Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Review: Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

So, remember that time I told you that Teen Mom is number one in my DVR priority list only because Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal is no longer on the air? Well, naturally, I had to keep on cruising through The Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting to fill the empty void that is my life DVR.

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.

But seriously, friends, can we talk? When did books start having trailers? Is this new? I feel old. I mean, this trailer looks to have been filmed with the same quality as Twilight, or at the very least the Call Me Maybe video, let's be real.

  • 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?


  1. I went to get book 1 yesterday, and my bookstore let me down. I'm excited to check out this series!


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