Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

Desire to the Dead by Kimberly Derting
Release Date: Febraury 15, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: The Body Finder
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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 draws the attention 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.

I really enjoyed The Body Finder and couldn't wait any longer to read the next book in the series. Everything that I loved about the first book (the suspense, the chemistry between Violet and Jay, the mystery) was here plus a few heartbreaking moments for me, but great additions to the storyline. I understand why Violet was hurt by something Jay did, but wished she didn't act so hasty. She really scared me for a while there since I've been rooting for them from the start.

Although unlike the first book, I figured out who the perpetrators were, I still enjoyed watching the mystery unravel and was pleasantly surprised by the plot twist.

A new mysterious character named Rafe is introduced. There is no doubt in my mind he'll be playing a bigger role in the upcoming books and stirring things up between Violet and Jay. I love everything about Jay (yes, I have a crush on him) and the history their relationship is built on, but can see how a connection Rafe and Violet share might come between them in the future.

I starting this with the intention of reading slowly, but it was too much of an entertaining read to put down. I've never read about a character like Violet with her abilities until this series, which doesn't happen a lot since I read so many paranormal books. It was a good continuation to the series that I can't wait to pick up on next year.

1 comment:

  1. I love Kimberly Derting's books! I still haven't gotten to read this one yet, but I'm working my way to it! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. Can't wait to read it myself!

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