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Start by marking “The Last Echo (The Body Finder, #3)” as Want to Read: I don't like Rafe because I have a feeling Kimberly Derting's going to pull a Twilight and throw in a love triangle. Thanks Kimberly Derting, HarperCollins Publishing and Goodreads for allowing me the. Kimberly Derting is the author of the Cece Loves Science series, the Body Finder series, the Pledge Kimberly Derting Author cover image of The Last Echo. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world and the 3-The Last Echo - Kimberly jinzihao.info
Ohhhhh, Derting, oh Derting. With her own relationship on the line, Violet doesn't realize that the serial killer is looking to add to his collection and that she may have caught his eye. Book 4? I read a few reviews of Desires of Dead that had a problem with the plot and the killer. The Last Echo , feels a bit different from the rest of the books, but I actually like the direction it's going, well, for the most part anyways. I'm torn between wanting Jay to man-up and keep him this ever so loving support-system that Violet so desperately needs. This killer was crazier, freakier and more insane than he predecessors.
When a female is missing, Violet and the group latch on to a murderer called the "Girlfriend Collector" a sadistic , handsome, creep who kills in the name of love. So this blessed chick, Violet can see the imprint Thanks Kimberly Derting, HarperCollins Publishing and Goodreads for allowing me the opportunity to read this book!!!
So this blessed chick, Violet can see the imprints of murder on people's skin. How is that for annoying? Think of hearing Lady Gaga in your head all day.
Teehee, if you read the book you would know! Finally, done with that boring mandatory summary, let's get to my favorite part. Where I begin to make fun of review the novel. So basically I get the picture that she is a Mary Sue and there is a lover involved since it happens to be YA fiction , so I'll bet on a love triangle. About something pages later, another sentence leapt out at me.
That sentence is the summary of The Last Echo. Violet is a wallflower, point blank - who is always "questioning". She spends half the story walking around like a confused Prophecy child ,"Who am I, what am I - should I- should I not? Violet didn't have any flaws what-so-ever. Impossible right? Not, this girl was a blank slate, she the good girl, the girl who always hesitated , the girl who always regretted. I just wanted to slap her hard and grab her shoulders and say "woman get yourself together , be a little bit more wild!
My favorite parts focused on the murderer's whereabouts and life as Violet went around questioning and being the perfect girl. It was very refreshing and looking through his eyes as he misinterpreted his victims body language to the point of basically craziness.
They always did p. But I did enjoy that view of the story, the murderer had more of a personality and a background than every other character combined. Also, I'll let you know - The Last Echo took so long to get to the point where Violet is dilly-dallying around and catches the murderer's eye.
Ohhhhh, Derting, oh Derting. You really know how to draw out a story! And Rafe, the clearly going to start a love triangle, sigh. Rafe is the bad cliche boy who the story revolves around. Guess his hobbies! If you guessed driving a motorcycle , moodiness , hates being closed to people and wearing leather. Well holy freaking cow! You are correct. A bad boy in leather, where have I not seen that before. Violet wonders if Rafe has a "thing" for her through half the story - which he obviously does.
Did I forget to tell you she has a boyfriend , a perfect sweet boyfriend as perfect as the flat character boyfriend can get. My favorite part of the novel was the ending.
No - not the white blank pages at the end, I'm not being cheeky. I loved the ending! It was surprising enough for me to give it 2 stars from "meh" to "okay". The ending I would have never expected , it was haunting and reminded me of how people shouldn't be so judgmental , no matter what.
Why did it take so long to pick up? View all 3 comments. My apologies in advance. You have been warned. Anyway, the books hooked me from the very beginning, so to say that this latest book is my favorite yet should really tell you something. For one thing, the writing — and the story in general — just gets better with each new book this author releases. And so does her behavior.
