Review: Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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.

I didn't enjoy this as much as 'The Body Finder', I still enjoyed the relationship between Vi and Jay, and all the school antics but I just didn't enjoy the story.

Firstly Mike and Megan are both really good sub characters although the author tries to take us down the wrong alley more than once, it was easy to see through.
Also the initial 'find' in Seattle sounds like it could have been a better story than dead cats by cars and anonymous phone calls and letters. This one isn't as dark as the first book but there is still a whole lot of teenage angst going on that any YA reader will enjoy.

The premise is still captivating and Derting has a great writing style and I'm really excited to know that there's a third book on its way.

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