Published by Createspace Independent Pub on December 14, 2014
Genres: Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: ecopy from Author
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 path’s 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.
Where Dead Bodies Lie is the first in the young adult paranormal/thriller series, called the Body Dowser series. And don’t worry, just what exactly is a body dowser will be explained because I didn’t know when I started reading either. Basically it is what her abilities are called. What I liked about Where Dead Bodies Lie is that the story and Kat Cazanav’s writing draws you in right away. Some stories take a little while to really heat up in excitement, but I never felt that way with Where Dead Bodies Lie. The book starts off right in the middle of the action and within the first couple of pages we get a taste of what some of the Dowser abilities are.
Another thing I loved about the paranormal element of Where Dead Bodies Lie is that this ability is passed down through the women in Stella’s, the main character, family. But not only does the ability get passed down, but a talisman of sorts also gets passed down. And it was really cool to get to see the talisman work as a conduit for her ability. I don’t recall any other young adult books that used this spin on paranormal abilities. I really liked it. Not to mention the fact that I am a sucker for a boarding school setting. Especially when said boarding school is for kids with special abilities and talents.
You will become Stella’s biggest fan while reading Where Dead Bodies Lie. The story is told entirely from her point of view and the author slips inside her head often, which was great. I loved seeing her world and abilities through Stella’s eyes. It also made the book feel more suspenseful. There are plenty of twists and turns and new and unknown things happening to Stella and I found myself right on the edge of my seat along with her.
I can’t wait to continue this series. It has so much going for it. A great main character, plenty of interesting abilties and paranormal flair, and of course you have to stay tuned to find out just what the heck is going on with the guy, Kaff. (there is no insta love, don’t worry!) If you like young adult paranormal, but are looking for a book that isn’t like the hundreds of others out there, check out Where Dead Bodies Lie and the Body Dowser series. I think you will be happy you did.
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