Whispers and The Roars
Author: K. Webster
Publication Date: 12/6/2016
THIS STANDALONE IS BEST ENJOYED WHEN YOU DON’T READ ANY REVIEWS OR SPOILERS BEFORE READING. GOING IN BLIND IS BEST. TRUST ME.
When my eyes are closed, the monster can’t ever see me.
When I sing a song in my head, the monster can’t ever hear me.
When I pretend my bedroom is a playground where I play hide and seek, the monster can’t ever find me.
The darkness should frighten me.
I should worry I’ll find more monsters…monsters scarier than him.
But I’m not afraid.
It’s safe here.
When I’m inside of my head…
He. Can’t. Ever. Touch. Me.
Whispers and the Roars is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress are found in this story. The abuse written in this story is graphic and not glossed over which could be upsetting to some. Proceed with caution. This story is NOT for everyone.
I’m actually not going to really review this one. Why? Because I like to respect the author’s wishes…especially when they say to go in blind. And so I don’t want to ruin that for you. What I do want to do is let you know that this was an EXTREMELY hard book for me to read. I actually couldn’t finish it. Not because it was badly written, or boring, or hard to connect with… it was none of those things. But because it pushed my limits on the ugly things in life that I expose myself to. Does that make me weak? Maybe. But I escape in books and while I was able to submerge myself in this story I came out feeling the need for a shower to cleanse myself of the emotions I was feeling and that’s just not the type of reading I prefer to do.
By this point you can kind of get a hand on the types of books I read, I don’t often shy away from subject matter and trigger warnings don’t usually bother me. But in this case I should have listened. Hopefully that helps you judge whether or not you should give this one a shot.