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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Review: Desires of the Dead

Title: Desire of the Dead
Series: The Body Finder # 2
Genre: Young Adult- Supernatural
Author: Kimberly Derting
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: February 15, 2011
Book: Bought

"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." 

After reading the last book I really fell in love. Not only with the characters but with the plot. I just love books that can pull me in with great characters and a plot that is never ending. Now most books that have a sequel, I have a love/hate relationship. Why? Well, because the characters after fighting so hard to be together in the first book they lose that in the second. It seems like in ever sequel someone is holding secrets. Or all of the sudden they pull away. In Desires of the Dead, the plot did not rip my heart from my chest. Granted that yes they did have problems and go through all the stuff, but it seems more realistic.

As the reader, you get a great insight to Violet and her feelings. I like that I got to see more into the relationship with Violet and Jay. I adore seeing them together! The reader get to see relationship that is not only based on love but a strong friendship. As always Jay is a great boyfriend and does his best to be there for her.

Violet had a lot to come to terms with in this book. She had been harboring a secret for so many years she wasn't sure what to do with it. I am glad that she came to term with what she is. I am also glad that we get to see that she is not alone. I think for Violet trusting people could be a issue. I know that she had a good head on her shoulders and will make the right descion.

Desires of the Dead is a great sequel filled with non-stop action and a great plot. Ms. Derting characters are always real. You can definitely read her book and find yourself in their shoes.

(*There was a sex scene nothing graphic)

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I loved this one too, although I loved TBF just a tiny bit more! Can't wait for the next book!

  2. I loved the first book as well so I'm glad to here you enjoyed the second one just as much. I can't wait to read it!

  3. I was really glad she came to terms with her gift in this one too and is finally considering opening up about it:) Can't wait to see what happens with Rafe in the next one, though he best not try to steal her away from Jay!

  4. Oh I can't wait to get to this one. I still need to read the first one... and that is on my tbr! So glad this one is good too!


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