Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Review: Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

Desires of the Dead
Author:Kimberly Derting
Release Date: February 15, 2011
Publisher: Harper Collins
The Body Finder Book #2
ISBN:   0061779849
ISBN13: 9780061779848
Genre: Young Adult

The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found. 

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 didnt enjoy it as much as I enjoyed THE BODY FINDER but it was still a fantastic book. As mentioned in another review by All Things Urban Fantasy I missed the serial killer storyline from book 1. There was more tension and panic that made your heart speed up to keep you glued to the pages. Don't get me wrong there was still plenty of action and tension, i just didn't feel the fear as much as in the second book. I would have liked to see Violet do a little more body finding, there wasn't as many chances for it DESIRES OF THE DEAD. I liked the new characters, I think they are going to bring Violet to a whole new level in future books and bring some fantastic storylines. Violet and Jay's relationship is brought to a whole new level and they are still going strong, Kimberly has given them a great connection that is enjoyable to read about. Future books are definitely on my radar.

I gave it 4/5 Stars


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