15 August 2011

Review- Desires of the Dead

Title: Desires of the Dead
Author: Kimberly Derting
Series: The Body Finder #2
Publisher: HarperTeen
Find it here: Amazon, Goodreads
Source: Purchased

Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murdered-and the matching imprint that clings to their killers.  Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also drawn the attentions of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.

As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession.  Normally she'd turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed.  And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong.  But when she fills the void by digging into Mike's tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger.  

My thoughts:

I love this series! It's one of my favorite YA mystery/semi-paranormal series right now! It's full of romance, murder, dark murky places and a strange girl who uncovers dead bodies in the most random places.

Violet and Jay are still together in the second installment of the Body Finder series which makes me so happy because they are one of my favorite fictional couples.  Their relationship started out as best friends in elementary and junior high school and slowly evolved into a deep loving romantic relationship.  They know each other's deepest, darkest secrets and they love each other just the same for it.

I love that the story just mainly revolves around them and all the other characters are just supporting roles.  It's all from the perspective of Violet so we never have to worry about getting a random inside look on what her friends are doing because they don't ever really matter all that much.  The other perspective the story is told from is either a killer or someone who is eventually going to play a part in the story and sometimes those little sections really freak me out.

My one tiny complaint about Violet her is lack of common sense when she should be using it the most.  When she hears an echo, she drops everything she is doing and starts to follow it no matter where it leads her.  Even if it takes to her to the middle of the wood until she gets absolutely lost and of course there's no cell reception.  This is what she should do instead: When she hears an echo, she should immediately go find Jay so he can go with her to find it and then she would be so much safer.  But she almost never does that so it's no wonder Jay like never wants her to leave the house.

The Body Finder series is finally coming to a close when the Last Echo is released next year.  It makes me kind of sad but all, even good, things must come to an end eventually.  If you haven't read the Body Finder or Desires of the Dead yet, I high recommend that you do so! I'm glad I did and I wasn't disappointed!


Lea said...

Oh I can't wait to get my hands on this one! I really loved The Body Finder, couldn't put it down, and this one sounds like it'll be just as good! Thanks for the review :)

Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy this series too. I'm really looking forward to the next book. Jay and Violet are my favorite YA couple - love them.

Megan @ Read It, See It

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