you've just met this instant, don't know their names except like four, just saying things like: "I want my mom!" or "I have a brother I need to find him" and it goes on and on and on and I'm just I DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU.YOU DO NOT GET TO SWITCH MAIN CHARACTERS IN A SERIES, UNLESS YOU TELL ME THEY'VE SWITCHED (Gemina, Fire) Like Kobi was an alright character, but nothing MC worthy! Don't you understand that when I read a book about Mika trying to get Ellie back and give it a four-stars rating, maybe I want the second book to also be about Mika and Ellie? Just maybe?And again with the omniscient narration! It was the most annoying thing in the world! Why did I put all of the three omniscient books I had in a row??? And I'm pretty sure the first book wasn't even that bad with it. Here it's just you're in Mika's head, then the guard, then Ellie's then Mika's again then the guard and I'm just wtf is this???? PICK A CHARACTER AND STICK WITH IT.So omniscient narration is dead to me now; any book I read written in it will get a -1 star mallus because it's an eyesore but also because it's really hard to write 'omiscient'.Oh and what's up with the powers? Like the Roar I got, it was built up and explained, but then you learn they're all mutants, so you think mutant=powers, but all the kids can do it now? So what's the point of having mutants to begin with? And the Whisper was just so flat. It appears as soon as the book begins and suddenly everyone's using it. Nevermind that the Roar was built-up and didn't work exactly like usual fantasy powers, so it was interesting?So two stars for the nostalgia. Shaaame.

  • NanceryQueen
    2019-07-03 08:53

    This is an 8th grader choice.Whispers is the sequel to Roar. I can see why an 8th grader would like this book. It is very futuristic, with most of the population of each put in very small spaces. Teenagers become the hero and open up of the world for all.