Where Dead Bodies Lie (The Body Dowser Series #1)

Where Dead Bodies Lie (The Body Dowser Series #1)

by Kat Cazanav

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“ For as long as I can remember, I have been told to follow three important rules;
Always guard my ability
Never share my secret
And pretend to be normal.

However, those three little rules don’t make my life easier. I still find dead people and deal with strange visions. Not to mention, an attraction to a boy who doesn’t exist. Whenever we cross paths he mists away like smoke on a mirror. He drives me crazy, that Kaff Cooper.

As a flock of dead crows fall from the blackened sky, Kaff becomes the only one who can see the truth straight to the dark underbelly of who I actually am.

My hands feel the pull to extract the forsaken, the lost, the forgotten. It comes as naturally as breathing and there is no stopping it.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483545455
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 12/16/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 410
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 13 Years

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Where Dead Bodies Lie (The Body Dowser Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
This book was freaking awesome! It sucked me in from the first word and kept me in its clutches until the very end. I’m an avid reader, and there are many books that I love, but there are only a few that have me so enthralled that I stay up into the wee hours, devouring every word, saying “just one more chapter” at the end of every chapter, only closing the book when I’ve reached the end – this book was one of them. The characters are engaging and instantly likeable. Even Kelly and the other hoity toity elitists that attended LeMoray, because they were characters you love to hate. Well written, each had their place and played their part so well throughout this book that the story played out like a movie in my mind. In fact, I would love to see this book come to life on the big screen. I’d be first in line to see it. Kaff *sigh*…Kaff was charismatic and gorgeous, and just everything that turned my insides into a butterfly haven. I loved his bad boy charm, his soulfulness, and his ability to care and love for Ella in a way that stood the test of time. This book was exciting, full of adventure and even some spine-chilling moments that had me looking over my shoulder and jumping at shadows. It was unique and intriguing, with a great plot that was filled with twists and turns. I loved every second of it and cannot wait for more from this series.
THHernandez More than 1 year ago
I was intrigued by the premise of this book. The idea of a body dowser was too good to pass up. Stella has the ability to find water with nothing but her fingertips. Her father uses her ability to mine for gold, until Stella's powers dredge up more --dead bodies and possibly something dark from another realm. The cave-in that follows kills her father and almost Stella herself. Stella moves in with her Aunt Lily, who is barely an adult herself, but does her best to raise her young niece. Lily sends Stella to boarding school in Canada to give her an opportunity at a better education. There, Stella meets Kaff Cooper, who's as mysterious as he is good-looking. Creepy things begin to happen in the small Canadian town, and everyone is pointing the finger at Stella. Plot The story starts off with a young Stella, then jumps forward to her freshman year where she first meets Kaff and unleashes her ability on a school field trip. She's sent back home, being too weird for the exclusive school, and home schooled until her senior year. The school offers to expunge her record, giving her a chance at a full college scholarship, in exchange for three days of community service at the school. The rest of the story unfolds over those three days and it's a lot. Maybe two-thirds of the story take place over a short window of time. The story is almost exclusively plot-driven and it's a busy, twisty plot. There are some things that didn't make sense to me and others that seemed implausible, but for the most part, it's a good, fast ride. World Building The world building is fantastic. Author, Kat Cazanav, paints a dark world that is as gloomy as the stunning cover of her book. Her settings come alive in intense fashion. The world of body dowsing is complex and sometimes confusing, but I think that's okay, because the story is told in first person and the protagonist herself doesn't seem to fully understand it all. Characters Stella is a unique character. She's grim, brooding, and yet likeable, in a Tuesday Aadams sort of way. Kaff Cooper is the most intriguing character in the book. I never quite figured him out, but I want to. Kaff Cooper alone will get me to read the next book. Top Five Things I Enjoyed About  Where Dead Bodies Lie 1. The settings. The descriptive details the author uses paint a beautiful, dark picture that comes alive in stunning and sometimes terrifying ways. 2. Aunt Lily. Stella's young aunt puts her life on hold to become a mother and you never doubt that she's always got Stella's best interests at heart. 3. Kaff Cooper. The boy is an enigma, but he can be sweet and he truly cares for Stella. 4. Body Dowsing. This was a really creative, unique twist on the paranormal. 5. Kaff's Bedroom. When Stella breaks into his room to find out more about the mystery boy, what she discovers gave me the chills. Bottom Line Where Dead Bodies Lie is a unique twist on the young adult paranormal genre with interesting characters and plenty of plot twists. Disclaimer I was provided with a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.