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ISBN: 0547331363

ISBN13: 9780547331362

dead is a state of mind

(Book #2 in the Dead Is Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. 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...

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A Fanatastic Read!

I was held captive by this book. The author's ability to use the written word to invoke vivid imagery and emotion is unsurpassed. I could not put this book down! Well done!

Marlene Perez delivers a fast-paced, emotional follow-up to Dead is the New Black.

Dead Is a State of Mind is the second installment of the Nightshade series, Daisy finds herself in the middle of another mystery. There is a hot new guy at Nightshade High who claims to be a Gypsy fortune-teller, but something just feels wrong about him. Her boyfriend, Ryan, is suddenly acting weird and her sister is falling in love with a ghost. As if that weren't enough, a gorgeous new girl seems to be paying a lot of attention to Ryan lately. So when a popular teacher winds up murdered and all signs point to a werewolf being the culprit, Daisy decides to focus all her energy on finding the murderer, no matter how dangerous that might be. After all, who wants to sit around waiting for your boyfriend to ask you to prom when there's a mystery to solve? Marlene Perez delivers a fast-paced, emotional follow-up to Dead is the New Black. The quirky characters of Nightshade, California are a true joy to read about and the things that make this town unique, like the juke box that plays the songs that it wants to play and not what customers select, really make this series stand out in the Young Adult literary world. Ms. Perez has hinted in both books that the story of Daisy's father's mysterious disappearance is tied to all the events unfolding and I will gladly return to Nightshade, California until the truth is revealed, possibly in the next installment Dead Is So Last Year. Reviewed at Bitten by Books Paranormal Fiction Review Site by Lori The Bitten by Books review score for this book was 4.5 Tombstones

Must read teen series!

I loved the first in the series Dead is the New Black. Dead is a State of Mind didnt let me down one bit! I love all the Giordano sisters and they make this must read series fun to dive into. I cant wait for the next book and I hope there will be more than that to come from this author.

Dead is a State of Mind

This is a really cool book for teens. It has all the teen concerns of "Is he going to ask me to the prom?;""My older sisters are always bugging me;""My best friend may move!" Then when Mr. Davis, a beloved teacher in her High School is murdered, Daisy is politely asked by the chief of police to butt out of the investigation. For a 16 yr old this is only a cue to get going on her own investigation! The only thing I found a bit odd is that these teens drink coffee at the hamburger joint where they gather to compare notes on what's happening with the new hottie guy in town. Then of course, there's the the fact that one of Daisy's sisters has fallen head over heals in love with a ghost. But I suppose her other sister, who's in love with a Werewolf has her own problems. Little did Daisy know that it may turn out to be her problem as well! A fun read with lots of surprises!

My 11-Year Old Daughter Loved It!

According to my mystery loving 11-year old daughter; Dead is a State of Mind by Marlene Perez is a winner! She gives it five stars! It's 175 pages of nonstop mystery for a tween girl who loves a good thriller/mystery! The story is about Daisy, a high-school girl living in a fictional town called Nightshade. There's a new boy in school, and he makes Daisy feel uneasy, although other girls really like him. The creepy boy tries to get Daisy to go to the prom with him, but she's not interested. Then a popular teacher is murdered and Daisy is on the case. Everyone warns her not to become involved, but she gets into it anyway. The book is funny and not too scary. It holds a tweens interest from beginning to end and, at least in my daughter's case, she is asking for the next in the series! And frankly, anything that gets a kid reading is good by me! Seriously, there are no cuss words in the book and my daughter read it in a matter of a few hours. That's a real good thing from a mothers point of view.
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