Release Date: February 15, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Amazon
The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found.
Violet can sense the echoes of those who’ve been murdered—and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.
As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally she’d turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike’s tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger.
In a genre that seems to thrive on supernatural reads, it so hard to be original. That’s what I love most about this series, it is so completely original! That’s why I have been waiting anxiously for this much anticipated sequel, and it definitely didn’t disappoint!
While Desires of the Dead may not have been as creepy as The Body Finder, it kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat all the same. Kimberly Derting’s writing is wonderful and I may even go so far as to say she is one of the best YA writers out there! She really developed the characters even more in this edition, and when it comes to adding to the mystery, it’s no holds barred!
Jay and Violet….Violet and Jay…*sigh* What a great couple they are, and I must admit that I might have a HUGE small crush on Jay. He is so..perfect. Violet on the other hand did some things that I didn’t completely agree with in this book, but her actions her justified so I can’t really hold it against her.
All in all Desires of the Dead was a great follow up to a hard to follow up book. Now we just have to make it through the long, long wait for the third book. I can’t wait to see what Kimberly Derting has in store for us next!