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Death Whispers (#1)

Death Whispers (#1)

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by Tamara Rose Blodgett

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Almost fifteen-year-old Caleb Hart is a Cadaver-Manipulator in the year 2025.

When teens receive a government-sanctioned pharmaceutical cocktail during school, paranormal abilities begin manifesting... making the teens more powerful than the adults.

After Caleb discovers he has the rare, Affinity for the Dead, he must do whatever it takes to hide it


Almost fifteen-year-old Caleb Hart is a Cadaver-Manipulator in the year 2025.

When teens receive a government-sanctioned pharmaceutical cocktail during school, paranormal abilities begin manifesting... making the teens more powerful than the adults.

After Caleb discovers he has the rare, Affinity for the Dead, he must do whatever it takes to hide it from a super-secret government agency whose goal is exploitation.

Caleb seeks refuge in his new girlfriend, Jade, until he realizes that she needs as much protection from her family, as he does from the government.

Suddenly, Caleb finds that hiding his ability while protecting Jade and his friends is a full time job; can he escape the government, protect Jade and lose the bullies that are making him miserable?

App.word count: 112,000-paperback 354 pages.

Editorial Reviews

Aaron Bloggergirlz
"I was hooked by the end of the first page.."
"The whole relationship between Caleb and Jade seemed very genuine."
"For me the best part by far was trying to connect the dots.."
Shana Abookvacation
...dialogue...as well as the action, was [also] very well done.
...events seamlessly build off each other, capturing the reader's attention until the very end.
... the technological aspect of this novel was amazing...
Amber Awesomesauce
The issues surrounding the paranormal gifts these kids have is so fresh. I don't 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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Tamara Rose Blodgett
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The Death Series , #1
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Meet the Author

Tamara Rose Blodgett is a 'thinking-out-of-the box' paranormal enthusiast who believes there's a 95% chance zombies do not exist; but loves to write as if they do... she's from Alaska and has worked as a journalist in the past. "Death Whispers," is her debut novel with book two, "Death Speaks," scheduled to publish in August 2011. Her paranormal romance, "The Pearl Savage," will publish in June. In her spare time she's a [reluctant] serial-re-modeler, project-slave and big-time, in-her-pants reader (surprise!). She does a great deal of day-dreaming about impossible scenarios and events, writing books to capture them in stories for you~ Side note: Gnomes should be exterminated.

