Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Review: Desires of the Dead

Desires of the Dead (The Body Finder, #2)

Author: Kimbery Derting
Pages: 368
Publisher: HarperTeen
Previous book in the series: The Body Finder (Book DepositoryAmazon)
Synopsis: 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.
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Desires of the Dead was another good mystery with some romance by the awesome Kimberly Derting. It was also the sequel to The Body Finder, the first book about Violet's adventures. While I liked the first book a bit more, the sequel was still worth reading.

*warning, spoilers for The Body Finder*

The story ended off with Violet and Jay in their relationship. Now that they're a couple, they (Violet) are unsure of what being a couple means for their friendship. Obviously they have some issues and work them out, etc. I did want to kind of yell at them to just start trusting each other more sometimes but their fights made them a stronger couple. I will say that Jay is the perfect boyfriend. *swoons*

There was obviously death in Desires of the Dead. Again, someone wanted to hurt Violet. I had a good idea of who the person responsible may be, and it was kind of stupid for me not to consider anyone else because there was (of course) a huge twist that made me question my suspicions. That being said, once you think about it enough (and you're far enough into the novel) the villain/culprit is easy to guess. It's safe to say though that this wasn't the story I thought it was going to be.

There was a bit of development that I take is for future novels, such as adding Sara and Rafe, two new characters that believe in strange gifts. Rafe is described as your average dark mysterious guy with some romantic tension with Violet. I really don't want that to happen. Violet+Jay=truelove4ever and all that. ;)

Overall a nice good read with plenty of suspense, and mystery, Desires of the Dead is part of a great series you should read. 4 stars,


1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed the review. I am def putting these 2 books on my TBR list. Your blog looks gr8! I love it.
    Please stop by and say when u get a chance :)

    Books And Beyond


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