Thursday, 23 January 2014

Review: Dead Is a State of Mind by Marlene Perez



Author: Marlene Perez 
Pages: 175 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: April 9th, 2009
Recieved From: Chapters
Status: Dead Is #2, Paperback

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
A creepy, campy new mystery series

Welcome to Nightshade, California—a small town full of secrets. It’s home to the psychic 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!

There’s a gorgeous new guy at Nightshade High: Duke Sherrad, a fortune-teller claiming to have descended from Gypsies. Even though she’s psychic herself, Daisy is skeptical of Duke’s powers. But when a teacher who was the subject of one of his predictions ends up dead, she begins to wonder if Duke is the real deal after all.
Maybe if Daisy can track down the teacher’s killer, she can find out the truth. The only trouble is, all signs point to the murderer being of the furry persuasion. Is Daisy any match for a werewolf? Maybe she is . . . in more ways than she bargained for!



Dead Is a State of Mind was such an enjoyable read, and I loved it so much!

I think the reason why I loved DIaSoM more than the first book is because we get more information and development with the characters, and it's nice to see Marlene Perez use those loose threads/set ups in the first book and make them so awesome in this book.

I loved how we got to see more of the Ryan/Daisy relationship, and we got to see them get tested. A lot. I don't know. I usually don't like it when couples are tested, but it worked in this book because it almost sealed their relationship. Another thing I loved is that we get to see the plot with Daisy's dad develop more, and I just loved the action and mystery in this book!

There's a lot of set up on the Scourage, which I know will cause of trouble for the characters in the future, but it's good to know that Daisy and Ryan and the Giordano's are sure of each other.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars 
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