The Last Echo gives the reader a much better view of Rafe than the few short glances we were given of him in Desires of the Dead , and from what I saw, I generally liked the guy. Rafe is deep and troubled and I honestly believe he needs Violet to make him whole again. I love all of the characters in this series, but Derting has a real knack for creating sinister, disturbing villains with well-developed motivations and backgrounds. Seeing things through the eyes of a murderer really increases the creep-factor.
Fast-paced and hair-raisingly intense, this novel kept me engrossed and inspired any number of frightening dreams. This review can also be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue. Feb 21, Reading Teen rated it it was amazing Shelves: At a Glance: Kimberly Derting doesn't just do it again, she does it bigger, better, scarier, and more intensely than before! The Last Echo was exhilarating and nerve-wracking, keeping you constantly on your toes and holding your breath the whole time!
I think The Last Echo was every bit as good as book one. It had a different feel than The Body Finder, though. It was much creepier and darker. While I though At a Glance: I can't say that I liked one way more than the other, I just really enjoyed them both. About the Creepy: This book!!
I kept expecting some horrible thing to happen at every possible moment. Kim did an amazing job of building the suspense! It was like one of those horror movies where the music builds and the main character turns around slowly, and you know she about to be stabbed in the face or something, but then a cat jumps out of the closet, and you finally breathe. Of course, at some point You'd think that Violet, after being attacked by crazies multiple times, would know this, and that she would also learn kung fu, but no.
Instead she makes me have a panic attack, worrying about what's going to happen next. And I must mention the sections from psycho-killer. Like in the other books, Kim writes some sections from the killer's point of view. This killer was crazier, freakier and more insane than he predecessors.
I have to say, I'm not sure I'd want to meet Ms. Derting in a dark alley Did the Romance Hold Up? I was a little worried that I'd be completely sick of Jay by this time.
I mean, I love the guy, and I love him and Violet together, they're seriously the cutest couple ever. But after awhile, I tend to get bored with couples that are all lovey-dovey.
I think that's why I loved Rafe so much in this book. I love that he brought some tension to the relationship, and some questioning.
I know some people don't like a love triangle, but I seriously liked both of these guys, and I think Kim pulled it off fantastically! If I were Violet, I just don't know what I'd do!! Book 4? I'm so excited about this! Especially considering the direction it looks like it may go in, and the fact that there will probably be a whole lot more Rafe tension!!
The only problem is, if the series continues to get scarier and scarier, I may not have any fingernails left by the time it's over! Book 4 is set to release some time in , which is forever away and I can't wait!! Will I Buy It? Um, yes. It will join my other two beautiful hard cover copies. You should buy it too! Speaking of pretty covers, check out what Kim had to say about her covers in her guest post!
Book Doppelgangers: Mild Violence: I actually found myself anticipating the serial killer POV chapters because they were so well done. Unsettling but fascinating. Big changes are happening that readers will either embrace or shun and I find myself wanting to do both. Kimbery Derting has confirmed there will be at least one more book currently untitled due out in Sexual Content: This one is my favorite so far.
This time around, the romantic focus between V and Jay are put on hold, as V tries to juggle her double life, and her conflicting feelings for Rafe.
What I enjoyed: After everything she's been through, if she can just go back to the way she was more power to her. Unfortunately, I think that's highly unrealistic. She is changing as a person; the tone of the book is getting much darker, more sinister.
Her relationship with Jay is safe and comforting. Jay keeps her grounded, she's a part of the real world through him, and he's the sweetest BF ever!
His kisses make her toes curl Get where I'm going with this? It's just TOO perfect! What will probably happen: Jay is perfect. I hope I'm wrong though. In any case, I guess I'll find out soon enough! View all 4 comments. Jan 14, ILoveBooks rated it really liked it Shelves: Dying for the next Body Finder novel? Well, readers won't be disappointed.
The book picks up from the last novel with Violet working in a group to find murderers. Violet and Jay's romance remains sweet and endearing, but now Rafe is thrown into the mix.
