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Monday, February 28, 2011

Review: The Body Finder

Title: The Body Finder
Series: The Body Finder # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal/Supernatural
Author: Kimberly Derting
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: March 16, 2010
Book: Bought

"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. " 

I have no idea why I had not picked up this book sooner. I loved reading it and the plot wowed me.
Violet can do something that no one else can. She can hear and feel dead bodies calling to her. All her life she struggled with it, doing her best to live her life the best that she can. She found a girl body when she was a little girl and now she is finding them again.

I loved Violet. Her character is one that I can relate to easily and have fun going on an adventure with. With all that she has seen Violet remained strong. She didn't let anything or anyone get her down. She had a great family and a great support system that held her when she needed strength.

Jay is the bestest best friend anyone can have. He has always stuck by Violet side despite her weird thing for finding dead bodies. He watched over her so protectively and so carefully. He made sure to call her and always made she she was doing fine. So it was no surprise that they both held great love for each other.

What I like about it most was that this was a love that was built over time. It was something that everyone was watching for between them. They had been such great friends, I knew that the love they had was like no other. I rooted for them and was absolutely delighted with them coming together.

The plot of this book left my mind reeling for days. I loved how we got to get into the killers mind and see the things he was thinking of. I loved how it also connected to Violet's past. It was a plot that was skillfully written and was absolutely perfect.

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Hmmm, this book sounds pretty cool. Prefect title. :)

  2. My feelings exactly towards this book!
    I loved everything about it!Jay's and Violet's romance is among the best written i've ever read!
    Great review :)

  3. I have been struggling with whether or not to buy this one. I think after this review, I am just going to have to go for it :)

    That Bookish Girl

  4. It's a total five bites!

    Love your review of TBF! Isn't Jay just so dreamy!!

  5. Okay now I really need to get this book asap!!! Thank you for sharing!

  6. I agree Savy, I loved that there was no "instant" attraction and it's something that had been building:) And I love how awkward they both were, it just made me smile! Can't wait to see what you think of Desires of the Dead!

  7. Love that you and Jenny agree on this! Must be a sure bet then! Can't wait to read it!

  8. Woo Hoo! I have this on my tbr and can't wait to read it! I'm so glad you loved it and it makes me want to get to it sooner!

  9. i loooved this one too! i can't wait to read the new one!! yay for jay!

  10. Jay and Violet are one of my favourite couples. To me this is a 5 star read as well. So glad you enjoyed it and great review :)


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