Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

 Title: The Body Finder
Author: Kimberly Derting
Pages: 336
Age group: 14+
From: Library- Local
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance
Blurb:  "A serial killer on the loose. A girl with a morbid ability. And the boy who would never let anything happen to her.  

Violet Ambrose can find the dead. Or at least, those who have been murdered. She can sense the echoes they leave behind... and the imprints they leave on their killers. As if that weren't enough to deal with during junior year, she also has a sudden, inexplicable, and consuming crush on her best friend since childhood, Jay Heaton.

Now a serial killer has begun terrorizing Violet's small town... and she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him."

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 had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping 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 Opinion: ** spoiler alert ** Oh. My. Gosh.
This book is amazing.
My aim for this month is to read a book a day. So far that hasn't really been working (Busy with Easter and Stuff). The Body Finder was my second book for the day. I was supposed to be sleeping, but instead I was reading. In the middle of commercial breaks, eating dinner, brushing my teeth, I was reading through it all. This book... oh my gosh.
What I really loved about The Body Finder was the characters. They made me laugh, cry and I loved them. And OMG. Jay. He is TOTALLY at the top of my hotness scale. SO HOT. Love him. The only thing that bothered me about him was how he was just like yeah, I dumped that girl who I was going to go to homecoming with. I don't care if she's popular or a slut or whatever. If he was really nice and knew that Violet and he were going to get together he wouldn't have just called and cancelled on the poor girl. But anyway, I still love him :)
And I loved the suspense! It was what kept me reading.
I could kind of tell that Kimberley was a debut author at the start. I don't really know how, but I just could tell. But through the book her writing changed and it was bloody amazing!
And oh my! Some of the scenes in this book! At times I was about to turn the fan on from all the steaminess (I didn't though, I couldn't leave the book for those 2 seconds :) And at other times I had the chills.
Though I would have loved to learn a little more about her grandmother (who could also sense bodies), the murderers and Jay's family I really really enjoyed LOVED this book!!!!!!!!
The Body Finder is an amazing debut. I need more!


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