Thursday, February 24, 2011

Review: Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

Book two in The Body Finder series

About Desires of the Dead

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.

Source: Goodreads


I didn't think it was possible but I liked this book even more than the first.
I enjoyed watching Violet and Jay’s relationship grow and see how their relationship gets deeper and more serious.
I like that as a reader I still got to read some chapters from the POV of the new "danger". I was afraid that it was something that was limited to the first book. It really adds something mysterious to the book and you really try to figure everything out ahead of time and before everything gets revealed at the end.
The book focuses a lot on trust. Who is the right person to trust and who will believe you when you carry around a secret as big as Violet’s.
This was a very good sequel and it was everything I hoped it would be and it didn’t disappoint.
If you enjoyed the first one then this is a must read.
I give Desires of the Dead 4 out of 5.

[Thank you Elise from Bookish Delights for sending me an ARC of this book]

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1 comment:

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Yep... I need this one. Just got the first and so I need this one as well. Thanks for the review!

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