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Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez

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. -Amazon.com

Fun easy read. I liked the different relationships throughout the book but anticipate more development in future books. I really enjoyed her interactions with her sisters and their psychic powers and am excited to know which talents lay in store for Daisy. The story was slightly predictable, but I liked the foreshadowing and think there is something more to the Ryan story; he seems to be hiding his own family secrets. The side plot that included the council seemed rushed and thrown in but, may be it will become clear as the rest of the series comes together. All in all I enjoyed the book.

Dead is a state of mind is the second book in the series ,January 1, 2009.

Dead is so Last Year is the third book in the series, May 4, 2009.
I am excited to see how things come together for the Giordano family.


Shooting Stars Mag said...

I love the covers. And I agree, Dead is the New Black was a good read and I'm excited for the rest, but it was a pretty predictable one in ways.


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