The Body Finder
by: Kimberly Derting
From Amazon: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.
Let me start off by saying WOW! I seem to be on an amazing book trend and this book was no exception!
When I first saw this book months and months ago I thought I would love it so it should be no surprise as to how much I did, I just wasn't expecting to find such a good and complex story on so many different levels.
The idea was completely original which is good especially when we see in YA these days these paranormal monster trends that completely drive me nutty. I beg for originality now and The Body Finder gave it to me.
Now one trend this book did have was the two best friends falling in love... and I have absolutely no problem with that. I LOVE those stories and tend to seek them out just because I find them undeniably sweet and just on a different level.
The story of them gradually beginning to kinda sorta like each other is very cute and I couldn't put it down. I was drawn to the story and the characters and cheered when they finally got what they were after.
I am very excited there is a sequel coming out (EEEK!) and can't wait to read more of Kimberly Derting in the future.
All in all this gets a lovely 9 1/2.