Dead Is the New Black (Dead Is Series #1)

Dead Is the New Black (Dead Is Series #1)

by Marlene Perez
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Dead Is the New Black (Dead Is Series #1) by Marlene Perez

Welcome to Nightshade, California—a small town full of secrets. It’s 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 can’t 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152064082
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Series: Dead Is Series , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 247,789
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: HL640L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Marlene Perez is the author of eight books in the Dead Is Series, including Dead Is The New Black, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. She lives in Orange County, California. Visit her website at www.marleneperez.com .

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Dead Is the New Black 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 204 reviews.
fanpirebookworm More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much my friend was not that into it but I loved it so much. Its something you can relate too. I cried at maybe 1 or 2 parts because Im one of those girls who read a book and cry about something happy and sad. This was such a great book!!! I got the second one yesterday and ooooooo I read the 1st 2 pages and WOW! Read it, its awesome!
4everYourBlueDream More than 1 year ago
This book is the first in the "Dead Is..." series by Marlene Perez. She begins her stories with perfect audience grabbing technics. This book has so much paranormal activity in it that you just can't forget it!!! And if you love mystery, then I suggest you buy and read the series. It is only a series of 3 books right now, but they are just too good to not read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was amazing! I absoultly loved it!, great beginning and endding i finished it in a day. Easy read about 123 pages long. Very intresting book with good imagination. You will love this book no matter what kind of person you are! This book is litterly worth every penny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great! The books in the series are kind of short though. I think it would be better if they combined some of the stories into a book, but seperated so you could tell if they were different stories. But overall, it was a great book!!!!!!!!! :)
Jayel Moreno More than 1 year ago
Sweet read. I loved it. Lots of action, romance. Bad thing....it's over 6 bucks for 123 pages. Wish it was longer or cheaper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i first bought the book i thought im not going to likit that much. Turned out i LOVED IT! Read this series better each book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is the best. Romance,psycics,paranormals,ad a missing dad. Wat more can you want. My frend showed me to them and i love for it. Daisy Girodano has 2 sisters, Rose and Poppy. Their mom is psycic- so are Rose and Poppy-and does detective kind of work. People die and things happen. A great series thats a must read. TAKE IT FROM A 12 YR OLD! YALL WILL LOVE IT MIGHTY STRONG!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv the series.its a must read for everyone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! This whole series is amazing it keeps you on your toes! Marlene is a terrific author. It keeps you to where you just want to keep on predicting and its so good your predictions probably wont be right, atleast mine werent haha. The book can begin to get scary but then it is so good. Everyone was saying how good of a book it is so i picked it up and agreed with them. I actually read the paper book before i had my nook. Im on the last book right now. Well the nook dosent have the next two so I guess im not going to read them. But other than that Id have to give them 5 stars!
Nette_C More than 1 year ago
In Dead is the new black it was first talking about how every one fallowed the doings of Samantha Devereaux, and ever since she came back dead was the new fashion, and she just came even more popular, and everyone started waring what she wore. Everything usually revolved around her in the school, they admire her. Daisy and Samantha were best friends before high school began and before Samantha told rumors about Daisy. Ryan Mendez was the closest friend she had in Night Shade High. When Daisy finds out that her sister is dating a werewolf, a soul sucking vampire is on the lose, and finally dates her best friend, Ryan Mendez, her life turns crazy. As all of this stuff starts to get to Daisy, with her new cheer leading life, practice feels weird for her because at first it seemed that none of the other cheer leaders liked her, but they were just warming up to her because of Daisy being a temporary replacement for the other girl. Her and Ryan were taking it slow, mostly because Daisy still couldn't believe that Ryan liked her. As far as the new creatures she found out about goes, she is still trying to figure out why some of the cheer leaders are getting hurt or dying, but she knew it had something to do with her psychic family and the not ordinary life she'd been living. I enjoyed this book because of the suspense it brought me. Marlene put visuals in my head and I could always understand what she was talking about. I would recommend this book to any one who likes suspenseful fairy tales with vampires, where wolfs, and other scary creatures. Also to people that like to have drama mixed with love and romance.