Friday, May 20, 2011

Fresh Face Friday 5-20-11

Who: Tamara Rose Blodgett

What: Death Whispers

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 all costs.
   Buzz:  "Overall, this novel was great, and I highly suggest adolescents and adults read it alike.  You will not be disappointed!  Four stars!" - Books: The Cheapest Vacation You Can Buy

"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."  - AwesomeSauce Book Club

Cover: Very mysterious with a creepy kind of edge, but not too creepy lol.
My thoughts: Very excited to read this, and I think what I most excited for is that the leads a male. They're aren't many books out there that have male leads who can carry the whole book. So I'm anxious to see how he does.
Excerpt: Chapters 1 & 2 here

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Jesse said...
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Jesse said...

I'm not too into YA cept for some of my favorite authors but this book sounded interesting, it has a male lead which is completely rare and has the kindle version for 99 cents right i bought it.