Review: Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting


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. (via Goodreads)

My Review:

I really liked The Body Finder, so I couldn’t wait to pick this book up. (thanks Star Book Tours!)

I wasn’t so much a fan of the mystery/fantasy side of The Body Finder, but of the romance between Violet and Jay. I thought they were great characters, I loved reading about them! So nice to avoid the whole romantic triangle BS for once.

This book was a continuation of their relationship, I still love them together. No complaints at all about any of that.

And, in this book, I thought the mystery side of things was much better. I wasn’t expecting that at all, and it was a nice surprise. I got really caught up in that part of the story, and was nervous for Violet and the people she was placing trust in. I won’t go any further into that and spoil anything, but let me tell you – it is a very engaging plot.

So, if you liked The Body Finder, you are going to enjoy reading this. It is so much better, and definitely has me wanting to see where Derting takes the story next!

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Carrie at In the Hammock Blog March 2, 2011, 6:03 am

    I was definitely more into violet and jay than the mystery parts in the first one too!! i can't wait to read this one

  • Cari March 2, 2011, 2:01 pm

    I loved this book! Oh how I love Jay!

  • LindsayWrites March 3, 2011, 3:40 am

    hi! just hoppin by! new follower!! love the blog! found it on the YA book blog directory! =] follow me too?!

  • Kristina March 5, 2011, 12:30 am

    I can't wait to read this one! I loved the first one! Great review.

    New follower 🙂



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