Author: Kimberly Derting
Series: The Body Finder #2
For those of you who don’t know, Desires of the
Dead is the second book in The Body Finder series. After enjoying the first book I wanted to see
what Violet and Jay were up to after their brush with death.
After a near death experience Violet and Jay are
closer than ever before. But ignorance is bliss and soon Violet is drawn to another corpse. Unable to function because of the corpse, Violet anonymously alerts
the police about the body. She rushes
back home and prepares for everything to go back to normal…but it doesn’t.
A government agent wants to talk to Violet
about her discovery and Violet isn’t sure if the dead body is all the agent
wants to talk about. To make matters
worse, someone is threatening Violet at home and school. Afraid to even tell her boyfriend, Violet
suffers alone and questions who she can tell her secret to. But as Violet opens up about her ability, she
uncovers a secret that could put her and her friends in peril!
What I LIKED about this book
This book adds more paranormal quirks to the
series! (Think X-MEN) I love that not everyone is as they seem in
this book, it keeps you guessing to the end.
What I DISLIKED about this book
Even though this series is not a trilogy, I felt
this story suffered from the second book travesty. The main characters question themselves,
bicker back and forth and finally do come together at the end while the plot is
trying to set up the series for the final adventure. Basically a transitional book, yeah, so
over-rated. I hated that this book took
on this feeling for me. And to make matters worse, I felt that Derting is setting up a possible love triangle for the third book. Ugh, so OVERRATED!
Overall I would give Desires of the Dead 4 out
of 5 stars. I should mention there are
some “adult” actions between Violet and Jay so this may not be a book for
younger readers. I think Desires of the Dead will appeal to fans of romance and fantasy, and I’m eager to see what
other “talented” people Violet might befriend. But please Violet, don't befriend another boy and become romantically involved with him!