review · YA Supernatural/Mystery/Thiller

THE BODY FINDER by KIMBERLY DERTING

Kindle Edition, 338 pages Published March 16th 2010 by HarperCollins

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her “power” to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers. Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat left for her. But now that a serial killer is terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, Violet realizes she might be the only person who can stop him. Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved by her hope that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she’s falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.

REVIEW

This could have been a good book, the idea behind it was pretty great buuuut…it wasnt.Things i didn’t like:

1) The characters were flat.Including the main character,Violet.All she did throughout the book was drooling over her best-friend and even though she had an amazing ability,it wasnt really explored in the book.

2) The romance.Laaaaaaame. I hate romance in books, especially this kind. I mean Violet could sense the dead, an amazing ability but all we ever read in this book is how awesome her best friend is.

3) The serial killer wasnt something unique and the “twist” didn’t make any sense. It was written purely for shock value I think.

This is a supernatural ( i think) romance crime/mystery novel, it sounds amazing but the writer didn’t pull it off and it felt flat. Oh well.

Rating: 1.5 cherries

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