Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bookanista Review: The Body Finder


The black is back, guys, as I write my second post for the Bookanistas, a fabulous group of some of the most awesome fellow bloggers/writers in the universe. (See below for the links.)

My Bookinista book review for today is... (insert Walt Griswold drumroll) ...

The Body Finder

by: Kimberly Derting

Violet Ambrose can feel the echoes dead people leave behind in the world, but when a serial killer starts terrorizing her town, Violet is haunted by the deaths he leaves behind. With help from her best friend/secret crush, Jay, she decides to find the killer and put a stop to his violence.

What I liked about this book: The relationship between Violet and her childhood best friend. They've been friends for, like, forever, and yet she falls in love with him. It is sweet and beautiful and innocent, the perfect high school romance.

What I liked about the characters: Violet and her dad have an awesome relationship, something lacking in many YA books. And then there's Jay. He made me melt... a modern-day knight in shining armor who risks his own life to protect Violet.

The best part of this book: It is freaky, the kind of book that makes you leave the lamp on when you go to sleep. And there's a twist. A big one. And it has to do with the bad guy.

Over all, a terrific debut novel, one you goatta put on your to-read-list!

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12 comments:

Jen said...

I'm all about The Body Finder! It rocked!

Kirsten Hubbard said...

can't wait to read this one! thanks for the review :)

Matthew Rush said...

Haven't read it but you sure make it sound intriguing, thanks Bethany!

Candyland said...

I love Kimberly and The Body Finder is an awesome book!

Renae said...

This book was amazing! I love her covers.

Christine Fonseca said...

Loved that book!! Great choice

Hilary Wagner ~ Debut Author said...

This sounds great! Thanks for posting the review!

xoxo -- Hilary

Lisa_Gibson said...

Looking forward to reading this before too long. Great review.

cleemckenzie said...

I loved the review. It certainly increased my appetite for the book.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Great review...I love (hate) books that make me keep the light on and stay up all night.

beth said...

I SO fail--I've been meanign to read this one FOREVER.

Laura Pauling said...

I agree - the last half of the book, I absolutely couldn't put down!