Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dead Book Review: Dead Is The New Black


Title: Dead Is The New Black

Author: Marlene Perez

Publisher: Harcourt Paperback

Pages: 190

Summary: Welcome to Nightshade, California; a small town full of secrets. It's home to the pyschic Giordano sisters, who have a way of getting mixed up in mysteries. During their investigations, they run across everything from pom-pom-shaking vampires to shape-shifting boyfriends to a clue-spewing jukebox. With their psychic powers and some sisterly support, they can crack any case.

Teenage girls are being mysteriously attacked all over town, including at Nightshade High School, where Daisy Giordano is a junior. When Daisy discovers that a vampire may be the culprit, she can't help but suspect head cheerleader Samantha Devereaux, who returned from summer break with a new look; Samantha appears a little . . . well, dead, and all the most popular kids at school are copying her style.

Is looking dead just another fashion trend for Samantha, or is there something more sinister going on? To find out, Daisy joins the cheerleading squad

Overall: 4 stars!

Review: One of the hardest things that I can think about in the writing world is mixing a mystery in with romance. Now, think about it, you have to have clues and hints scattered throughout the story, some mysterious happens, the problem solver, the problem starter, mind tricks and riddles, suspicious suspects… writing a mystery story is like trying to put together a thousand piece puzzle. Now add some romance action in there and we all know how complicated romances are… So what I’m saying is that I impressed with Marlene’s work! Dead Is The New Black has all the above mentioned and only in a little 190 page package!

The town of Nightshade is not normal. Really not normal. But Daisy’s family fits right in with her mom being a psychic and her too sister also possessing powers, Daisy is the only one without a psychic ability. A norm. And she couldn’t hate it more. There is a mysterious murder case that can’t be solved and Daisy is on the search for the person responsible. When the head cheerleader and Daisy’s ex-best friend shows up to school with deadly pale sink and wearing all black. Daisy knows something is up. With the help of her friend (and maybe something more) Ryan, she searches for clues to help led to the strange happens in her town.

This was a really enjoyable, quick read. It took me about a day to finish and I loved a good mystery book. Loved the relationship between Ryan and Daisy and all the cleverly places clues that helped unravel the secrets yet leaving room for more which I’m looking forward to in the next novels of the Dead Is series!

- Dead Is The New Black -
Order a copy here

- Other books In Marlene’s ‘Dead Is’ series -
Dead Is  State Of Mind (In Stores)
Dead Is So Last Year (In Stores)
Dead Is Just A Rumor (In Stories)
Dead Is Not An Option (Out Spring, 2011)



bibliophile brouhaha said...

Sounds like a great, fun read! I hadn't heard of the series before this - thanks for posting!

M.A.D. said...

Mary D

Like I said,
I really enjoy Marlene's books and I'm *dying* LOL to read this one!

Thanks for a fun review, this is going on my TBR list :D

Jolene Allcock and Family said...

Great review, sounds like a fun read

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