Synopses & Reviews
The people of Nightshade, California, are dying in their sleep, and fifteen-year-old paranormal warrior Jessica Walsh is determined to find the killer . . . or killers. Justice isnt the only thing on Jessicas mind, however. Some days shes not sure which is worse—having a creepy clown lurking outside her window or having her rock star boyfriends hot ex-girlfriend drop by for a surprise visit. Could the ex be behind the dastardly doings in town? Or could the disturbing works of a strange painter somehow at the heart of the mystery? Jessica is losing sleep—but shes got to figure out what's going on before the night terrors strike again.
Praise for the DEAD IS series
"Drama, sweet romance, and murder—what more could young teens want in a breezy read?" —Booklist Online
"[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
The past is never far. . . .
Elena Gilbert and her friends saved Fell's Church from evil spirits, but the town's freedom came at a price: Damon Salvatore's life. Now, with nothing standing in their way, Elena and Stefan can finally be together. So why can't Elena stop dreaming of Damon?
As Elena's feelings for Damon grow, a new darkness is brewing in Fell's Church. Elena has been to hell and back, but this demon is like nothing she's ever seen. Its only goal is to kill Elena and everyone she loves.
In the eighth installment of the popular Dead Is series, paranormal warrior Jessica must find out who or what is causing Nightshade residents to die in their sleep with horrified looks on their faces. Can she keep Nightshade from turning into a nightmare?
About the Author
L. J. Smith has written over two dozen books for young adults, including The Vampire Diaries, now a hit TV show. She has also written the bestselling Night World series and The Forbidden Game, as well as the #1 New York Times bestselling Dark Visions. She loves to walk the trails and beaches in Point Reyes, California, daydreaming about her latest book.