Can also be found posted at: http://thefictionconniption.blogspot.com---I picked this one up because I was watching a Youtube review for it the other day, and the reviewer said that it was one of the creepiest series that she'd ever read. Maybe I've just been spoiled by all the awesomely crazy and creepy plot lines coming out these days - but this definitely didn't creep me out. Violet has the ability to sense dead things by hearing their 'echoes', or the traces they've left on earth after a violent death. Most of the time this means she's drawn to dead animals and such, but every so often, she's run across a dead body.The main story revolves around the fact that there is a serial killer on the loose, and Violet is determined to track him down with her ability to see and sense echoes from the dead. There is a really cute relationship between Violet and her best guy friend Jay. A large portion of the beginning of the book really is just the evolution of their friendship, and Violet dealing with her blooming feelings for him. I find myself not really sure what to say about this one. I really thought this was going to be a unique story that I'd absolutely flip for - but it was just okay. It was worth reading, and it kept me interested the whole way through. But it did take me over a week to finish - just because there wasn't really any huge mystery or intrigue that kept me up late at night reading. It's the type of book I was okay closing and leaving on the night stand.While I did enjoy it, I probably won't be salivating over finding the second in this series as soon as I can. Don't get me wrong here - I really did enjoy this book. But something about it was also just luke-warm. It didn't create in me any real excitement or fandom for the series - it was just a good read. And now that I'm done, I'm done. I'm pretty tough on books - I've realized that I really need to be engaged and drawn in to them to really get excited about them. Unfortunately, this one just didn't quite do that to me.