Desires of the Dead
Now available from HarperTeen
Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murderedand the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.
As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally she'd turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike's tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger.
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HarperTeen, February 2011, ISBN-13: 9780061779848
"Derting (Desires of the Dead, 2011) gives texture to Charlie's future society, hinting at a not-so distant past when cities had names and people wanted democracy but became corrupt and turned to an all powerful Queen. Danger, dread, mystery, and romance are a potent combination for those that enjoy their dystopian-light fiction action packed."
"A perfect boyfriend and a suspenseful plot will keep teens turning pages."
"...just as suspenseful and gripping as its predecessor...readers will hold their breath as Violet traipses around deserted shipyards and dark woods looking for the bodies that call to her."
"Interweaving suspense, steamy romance, supernatural elements, and themes of jealousy, anger, and other deadly sins, this fast-paced, compelling read features a multifaceted protagonist and intriguing supporting characters. Wholly absorbing, this will leave readers hoping for future titles about talented Violet."
"...stands out in the sea of supernatural fiction... Imaginative, convincing and successful suspense."