Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Genre:  YA Paranormal Mystery
The Body Finder Series, Book 1

Description (taken from Kimberly Derting's website):
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.

This book was very slow-going for me.  It could have been the third person aspect, but I was left wanting more.  I wanted to see more body finding action, more romance, more interesting parts, less description of the everyday-boring routine (I get enough of that in my own life).  The book did finally hook my interests about two-thirds through, but I still felt a little jipped.  Maybe I read too many awesome reviews about this book.

Will I continue this series?  Probably not.  There wasn't enough excitement in this book.  However I find a lot of other people love this series, so there is potential...

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