Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Kimberly Derting's debut novel about a girl attempting to use her unusual gift for good while caught in the throes of danger and first love is memorable and suspenseful. Derting's writing is sharp and detailed, and the frequent chapters from the unknown killer's point of view keep the story tense. Violet is a good, strong character who really will appeal to teen readers because of her well described emotions. Her fear of the serial killer is palpable, but her determination and sense of duty and justice even more tangible, and her confused and love struck feelings for her best friend Jay make her even more relatable and likable to the average girl. Derting will keep you on edge long after the final page with this action-packed romantic drama.
Cover Comments: I like the black and blue color scheme, and this blue flower. It's a very nice combination of eeriness and beauty, and the simplicity of the cover is just great. Very nice!
The Body Finder will be released on March 16th, 2010.
ARC received from publisher.