Review: The Whispers of the Fallen by J.D. Netto

July 27, 2014 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews, Young Adult Blog Tours | 3 Comments

Review: The Whispers of the Fallen by J.D. NettoThe Whispers of the Fallen
by J.D. Netto
Series: The Whispers of the Fallen #1
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Publication Date: November 2012 by Untreed Reads
Format: eBook
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4.5 Stars
Source: Blog Tours, Girls Heart Book Tours

Ever since the dawn of days, rumors about the Diary of Lucifer echoed throughout Elysium. Hidden from all human knowledge, the Diary was kept a secret, locked away in the small village of Agalmath.

Isaac and Demetre find themselves in a dangerous journey as they uncover the truth about the Diary and its guardians. However, for Isaac and Demetre, danger lies at every step, hidden in the most unexpected places.

Hunted by the Nephilins and the Fallen Stars, they must find others who will join them in the battle against the coming darkness.


I never thought I was going to enjoy a book like this. It took me a lot of time to pick up this book and I finally did for the Rebellion blog tour, thinking that since everyone was reading it, I should too. I actually enjoyed the book a lot. One of the few books I have read, to be honest, one of two books (Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki being one) I have read that have unique stories. It is good when authors take such risks to deliver a striking story, like this one.

One of the things I enjoyed reading when I started the book was the bond and the friendship that Isaac and Demetre have—so close and caring for one another, no matter the circumstances. I found the information concerning the diary quite impressive, considering it is something new, something unheard of and to see it in a book and read about it, was shocking and powerful.

I want to mention so many things about this book but everything will lead to a spoiler and that is the last thing I want to do so I will keep this one short. For my Rebellion review I will try and write more without giving spoilers (that will be an eventful and difficult task). All in all, I enjoyed reading this book, even though it would give me the creeps at times. Just one minor detail that doesn’t let me give the five stars (I give it 4.5 stars) is how Isaac and Demetre talk. They are teenagers. I don’t get why they talk like an adult, in the sense that they give away too much, instead of being like a normal teenager that cuts off almost a whole sentence. I like that they were cordial but I think it went overboard a little. That is my only complaint.

About J.D. Netto

J.D. Netto (Jorge de Oliveira Netto) is Brazilian-born. Raised in Framingham, MA, J.D.Netto always had an eye for epic fantasy and story-telling. At an early age, he had the habit of locking himself in his room, turning on any soundtrack he could find, and there he would write for hours.During his senior year in High School, J.D.Netto had an idea that changed his life, 'What if Lucifer had a Diary? What if the Diary was a secret? What if the secret was a reality?' These simple questions led him to write for six consecutive years, researching, perfecting his craft, and creating the world of Elysium. All the promotional visuals for the series were designed by J.D. Netto, proving that he is not only a writer, but an innovative visual designer.

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