Mar 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Body Finder

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's selection is The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting and is set to be released March 16,2010 by HarperTeen.

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 had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping 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.

From Goodreads

I am a little hesitant about this one, but it has a really interesting premise. I mean, a girl who can sense murdered bodies is definitely a new one for me. The "falling in love with best guy friend" plotline will most likely annoy me, but I think I'll be able to put that aside for the main story. While murdering psycho stories are not necessarily my main go-to readings, I have been known to pick one or two up from time to time and I am rarely disappointed. Hopefully this one will live up to its hype!

What are you waiting on?

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