Sunday, April 14, 2013

Blog Tour: Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting / ARC Review + This or That Author Interview + Giveaways!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the DEAD SILENCE by Kimberly Derting blog tour hosted by Candace @ CBB Book Promotions. Today I will be sharing with you all my review on the book Dead Silence, a This or That Interview with the author as well as info about the book/series. Be Be sure to check out the end of this post. There will be a HUGE giveaway to win the following:

Title: Dead Silence
Author: Kimberly Derting
Number of Pages: 336
Series: The Body Finder #4
Expected publication: April 16th 2013 by HarperCollins
Source: Publisher - ARC paperback
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Reading Level: Young Adult

Violet thought she’d made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers…that is 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 Violet works for have no intention of letting her go.

When someone close to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder, she finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a 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.

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Let me first start out by saying that I have never read anything by author Kimberly Derting. I have had the first three book in the series on my book shelves for sometime now but had yet to read them. So once I heard about this tour I knew it would be a great opportunity to challenge myself to read the complete Body Finder series. After reading them all I just about kicked myself for not starting this series sooner. Yeah...I know was sure missing out on some amazing books. *smacks forehead against wall* Head Bash Smiley

Dead Silence picks up pretty much directly after The last Echo ended. Violet has a very special gift. She can find dead bodies by sensing an imprint they leave behind after they die. She is also able to find who killed them but matching the same imprint or echo to the recently dead. 
Only now Violet has a imprint of her own. A music box playing the same haunting tune, over and over again. 

If that wasn't enough to drive her a little crazy, Violet is being threatened not to leave the "special team" of gifted kids like herself or else! She wants nothing more than to stop working for them but unless she does, her family and friends will be harmed. With no other choice, Violet continues to help find dead bodies when no one else can in order to put them properly to rest by finding who killed them. 

There is a new killer is town, called "The Collector".  If Violet is not careful someone she loves might just be his next victim... 

Dead Silence being the final book in the series will definitely leave the readers wanting more but more so being sorry to have to say goodbye to their favorite characters, Violet, Jay, Chelsea, Rafe, and all the other who make the series a whole lot of awesome!!! 

Dead Silence for me was the perfect ending to yet another amazing book series. Being the last book in the series I felt that Kimberly Derting did a beautiful job at tying together any loose ends from the first three books. The one part that really made Dead Silence so interesting to me was learning more about Violets ability. The reader gets unique look into where Violet inherited her gift and from whom but more so a deeper understanding at what it really means to carry such a powerful gift. 
Also a major plus for me is the super sweet and kind romance between Vi and Jay. The way the author writes them together throughout the series is just so tender and perfect. They are two halves of a whole in every way.

I am so glad I decided to read this series. I have no clue why it took me so long to pick up the books but let me tell you without a doubt "The Body Finders" series is now one of my favorite series and will hold a place in my heart forever. If you have not read these books then you are surely missing out!

 Totally Awesome! I loved it, would read again.

1. A closet full of shoes or a closet full of purses?  Shoes

2. Kindle Fire or Nook Color?  Kindle Fire

3. Reading a 300 page book or reading a 500 page book?  However many words it takes to get the story told!

4. Writing on a computer or longhand?  Computer

5. Zombies vs. Aliens - Who would win? Alien zombies

6. Free trip to Italy or Japan?  Italy, but I’d probably eat sushi.

7. Reality TV or Soap Opera's?  Reality TV for sure!

8. Male Protagonist or Female Protagonist?  Female protagonist with a hot male lead.

9. Ocean or Swimming Pool? Oceanside swimming pool.

10. Books being turned into movies: Way Cool or Ugh! Not another! ?  Way cool!!!

11. Milk and Cookies or Coffee and Scones?  Coffee and cookies ;)

12. Prologue and Epilogue: Yay or Nay?  YAY!

About The Author: Kimberly Derting

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Kimberly Derting is the author of the BODY FINDER series (HarperCollins) and THE PLEDGE trilogy (Simon & Schuster). She lives in the Seattle area, with her husband and three children, who often find the outrageous things they say either in the pages of her books or posted on Twitter or Facebook for the entire world to see. 

Thank you all for stopping by! I hope everyone really enjoyed this post and my review of Dead Silence. Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter the giveaway.

A huge thanks goes to Kimberly and HarperCollins for my ARC!

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  1. What a fun this or that! Did she say alien zombies?! YES! I'm always for something new!

    Good thing you liked the series since you had the whole thing to read! I'm glad they worked out for you. I'm hoping she'll write a spin off from Rafe's POV, wouldn't that be great?!

    Thanks for hosting a tour stop!

  2. This looks like such a good read and I love the graphics on the book cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  3. I love the Body Finder Series, so creepy and fun!

  4. This blog hop is neat. Violet is like the character from the 6th Sense where the kid hear dead people. I love reading these kind of things.

  5. Yet another great review that is POSITIVE for this final book in the series. And that makes me a very happy camper. Can't wait to sit down for a Body Finder series marathon. Enjoy the first 3 books again, and get ready for the final adventure in Dead Silence. And loved the "This or That". Some of my favorite interview questions!

  6. SHOES! Yeah, if I was rich I would have a closet full of all different shoes. I'm not a huge fan of aliens or zombies but I think I'd like alien zombies! Thanks for sharing! I'm also glad you liked this book so much. :)

  7. Fun, great post! Thanks for sharing, :)

    - Diana @amalia_chartres

  8. Awesome review and This or That interview! I like the answers Alien Zombies!! <3

  9. I love This or That interviews! I'm super excited to start this series, too. Thanks! :)

    - Ava

  10. I really enjoyed this series and I'm so glad to have been part of this tour. Wonderful interview :D


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