Wednesday, March 24, 2010
OK now for a plot overview…Violet Ambrose has always had a gift (if that’s what you want to call it) that allows her to locate (sometimes against her will) the remains of people/animals that experienced a violent death. Only her family and her best friend Jay know about her strange ability. Jay and Violet have been best friends since grade school but recently Violet has been wishing for more, but she is worried that he will not feel the same way. Dwelling on her feelings for Jay becomes impossible after the discovery of a girls body…followed by other disappearances. Violet is determined to catch the killer before he can kill again…what she doesn’t know is that she may be the next on the list. With alternating view points (Violet and the killer) this book is also very suspenseful.
I love love loved this book and I am not so patiently awaiting the sequel “Desires of the Dead.” I think Kimberly Derting has a lot of talent I cant believe this is only her first novel! Amazing!!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This was an amazing book and I recommend it to all! I am excited to read the next book in the series Crescendo which is due out November 16th 2010. If you want to read the prologue & first chapter of Crescendo visit Becca’s site or Click Here.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Ethan Wate has been haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. He feels compelled to protect her even though he does not even know who she is. Then Lena moves into town and suddenly Ethan know that she is so much more then what she seems. Ethan is drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. The connection is far more powerful then either of them could have imagined and is rooted in the past.
The clock is ticking and time is running out.
Friday, March 12, 2010
The story is about Dusty and how she is dealing with the loss of her brother (he has been missing for two years). It starts with a phone call on a late winter night. “I’m dying,” a boy’s voice says on the other end of the line. Dusty is about to hang up and forget all about his weird call but then the voice starts saying things that only someone who knows her intimately could say. Who is he and how has he gotten Dusty’s cell number? Some of the things he is saying are things that only her brother could know. Does this boy know where her brother is? She has so many questions about what really happened to her brother the night he disappeared. Suddenly drawn in, Dusty very much wants to save this boy. Dusty is compelled to help him in the hopes of getting her answers. There is only one problem, she cannot find him. Part human, part spirit, he won’t let himself be found because he thinks he is dangerous. Dusty is not the only one looking for this boy. Now she is in a race against the whole town. They all think he is to blame for the recent disturbances in town. A great story about a boy not of this world, and a girl determined to save him.
Some might not like this book because it leaves a lot of things unanswered. While I agree that Bowler could have given the story a little more closure, I also think that the current ending lets the reader decide for themselves exactly what/who the boy is and why he came into Dusty's life. I have my own theories...now make yours.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Daniel does not appear to feel the same. He goes out of his way to avoid Luce…or so it seems. Cam on the other hand has a big interest in Luce and he does not try to hide it. Warning!!! The next few sentences may contain spoilers….. Forbidden love, Reincarnation, Angels, and Demons play a big role in the plot of the story. Luce is about to find out that nothing is what it seems and that she may be a key player in a battle that has been raging for centuries.
I loved every single detail that Lauren Kate wove into this story. I was left with so many questions (in a good way) and the NEED FOR MORE!! If you have any doubt whether this is a book for you just read the first chapter and you will be hooked. Torment (book 2 in the series) is on its way, September 2010 can't come soon enough!