Welcome to another Bookanista feature. As always, there are some FAB reviews today, so be sure to check them out. Not sure who or what the Bookanistas are? Click here for the scoop, and be sure to tell us if you have an arc you’d like us to read.
Since the Bookanistas themselves have some pretty amazing books coming out, I added information about some of their upcoming releases to my Bookanista Page. Be sure to check it out!
This week’s Bookanista love features the following:
- Lisa and Laura Roecker share a YA review from an actual YA: a “Guestanista Review” on THE REPLACEMENT.
- Myra McEntire is wowed by A VISITOR’S GUIDE TO MYSTIC FALLS.
- Elana Johnson is in love with PERILOUS.
- Shannon Messenger is awestruck by THE MARBURY LENS and giving away a signed hardcover.
- Megan Miranda is captivated by MATCHED.
- Beth Revis is blown away by DEMONGLASS.
- Carolina Valdez Miller is spreading picture book love for CHICKEN BUTT.
- Bethany Wiggins is struck by STRANGE ANGELS.
Now, on to my Bookanista Shout out – DESIRES OF THE DEAD by Kimberly Derting
Release Date: Feb 15, 2011
Basic Blurb: (Author Kimberly Derting Website)
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.
- I liked the cover for Body Finder – and I like this one even more.
It all came crashing down on Violet at once. Her head was spinning. She felt dizzy and sick in an instant.
She closed her eyes, trying to will her head to stop whirling so she could catch hold of her out-of-control thoughts.
She knew she shouldn’t have called 911. What had she been thinking?
I like this quote. Ms. Derting describes such a familar feeling – I mean, who wasn’t had life crash down on them in an instant? And yeah, it feels just like that!
Why I liked it:
DESIRES OF THE DEAD is an excellent sequel to THE BODY FINDER. It had everything I loved, taken to a higher level. The story was strong, the plot moved quickly and the characters were well developed. Ms. Derting did a great job of provided just the right amount of background information. I never felt like I was rereading THE BODY FINDER.
Overall, an excellent book – definitely a worthwhile read.
Where to find it:
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What are you reading?