Friday, March 1, 2013

Review - The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Book Summary from Amazon

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 left for her. But now that a serial killer is terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, Violet realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.
Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved by her hope 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 Review - 3

I am very disappointed that my expectations were not met.  I will not be continuing this series.  This book has been on my TBR list for awhile and when I saw the kindle version on sale last year I went for it.  The first chapter I just knew I was in for a treat SMACK - reality, this is a true YA book.

I have to be honest YA is not my cup of tea but most thrillers I love in any genre, this to me was not a thriller but I would highly recommend to the YA genre fans.  Young love, finding themselves and each other, high school stuff, blah blah, sigh, the normal YA expectation.

There were a few chapters from the mind of the serial killer.  I enjoy this style so thought it was good and added another layer to the story. 

The thriller was the minor story and just never got my heart racing enough to care.  I actually considered it being a do not finish read but completed it because the writing is good and overall probably an amazing YA read when competing with others.  This is not for the suspense fans like me.

Sentence teasers to share......

They were bodies at peace.  Ripped from this world before their time, but laid to rest by those who loved them most.  And they were in harmony.  47% on kindle

Her first thought was that there was a body nearby.  The intensity of it didn't speak to what it was so much as when it might have been left behind.  77% on kindle



  1. Sorry this was a stinker for you.

  2. That's a shame. At least you got it on sale, right? Sorry there wasn't much suspense to it.

  3. Ya win some ya lose some ;) The title sure sounded intriguing, YA can be a gamble.

    I've been in a very ssssslowwwww reading mode. Not even really reading everyday.

    Hope all is well.

  4. I've read this book! Yay! I thought it was great, but you might be right that it wasn't suspensful enough for die hard thriller fans. :)

  5. I had the same feelings as you when I read this book. There was a lot of hype, and then this was the reality. I feel like all too often YA is that way, and I've been around YA too much now to be moved by hype anymore.

  6. Just re-read my review from almost 3 years ago, I pretty much said yhe same thing.


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