. Athena's Books: YA Wire...The Body Finder
Thursday, March 11, 2010

YA Wire...The Body Finder

YA Wire...March 16 is a big release date! Mark your calendar! One of the most engaging story-lines being released next week is The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting.

A serial killer on the loose.

A girl with a morbid ability.

And the boy who would never let anything happen to her.

Wow...that should be enough to get you to some bookstore on March 16--Spring Break for most of us!


Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the
world . . .and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat left for her. But now that a serial killer is terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, Violet realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved by her hope that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.


Multihued light seemed to be radiating up from beneath the water, centered among the reeds, and then diffusing outward as it reached the surface. Violet had never seen anything like it and she knew that the spectrum of light was defying its very nature by behaving in that way. It could only be one thing. There was something dead down there....The vibrant light continued to play off the waves from below, fading into a fine, colorful mist as it broke through the surface of the water and vanished into the air.

Seems a little like that movie, The Sixth Sense, but with a more romantic element wrapped around it. Can't wait to read it.


Morgan said...

This book sounds amazing! I'm even in love with the cover.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I hope that is a good one! I think it looks fantastic!