Monday, March 7, 2011

The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting

The Body Finder
Author: Kimberly Derting
Release Date: March 16th 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins/ HarperTeen
Pages: 336
Age Range: Young Adult
ISBN13: 9780061779817

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat left for her. But now that a serial killer is terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, Violet realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved by her hope that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.

My Review:
Wow, I really can't believe I didn't read this sooner. This was a really great read!! I would have finished this book a lot sooner if I hadn't been so busy, but when I actually did have time to read, I flew through this book!

I love the main characters, Violet and Jay. I really enjoyed watching their relationship change from just friends to more. It was sweet, and they are such a cute couple.(Jay is awesome!) I also liked Violet's friends. They were so witty and fun. And her family was great as well. They really cared for her, which is great.

The bad guys were just Creepy!! Reading the parts where we're in the killer's mind more than freaked me out. Seriously.Parinoid!

The Body Finder was a really great read. I was absolutely captivated, and couldn't put the book down when I was able to read. I'm looking forward to reading Desires of the Dead now!
4.5 Stars!!

Did you love this book??? Leave me a comment and let me know what you thought of it!

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  1. This sounds really interesting. I am going to add it to my wishlist.

  2. I seriously LOVED this book! I have yet to read Desires of the Dead, but it is at the top of my list!

  3. Great review! I loved this one! Desires of the Dead was a great followup to the series! Kimberly also says she's been contracted for 2 more books in the series!!

  4. I've not read it yet but I do own it. Can't wait to get to it. Great review!

  5. I just finished reading and reviewing this novel on my blog. I absolutely adored it and thought Jay and Violet's relationship was amazing. You are so right about how creepy the two killers were. Thanks for the review!

  6. Thanks guys!! I can't wait to read Desires of the Dead. I'm glad everyone else enjoyed The Body Finder as well. Great book!

  7. I loved the relationship betweeen Violet and Jay as well, and the chpts with killers thoughts. Irecently just got a copy of desires of the dead so I'm looking forward to that read. Great review. :)

  8. I'm reading it right now and I LOVE it! I love Jay and Violets friendship/relationship. It is so great to see a romance that has developed over time, and isn't just "Hot guy possessing powers or something shows up, average girl and hot guy fall in love, whirlwind romance, some kind of danger, guy saves girl...the end" lol It worked for Twilight, but not the ten million other books that came after..


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