Friday, April 29, 2011
I tore through the second installment of Kimberly Derting's Body Finder series in slightly more than a day. It has been a long time since I obsessively carried around a book like this, reading at every moment of opportunity.
It had also been well over a year since I read the ARC of The Body Finder and was worried that I wasn't going to remember all the key characters and plot points. No need to worry - it all came back to me! I flipped out over The Body Finder (my review here), and Desires of the Dead lived up to all expectations. All good.
In Desires of The Dead, Violet is once again drawn to an echo she can't ignore. This time, her discovery leads to the introduction of a few new characters with secrets of their own. Most disturbing is the voice of a girl who is jealous of Violet and her relationship with Jay. Even though I wasn't terribly surprised by the identity of the girl, or how it all was going to unfold, there was still excitement and suspense throughout the book.
A note on Jay. Jay is one of the few good guys in YA Lit. I would put Jay right up there with Maggie Steifvater's Sam. Put Jay and Sam in a bottle and shake them up and you'd get the perfect boy. I love that. It makes me happy to see our main character so loved and cared for.
The Body Finder books are murder-mysteries wrapped in suspense and romance with a good dose of supernatural abilities. If you haven't read the Body Finder yet, get to it!
Browse Inside Desires of the Dead
About the Book:
Desires of the Dead (Body Finder #2) by Kimberly Derting
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (February 15, 2011)
About the Author:
Kimberly Derting's Official Website
Kimberly Derting on her Blog, Twitter, Goodreads
*Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book by Book It Forward ARC Tours in exchange for an honest review.