Whispers in Autumn
by Trisha Leigh
In 2015, a race of alien Others conquered Earth. They enslaved humanity not by force, but through an aggressive mind control that turned people into contented, unquestioning robots.
Except sixteen-year-old Althea isn’t content at all, and she doesn’t need the mysterious note inside her locket to tell her she’s Something Else. It also warns her to trust no one, so she hides the pieces that make her different, even though it means being alone.
Then she meets Lucas, everything changes.
Althea and Lucas are immune to the alien mind control, and together they search for the reason why. What they uncover is a stunning truth the Others never anticipated, one with the potential to free the brainwashed human race.
It’s not who they are that makes them special, but what.
And what they are is a threat. One the Others are determined to eliminate for good
The offer heats my cheeks. “What if we go out there to meet this Archivist and never come back?”
“We’d be together.” Our eyes meet across the room, fuse as though we’re connected. After another moment of silence, Lucas stands up too quickly. “I should go.”
He steps toward the door, pausing at the edge of the bed to run his fingers through my hair. I clutch them against my cheek, my belly full of licking fire that’s so much more pleasant than the flames associated with my strange power. It spreads out until I give voice to its wants. “Will you stay until I fall asleep? I just…I don’t want to be alone.”
A quick intake of breath from Lucas hitches my heart, and for a moment I’m worried. Then I remember this is Lucas. The boy who loved his fish, who defended me after I pushed him away ten times, and whose touch can make me believe everything might really be okay now that we’re facing it together. I scoot backward, peeling back the bright comforter in invitation.
Lucas’s smile tightens a little, and a glinting brightness full of the same tumbling emotions doing acrobatics inside me shines in his eyes. He closes them, then takes a deep breath and slides out of his shoes.
It's the future and aliens control the humans by mind control. All the humans are fine with this except Althea. She has a few secrets of her own. She is immune to the control and spends her time with three different families. One family for spring, fall and winter. The families all act like and seem to think she is their daughter but she knows better. She is different and is told through a message in her locket to never tell anyone and never to trust anyone. She meets Lucas and he seems to be different as well. But she has to see if he is trust worthy and she also has to figure out who the aliens are looking for. It may just be her.
Althea is a fantastic character and the more you read the more you understand her. She tries her best to act normal and keep her secret intact. Lucas at first I thought he was going to be a weak character but I realize he acted that way to keep his own secret and he is really strong. The chemistry between these two is awesome to watch grow. The aliens you see in different scenes and it takes you till the end to see them for what they are and what they want.
I have to say this is another book I can add to my list of books that I screamed No when it ended. I was really hooked at the end and couldn't believe how it left me hanging. It is a good thing because I will for sure be watching to see when the next one comes out. I am not ready for this journey to end. The concept is a neat one a dystopia book with aliens that control the humans with mind control. You get to see one season in this book and I really want to see more. You really don't know who to trust in this book but when it is revealed why they are after certain people is a wonderful twist. Sorry no spoilers here. Be sure to read this book it is a good one.
5 out of 5 Bats~Pam
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Raised by a family of ex-farmers and/or almost rock stars from Northeastern Iowa, I’ve always loved to tell stories. After graduating from Texas Christian University with a degree in Film, I began to search for a way to release the voices in my head. IWhen I attempted my first YA novel, which would become Whispers in Autumn, I was hooked. I knew then my heart lay with telling stories about and for young adults, and for anyone who loves to read and recapture those fleeting “first” moments.
My spare time is spent reviewing television and movies, spending time with my large, loud, loving family, reading any book that falls into my hands, and being dragged into the fresh air by my dogs Yoda and Jilly.
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