Rafe makes things more confusing than ever for Violet. She has to interact with him and answer to him for their different assignments. She also has to worry about catching the attention of a murderer who has a sick crush developing. This novel fo Dying for the next Body Finder novel? This novel focuses on The Girlfriend Collector, an evil man who takes women he believes will love him forever The author will really draw the reader in with this plot line.
The reader gets to know one of the victims very well and will feel much more empathy than merely learning of a faceless character dying. If it is possible, the reader also gets to know Violet, Jay, and Rafe much better too. The reader will be rooting for Violet throughout the novel as the suspense deepens the closer she gets to the murderous Girlfriend Collector. The author is very good at setting the tone of the novel. There is an eerie undertone throughout the novel that spikes in certain key places.
The scenes flow together very well, the reader will be fully aware of everything Violet knows and experiences. The ending is surprising, there are many twists the reader may look forward to in this book. Nov 13, N to the A rated it really liked it. So, I just read a couple of the anti-Rafe reviews, and I thought the discussion could do with some yay-Rafe! I think Jay could do with a little competition!
Yes, I know, he's dreamy and all perfect and, dare I say it? Maybe a liiiiittle bit boring. Just a little bit. Please don't kill me. I think a Body Finder series with Violet's man just being a supportive background, would be disappointing. I loved the whole thing Derting came up with, with the team, I thought it was a great twist with grea So, I just read a couple of the anti-Rafe reviews, and I thought the discussion could do with some yay-Rafe!
I loved the whole thing Derting came up with, with the team, I thought it was a great twist with great potential and I hope it will take a front-seat in the next books.
This is why Jay either has to develop something to make him a part of the team or helpful to Violet in some way, so that he can get som book-time or he will just be background decor. Basically Violet is entering a new world and so far Jay isn't doing anything to keep up.
Rafe is very useful, he's a part of the team, he can follow her on her adventures and he's NOT perfect. He's NOT boring. So even though I love our dear Jay greatly, I say Bring it on! Let's give Jay a little competition, see him ruffled a bit, and even if Violet and Rafe do not work out, then at least it made her relationship with Jay stronger and made her a different person.
Let's see some development! I'm looking very much forward to seeing where Derting will bring this series! View 2 comments. Mar 02, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: Another amazing novel written by an amazing author. The last echo was suspenseful and thrilling. It manged to keep me up all night, just like her other books in the seris have I loved every thing about the book, except the romance between Jay and Violet. I"ve been a fan of their relationship since book one, however my views began to shift once Rafe came into the picture.
Hopefully Derting ends up starting a relationship with Vi and Rafe. Because personally, I think he understands Vi more tha Another amazing novel written by an amazing author. Because personally, I think he understands Vi more than Jay Looking forward to to continue reading the Body Finder seris!
Jun 29, Cristina Buzoianu rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is very different of the first two in the series, but it's a good kind of different. Even if the secondary characters hardly make any appearance in this one, not even Jay, and I've missed them, this is the best in the series so far.
Aug 18, Xxertz rated it liked it. I'm such a sucker for these books, despite the dumb situations the MC puts herself in. It shouldn't come as any surprise to hear that I have been eagerly waiting for this book since I read Desires of the Dead last year.
Considering the lengthy wait and my high expectations it would have been easy to end up disappointed but I'm happy to say that The Last Echo completely blew me away and was by far my favourite instalment to the series so far 4. Considering the lengthy wait and my high expectations it would have been easy to end up disappointed but I'm happy to say that The Last Echo completely blew me away and was by far my favourite instalment to the series so far!
Kimberly Derting hit the ball right out of the park with this one and I have no idea how I'll survive the wait until the final book of the series next year! As The Last Echo is the third book in the body finder series I'm going to assume that anyone reading this review will already have read the first two books. Therefore this will include spoilers for the previous books but will remain spoiler free for The Last Echo - don't say I didn't warn you if you choose to carry on reading!
