Title: Dead is a State of Mind
Author: Marlene Perez
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
"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 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!
There’s a gorgeous new guy at Nightshade High: Duke Sherrad, a fortune-teller claiming to have descended from Gypsies. Even though she’s psychic herself, Daisy is skeptical of Duke’s powers. But when a teacher who was the subject of one of his predictions ends up dead, she begins to wonder if Duke is the real deal after all.
Maybe if Daisy can track down the teacher’s killer, she can find out the truth. The only trouble is, all signs point to the murderer being of the furry persuasion. Is Daisy any match for a werewolf? Maybe she is . . . in more ways than she bargained for!"
So far, I've loved this series. The characters are easy to identify with and are always surprising. This book is great for the mystery and fantasy lover. The story is fast and keeps you guessing. If anything, the story is a bit short (175 pages), but dare I say it's good for the "reluctant reader."
Go pick it up! I don't think you have to read the other one first, either. I can't wait to get my hands on the next one (Dead is So Last Year). :) Enjoy!
There are plenty of book reviews out there! Go check them out: Here, here, and here. Marlene Perez has her own blog as well - so you should go see what's up there!