Death Whispers

Monday, May 16, 2011

Death Whispers (Volume 1)Death Whispers (The Death Series)

by Tamara Rose Blodgett 
 
 From Goodreads

Caleb can't seem to stop the accidental zombie raisings, the science experiments are murder, and road kill has taken on a whole new meaning; add in the two dudes dogging him at school and he's about to explode.

When he finally gets the courage to ask Jade out, things start going his way...until her dad starts stalking her and the government starts stalking Caleb. How does he defeat them, protect Jade, and shake the jerks that are making him miserable?

Death Whispers, a Futuristic Paranormal tale of friendship, romance and government intrigue, explores the life of fourteen year-old, Caleb Hart, "normal" teen and corpse-raiser...

Caleb has the most rare of the paranormal powers, Cadaver-Manipulation (aka corpse-raiser). In this world of the future, with Brain Impulse "pulse" Technology's wide-spread use and influence keenly realized, routine school inoculation has expanded to include a pharmaceutical cocktail, which once administered, unlocks the genetic potential for paranormal abilities. Using this small window of puberty, teens who have the genetic propensity find themselves manifesting extraordinary gifts; some of which garner the full attention of our government. Caleb must camouflage his new "talent" during the mandatory eighth grade Aptitude Test so that he remains undiscovered while establishing choice for his future. However, events beyond his control systematically reveal Caleb and his friends, which force them to fight for their freedom. In the midst of this struggle, his girlfriend's father battles to reassert his abusive dominance in her life while a couple of "peer enemies" thwart his efforts of secrecy at every turn. In the explosive climax, Caleb must protect his friends, and Jade, the one he loves...at all costs.




My Thoughts

First of all, it was awesome to read a book from a guy's perspective. Caleb is a great character. He's an awesome kid. His parents and friends are a riot. 

There is some darkness in the mix with the domestic violence situations that surround some of the characters.
The issues surrounding the paranormal gifts these kids have is so fresh. I dont think I've ever heard of an idea like this before. 

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants a great read.

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