Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Wednesday Review: The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Many of you lovely bloggers do book reviews on Wednesdays, and I don't know why it's never occurred to me to join in before now.  Better late than never.

Up for today is a Young Adult book I read in about two days this past weekend, The Body Finder, by Kimberly Derting.

Description from Goodreads:
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 Thoughts:
I absolutely devoured this book.  I'm in love with it!  I read over 200 pages in one sitting because I couldn't leave Violet and Jay.  Teen romantic drama really sucks me in, and the tension between these two was a nice slow build up.  Every once in a while, the perspective switches to the serial killer--which is creeeeepy, but interesting.  I don't want to give anything way, but just know, I L-O-V-E-D it!  The writing was good, it was suspenseful, original (for the most part), and the characters were likeable. 

Criticism:
If this would have been in first person, I would have liked it even MORE.  There's something about third person that makes me feel like I'm just being told a story rather than relating to a character.
My other problem... having to wait until March of 2011 for the next one!?!?!

*5/5 - Amazing 

7 comments:

  1. I agree with you about the whole 3rd person feel...but great review, I really enjoyed this book too!

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  2. I'm right there with you, that one truly did deserve 5 stars!!! I agree with the first person POV as well but I still really enjoyed it!!! These sequels are killing me!!!

    Hope all is well in reality!

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  3. Yay for Wednesday Review...this is on my "to-read" list and now I can't wait!

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  4. That sounds really interesting. Just in that little caption I was hooked enough to want to read more! Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  5. I'm so glad you liked it! I really need to get to it after the million other books on my list :)

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  6. This one is definitely at the top of my TBR list. It sounds so great!

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  7. I loved this one! Jay was one of my fave love interests. I can't wait for the sequel!

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