Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

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.

(My Review): I've been looking at this book for a while and finally decided to give It a try. The book is told from a third person point of view. Violet Ambrose has been sensing weird things ever since she was eight years old when she found a dead girl in a field of their back yard. But lately she's been getting these feelings more and more because of a killer that's been killing of girls in near by town and has been coming closer to her town ever since. The books is more of a romance than a action book, but the action that's in the book is fairly good however. The way the third person told Viloet's journey and also told the killer's doing was very impressive. I haven't seen many stories that switch back and forth like that so I was a little bit shocked-in a good way. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes mystrey, romance, action, a little humor.

My rating: 4/5
The Plot: 5/5
Characters: 4/5

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The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Summary:
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

(My Review): At first when I picked up the book, I was a little hesitant on getting It, but It turns out It was a great book after all. In the book Meghan Chase is about to turn sixteen, which is something she's looking forward to. On her sixteenth birthday she finds out that her brother was kidnapped by faeries so she must travel to a land that she thought only exists in her wildest dreams.
It's good to see that your normal everyday girl doesn't completely change during the course of this book. She still knows her roots. The plot of this story was amazing, and the way It was told was excellently written. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes mythical creatures, young adult books, or wants to just read a good paranormal love story. Be sure to pick up the book, you won't be disappointed.

My Rating: 5/5
The Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5Video made by harlequinbooks.

A Long Recovery

Hello everyone. I know that I haven't been making a lot of book reviews in a whlie...but, I have a fair enough reason. I've been sick for the past month and haven't been reading too many books or getting online, therefore, that's the reason why I haven't been making so many reviews. But don't fret; I've been getting better and will start making more posts as soon as possible. Stay tuned guys and wish me well in recovery.