Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: YA
Rating: 5/5
Source: Bought

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.

With all the hype there was for this book, I was dying to get my hands on it when it came out and when I did, I devoured it in one sitting. The plot of this book was filled with mystery, romance, and a bit of horror as well.

Violet can hear the schoes of the dead and she helps the police find their bodies. Now, there are a lot of bodies showing up and Violet is finding them and realizing that there is a killer on the loose. As Violet contiues finding the killer, Jay and her begin a little romance, which I thought was adorable because they used to be best friends! But now, the killer is after Violet and the ending was a total thriller!

I love the cover of this book. I believe it's a blue flower and it has so many elements of mystery in it, even though it's so simple. Overall, this book was amazing and if you're into mystery, horror, and romance, look no further.

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