Violet has been through a lot since we first met her, she has helped track down several murderers and almost been killed in the process. She has seen more dead bodies than anyone would ever want to see - especially considering she is only 17 years old - and she has been recruited by an FBI agent to work on a special psychic task force.
Yes, it has definitely been an interesting year for Vi! Luckily she has a supportive boyfriend Jay who has always known about her abilities and her family are there to stand by her.
On the downside she is about to face her toughest adversary yet and things will never be the same again. Violet has always kept her abilities a secret so it is strange for her to be working with her new team and she finds it hard to trust them at first.
I really enjoyed getting to find out more about Sara and Rafe along with meeting other team members Krystal, Sam and Gemma.
They all have slightly different abilities and I'm enjoying discovering just what they are capable of. Violet feels guilty that her powers are only useful after a murder has been committed, her ability to sense the echo left behind on both the killer and the body doesn't offer much help trying to stop a crime from being committed in the first place.
Some of the others are able to sense things before they happen and Violet wants to find a way to use her gift to stop future murders. Their latest case against a serial killer dubbed as "the collector" isn't going to be easy though and he has his sights set on collecting one of their own. I found myself slightly frustrated that we don't get to see more of Jay in this book, I absolutely love him and think he and Violet are made for each other. He has always been such a good friend to her and he is incredibly romantic, the kind of boyfriend any girl would want to have!
I was pleased to see that most of the time they are together things are going better between them than they were in the last book though. While I like Rafe as a character and desperately want to know more about his abilities I am frustrated that Violet seems so drawn to him and I really hope that she doesn't end up ditching Jay.
I can see why Violet feels able to share things with Rafe that she is wary of talking to Jay about but considering how Jay has been there for her for so many years I think he understands her better than she understands herself! I think I'm just a little bit fed up with the whole love triangle thing as it seems to be occurring in almost every YA series I read.
At least it isn't done too heavy handedly in these books though. What I love most about this series is the mystery. Kimberly Derting always includes short chapters from the killer's perspective and while they are always creepy I think she outdid herself this time around. Scenes in The Last Echo actually gave me chills and the killer was definitely a level up from the bad guys in the previous books! The last half of the book was completely impossible to put down - I was on the edge of my seat with my heart in my mouth as I read the ending and I am now desperate to get my hands on the next book!
It's going to be a long year's wait but I'm sure it will be worth it. Jul 10, Pricky rated it it was ok Shelves: I'm just a teeny tiny bit embarrassed. And don't get me wrong But somehow this one took a turn around the wrong bend The Love Triangle: The thing I had loved about the first two books was the complete absence of ANY love triangle. It was a nice change to all the love-triangle frenzy.
I loved watching Jay and Violet's relationship unfold. So you can imagine my disappointment when the only scenes in The Last Echo of Jay and Violet were short, simple dialogues and lots of kisses The entire book is focused on RAFE. Rafe, who reminds me so much of "Edward": And surprise, surprise. He seems to only have a connection with Violet.
Even down to the "electric sparks" between them Finally, a slow grin spread over his face. Friends could touch each other. Friends could hold hands.
But then she'll see Jay and it's all about "I need you Jay. You complete me Which brings me to point 2-Violet: I missed the old Violet. Even though she had a few insecurities in 1 and 2, it really became full blown in this one. She's constantly worried about her relationship with the rest of the TEAM.
And she can't seem to make up her mind about Jay or Rafe. Even in the end, she's still torn between the two! She doesn't seem to connect with her friends as much as she did in the first two And I miss all of Chelsea's funny dialogue. So what about the plot? Every few chapters, we read about the murderer and his thoughts. Derting really made him creepy and disturbing. While it was creative, I felt like he was a bit too sicko for me.
And I'm not quite sure if I buy into the psychology of it Also the side plot of James Nua seemed out of place and unnecessary. James Nua is a killer who Violet happens to see in the police station and he's now out to get her because he thinks she knows something So Should you read it?
