Monday, January 17, 2011

The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting

I finally chose to stop doing my cross-stitching for a moment and do some reading. I still have 22 more books to read. Not that I'm goint to read all of that, because some of it I'll just put it right on the shelf and to be read later...way later.

But for other books...I know I just have to read it. Like this one.

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting.

When a murder is committed it leaves a unique echo...on both the victim and the killer. Most people are unaware of these echoes but Violet Ambrose has always been able to sense them.

Now that Violet's town is in the thralls of a serial killer the echoes of the local girls he has murdered are haunting her.

The only shining light is Violet's best friend Jay. She's started falling for him and his fierce protectiveness gives her hope that he may feel the same...

With the police at a loss, can Violet use her ability to stop the killer or is she in danger of becoming his next victim?

It really is my kind of book. You have some thriller, with romance and of course the part where the best friends turn into lovers. Really my kind of book. So no wonder this book caught my eyes.

The story itself is told using 3rd person pov, told from Amber's perspective; how she feel, what she think, what she see and hear. She's a teenager, 16 years old I think (she just got her driver license for a few months), but I like her. She's not too teenage, at least she knows what she want, she knows who her friends are, she's comfortable with her body, she's not an angsty teenager, and I think she has a good relationship with both her parents and her uncle & aunt. I think it helps a lot, the good relationship, with her 'condition', so I think that's why she doesn't have so much angst in her personality.

Jay...not so much were told about him, other than what Amber told. There are some flashback, some background, about their relationship, but there aren't any from Jay's perspective, so through out the story I'm kinda wondering if Jay feels the same way as Violet or not. But I like the way the chemistry or the relationship between them are pictured.

About all the killings..well since it is a young adult novel so it doesn't have any gory detail about the killing or anything else that related to it, just some thrilling when the killer doing some hunting for the next victim. Even without the gory details, I felt cold whenever the killer begin to hunt for the next victim, or when Amber begin to see/hear/taste the echo, or when the killer try to kill Amber. any teenage story/movie it ended on the school ground. Talking about cliche!! Hieh...

So overall...I like the romance (obviously!) and enjoy the thriller. Although there are some minus like, the story about the killer or the criminal itself is wayyyyyy too short and too easy to solve; although I like the story is taken from 3rd person pov but everything is told from Amber's perspective, I kinda wish the author told the story from Jay's perspectives or her uncle's or even the killer itself. But still, I enjoyed reading it, can't even put it down!

Can't wait for the next book...

I hope it's as good as the first book...


mia said...

Huwah, semua pada ngomongin buku ini. Covernya cantik ya ze! Ceritanya jg menarik, tapi skrg mau kelarin spirit bound dulu, bloodline bakal terbit jg thn ini.

A. A. Olivia said...

Baru selesai baca buku ini juga, lumayan bagus sih. Tapi kalo baca summary buku keduanya kayaknya nggak seseru yang pertama.

CAROLINE said...

@mia ya ya ya silakan selesaikan dulu itu Vampire Academy mu hehehe...aku belakangan aja deh...

@olivia yup aku baca summary buku dua juga kok kayaknya bakal lebih bagus buku 1 ya hahaha...semoga enggak seperti Alyson Noel punya Immortal series yang bagus di buku 1...tapi di buku 2 malah jadi terlalu soap opera...yah we'll see lah.

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