Author: Marlene PerezTitle: Dead is the New Black
Series: Dead Is (book 1)
Number of Pages: 208
Publication Date: 2008
Synopsis: "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."
I borrowed Dead is the New Black from my friend Dahlia (thanks Dahlia) and it was great. It had an awesome cast of characters and an interesting story. I loved the Giordano sisters, they were hilarious and had a great sister camaraderie thing going on. Although the one thing I would have changed was the way that Daisy was constantly thinking that her boyfriend was cheating on her, it got a bit old after, like, the third time.
I think my favorite characters were Daisy because she was funny, Ryan ‘cause he seemed cool, and Poppy simply because she had a quirky sense of humor.
This is one book I would definitely re-read or by so that I could have my own copy.
Dead is the New Black is definitely a most read for any book person, which is why it is getting 5 out of 5 pineapples.