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Book Review: Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

Desires of the Dead (The Body Finder, #2)Title: Desires of the Dead
Author: Kimberly Derting
Series: The Body Finder #2
Pages: 356
Date of UK Publication: 15th February 2011
Source: Bought (Kindle Edition)
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.

My Thoughts:
Desires of the Dead is the sequel to the amazingly awesome book The Body Finder. And it's even more amazingly awesome.

The story carries on about a year later from where The Body Finder left off. Violet and her friend are in Seattle, when Violet sense a body in a crate in a shipping place, and she can't forget about it. She goes to find the body, and leaves an anonymous tip, without knowing the FBI would get involved. Now Violet has to try really hard to keep her secrets, and not just from the FBI.

Violet and Jay's relationship is still super cute. They are strong, and there is still no sign of a second love interest or love triangle about to emerge. Even when they hit rocky patches, they still manage to keep their relationship together. Mostly...

Anyway, once again, the plot was full of twists and turns that I wouldn't have seen coming if I had forever to think about it. It's creepy, it's freaky, and completely gripping. I read it in about 3 sittings, the only interruptions were for school or sleep. I was glued, and once again, I couldn't stop reading.
I don't know what it is about Kimberly Derting's writing, maybe it's the combination of suspense and tension, and fun and laughter, that makes it so readable. They are so well written, and I don't know anybody who hasn't loved them.

The only thing I want to say is, I hate the ending! It's so annoying, because it was so good, and I need to read the next one right now! But it doesn't even have a title yet. It's quite depressing. Anyway, at least I'll have her new book The Pledge to read when it comes out in November, but it's still so far away! I'm sure that I won't be alone in waiting though! It looks awesome, so I'm sure that Derting will continue her fabulous writing style in that.

If you haven't read this series, you should. It is definitely not one to miss. Go out and buy a copy, as I said in my review of The Body Finder, you will love it.

My Rating:
I give it 5 Feet!

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  1. I want to read this one SO BAD but my Library still hasn't gotten its copies yet. :P I'm dying here! Haha. Oh is the ending a cliffhanger? I hate cliffhangers! Hopefully not. I'm super excited for the Pledge too. Kimberly Derting is amazing. :)


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