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars for this. First off, that cover is eye catching. Who doesn't love black nail polish. The pink background was a nice touch. Second, this had some cheesy and somewhat eye rolling moments. But its part of the charm in a way. It took me a little longer than I thought to finish this. Just saw it on the shelf one day at the library when I was bored and looking for something new and in a way, random to read. This caught my eye. The summary sounded like my kind of read and noticed the length of the book and thought, this'll be interesting. And it was, even cute at times. That's how I'd describe this. Cute. I did like the sister bond the three had going later on. At first I was like uh oh, is it going to be one of those where they don't like each other? But alas it wasn't so that's good. And the mystery was okay but had its moments as well. Near the end, seemed to wrap up pretty quickly. Still, a quick but interesting cute read none the less.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u ove the Dead Is series a lot, go to tail fin res one and welcome to Nightshade!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I brought the hard cover book and loved it and then brouht the whole series! Daisy and Ryan have such a good story and goes through the ups and downs of a relationship but with paranormal activity going around in their town. Whats not to love!
dholland08 More than 1 year ago
Dead is the New Black was an interesting paranormal mystery. It is also a spoof on the popularity of vampires recently, and I commend it for being tongue-in-cheek about the whole subject. The story is narrated by Daisy Giordano, the only non-psychic in a family of psychics. Her mother is a psychic who uses her powers to help the local sheriff solve cases, and her powers have never failed her before. But now Daisy's mother is stumped by a case, and Daisy is determined to take matters into her own hands and solve it for her. With the help of her friend Ryan, her sisters Poppy and Rose, and her frenemy Samantha, the most popular girl at school who's been looking a little dead lately, Daisy discovers the plot of an evil vampire. Daisy's search becomes frantic as more and more girls in her town get sick and die. The book has suspense, but the plot is very predictable. We know from chapter one that Daisy and Ryan will end up dating. The vampire's identity is pretty obvious for most of the story and I felt that Daisy could have been more of a rounded character. Many of the characters were flat and bordered on stereotypes, and I felt Marlene Perez could have developed them more. However, this novel is a cute and fast-paced mystery that is worth the read. And it left me willing to read the next installment in the series.
KaitlynnSeeszInFlorida More than 1 year ago
1. ITS ABOUT A GIRL NAMED DAISY,AND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT IS KIND OF HALF NACY DREW AND THE OTHE HALF IS PHSICIC. 2.LIKE HER SISTERS(AND MOM) SHE HAS POWERS.IN THE BEGINNING SHE DID NOT GROW INTO HERS YET. 3.HER MOMS JOB IS TO HELP CHIEF MENDEZ WORK ON CASES WITH HER ABILITYS.CHIEF MENDEZ IS THE TOWNS CHIEF WHO HAPPENS TO HAVE A NICE,SWEET,HOTTTTT,POPULAR SON NAMED RYAN MENDEZ. 3.DAISY AND RYAN ARE ALMOST BESTFRIENDS.SHE DOES THINK HES HOT AND SHE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT"WHAT IF HE LIKED ME?" UNTIL HER SISTERS ROSE AND POPPY PUT THE THOUGHT IN HER MIND.SO NOW DAISY IS NERVOUS ABOUT CALLING RYAN. 4.HER MOM IS STUMPED ON A CASE OF A DEAD GIRL,BUT THE CORPSE SHOWS NOOO SIGNS OF DEATH-ECEPT NO HEART BEAT AND WONT WAKE UP FROM THE MOURGE TABLE.SO DAISY WANTS TO HELP.SO DAISY(NEVOUS)CALLS RYAN WHOS DAD HAPPENS TO HAVE THE MOURGE KEYS,ASK HIM TO HELP AND THEY BOTHE HEAD OFF TO THE MOURGE. 5AFTER DAISY INVESTIGATES THE BODY AND RYAN STANDS GAURD A SECURITY GAURD THAT KNOWS RYAN IS COMING TOWARDS THE BUT DOSENT SEE THEM SO RYAN TELLS DAISY TO GO ALONG WITH IT. 6.WHAT??? YOU MAY ASK.WELLL RYAN JUMPS DAISY AND STARTS KISSING HER RIGHT WHEN THE GAURD COMES IN.........I CANT TELL U BOUT AKWARD FRIENDSHIPS
IluvVamps More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! Daisy Giordano lives in Nightshade, California, a town where things aren't always as they seem. When Samantha "the Divine" Douveraux arrives back to school looking, well, dead Daisy can't help to wonder if Sam, her ex-best friend, might be turning into a vampire. Ryan Daisy's best friend (who is turning into something more) helps Daisy solve this mysterious case. This is a book that should be read by everyone! Although it wasnt that long ( a finished it in one sitting ) it was very ejoyable! I instantly fell in love with Nightshade!
melanie5096 More than 1 year ago
i am a person who dose not like to read but i could not put the book down there is so much going on in the story u just can put the book down until you are done
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I wish she went into more detail in some parts but other than that i LOVED IT!!!!
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I read and fell im love with the characters and couldnt get enought
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt buy it off here but i went to the library and read it and i couldnt get enough!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This boook is AMAZING! Im not a book person this is amazing. I love this booi and thus author. Im reading the second installment of the seried 'Dead is a state of mind" and its amazing. I will guve my review on that book as soon as im finished .
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Iv'e read every book in the series and it is just AWESOME! It was probably the best of any series I have ever read :) :)