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great YA horror book (but suitable for adults, too)
am 18. Dezember 2013
The Death series tells us the story of a world where teenagers develop certain abilities (like firestarting, communicating with the dead, feeling the emotions of others, etc.). Unfortunately some abilities are more dangerous than others and some are exploited by the government or other people. Especially controlling the dead is interesting for the government (as they would be in power of "Zombies" or could control dead politicians).
Caleb is special. He is a "cadaver manipulator" (or necromancer, or simply said, someone who can call and control the dead) with a 5 out of a scale from 1 - 5. Very rare, very powerful. Soon, the government tries to contact and recruit him, and when he refuses, he learns an odd part of his ability, that some of "his" zombies are loyal and come to help even when he didn't call them!
Together with his friends they simply try to lead a normal teenager life, spend time together, chill, and get into more problems they could every have imagined. They have to defend themselves agains other malicious teens, a crazy serial murder, and let's not forget about the government.
5 stars, and as an adult I absolutely LOVED the books. The characters are vividly drawn and you feel like you ARE in the story and not just a reader. The guys are hilarious and the girls are the very much needed balance, but strong in their own way. I loved the zombies, and it was very exciting each time when Caleb called to them.
Would strongly recommend it and will definitely re-read the books sometime!