Title: Dead Is The New Black Author: Marlene Perez Publisher: Harcourt Number Of Pages: 190 Publication Date: September 1st, 2008
Synopsis from back of book: Fashion fad…or something freakier?
Everyone in the Giordano family is psychic—except for Daisy. When her mother, who uses her powers to solve crimes, enlists Daisy’s older sister to investigate a teenage girl’s mysterious death, Daisy feels utterly useless. But she takes matters into her own hands when she learns the victim has lots of company—teenage girls are being attacked all over town, including at Nightshade High School, where Daisy is a junior. And when she discovers a vampire maybe be the culprit, Daisy suspects head cheerleader Samantha Devereaux, who returned from summer break with a new “look.” She looks a little…well dead.
Is looking dead just another fashion trend for pretty, popular Samantha, or is there something more sinister afoot? Daisy will stop at nothing to find out—she even joins the cheerleading squad. And with a little sleuthing help from Ryan, an old friend (who may be turning into something more), Daisy not only reveals the identity of the vamp, she also discovers the powers that she never knew she had.
Review: Dead Is The New Black was a great book! It was the first book I have read my Marlene Perez and I will definitely read more of her work. First off, I want to talk about the characters..I loved them all. They all had great personalities. The story was great—it included most things paranormal, and I loved that. The setting was great, I wish I lived in Nightshade! Dead Is The New Black is only 190 pages, but from page 1 I was hooked. The whole book was really awesome and I cannot wait to go back to Nightshade in the next two books!
I recommend this book if you like mysteries, paranormal novels, and young adult novels.