Author: Marlene Perez
Genre: Teen Fiction, Paranormal
Publication Date: September 1, 2008
ISBN-13 Book: 9780152064082
Publisher CD Book: Brilliance Audio on CD
ISBN CD Book: 9781441871657
Source: I checked out the both the book and the book on CD from my public library. This is my honest review!
Dead Is the New Black by Marlene Perez
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Daisy Giordano is the only one in her family who hasn't inherited psychic abilities, but being a "norm" isn't going to stop her from trying to help her mother solve the case of the teenage girls who are being attacked all over town. With the help of Ryan, the son of the local police chief, and possibly her new boyfriend, Daisy is going to put everything on the line to figure out what is happening to these girls.This novel was simply charming. I love Daisy and loved her sisters. The characters were fun and felt like people you wanted to know even the Divine Devereaux. Daisy is a fun, likable, teenage girl who wants to prove that she is as talented, just in different ways, as her two psychic older sisters. Ryan is a good guy who will do just about anything for Daisy.
While Nightshade has always been a bit of a mysterious town, it really gets creepy when a girl turns up dead and her body disappears from the morgue. Suddenly other popular girls from the cheer leading squad start getting sick, Daisy knows she needs to stop the culprit before someone else dies.
The audio version of this book is produced by Brilliance Audio and performed by Suzy Jackson. Jackson was a superb narrator for this book. She sounds convincing as a teenager and made the listening experience an exceptional one. I would recommend this audio experience to anyone. It is a great book to listen to.
Overall, this is a remarkably fun book. While I was getting out of my car today, I was thinking about how much this novel reminded me of reading the adult Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. This is just a fun light-hearted read like those, and the books keep me smiling. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good, light-hearted, fun mystery, with laughs and charming characters.
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