Saturday, March 26, 2011

Desires of the Dead by Kimberly D

Desires of the Dead by 
Kimberly Derting
Release Date: February 15, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 368
Source: Library
Buy the Book: Amazon
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.
If you've read my review for Kimberly's debut, The Body Finder, you'll see that I loved it! 

(side note: I've noticed that this is the second book I've read this year, where the main character's name is Violet. And I've enjoyed both very much!)

Desires of the Dead, was the perfect mix of gut-wrenching suspense and mystery. Not far off from this first book in the series. Violet and Jay are quite the perfect couple, they understand each other and their chemistry is perfect. But as you can expect from almost all second books in a series, there is some drama-rama in their perfect love life. (Is is just me, or is there some rule about this?)

Although we know what is going on in the 'bad guys' head, it is far from predictable. Ther are some twists in the plot that will keep you reading this until the very last page. Violet's character changes quite a bit in the book and she is more open and coming out of her shell.

If you haven't read the first in the series, read it immediately so that you can read this one!


Ruperto Prieto Jr. said...

I really wanted to read this book for quite some time now. Will look hard to get a copy of this! great review! :-)

Amber Griffiths said...

I loved The Body Finder, and I'm so happy to see that you thought that Desires of the Dead was just as good! I have this sitting on my shelf, and I definitely need to get round to it soon.
And yes, there's a rule about second book relationship drama. Happens in every series ;)
Thanks for the review!

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