Monday, March 7, 2011

Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

Title: Desires of the Dead
Author: Kimberly Derting
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: February 15, 2011
Source: Bought

Summary:  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.

Review: How does one review a sequel to her favorite book? That question is best to be left unanswered because not even the reviewer knows how to do this.

I loved Desires of the Dead! I really did love it, and I enjoyed every page, every sentence, every word, and every letter. That is how much I love it. It was a great sequel to The Body Finder.

Desires of the Dead is less suspenseful mainly because in this book Violet's relationship with her special ability is explored and the emotional trauma of having to deal with finding dead bodies all the time. And not being able to forget about them. And I liked it, I really did. It was so different then The Body Finder you can't even really compare the two of them.

It is so hard not to like Violet. We see her in her most vulnerable states and we see her when she's at her best, and she is one wonderful character. And her and Jay's relationship got even better in this book, they are such a beautiful couple.

The plot was very good, and I was wrapped up in it, not wanting to put the book down! I loved seeing how everything played out and was very satisfied with everything in the end.

Reading Desires of the Dead was a great experience, in which I got to see my favorite characters, and enjoy a new mystery written in Ms. Derting's wonderful style. But it was a touch melancholy too, as this review seems to be. I guess it's because I got to see all the characters mature and become something better. And I can't quite put a finger on why, but it just felt so good to read this book.



Aleeza said...

new follower here. great review, katie! ive still to read the body finder, but i keep hearing awesome stuff about it, so ill read it very soon.
also, i see your reading kat, incorrigible right now. omg, i loved that book--i only finished it yesterday and wil review it soon! i hope you like it too! :)

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