Book Review: Word and Breath by Susannah Noel

Word and Breath
Wordless Chronicles #1
Author: Susannah Noel
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Fantasy/Romance/Dystopian
Released: August 7th 2012
Review Source: Author
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Riana has learned how to stay out of trouble. She spends her days studying written texts in the government’s Office of Readers, and she spends her nights taking care of her sick sister. She always—always—follows the rules. Despite her low profile, she has mysteriously become a target. Someone has kidnapped her sister. Someone else is trying to kill her. And someone has sent a Soul-Breather to beguile her out of her secrets.
Her help comes from the mythic leader of an underground rebel movement. A man who used to be her friend. A man who has silently loved her for years. He disappeared from her life without a word, and now he expects her to trust him again.

Then there’s the Soul-Breather, a man who can taste her spirit with only a touch. He makes her feel things she’s never experienced before, but she doesn’t know if the feelings are real. Hired to deceive and betray her, he offers to help her instead.

Without both men, she can’t rescue her sister. And she can’t discover the world-changing knowledge—buried in her memory—that has made her a target in the first place.

I loved this book from the first page to the end page. It was a book that kept you on your toes and wanted you to keep reading until the to find out what happens with all the characters. 

The main character her name is Riana. She is a 22 year old reader. When the Union wants something to be read they will give it to the reader to find out if there is any clues that they should know about. Lots of times these letters that have messages turn up all over the city. Usually in menus, newspapers, and magazines. You just never know where they might be. Riana was living a normal boring life taking care of her sick sister Jannie. Until one day she met a handsome Soul-Breather Mikel that was sent to deceive and betray her. Until he ends up falling in love with her and helping her out in the end. After meeting Mikel her friend Jenson comes to her to ask for her help because she knows the Old Language that everybody wishes they knew. She says no and that's when her world turns upside down. She witnesses her friend of getting killed and meets the man she once loved and he once loved her. She thought he died or just up and left until she finds out he is the leader of this union that is in charge of keeping the world safe.

Throughout the whole story all she was thinking I am just a normal girl that is trying to live a normal life and then all of a sudden my world is put upside and going through so much. If you want to read about a book that has mystery, action, and romance. This is the book for you. I can't wait to read the next book in this series..


  1. I really liked this one too! I am looking forward to the next installment. :)

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  2. I do love a good mystery, action, and romance! Adding this one to my list.

  3. Ooh this one looks and sounds really good. Will go pick it up.


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