Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday Reviews

One of my friends may or may not have informed me that even though I'm busy wallowing in self-pity, I'm not allowed to neglect my blog. I promptly told her where she could go. :) Just kidding, she's right (thank you, Julie). The real issue is that now I'm in the land of Edit-ville. And do you know what disease I get every time I go to that land? I-Suck-Itis. It's a very common disease in Edit-ville and no matter how hard I try to build up my immunity, I still manage to catch it. I want to go back to First Draft Land where I'm-a-Freaking-Genius-Itis runs rampant.

So, onto the promised review. Last week I got to read Kimberly Derting's debut novel "The Body Finder". I loved it. Can I just tell you that I'm digging on the best friend relationship dynamic and all the tension it brings when one starts liking the other. Derting pulled that off so well. If you liked the book "Shiver" I think you would like this book.


"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."


  1. You crack me up! I'm feeling the I-suck-itis this week. I wish strawberries (cheap this time of year) could cure that. :)

  2. Woo Hoo! Now, I know it's Wednesday. See, I want you to post for purely selfish reasons: a) I love your blog; b) I love to add new books to my to-buy list; and c) I become temporally lost if you don't post according to your schedule, and I really need to know that this is Wednesday (so thank you very much).

    And since I adored Shiver, I'm adding this one to my list.

    Also, have you considered that the antioxidants in chocolate might work as an inoculation for I-Suck-Itis? Just a thought. :)

  3. I have the illness too. What's the cure?

  4. Michelle, that would be nice. We have the greatest strawberries here.

    Julie, if chocolate really worked I'd never have I-Suck-Itis. :) And by the way, I knew you were being totally selfish when you tried to cheer me up by telling me you needed my blog. How dare you. :)

    Candy, More cowbell??

  5. Wow. I haven't been that tempted by a book in a long time. What a great blurb about it! Thanks, Kasie!

    p.s. I'm glad you're up and running. Don't forget that you're still a genius--just a genius with a red pen.

  6. I haven't heard of this book yet! Another one for my summer reading list! I can't wait! Hurry up summer! Thanks Kasie! =)

  7. Laura, you should be tempted, it's yummy. :) And a genius with a red pen sounds really dangerous. (thanks for the encouragement)

    Carolyn, I bet that pile is getting higher by the second. We're not going to see you at all during the summer are we? :)

  8. I'm at the end of The Body Finder now! I also love the dynamic between Vi and Jay.

  9. Dear Kasie,
    I'm sorry to inform you of this, but just called and they're out of business. So is And all the rest. So you unfortunately won't be able to spend hundreds of dollars a week on books anymore. My condolences.

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