Genre: Romance, Mystery, Supernatural
Rating: YA 14+Pages: 368
**This review is based on an ARC (Advance Readers Copy)**
Even though, like all the other hopelessly obsessed, hardcore The Body Finder fans out there, I was eagerly awaiting the next book in the series, I'll admit I was worried how Kimberly Derting was going to pull off yet another amazing book... would The Last Echo follow in the brilliant footprints of the other two books before? It turned out, however, that I had nothing to worry about. In The Last Echo, Kimberly Derting gives us a book with thrills and surprises at every turn, the scariest psycho of all the three books, and more romance and heart-stopping moments than ever. I loved it.
After finishing The Last Echo, I took some time to marvel at how attached I'd become to Jay and Violet, and just the whole series in general. Jay and Violet are two people who I've come to know so well, and it's all thanks to Derting's fabulous writing. She makes the characters come alive. There wasn't (much to my dismay), plenty of Jay, but there was a lot of Rafe. While anxiously awaiting my ARC of The Last Echo, I kept praying that Derting wouldn't pull a Twilight and put in a love triangle. But, of course, there was.... and I was prepared for it. What I wasn't prepared for, however, was the fact that I actually liked Rafe. Crazy, I know! I was still rooting for Jay, but I kind of pitied Rafe.
Jay and Violet's romance in The Last Echo was much more intense than before, and that showed that they were growing up and that they were heading towards a new, deeper stage in their relationship. As usual, when Jay and Violet were together, I couldn't help but smile. It was like electricity was crackling off the very pages of The Last Echo. Their chemistry was undeniable, and Kimberly Derting really is a genius for creating such a powerful, romantic, and yet natural and very realistic relationship that... over the three books, I have fallen in love with.
As I mentioned before, the bad guy, 'the girlfriend collector' is creepier than ever this time, and is set on Violet. In the past, other people have always come to Violet's rescue, but this time, it's all up to her. Is the person she's meant to save herself? And will she be able to do it? The tension kept rising until the very end, and I couldn't stop reading. I HAD to find out what happened next.
A captivating, thrilling, toe-tingling, heart-stopping read that most definitely does not disappoint!
5 Muffins - Positively Enticing!
**Thanks so much to the lovely Kimberly Derting for sending me an ARC of The Last Echo for review!!**
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