Friday, August 12, 2011

Ivy's Review on Desires of the Dead

Desires of the Dead
Release Date: February 15, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Source: Bought
Rating: Escapable
The Other Books: The Body Finder, The Last Echo
Extras: Trailer
Seek: Amazon, Goodreads
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. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.

As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally she'd turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike's tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger.
The same floral cover as the first one except different color and position. I love them.
This book comes after The Body Finder.

In The Body Finder, Violet finds out who the killer is unexpectedly. The killer almost killed her and Jay if her uncle didn’t step in.

Now in Desires of the Dead, the story begins with some new students attending Violet’s school. Jay, her boyfriend, is friendly to both them but becomes close to the boy Mike. Then, Violet and one of her friend goes to Seattle to go shopping. Violet comes across an echo. The echo is from someone dead who was killed suddenly and not given a proper burial. She doesn’t do anything at first because she doesn’t want her friend to know her secret. Her secret ability is her being able to find dead bodies.

But she is not only keeping secrets from her friends, but also her best friend/boyfriend Jay. Their relationship has changed. Violet and Jay is officially a couple. Yes, finally but now their feelings for each other deepen. Since Jay knew what happened last time Violet found a body, Jay does everything he can to protect her. She’s afraid if she tells him about finding another body, that he will tell her parents to protect her. She doesn’t want that.

Then, more secrets begin to pile up on her. The FBI is interested on how she discovered the body, and is contacting her daily, trying to get answers. There is also someone else who is leaving some horrid messages for Violet. How can she keep all these secrets to herself?

This book just had that right amount of romance. Jay’s and Violet’s romance brings me joy and happiness like drinking hot cocoa and feeling it slowly warm your insides. That’s how I feel when I read about their love.

It also had the right amount of mystery that gives you chills. At first, I was turning the pages slowly but as the story continue, I couldn’t read fast enough. The mystery was excellent in this book; it will keep you on your toes. At first, I had suspicions on who was harassing Violet, than Derting would throw a curve ball and throw me off course.  Especially the ending, I was left wanting more to the story.
Okay, I already talked about the third book in the Body Finder Series, The Last Echo. I just found out though, that there is going to be a fourth book in the series. Title and summary aren’t released yet but I will put it up when I received news.

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