Rummanah Aasi
   I have been hearing great buzz around Kimberly Derting's debut novel called The Body Finder. After reading a description of the book and viewing it's book trailer I knew I had to read it. When I saw a copy at my public library, I had to check it out. I finished it in one afternoon, because it was that good and plus, it already had a hold from the library. Check out the book trailer below and see if it caught your attention as it did mine:

Review: The Body Finder is a good balance between a paranormal romance and a mystery. It was nice to read a book where all the major characters already knew Violet's special ability. The author doesn't spend the first 100 pages in discussing the special ability and its revelation. The book opens with an attention grabbing prologue and I immediately knew that I was going to enjoy the book. The alternating chapters between Violet and the serial killer kept my attention and made me turn the pages quickly. The romance between Violet and Jay, her best friend/almost boyfriend, is cute and doesn't overshadow the mystery. Teens looking for a good mystery coupled with great characters, snappy dialogue, and a good romance will be satisfied in reading The Body Finder. There is a sequel called Desires of the Dead and I'm already looking forward to reading it.

Rating: 4 stars

Words of caution: There is mild language in the book and a brief scene of underage drinking at a high school party. The book is strictly PG-13. I would recommend this to strong 7th grade readers and up.

If you like this book, try: Wake trilogy by Lisa McMann
2 Responses
  1. Melissa Kendzora-Smith Says:

    Rum - this book looks super freaky! I don't know if I can handle it...but I will put it on my list. :)

  2. Melissa: You'll be ok. "The Forest of Hands and Teeth" freaked me out more. It's very much like the Wake series by Lisa McMann. Have you read that series yet?

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