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Dead is a Killer Tune Paperback – September 4, 2012
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Praise for the Dead Is series
"[Perez] delivers a wise-cracking, boy-lusting, determined sleuth of a high school protagonist . . . this quick, lighter-than-air spoof of the undead, cheerleaders and popularity is pure pleasure."—Publishers Weekly
"A fun ride from start to finish. Perez's smart and sassy style soars."—Mary E. Pearson, author of the Jenna Fox Chronicles
"[A] quick, lively romp. . . . Teens looking for a breezy read will find plenty to like here."—Booklist
"This super supernatural murder mystery is sassy, romantic, and spooky-fun!"—Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of Tantalize
"Light romance and a paranormal plot are more tongue-in-cheek than scary, making this series a good introduction to the genre for younger readers."—Booklist
"Breezy style and comic-book plot. . . . Fun."—Kirkus
About the Author
Marlene Perez is the author of eight books in the Dead Is Series, including Dead Is The New Black, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. She lives in Orange County, California. Visit her website at www.marleneperez.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
Marlene Perez has written another fun read. While I was disappointed at first when Daisy's leading lady status ended, I actually like Jessica's character more. A lot of books skim over a lead's role in their family but Perez makes her character's home life and family an important feature in every book of this series. The romance takes an interesting turn as well, throwing a few challenges in Jess's way for a happy heart. I can't say I didn't see the bad guy from a hundred pages away, but Dead Is never an unexpected whodunit. Regardless I still really enjoyed the mystery that was tailor made to fit Jessica.
Dead Is A Killer Tune is a killer read, great for a fun quick escape.
Having recently read the previous book in the "Dead is" series, I was eager to read the next book. I ended up having very mixed feelings. First, I liked seeing more of Jessica's character, and learning more about her family specifically. It made me feel a bit more connected to her, and more interested in her story. And in terms of the overall storyline of the book, the plot was solid enough. I actually liked the whole concept of it.
These books work very well as standalone stories. A reader can jump in at any point, take that book for face value, and have a great little story. However, since I had just read the previous book, I did think there would be more flow from that story to this one, yet I found it lacking. It seemed like there were gaps where the previous story ended and this one began. I felt like I had missed an entire book between the two, particularly when it came to Jessica's relationship with Dominic. I found that a bit distracting. Similarly, it seems like all of the characters have some kind of angle. Either they are some supernatural creature, or they are part of something sinister. It makes it hard to really connect with characters when they can all be boiled down to belonging to some category of supernatural beings.Read more ›
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You never cease to amaze me with your books. I admire you so much. You are amazing thank you so much.Published 11 months ago by Kayla Defreitas
This book is great and has a lot of cliff hangers. I recommend it if you have read the other books firstPublished 20 months ago by P. Homeier
I love this serious and I look forward to every installment! I love how the main character switches to keep it freshPublished 21 months ago by David Weymann
I have loved this series since my sister first made me read it. At first I was a little skeptical about the point of view being change but these last books have reassured me. Read morePublished 24 months ago by David A. Koehler