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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

[Quick-Fire Review] Dead Silence (Body Finder #4) by Kimberly Derting

    Dead Silence
    The Body Finder #4
    by Kimberly Derting
    Hardcover: 400 pages
    Publisher: HarperCollins (April 16, 2013)
    Sometimes the Dead Can't Be Silenced.

    Violet thought she had made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers . . . until she acquired an imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life. However, the people who run the special investigative team she works for have no intention of letting her go.

    Violet will do whatever it takes to keep her loved ones safe—even if it means lying to her boyfriend, Jay. But when an echo calls to her, she stumbles upon a murder scene unlike anything she's ever witnessed. The murders are frenzied and twisted, and the killer left a disturbing calling card for all to see—a brimstone cross sketched in blood on the wall. And Violet finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a vicious madman with an army of devoted followers.

    Violet has survived dangerous situations before, but she quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself.

    At a Glance:

    Kimberly Derting's The Body Finder Series has been, and continues to be, one of the most entertaining series I've ever read.  Just like in the books before this, Dead Silence is thrilling, suspenseful, nerve-racking, and, quite-frankly, disturbing.  But in the best possible way.  


    I do like the covers.  I'm not sure that they really tell what the story is about, but they are pretty and different, which I like.  I also LOVE that they've stayed consistent.  Check out what Kim has to say about her covers here!

    Suspenseful and Gruesome:

    These books are filled with suspense.  One of the best things that Kim has done in this series is writing from the killer's point of view.  This might have been the most twisted of all the killers so far.  There are things in this book that seriously made me cringe and shiver.  It was pretty gruesome.


    Violet and Jay are seriously one of the cutest couples in YA.  With the introduction of Rafe, there was the potential for a little drama, but I wish this had either been pushed farther, or not even hinted at.  It was like there was an almost love triangle, but no one really believes that Rafe has even the slightest chance, so it just made Violet seem kind of jerkish, like she wanted Rafe to like her, but she didn't want him.  I don't want you, but I don't want anyone else to have you either.


    Oh Violet.  When will you learn?  I do really like Violet a lot.  She's (for the most part) really smart.  She's completely committed to taking care of everyone around her, no matter the cost.  I like that she can put the puzzle pieces together, and she's ready to take on the dangers she comes in contact with.  Things were tough for her in this book, but she never gave up, and I love her for that.


    Violet doesn't need no stinking hero!

    Favorite Supporting Character:

    Rafe.  Rafe.  Rafe.  There's just something so mysterious about him.  I really wish that we had more time with him, and could delve into his life more.  Part of me, as horrible as this is, wants Violet to ditch Jay for him.  I KNOW!  I'M AWFUL!

    Something I loved:

    I absolutely love the mystery, and seeing things from the killer's pov.  I seriously get a little scared of Miss Kimberly Derting.  What exactly is going on in that mind of hers?

    Something(s) I hated:



    There wasn't a cliffhanger, but I didn't feel like the book felt completely wrapped up either.  It feels a little too open.  I've heard this is the last book in the series, but it doesn't seem like it.

    Moral of the Story:

    Don't make friends, and if you do, don't take them to clubs.

    Would I recommend it?

    Yes, yes, yes!  And if you haven't read this series yet, DO IT!!

    Did my friends like it? 

    Yes, I've been giving this series to my friends, and Kit's friends, and they've ALL loved it!

    Will I buy/keep it?

    I will keep my ARC (for loaning) and buy a hard cover.

    Book Doppelgangers:

    The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, Clarity by Kimberly Derting, Crash by Lisa McMann


    In order of how much I liked the books, because...why not?
    1. The Body Finder (#1)
    2. The Last Echo (#3)
    3. Dead Silence (#4)
    4. Desires of the Dead (#2)

    • Content is consistent with the rest of the series.


    1. I would rank this series the same way. I really enjoyed Dead Silence and I'm glad you did too! I agree that it ended kind of open, so I hope there will be another book or a spin-off.

