BW • 6 x 9 • 320 pages
Grades: 9 to 12 / Ages: 14 to 18

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978-1-77138-938-9 | May 1, 2018
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978-1-5253-0041-7 | May 1, 2018
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For two and a half years, Subject 684 has been locked underground in a secret government facility, enduring tests and torture. In that time she hasn’t uttered a single word — not even her name.

That’s because Alyssa Scott knows that she’s dangerous. She has the ability to infuse power into her words; to make things happen. But she has no idea how to control it … so it’s safer to stay silent. She alone knows what havoc her power can cause.

When she is put in the care of the mysterious Landon Ward, her resolve begins to crack. He is kind and seems to care about her; with his help, maybe she can get her life back.

Just as she begins to trust him, though, Lyss lets her power loose by accident. She thinks this is a moment of truth, where her secret is finally revealed, but the facility is keeping secrets of its own. Now her ability is at the heart of a sinister plot for vengeance, and Lyss will have to decide whom she will trust … and whom she will help.

Well-known throughout her native Australia, Noni knows how to create compelling stories that appeal to devoted fantasy fans and general-interest readers alike. The extended metaphor about finding — and controlling — one’s voice and power will resonate with teens attempting to do just that. The slow-simmering romance, richly imagined world and unexpected plot twists will leave them clamoring for more.


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Reviews & Awards


“Compulsively readable, compellingly narrated and so full of twists and turns that I couldn't put it down until I'd turned the final page. I loved every sentence of Whisper.”
— Sarah J. Maas, #1 New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author of the Throne of Glass series, January 2018

“Fans of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard will enjoy this fast-paced work of science fiction …”
School Library Journal, February 2018

“Readers, intrigued by Alyssa and her mystery, will surely beg for more.”
Booklist, February 2018

“… appealing characters and an intriguing, twisty plot that builds to a suspenseful, cliffhanger ending.”
Kirkus Reviews, February 2018

“… a gripping page-turner with compelling characters and heart-wrenching action.”
CM Magazine, June 2018

“Well-written and ultimately fast-paced, this is a strong entry into the world of dystopian fiction.”
School Library Connection, October 2018

“… the story of a young woman who discovers love, friendship, truth and her place in the world.”
Resource Links, October 2018


2019 Florida Teens Read Award, Florida Association for Media in Education, Finalist

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