I'm not sure I like the direction of where this series is going. And something's gone missing. Other reviewers really enjoyed this one, so I'm sure I'm in the minority but I think this is the end of the line for me.
The title is confusing and Derting even says that herself. So there will be 4: Dead Silence. Check out this review and more on Zombie Mommies. Jan 27, Once Upon a Twilight rated it it was amazing. I loved the first two books in The Body Finder series, but I loved this one even more.
The first thing that grabs your eye with each of the books in this series is the cover-a different, beautiful and vibrant colored flower on each cover against a black background with white text is just striking.
If that in itself wouldn't have you reaching for this off the shelf, the storyline certainly will. This book had me from the first page and didn't let go. The Last Echo is written in third person and rotates between Violet's story and that of a very troubled young man, the Girlfriend Collector. I applaud Kimberly's imagination when writing these stories from the killer's point of view-creepy and scary and you don't want to read it but you just can't help but turn the pages to see what he will say or do next.
We pick up where Desires of the Dead left off. Violet Ambrose has begun working with Sara Priest and her team of "gifted" psychic teens at the Center. We get to know the members of the group Sam, Rafe, Gemma, Krystal, and of course Sara is the leader and what their special gifts are throughout the book.
I love how Kimberly gave them each a unique gift, and we learn what they each can do. Violet has a hard time feeling like she fits in at first because she cannot do what the others in the group can.
The others have talents that could possibly help stop those horrific incidents before they occur. Yet, she feels like this group is the first place she really belongs because she can talk about her gift openly with them and not feel different or an outcast. The only one of her "normal" friends who knows what she can do is her lifelong friend, and now boyfriend, Jay. Violet seems to be spending more and more time with this new group of friends than her friends at school.
She feels more comfortable with them because she doesn't have to hide anything from them. But these friends and her new job put her in some pretty dangerous situations. Some are very life threatening and you begin to wonder why Violet hasn't learned from past experience to stop going around town "investigating" things by HERSELF! I really enjoyed the scenes with these two together. You can tell just how much they care about each other and what they mean to each other. We also get to learn a lot more about Rafe, and begin to wonder if friendship is the only thing in store for Rafe and our dear Violet.
The killer in this book is just as disturbing as those in the previous two books, if not more-so. He preys on college age girls in his search to find one who will love him forever. My skin crawled as I read his chapters and I couldn't believe what I was reading much of the time. Pure crazy!
Sara's team tries to use their varied talents to help find the next girl who has gone missing, and they fear the Girlfriend Collector has her.
So if you are a fan of this series, you are absolutely going to love this one. If you are not a fan yet, go ahead and pick up the first two books in this series The Body Finder and Desires of the Dead , you won't be disappointed I promise. Love, laughter, friendship, mystery, death, creepiness, twists and turns, danger And one last thing about The Last Echo--you will be left wishing you had the fourth installment right next to you when you finish.
Yep, you guessed it-cliffhanger! But it is so worth it-go get your copy as soon as its available in stores or e-readers. Jun 29, Amber rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apparently someone is telling Kimberly Derting that she can't top the last two novels in this series and she took it as a challenge. It's rare to find books that continually get better.
But Ms. But I guess if she's testing my rating system, it might as well be stuck on the top instead of the bottom. The Last Echo takes everything you love about this series and amplifies it. I like Vio Apparently someone is telling Kimberly Derting that she can't top the last two novels in this series and she took it as a challenge.
I like Violet so much because she's just a regular girl. Sure, she can find bodies but she isn't a super hero. I thnik this novel, out of all of them, really shows this. Working with the team, Violet is stretching her time thin. The late nights, the stressful cases and new friendships on top of school, a boyfriend, older friends and parents is really wearing on Violet.
Not to mention, poor Violet has two enemies to deal with this time and is tested in everyway. I liked that she didn't magically know how to defend herself. She definitely has some skills and uses those to the best of her advantage but she hasn't morphed into a black belt between books. For me, this really stressed her normalness despite her ability.