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Death Whispers 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Twilightsdance More than 1 year ago
Its great as a reviewer when you have that chance and you find a diamond in the ruff. I believe strongly in reading Indie Authors and Self - published authors books, you can't imagine how many times I have read Amazing books from both ends. If we don't give the book a chance or author a chance these great books won't ever be discovered. So it pleases me to write my review for Death Whispers. Death Whispers doesn't seems like its written by a unknown author, It has the quality of a big known author book. The characters are so well written, What makes then even better is how real they are when you read about them. Death Whispers is written from a 14 year old's POV, Tamara did a fantastic job capturing this boy's voice. The writing is simple with a very easy flow of words that you ends up devouring as you read. Even the humor in Death Whispers is contagious. This is a great book for any age and if your a dystopian fan too. Death Whispers follow Caleb, he is a boy that possess a rare form of paranormal power. In the year 2025 all teenagers get tested to see what powers they possess. It turns out Caleb has one of the most rarest of them all. He is a Cadaver Manipulator. Basically he can raise and control dead people. Now you might think Caleb must feel super happy about this, well no not really. Seems that having this special power attracts all the wrong attention. Caleb sees himself working harder at keeping his power a secret from certain people. Throw in all this paranormal activity plus the year 2025 and all its advanced technologies, you have a Great dystopian novel.
AvidReader2526 More than 1 year ago
This book took me by surprise. Did not expect the plot to take the turns it did. Loved it so much I bought the second book and can't wait for the third to be available!
Read_A_Book More than 1 year ago
I really like this novel. I especially love that the main character is male, as more often than not, lead roles in YA literature are female (why is that?). With a main character that can raise corpses, how can you go wrong? It is obvious that Blodgett spent a lot of time writing Death Whispers, perfecting the scientific and technological aspects of this futuristic dystopian novel. I was reminded of one of my favorite TV shows, Heroes, as I read. While many young adults will come into their special power during puberty, not all will choose to use their powers for good. And, with many new powers coming to light each year, the government, of course, is going to be on the lookout for any powers that may be politically important. One main difference, though, is that all young adults know that they may manifest these powers, and they are, therefore, subjected to a mandatory AP test to determine their placements in high school-which I think is a really ingenious idea that Blodgett incorporated into the novel, as it creates suspense in the terms that "big brother is watching you." As the synopsis states, Caleb has a very rare talent, as do a few of his friends, and it was really fun to follow the characters as they discover their different abilities and learn to control and hide them, especially as the ever looming government could easily swoop in at any moment. What I really love about these powers, especially Caleb's, is that Blodgett doesn't sugarcoat them. For instance, the corpses don't come back as they were in life, but rather in their various stages of decompose, including the smell. It was really interesting to read about this, and Blodgett writes in such a way that the reader can easily visualize it (though thankfully not smell it!). This novel takes place over a few months, and another aspect I really enjoyed was that I was able to keep pace with the timeframe. Keeping the reader on point with elapsed time can be very difficult for writers, and I've read many books in which the events all seem to happen within a day, and no timeline is ever provided for the reader, causing confusion. Blodgett, however, easily guides the reader through the story without having to state the time and, because of this, the love story portion of the novel becomes feasible, as it obviously doesn't happen "overnight." The dialogue in the story, as well as the action, was also very well done. Caleb and his friends banter back and forth much as my students do every day in the classroom, and I catch them doing very strange things in class as well, such as sticking things in their nose and ears. Blodgett captures the true essence of adolescents in her story, making her novel that much more enjoyable. As the story unfolds, events seamlessly build off each other, capturing the reader's attention until the very end. Overall, this novel was great, and I highly suggest adolescents and adults read it alike. You will not be disappointed! Four stars!
MedAssistant12 More than 1 year ago
I have never heard of this other before, and while I read a bunch of paranormal stuff, Goodreads recommended this book to me. I am beyond excited when I finished Death Whispers. Not only is this written in a male teen point of view, which we don't see very often, but it's done in such a great way that you fall in love with all the characters. Death Whispers is written in a 14 year old's point of view (Caleb) who ends up possessing a very rare paranormal power. They call it a Cadaver Manipulator. He can do a lot of things, but the main one is raise and control the dead. After hearing about Parker, who is another person who has the same ability back in 2015, he tries to stay off the radar so he doesn't attract attention by the wrong people. He not only has to protect himself, he has strong feelings for a girl named Jade, who is an Empath and hasn't had a great up bringing. Caleb is very protective of her.  This is an awesome book for those who love to read paranormal stuff. The author did a great job with Caleb's voice being heard throughout the book, but it was easy to follow and you would never want to put the book down.I really fell in love with it, not only because it has to do with powers beyond, but because it's not something I have EVER read before. I am glad I started and finished the book, and I am now starting on the second book, Death speaks. 
Kspencer More than 1 year ago
I don't usually go for books with male protags, but I loved this one. It was definitely a fun read ... a little creepy (The kids have a thing for cemeteries), but fun. I don't want to give too much away, but it's basically about a group of kids who manifest powers after a government sanctioned vaccine. Their lives are pretty much determined for them depending on the talent they develop--Affinity for the dead, Empathy, Psychic Null, Pyrokenesis, etc. And as their talents become known, so does their potential for exploitation. Seriously, if our government could raise an army of zombies, what do you think they'd do with it? But anyway, this was a meaty read at 9212 kindle locations. Mrs. Blodgett provided enough information to leave me satisfied, but held back just enough to leave me thirsting for more. And yep, I've already bought book #2, which should tell you just how much I enjoyed book #1. So it goes without saying that I highly recommend Death Whispers.
William Allee More than 1 year ago
This story has a very easy and great plotline to read through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this scary
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sounds good I didn't read it yet but it sound like x-men and I love x-men!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book cant wait to read more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it with all my heart... i couldnt put it down. I want to read the second book. You must read this series. There are six books to this series. The author did great with how he put the point of view in a boys perspective.(caleb) she is the best author. I know i say this about other authors, but this time i really meab it. I recommend this series who wants to have a good read. Amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loooooong review and i did not under stand it,sorry....................
oceanblue5 More than 1 year ago
Must read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your reading level was an A you wood be looking like one million words at once.(well may be not at once)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I woud kill to be jade she is awesome and i lov the whole jade-caleb relationship i would highly reccomnt thisbook but it uses afew "big" words so if you have a low reading level you will be looking up alot of words
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am reading the ffirst chapter of this book and onvthe first pg and already had bad langjege what up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was nice to read a paranormal story from a guys perpective. I look forward to reading the other books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At 'harvath' res 3
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is excellently written for young adults, other than all of the profanity. The author uses a lot of different vocabulary and then defines it. A very clever way to broaden the readers vocabulary.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Amazing! I could almost end my review right there, but that isn't enough to say about the final book in the Death Series! From page one, Book One, it's as if a gun went off, the race was on and the Death Gang were fighting for their existence! The journey through the years was an incredible ride, right up to the final page of this book!Jeffrey Parker is back, looking all evil and villainous one minute, and fighting alongside Caleb the next! The Greysheets are once again, threatening the lives of the paranormals with their less-than-honorable agenda. The Zondorae brothers have crawled out from under their rock and are trying to gain control of the fate of gang, as well as the future of all paranormals. What other evils have been forced on all of the unsuspecting, genetically enhanced kids? Do any of them have a future?I feel like I am saying good-bye to these kids, because they have grown up and are moving on to futures unknown, fully adults now. (Okay, maybe all but Jonesy is fully adult!) I'm going to miss Gramps, Onyx, everyone!Thank you, Tamara for sharing your gift with us!Clyde, I love ya!This ARC copy of UNREQUITED DEATH was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*i sing softly to myself*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Yes. Im fine." She swiftly sat normally again, looking dowj at the kingdom.