Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Book Review: Dead Is a State Of Mind

Title : Dead Is a State of Mind                                                                 
Genre : Teen supernatural romance                                                              
Length : 175 pages
Author : Marlene Perez
Series : Dead Is
Book number 2

The Summary
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!

I really expected more from this book after reading the last one from the series. It was kinda dissapointing because it was more focused on Daisy and Ryan's slowly fading realtionship. The book was basically all about the predictable ways teens act when there in a realtionship.
There was a mystery to be solved though -  it was the murder of one of Daisy's teachers Mr. Davis and she must help determine who killed him and what their motive is.
I found the last 4 chapters were very rushed and poorly written and left me kinda of confused. Firstly she finds out who the killer is in the second last chapter when the book doesn't seem to have really ever reached a climax and secondly she introduces a new character named Bianca who I've never heard of.
So overall this was sooooo not my favorite book by far hopefully the next book in the series is better.

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