I thought I was going to really hate the love triangle that was being introduced in book 2. I've always thought that Jay and Violet are one of the best and most real YA couples I've seen so far.
They fight in a healthy way, they make up, they respect each other and you can generally see how much they care for each other. So introducing someone else that is going to threaten this relationship just wasn't okay for me. And this ended up being a good thing. As I've said before, good love triangles will represent two paths a character can take and apparently Ms. Derting knows this as well. Rafe understands her on an entirely different level, one that Jay will never be able to.
But Jay has Violet's past and knows her in a way Rafe never will. I think getting to know Rafe and his story better really enriched my view and I really enjoyed this aspect which is a testament to his charcter considering I'm head over heels for Jay. I hope Rafe will find happiness And though I could tell that Derting tried to squeeze as much Jay time in there as she could, I wish Jay could have played as big a part as he usually does.
I read a few reviews of Desires of Dead that had a problem with the plot and the killer. If this is something holding back from The Last Echo, rest assured you have nothing to fear.
Echo introduces one of the creepiest killers yet. I felt like Derting went to a really dark place to find this new killer and she understood him.
The killer named The Girlfriend Collector had deeply rooted motivations for what he did and every time one of his chapters came up I was both terrified and excited. The first hundred pages were a little slow for me but once I hit a certain point, things start speeding along and I found I couldn't set this novel down.
As with all the books in this series, The Last Echo was addictive. Violet and Jay are unforgettable and the mystery will have you gripping your sheets until your knuckles turn white. It seems odd to write that once again Ms. Derting has outdone herself but seeing as it is once again the truth, I need to say it.
The Last Echo is another step up for this series which has already become one of my favorites. Apr 20, Lyn Ching rated it it was amazing. For more reviews, please check out: She has the ability to find those who have been murdered and their killers by sensing echoes or imprints that are unique with each kill. For many years she has felt like the odd woman out, one who can never be normal, despite the love and support of her family and her best friend turned boyfriend Jay….
Sara is a former FBI investigator turned special agent who ha For more reviews, please check out: All have been recruited by Sara to work in solving murder cases. For the first time Violet feels she belongs… the only problem is Rafe.
They have undeniable chemistry that is obvious to everyone especially Jay. But Rafe confuses her: In one of their investigations, Violet finds the body of a girl stuffed in a freezer.
His work is clean, leaving no leads and no clues. Working non-stop to find the killer, Violet has no idea that the Collector has set his sights on a new victim: One thing that hooked me to the series is the romance between Violet and Jay.
So sweet and intense, author Kimberly Derting really made me feel attached to the two.
I was wrong. The Last Echo is a build up of a probable romance between Rafe and Violet. It is pretty surprising how little of Jay is in this book so I was a bit miffed. However the book as a whole is a wonderful read. This book is much darker and creepier compared to the 1st two books. His line of thinking hooked me, reminding me of infamous murderer Ted Bundy. But while Bundy killed out of sadism, the Girlfriend Collector did so out of a need for love.
Read this book. Mar 10, Shelley rated it really liked it Shelves: If you have followed this series at all, you know that Violet has the ability to find those who have died at the hands of another. She knows that the dead leave behind an echo which Violet can pick up on.
The most important part of her ability is the fact that she picks up on the imprint of their killers which leads authorities to catch the person responsible.
This time the killer is known as the Girlfriend Collector, and yes, he is more disturbing than the previous villains.
For what it's worth, I think Rafe is the chocolate to Jay's vanilla. She lives with her husband and our three beautiful and often mouthy children, who serve as an endless source of inspiration for her writing. All rights reserved. The Countdown Kimberly Derting. HarperTeen, May List Price: The Replaced Kimberly Derting. HarperTeen, April The Taking Kimberly Derting. The Offering Kimberly Derting.
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