Blog Tour: Giveaway + Review of Whispers in Autumn by Trisha Leigh

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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.

The autumn 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.
Overall Thoughts:
The uniqueness of the summary instantly captured my intrigued, and the actual book definitely didn't disappoint either!

Whispers in Autumn is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Althea, who lives in a world completely controlled by aliens. Humans have become enslaved by mind control and they don't even know it. Animals of all kinds are forbidden, for fear that they will attack and/or bring disease into the world. Everyone looks normal on the outside, but possess a perfection and exactitude that normal humans aren't capable of having. They're always smiling and content, even if something isn't exactly right; everyone except Althea, that is. Althea is more lucid and sensitive than everyone else, which is not a good thing. She feels fright, unease, and nervousness when everyone else is oblivious. When her uniqueness starts becoming more apparent, she fearfully wonders why she seems to be the only exception.

Then she meets a boy named Lucas. Like herself, Lucas seems to be the only other person in the world who is different; who feels emotions when the situation rightfully wills it. But unlike herself, Lucas embraces his individuality. And when the Others (a.k.a. the alien government) start searching for Althea, the pair team up to discover why they're so different from the rest off their population.

What I liked about this book:
Althea is the kind of character that you automatically have empathy for because she is the outcast and because she is the black sheep. Whenever she's in a pressuring situation she automatically starts to freak out internally; which then entails me to freak out with her! Lucas, on the other hand, is the complete opposite. He stayed cool and calm under pressure, and balanced out Althea's fiery and panicky nature really well, I thought.

What I disliked about this book:
The beginning was slightly confusing because of all the new vocabulary like: Dissident, The Others, Wardens, the Cell (or school). I'm happy to say that the further I got into the story, the more sense it made to me.

Trisha Leigh definitely has a gift for story-telling because I really enjoyed diving into this adventure-filled book!



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Carmen N. Shaw is currently a biology major at Georgia State University. She is the owner and developer of the book blog, Understanding Carmen's Story.


  1. This wasn't really what I expected it to be, but I'm stil excited to read this! Thanks for the review. :))

  2. This sounds really good! I love alien books! I also love when books have their own vocabularies. As long as its well done! I'm really excited to read this :)

  3. This sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway.


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