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REVIEW: I Just Finished 'Weapon' by Lynette Noni and Now I Need a Decade to Recover

Hello Fellow Readerholics,

On my other blog, I made you all a promise. I said that when Weapon by Lynette Noni came out that I would read Whisper and then read Weapon ASAP and today, I fulfilled that vow. I received a signed copy of ‘Weapon’ as part of a book box (which was epic, in case you were wondering) and I read it with a level of urgency that should be illegal for somebody who is meant to be studying for exams. Alas, here we are.

no spoilers for weapon, I can’t promise I won’t accidentally reveal something about whisper though



I already knew he was a psychopath. But now?
He’s more dangerous than ever.
And I have less than twenty-four hours to stop him.

After escaping Lengard and finding sanctuary with the Remnants, Alyssa Scott is desperate to save those she left behind ─ and the rest of the world ─ from the power-hungry scientist, Kendall Vanik. But secrets and lies block her at every turn, and soon Lyss is left questioning everything she has ever believed.

When long-lost memories begin to surface and the mysteries of her past continue to grow, Lyss battles to retain her hard-won control. Allies become enemies and enemies become allies, leaving her certain about only two things: when it comes to Speakers, nothing is ever as it seems… and the only person she can trust is herself.



As many of you know, I loved ‘Whisper’ (as is evident in my review of it, here ) and with that love comes a fear that a sequel just might not live up to what the first book provided us readers. You can imagine my surprise when I found that as much as I loved ‘Whisper’, it just couldn’t top ‘Weapon’!

I don’t think I’ve ever felt such a strong love for a set of characters. I adored Alyssa of course, but I found that the side characters captured my heart just as fully. I’ve always loved Cami, she’s such a supportive friend and such a good example of a normal teenage girl friendship that I find myself comparing her character to some of my friends and then I feel really grateful because she is just that amazing! Also, the new characters blew. my. mind. They are just so interesting and flawed and human. I’ve had some trouble with other sci fi characters in that they’re too robotic and unrelatable but these ones had such a zest for life that they made smile constantly.

I can’t talk about this book without talking about the plot. It was so incredibly captivating and unexpected and I cherished the book’s ability to challenge me and have me create theories in my head only for them to be proven completely wrong! I loved how unpredictable this book was and how nothing felt truly resolved until the end. This book had me gasping, sighing and probably talking to myself to be honest.

Both books in the series brought me such a great sense of escapism. There were times that I wanted to help the characters only to remember that I am in fact, not a speaker (I know, shocking). I understand that it sounds absurd and well, I guess it is but good books are able to create new realities for readers and I felt that this was a truly great book. My only problem with the book was that it didn’t last longer, I would do just about anything for another 50 pages in order to recover from some of the whiplash that this fast paced book brought.

The messages this book brought were positive and empowering and it provided me a sense of confidence and it made me want to do good things for the world.


Overall, I loved this book so much. It has managed to replace ‘Whisper’ on my favourites shelf (I am so sorry, dear friend) and that’s hard to do! Technically, I rate this book a 5/5 stars but I am not adverse to giving it a solid 5.5/5 stars.


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1 comment

inky State Library Victoria

You've read it already? Thanks for the review! Wow! So glad it doesn't disappoint!

15th Nov, 19