Thursday, September 22, 2011
Review: Desires of the Dead
By Kimberly Derting
Source I own it
First sentence Violet leaned forward on her hands and knees over the frozen landscape.
Violet senses the echos of those who have been murdered but when she anonymously call the police to tell them where to find a body her whole life turns upside down. It seems she wasn't as anonymous as she thought and now a profiler who works for the FBI is questioning her and seems to know about her ability. And then there's Rafe, the strange, cute boy who works with the profiler who may have abilities of his own.
A review in letter form
Dear, Desires of the Dead, I want you to sit down and shut up while I air some grievances with you. First of all, I only read you because I'd already bought you; after the first disappointing book I had no desire to continue, but I owned you so I felt obligated to read you.
How dare you introduce a new character who would intrigue me! How dare you bring in the tiniest of plot twists to wrap me up in your over telling-not-showing pages! With all that telling there was absolutely no way I could judge Violet's ridiculous, childish actions; not when I was "told" so clearly why she was doing them. Dang you for making me relate and understand. I still am disgusted with Jay and his possessiveness, his unrealistic perfect boyfriend actions but now you've gone and given me hope that maybe, just maybe, Violet won't end up with him.
You and your next book in the series better not disappoint! Now go, your brainwashing has done its damage.