Tuesday, March 30, 2010

HELLOOOOOO Teen Tuesday!

I just finished an excellent book - The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting. It's her debut novel and it is fantastic.

Violet can find the dead bodies of people who have been murdered. She senses their "echoes" and the imprints they leave behind on their killers. Only her family knows her secret. Entering her junior year in high school, Violet has enough to worry about - including a hard core crush on her best friend since forever, Jay. But a serial killer is now on the loose, and Violet becomes tied to the case when she discovers the dead body of one of his victims. Searching for echoes and imprints leads her deeper and deeper into the investigation. Can Violet stop him?

Seriously - this book had me reading non-stop. Violet was a great character and the plot was fast-paced and suspenseful. There were some great twists and turns, and of course the romantic twist with Violet and Jay provided some funny moments! I also liked how the author mixed in some chapters that were told from the perspective of the killer - especially at the part in the novel where Violet is at the party. The echoes and imprints was also interesting and added a lot of drama at different parts - especially when Violet didn't know what she was sensing.

Definitely read this - if mystery/suspense/drama is your genre, you won't want to miss this one.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

It Is Teen Tuesday, Right?

Well, we've been reading too many books to write about here...head on over Larkin's Book Bloggers to read more about Creepers, The Clearing, Once, and MORE!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lucky Enough to Read the ARC of Linger!

A couple of weeks ago I traveled to Boston with our school's libarian/media specialist and attended the ALA's midwinter conference. I was in HEAVEN! We received tons of ARCs and copies of newly released books. However, it was when we went by the Scholastic booth that we really got excited...there on the table was the ARC for Linger! Yes, Linger - the highly anticipated next book of the Shiver series. I devoured it in one day - and all I'll say is...awesome. A little predictable in some areas, but I loved the new male wolf character, and the love story is still what drives the heart of the story. I also loved the ending - the drama of the hospital, conflict with the parents, and the cliffhanger which means - another book!

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My middle school students will be posting a review soon - of Linger and many other new novels! And watch for a new contest soon...we'll be giving away an ARC of Linger!