Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Body Finder Review by Ana

"A serial killer on the loose. A girl with a morbid ability. And the boy who would never let anything happen to her.

Violet Ambrose can find the dead. Or at least, those who have been murdered. She can sense the echoes they leave behind... and the imprints they leave on their killers. As if that weren't enough to deal with during junior year, she also has a sudden, inexplicable, and consuming crush on her best friend since childhood, Jay Heaton.

Now a serial killer has begun terrorizing Violet's small town... and she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him."

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 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 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.

I don't know where to start with this book. It had everything I ever wanted. Paranormal elements, romance, and a killer on the loose!

Kimberly Derting from the starts make Jay and Violet show their love to each other. She didn't keep you waiting until the last page when you were finally over the book and couldn't stand it. She throws it right at you and you get absorbed right away. Violet is not the I'm-so-popular type of girl. She's normal and she's in love with her best friend from childhood. I thought that was the cutest thing ever because who knows you more than the guy who you've been best friends since kindergarten? Jay is the type of guy any girl would want and the suprising thing was that he was human. No magical powers, not a vampire, werewolf, or ghost. Just human. And I was suprised how I loved him so much. Thanks Kimberly for making me love a human.

The lot was filled with twists and turns and heart stopping romance and suspence. I didn't want to stop reading this book. I read it in a day wanting to know what would happen to Violet. Was she going to die? Was the killer going to get her? But another creep factor in the book was how some chapters were in the killer's point of view and he sounded like a killer would sound like.

The ending was tied up perfectly. No cliffhanger, but it does leave room for a sequal which will be coming out called DESIRES OF THE DEAD.

To be honest here, the cover helped me fall in love with the book. The synopsis did make me want to buy it, but the cover stood out at the bookstore. The blue flower in the background (I believe that is a blue flower) somehow gives you a feeling of what THE BODY FINDER is about, laying on top of the black background.

Overall, I loved this book and I sure will be reading the sequal and I totally recommend you reading this if you're into paranormal, suspence, and romance books. This book had everything and I was a happy camper!


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