Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dead is Just a Rumour by Marlene Perez

Title: Dead is Just a Rumour

Author: Marlene Perez

Published: Graphia, August 2010

Pages: 216

Series: Book 4, Dead Is

Snippet: "But I don't have to see that Circe woman, do I? She freaks me out."

Summary: May contain spoilers! As the creepy little town of Nightshade prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary—on Halloween, of course—many of its paranormal residents are receiving mysterious blackmail letters. Psychic teen Daisy Giordano and her sisters set out to find out who is behind the threats. But launching an investigation isn’t easy for Daisy with her overprotective father watching her every move. Though she is happy to have him back after the years he spent being held captive by an anti-paranormal group called the Scourge, Dad is having difficult time adjusting to home life—and the fact that his little girl is now a senior in high school. He even disapproves of Daisy’s boyfriend, Ryan. Can their relationship take the strain? 
And Daisy’s got even more on her plate: A talented amateur chef, she has won cooking lessons with celebrity chef Circe Silvertongue. After nosing around (with a little help from Circe’s pet pig), Daisy begins to suspect the temperamental chef’s secrets aren’t only in her ingredients. . . .  (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: This is the fourth book in the Dead Is series and it is really good. I like Dead is Just a Rumour because it's short (it only takes a couple of hours to read) and it is really entertaining.  I love mysteries and this series is just full of them.

Daisy is a protagonist that is actually really awesome. She's a typical teenager apart from the fact that she has psychic powers but other than that she is really relatable and you can't help but love her.

I love Dead is Just a Rumour because it's really light and breezy.  There's a bit of suspense to keep you entertained and as I was reading it I found myself going through the pages so I could find out more.

My only complaint is that it ended quite abruptly.  Although, I have a feeling there could be a book after this one. Fingers crossed there is.

If you like paranormal or you like mysteries then Dead is Just a Rumour is definitely worth a read.

Source: NetGalley

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