Sunday, March 24, 2013

Review: The Body Finder (The Body Finder #1) By: Kimberly Derting

Title: The Body Finder (The Body Finder #1)
Author: Kimberly Derting
Published: March 16th, 2010
My Rating: 4 out  5 stars
Goodreads Summary:

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 that 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 the 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 Thoughts:

The Body Finder was such a great read, it was the perfect book for someone like me. It was a mix of mystery, romance, and paranormal. The romance was believable and perfect. The mystery had me engaged and I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. Everything that I could have asked for in a book was in this one. 

Violet   Ambrose is not your average teenage girl, she has a ability to find dead things,  animals and humans alike and she has been doing it all her life. She can feel the echo of a dead body that has been left behind and she can't rest until it has been properly buried. Until a serial killer is one the lose and begins killing girls around her town, Violet's gift has always been a secret and she has never used it for  anything like that but, how can she have an ability like this and not use it. Violet has been best friends with Jay Heaton for all of her life but, over the summer Jay has definitely grown up and she can't remember when she started feeling different towards him, her and pretty much every girl in her school has been swooning over Jay and Violet is so confused about what she is going to do with her  feelings for her best friend. 

I absolutely loved Violet, she was just a great YA character, I really related to her and remembered feeling just like she did when I was a teenager. My other favorite aspect to this book was Jay and  Violet and their relationship, it was genuine and real, watching them sort through all of the changes that their relationship was going through. It made the romance feel real instead of insta-love which always makes me happy. The mystery aspect had me drooling over this book because I have to admit that I am addicted to crime shows, the reality ones and the Law and Orders, and CSI's. It was creepy and suspenseful but, not too scary because I can't handle too creepy. 

Overall,  this was an awesome start to a great series, the ending was perfect because it wrapped up everything but definitely gave you the ideas of where it will be going and I can't wait to start the next book!

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  2. Good review. I should start this series too.

  3. I loved the creepiness of the book and I believe we got some chapters from the perspective of the murderer (am I remembering it right that that's this book?), which only added to the tension.

  4. I liked this book too, but I guess not as much as you did :P
    Though the books get a lot better later on. I absolutely loved the third one, The Last Echo, and I can't wait to read Dead Silence!
    I liked Violet and Jay's relationship too. Great review, and I hope you enjoy the sequel! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    Richa @ City of Books


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