Books by Jaci Wheeler
Silent Song is an unforgettable tale of two vastly different people that will squeeze your heart then fill it with the incredibly beauty of friendship, family, love, and deep understanding.
When Silence and Sound Collide, Senses Explode
I'm deaf. What most people view as a disadvantage, I see as an advantage. I feel my way through life in my 1969 Ford Fairlane. The vibrations and speed sustain me, the race track is where I dominate. I thought racing was all I needed to survive, but I was wrong.
Music is my life. I inhale the melody and breathe in the lyrics. That was until I met someone that opened my eyes to a new culture. Who knew silence was all it would take for me to really experience music?
Silent Song is a book that is completely out of my normal genre, but I feel that it was a book that I needed to read and feel. It opened my eyes and heart to a language that is different from what I’m used to. It gave me a chance to put myself in someone else’s shoes for a while and be able to live their life in a way that I had never attempted before. It truly is an unforgettable tale for me.
Barrett…at first, I wasn’t sure if I’d like him or be able to see if I have anything in common with him. Though there would be few things in common, he taught me to see the world in a different light. And in a different way.
Presley…I wasn’t sure if anything about her would resonate with me. Then she opened up and showed me that everyone, regardless of upbringing or monetary status, can have something in common with others if they look hard enough.
I loved Silent Song. All too often, I find myself looking at what makes me different from other people. Barrett and Presley, and their friends, showed me that underneath it all, we’re all people who are looking for love in all its forms. That we deserve love and sometimes need to fight for it no matter the obstacles. I’m not easily swayed, but this book remains one that will always bring me back to where I need to be as a person. I couldn’t be more grateful to Jaci Wheeler for providing this for me.
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Rogue (The Academy Series Book 2) by Jaci Wheeler is the perfect conclusion to Operation Child Soldier, and I loved, loved, loved it!! It provides the feels: glee, heart-breaking sorrow, laughter, and joy! There is nothing fiercer in the world than a mother. Especially a lethally trained one.
Edward made the mistake of taking the only thing I had left to lose and now he's going to pay with his life.
I've spent my whole life training to be elite, and I left it all behind without a second thought. I don't fail. My father made sure it wasn't in my DNA to fail. I'm going to take him down, make him pay for his lies and deceit. But first I'm going to get back my son, or die trying.
When Edwards empire crumbles, will Aria be able to pick up the pieces or will the burden be too much to carry?
My favorite quote from this book shows my glee in the darker side:
“Aria’s back and she’s going to love making them scream.”
Aria’s “father” made the biggest mistake of his life. He took her son after she left the Academy. He trained her to be ruthless and it is going to be his funeral.
Aria is a trained agent, fighter, and assassin. And now she’s a mother fighting to get her son back. What I love about Aria is that she’s not a cold-blooded killer. She has such a beautiful heart…even while she is forced to use her lethal skills as part of the way to get her son back. There is so much I want to share, but I don’t want to spoil anything.
I will say however, there are so many surprises and jolts in this book! And though I am loving it, there is one event that I’m trying hard not to be mad at Jaci for. What is it? You have to read it to find out! The return of a certain person gave me so much hope for HEA for Aria. She NEEDED to be truly happy for once in her life. I needed her to be happy and boy did Jaci deliver. In spades.
One thing that I learned from Rogue is that no matter where you come from or what had been burned into your psyche, it’s up to you to take the ugly and make something lovely. The journey may be difficult and strewn with hazards, but it is well worth the effort because at the end, it is so incredibly lovely.
I absolutely loved Rogue and all I can think is: #fightlikeagirl!
Operation Child Soldier (The Academy Book 1) by Jaci Wheeler is my first YA dystopian suspense novel and definitely not my last by this author. Let me preface this review by saying that I was introduced to Jaci’s work by one of my faves. I normally read erotic romance and contemporary romance. Operation Child Soldier is neither one of those and yet I was hooked from the first chapter. For the first time in my life as a reader, I didn’t read the blurb before diving in so I was starting this with no idea what the book was about.
How Do You Fight A Monster When The Monster Is Your Father?
I was trained from birth to be the best Agent possible. Growing up in a Military Training Academy for unwanted children has its perks. I might not have ever been to a dance but I am a sharp shooter, master at hand to hand combat and best hacker the Academy has ever seen. I trained my whole life to pass the final and become an Elite agent. The only problem? My entire life has been a lie. My father is a monster and I’ve been trained to kill monsters.
Aria was bred to be a machine. Her life was filled with training normally taken by adults. Adults who were mentally and physically prepared for the type of training that was required of them. By the time Aria was an adult, she was the machine, the assassin her monster of a father required. But at what cost to Aria?
Operation Child Soldier brings the reader into a dystopian world, yet it is one that can be very easily imagined happening in the real world. An academy for troubled or unwanted kids? I will admit that at first, I thought it was an amazing idea. Then when I read further and discovered what the academy really was…I was appalled, but had to keep going!
From the first chapter, I was on Aria’s side. That isn’t my MO. I don’t always like or root for the heroine. Aria made me want to join her in achieving justice, no matter how she decided to serve it up. At first, I didn’t know how human Aria was. Meaning, was she the total machine that she was made to be or did she have a heart and know the difference between right and wrong? Did she have a conscience? I’ll let you read it to find out.
This novel was filled with shock after shock after OMFG. I couldn’t put it down! I really want to go into detail, but I won’t ruin it by sharing spoilers. I will say that I ended this book wanting to join Aria. She really gave a new definition to #fightlikeagirl and I absolutely loved it.
Jaci, I can’t wait for Rogue! I don’t know if I could have loved this one any more than I already do. Thank you for opening my eyes to a new genre.
Get your copy now! Rogue (The Academy Series Book 2) comes out July 23rd!
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Jaci Wheeler lives in the Central Valley of California with her husband and two precious kids.
Her love of literature began in Jr. High when she was introduced to Lowis Lowry’s books. Since then she has had a passion for writing Young Adult books, and creating strong female leads. When she’s not writing she is advocating for Autism Awareness and involved in the deaf community.
Her favorite things to do are play with her children, craft with her friends, sleep while her husband watches movies and indulge in her favorite addictions: Coffee, candy and shoes.
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