In summer I like to pick up light reads. Ones that are fun, entertaining, and fast reads. I like to avoid serious books when selecting my summer reads. Last week I picked up the first book in Marlene Perez's Dead is series and it had me hooked. Now four books later and only one more to go, I am looking for something else just like it. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the fast paranormal reads! Daisy and her sisters are fun, quirky, and very entertaining.
If you like paranormal fiction, but want something on the lighter side, check out Dead is the New Black and its sequels. (Also available on audio!) Need more convincing? Check out my review below!
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. Dead is the New Black is just a fun light-hearted read. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good, light-hearted, fun mystery, with laughs and charming characters.
Cautions for sensitive readers: This book has paranormal touches and even a few paranormal chacters, but the violence in this novel is tame and there is no foul langauge or sex at all in this book.
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