Sunday, January 8, 2012

Death Speaks by Tamara Rose Blodgett review

4 stars

Death Speaks is the second book in the Death Series by Tamara Rose Blodgett. The story continues to follow Caleb and his group of friends with their special powers. The group of friends (minus Jonesy) have moved on to the Paranormal Highschool and are getting some instruction on their various abilities. In Caleb's case however it is not really helping since he is only the second person to ever have level 5 AFTD (affinity for the dead). Carson and Brett are back to their old game of being being jerks with Jade and Caleb's relationship being a serious issue.

The story develops nicely in this sequel, building on the first book while still leaving some questions to be answered in the future. I really like how the kids are slowly learning how to use their powers and we are gradually shown what potential each one of them has. Caleb brings some new zombies into play in this and some of them are entertaining in their own way. This story also has a bit of a thriller/mystery aspect that is done very well. The true culprit is hidden until the shocking revelation of the true bad guy. I am fully invested in this series now and will be following it until the end for certain. I will also most likely be looking into other works by Tamara to see if her other stuff lives up to the standards set by this series.  The next book in the series Death Screams is slated for release next week.  That is big news for me and I will be looking to get my hands on a copy ASAP.

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  1. I may have to look into this, but I don't like the type font used on the cover title. It just doesn't "do it" for me at all and is rather unattractive.

  2. HI Scott! Thanks so much for featuring Speaks on your blog... =)

  3. Michael - I never really notice fonts so I can't speak on that one.

    Tamara - No problem, I'm really enjoying the series and looking forward to the release of Screams next week.