The Body Finder
by Kimberly Derting
Published: March 16, 2010
Genres: Mythology, Supernatural, Young Adult
Format: eBook (327 pages)
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 that the dead leave behind in the world... and the imprints that attach to their killers.
I was disappointed by this book – 200 pages in I was still waiting for the story to start. I had to make myself finish it. It was more teen novel with a tiny bit of super-natural sprinkled in. That being said, I like super-natural stories and I was expecting there to be more of a super-natural element than there was. So it might be that I didn’t like it because I had different expectations. Lots of people like this book and it’s a good murder mystery, but I don’t like murder mysteries, either. So if you like murder mysteries, I think you’ll really like this book (though in my opinion, the pace was kind-of slow). But if you want something supernatural, try something else.
Content Rating: Medium, there was a long make-out section that I skipped over and there may have been some swearing (It’s been a while since I read it and I don’t remember:)