Monday, September 5, 2011
Review The Body Finder
By Kimberly Derting
Source I own it
First Sentence The sound of the alarm clock was an irritating intrusion into the comfortable haze of sleep that wrapped its arms around Violet.
Violet can sense echos from the bodies of the murdered. She's suddenly having new feelings for her best friend Jay, and there's a serial killer in town killing young girls. It's a lot to deal with and to make things worse, if she helps the police, it will lead the killer right to her.
Despite too much telling not showing, and the amount of adjectives, and the lack of excitement I was expecting, I was still trying to enjoy this one but there was way too much romance! Ahhhh! First off, Jay was completely unrealistic. With all the girls following him around, and his goofy smile, and his holding her hand, and talking to her on the phone, and the tickle fights...I was going nuts. And then we see that he isn't perfect, after all. (well, at least in my opinion) He's a control freak. What is it with authors creating all these control freak guys. Is that really appealing to girls?! Seriously?! He was one step away from standing over Violet with a bloody fist saying, "look what you made me do?!". Argh! I hate guys like that. Anywho, I guess what I'm trying to say is I wanted this one to be more about Violet's interesting talent and the mystery and adventure and it was just pages and pages of romance. And then, at the end, I started thinking, "oh, boy! Maybe the reason she's talking Jay up so much is because she wants us to be sad when she kills him". No such luck! I'll continue the series in the hope that it will be a little more adventurous and less romantic but I don't have much faith in that happening. I could go on and on about what bugged me but I won't. You're welcome. ;)
Violet: I wanted to like her but any girl that dates a guy who's that controlling...yeah, no respect here.
Jay: Do I need to say anything else nasty about this unrealistic guy with control freak issues?
Violet's friends: Yes, I'm not separating them. Why? Because they were all the "cliche" friends. There was no substance or depth to them. I felt like they were just there to make Violet seem well adjusted.
The Killer: I actually enjoyed the chapters from his perspective the most. Not because I liked him but because the writing was honest and simple and at least we weren't listening to Jay and Violet talk about who loved who more.
Would I recommend it?
Meh, I've read worse. If you WUUUV romance then this is the book for you, but if you were expecting a little more action...I'd look elsewhere.