Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Book Review: Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

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Previous Review:  Please Ignore Vera Dietz


In this sequel to Kimberly Derting's The Body Finder, Desires of the Dead continues to follow the special ability of Violet Ambrose to sense the echoes of those who have been murdered--animal and human.  Only the people closest to Violet, including her best friend/boyfriend Jay Heaton, know of her ability. 

After discovering the body of a missing boy in a shipyard storage container, Violet catches the attention of the FBI.  A twist in the plot brings to light someone's dangerous obsession with Violet.  Or rather, with Jay.  And Violet is in the way.  

Jay is the one Violet always turns to for advice and comfort.  But now that they have taken their friendship to relationship level, new rules apply.  With no one to turn to, Violet begins to unravel things that places her life--and others around her--in danger.  


If you have not read The Body Finder, stop reading this and do it.  Go ahead.  This blog will still be here when you are finished.  I think.  I hope.  

First of all, let me just say the relationship between Jay and Violet is absolutely beautiful.  Kimberly Derting expresses the raw emotion of the the couple so vividly that my heart wrenches and expands at all the right moments.  

The story reminds of a YA version of the Harper Connelly series by Charlaine Harris.  Only, you know, less . . . er, racy.  Yes, "racy" is a good word.  Although this book was not as exciting (read: creepy) as The Body Finder, it kept my attention from start to finish.  If I say too much about this one, I may reveal spoilers and I don't dig that sort of thing, you know?  

The next book in the series--there will be four, so far--is scheduled to be released next year.  

Who's excited and impatient?  Me!  

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