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ISBN13: 9780152064082
ISBN10: 0152064087
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Publisher Comments:

Welcome to Nightshade, Californiaa small town full of secrets. Its home to the pyschic 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!      Teenage girls are being mysteriously attacked all over town, including at Nightshade High School, where Daisy Giordano is a junior. When Daisy discovers that a vampire may be the culprit, she cant help but suspect head cheerleader Samantha Devereaux, who returned from summer break with a new “look.” Samantha appears a little . . . well, dead, and all the most popular kids at school are copying her style.        Is looking dead just another fashion trend for Samantha, or is there something more sinister going on? To find out, Daisy joins the cheerleading squad.

    

Review:

"Fans who mourn the loss of TV's Veronica Mars are in for a treat as Perez (Unexpected Development) delivers a wise-cracking, boy-lusting, determined sleuth of a high school protagonist named Daisy Giordano. Daisy comes from a crime-solving family of female psychics — Mom gets premonitions, sister Rose can listen in on people's thoughts and sister Poppy has the gift of telekinesis. To Daisy's chagrin, she's the only 'normal' in the family — a nonpsychic. She doesn't let this unfortunate genetic deficiency stop her from investigating the mysterious deaths of high school girls around Nightshade, Daisy's wacky hometown, especially when sleuthing gets her face time with Ryan Mendez, Daisy's hottie crush and son of the town police chief. With a suspect cheerleading coach and an even more suspect cheerleading captain — beautiful Samantha 'the Divine' Devereaux, who shows up for school pale and dragging a coffin everywhere — this quick, lighter-than-air spoof of the undead, cheerleaders and popularity is pure pleasure. Teens will be glad to know two sequels are already in the pipeline. Ages 12 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The grimly hilarious first installment in a creepy, campy new series

Synopsis:

The hilarious first installment in a campy new series. Nightshade, California, is home to the psychic Giordano sisters. Daisy Giordano believes a vampire is attacking girls all over town. She suspects cheerleader Samantha Devereaux, who returns to school from summer break with a new look--she appears to be dead.

Synopsis:

Teenage delinquent Lex's parents ship her off to her uncle's house for the summer, where she discovers a surprising family business as a grim reaper and gets caught up in a mystery in the first installment of a morbidly hilarious new series.

Synopsis:

Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteen-year-old Lexs parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Morts true occupation is much dirtier than shoveling manure. Hes a Grim Reaper. And hes going to teach Lex the family business.

   She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex cant stop her desire for justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she encounters a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with her reaper skills?

Synopsis:

Its springtime of senior year, and psychic sleuth Daisy Giordano is preparing to say goodbye to Nightshade High. But no college acceptance letters have arrived yet, and shes beginning to worry about where shell end up come falland if it will be anywhere near her boyfriend, Ryan. But thats not the only uncertainty Daisys dealing with. Theres a vamps-versus-shifters war going on in Nightshade, and things are so tense that there is talk of canceling the prom. The conflict is carrying over to the Giordano home, since Rose and Daisy are both dating werewolves and Poppys new boyfriend is a vampire.

Can the paranormal community in Nightshade finally find peace? And will Daisy and her friends survive graduation? All of these questions and more are answered in the latest explosive installment in the Dead Is series.

About the Author

MARLENE PEREZ is the author of Dead Is the New Black, Dead Is a State of Mind, Dead Is So Last Year, Dead Is Just a Rumor, Love in the Corner Pocket, and Unexpected Development, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. She lives in Orange County, California.

www.marleneperez.com

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Zoe Mark, August 7, 2012 (view all comments by Zoe Mark)
At first glance this book looks like one of those classic vampire paranormal romance books. It isn't, it has romance and it has a vampires and paranormal stuff but it is about solving mysteries and not about Daisy making out in some place. When I read it I couldn't put it down. Daisy lives in a family of psychics, she is the only one in her family other than her dad that doesn't have a power. Her dad has been missing for awhile now and some people say he went off with another woman. Daisy's mom doesn't believe it. Her mom when she touches something can see an image. She helps the police department solve mysteries with the images she sees. Daisy always loves it when she can help. Sometimes she can even do it all on her own. I recommend this book to anybody who needs a quick in-between book read.
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Alicia Simonetti, August 1, 2012 (view all comments by Alicia Simonetti)
This book was paranormally wonderful! The romance between Daisy and Ryan is almost like a budding relationship in real life. The way Perez described all the residents on the more supernatural side of Nightshade will enthrall readers to read the other books in the series. This one, though as cliche as it is, is my favorite of the series so far! I hope everyone loves the Dead Is series as much as my best friend and I do, which is a lot! :)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152064082
Author:
Perez, Marlene
Publisher:
Harcourt Paperbacks
Author:
Damico, Gina
Subject:
Situations / Peer Pressure
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Social Issues - Peer Pressure
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dead Is
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 320 pages Harcourt Paperbacks - English 9780152064082 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fans who mourn the loss of TV's Veronica Mars are in for a treat as Perez (Unexpected Development) delivers a wise-cracking, boy-lusting, determined sleuth of a high school protagonist named Daisy Giordano. Daisy comes from a crime-solving family of female psychics — Mom gets premonitions, sister Rose can listen in on people's thoughts and sister Poppy has the gift of telekinesis. To Daisy's chagrin, she's the only 'normal' in the family — a nonpsychic. She doesn't let this unfortunate genetic deficiency stop her from investigating the mysterious deaths of high school girls around Nightshade, Daisy's wacky hometown, especially when sleuthing gets her face time with Ryan Mendez, Daisy's hottie crush and son of the town police chief. With a suspect cheerleading coach and an even more suspect cheerleading captain — beautiful Samantha 'the Divine' Devereaux, who shows up for school pale and dragging a coffin everywhere — this quick, lighter-than-air spoof of the undead, cheerleaders and popularity is pure pleasure. Teens will be glad to know two sequels are already in the pipeline. Ages 12 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
The grimly hilarious first installment in a creepy, campy new series
"Synopsis" by , The hilarious first installment in a campy new series. Nightshade, California, is home to the psychic Giordano sisters. Daisy Giordano believes a vampire is attacking girls all over town. She suspects cheerleader Samantha Devereaux, who returns to school from summer break with a new look--she appears to be dead.
"Synopsis" by , Teenage delinquent Lex's parents ship her off to her uncle's house for the summer, where she discovers a surprising family business as a grim reaper and gets caught up in a mystery in the first installment of a morbidly hilarious new series.
"Synopsis" by , Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteen-year-old Lexs parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Morts true occupation is much dirtier than shoveling manure. Hes a Grim Reaper. And hes going to teach Lex the family business.

   She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex cant stop her desire for justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she encounters a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with her reaper skills?

"Synopsis" by ,
Its springtime of senior year, and psychic sleuth Daisy Giordano is preparing to say goodbye to Nightshade High. But no college acceptance letters have arrived yet, and shes beginning to worry about where shell end up come falland if it will be anywhere near her boyfriend, Ryan. But thats not the only uncertainty Daisys dealing with. Theres a vamps-versus-shifters war going on in Nightshade, and things are so tense that there is talk of canceling the prom. The conflict is carrying over to the Giordano home, since Rose and Daisy are both dating werewolves and Poppys new boyfriend is a vampire.

Can the paranormal community in Nightshade finally find peace? And will Daisy and her friends survive graduation? All of these questions and more are answered in the latest explosive installment in the Dead Is series.

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