Book Review of Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

Title: Desires of the Dead

Author: Kimberly Derting

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Release Date: March 15, 2011

*If you have not read The Body Finder, this may contain spoilers*

The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found.

When Violet Ambrose’s morbid ability to sense the echoes of those who’ve been murdered leads her to the body of a young boy, she draws the attention of the FBI. She is reluctantly pulled into an investigation that will endanger more than just her secret…but her relationship and possibly her life as well.

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My Review: I am a huge fan of The Body Finder, so when I got my hands on the sequel (thanks to my crazy awesome friend James from Book Chic)  I was beyond excited!  It has been a while since I read The Body Finder, but I did remember being fond of Jay and Violet and this book just reaffirmed my love for the two of them.  They are the sweetest couple and I adore their best friend turned love story.

While the relationship in this story is beautiful, I think the mystery that surrounds Violet’s life is just as appealing.  In the previous book you get a sneak peak into the mind of the killer and that same concept bled over into Desires of the Dead.  It is fascinating to get a peak into the mind of a such troubled soul and it really adds depth to the story when you get so many different vantage points.

The last hundred or so pages of this book are really intense.  You are racing to try and reveal all the secrets behind the mystery but at the same time you don’t want to miss the details along the way.  Kimberly does a fantastic job of building the plot and while there were some things I knew where coming, but there was one point at the end where I was taken completely by surprise.  Which of course is awesome, because a good shocking revelation here and there always keeps me on my toes.

I am hoping we are not done with this world because there are still quite a few unanswered questions that I would like to see explored further, but I am still happy with the way this book ended.  Jay and Violet continue to draw me into their world and I love watching their relationship develop.  They are so sweet and they are a couple I will always be rooting for.

If you have not checked out this series yet, you really need to.  There is suspense, romance, paranormal activity and plenty of mystery to keep you interested.  I am looking forward to whatever Kimberly Derting comes out with next!

FTC:  I received this ARC from my super cool friend James from The Book Chic.


2 responses to “Book Review of Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

  1. Really glad to hear you enjoyed it! I still have yet to get around to it. I’ll have to do that soon. Great review!

  2. Pingback: Book Review of The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting | A Bookworms Haven

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