      1. Yeah, I was kind-of hoping for a Rafe spin-off series. I don't want him to end up with who it looks like he might end up with in this book, though..... :P

    2. There is so many things I like about this review, I am excited to read Dead Silence. I agree 100% with Andye about everything she said about The Body Finder!
      Also if you want more Rafe, there is a short story in Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions. I haven't read it but just thought I'd put that out there for all Rafe fans

      1. OH!! I didn't know that about Enthralled!! I have to check it out! Thanks!

    3. i have heard such good things about these books but havent had the chance to read them yet. they are at the top of my TBR list


    4. I've never heard of this series but it sounds really good and your review just sold me! Thanks 4 the giveaway! :)

    5. I enjoyed seeing your take on this series! I've been interested in this series fir a while especially since I actually already have book one!

      Thanks so much!

    6. I would love to add these to my library.

    7. Great review. Sounds amazing. I want to read this series.

    8. I love this series and can't wait to read Dead Silence. And I'm definitely more of a Jay fan, but I'm curious about Violet's relationship with Rafe.

    9. I like Rafe too but really want to see Jay and Violet stay together. Always love how you have your reviews laid out.

    10. Great review! I just read the first one recently and I knew it would be good, but it was even better than I'd hoped! I can't wait to read the rest of the series now.;)

    11. Great review! I just read the first one recently and I knew it would be good, but it was even better than I'd hoped! I can't wait to read the rest of the series now.;)

    12. I've had The Body Finder in my TBR for a few years now. I think it's about time I pick it up...

    13. I cannot wait to start this series! It's always a little daunting to find a series when its a few books in, but that just means I don't have to wait for the new one to come out! At least not right away :)

      ~Andrea @ Beauty but a Funny Girl

    14. I haven't read this series yet, but from what I've heard from friends and other book nerds, is that is pretty great. So I'm really looking forward to starting it.

    15. Great review, I haven't read the series yet but would love to, thanks for the chance to win a number of the books in the series.

    16. Great review! I can't wait to read this series, especially after you said that it's not a love triangle!

    17. I haven't read this series yet, but I have heard a lot of good reviews about it. Because of this, I really want to get into this series. D: Especially cause now I want to meet this "Rafe" dude. :D

    18. Can't wait to start this series. I already have the first book but have been putting off reading it. I think it's about time I start it.

    19. I have got to get started on this series. I love strong heroines and I'm glad to see that Violet is one. Thanks for your review! :)

    20. Great review!
      I'm glad that it doesn't have a love triangle!

    21. I didn't read :( was afraid there might be spoilers for those of us who only read book 1 but I'm sure your review is awesome anyway ;)

    22. This is one of my favorite series, cannot wait to read the last book!

    23. Thanks for the review! I loved The Body Finder and I hope to read the rest of the series. I'm glad Violet and Jay are still together. I guess Rafe was added to the mix to keep things interesting, and I can appreciate that :)

    24. I've been watching this series for awhile. It's about time I get around to reading it already!

    25. Perfect review, now i´m loking forward to read The Body Finder series. I Having the feeling I will love this.

    26. I need to start this series soon. I've heard rave reviews. Great to hear you enjoy it.

    27. I have been wanting to start this series for some time, and this review only makes me want to do so sooner. Thanks for the great review!

    28. I loved the first book in this series and am on the waiting list at the library to read the next book. I'm happy to hear the series holds-up the entire way through and I can't wait to read the rest of them.

    29. Great post! I haven't read the series yet but I have read many good reviews about the books. I love the covers. They are simple but they are also perfect.

    30. I've only read the first one so I'm a bit behind but I can't wait to read the rest now.

    31. Don't make any friends. Right. Got it.

    32. great review!! I havent read any of the books yet, but they are on my wish list!!

    33. Awesome review :) I love this series!

    34. great review! I love the moral of the story haha!

    35. I LOVE your review style first of all! It is probably my favorite style I have seen so far. Other than that, I love that you loved this final book in the amazing Body Finder series. I cannot wait to get this book in my hands. I plan to have a marathon session with all 4 books, and I plan to enjoy every second of it. Thanks for the fantastic review!

      1. Aww, thanks Jaime!! You should definitely marathon these books :D


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