Title: Desires of the Dead.
Author: Kimberly Derting.
Series: The Body Finder Series, #2.
Published Date: February 2011.
"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."
Even though, I'm not sure if the pink thing is a flower or not, I just love this cover. The clean and slick black background not only makes the pink, but also the title and the author stick out much more. The cover is simple, beautiful and get it's point across.
Jay's been my favorite since The Body Finder, but I found myself liking him more and more throughout the second book. He might not have been on Violet's side at one point in time (I don't want to give any spoilers!), but he's still such a sweet guy! Awwww(: When Jay became friends with the new boy in their school (Mike), they had a little bro-mance, but he still made sure not to leave Violet out.
If I had to pick a second character I really enjoyed, it would have to be Chelsea. She so bold, and outgoing, doing things I would NEVER do in public! But Chelsea added humor to the story, which was a huge plus(:
In The Body Finder, I felt like Violet could be someone that I wanted to be friends with. I understood her, and some of the things she was going through (obviously I can't spot the dead or it's murders, but just some teenage-girl-life things). But in this book, Violet seemed different. She was sneaking behind peoples backs, she got mad at Jay and didn't speak to him for days, and she also avoided the FBI.
I loved the roll Violet played, but it was a little frustrating that she could just never ask for help, always wanting to do it on her own. Come on Violet! Their your family, they love you and just want to help!
Story Line: 5/5
Ask anyone, "If you could have any super power, which would it be?". Most likely they answer won't be, "Uhhhh, I wish I could spot dead people, and their murderers!". Well, unless your in the force oooor your just ... a big weirdo. Violet, didn't exactly have a choice. The power runs in her family, even though it skipped her mom.
I had so much fun reading Desires of the Dead, even if the ending was a little sad. It held up to my high expectations, I set after falling in love with The Body Finder. I can't wait to get my hands on the third book! I hope we get to learn more about Violet's grandma, and how she dealt with this power, Jay and Violet's relationship, and maybe even include Chelsea and Mike a little more(: