In Book 2, here's where we are with Violet and Jay:
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. Her best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay, is the only one outside of her family who knows of her morbid ability. But when Violet discovers the body of a missing boy, she draws the attention of the FBI.
As Violet dodges their questions, she is pulled into an investigation that will endanger more than just her secret. For without even meaning to, Violet has stumbled upon a dark truth—and a desperate killer.
- Originality: 6 - This book is just a very slight adjustment on the premise of Book 1 with a whole lot more lovin', so I took it down a point. Still, I really liked these books - although Violet doesn't really embrace her unique talents and individuality, she's still a bit more self-assured than your average YA fiction herione.
- Absurdity: 7 - do you see rainbow echoes when you stumble across roadkill? No? Then you will find this book absurd.
- Level of Paranormal Romance: 8 - I have to say that a romance like Violet and Jay's comes along only so often - they're almost like Caitlin and Tyler (see Teen Mom reference) in that there is so little drama and so much googly eyes, it makes you question every relationship you had before you were 18.
- Level of Harry Potterness: 3 - I ain't reading this stuff for the vocab, ya heard?