Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Book Inspection: Dead Is So Last Year by Marlene Perez



This is a sequel to Dead Is A State of Mind, read my Inspection of Dead Is A State of Mind!

Plot Sketch: Daisy heads over to work and she sees what she thinks is her dad getting jelly donuts out of the dumpster. Is it him? Or is it a doppelganger? Someone's creating doppelgangers. Someone is also creating new werewolves, the sisters three know this because they've been attacked by a pack and it's definitely not a full-moon. Thank goodness for their psychic abilities. Twists and turns and lots of fun through this short ride in Nightshade, California, with a super-happy ending that made me squeal.

Verdict: I Heart It!! Marlene Perez is my new conciseness hero. She packs a lot of story into a small amount of pages and that's something that I value. I felt that the characters were sufficiently developed and that the story didn't lack in plot. Great quick fun read.

The Gauntlet:

At what location does most of the story take place?
Nightshade, CA which is near San Francisco

What is the main character's name?
Daisy Giordano

Does I Heart Monster like the main character?
Daisy is more responsible in this book than she has been in others and she has learned to trust herself. I really enjoyed that.

How long did it take I Heart Monster to finish the book?
3 hours (it's not 200 pages)

Did I Heart Monster get stuck at any points in the book? If so, why?
Nope. I didn't even pause to take notes.

Is this a good read for Monster?
Mmmmm, no.

What, if anything, would I Heart Monster change to make the book more interesting?
Still wish there was more of a description for the different types of paranormal characters in the story. I really would have liked to have learned more about the banshees especially.

What was I Heart Monster's favorite line?
I couldn't pick one.

How many chapters were in the book?
24 short chapters

Does the author have a website?
Yes: MarlenePerez.com

Stats:

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Graphia
Publish Date: May 4, 2009
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0152062165

Acquire It:

Paperback

Notes:

Come back tomorrow for a chance to win all three books in this series!

4 comments:

Kate said...

OMG. This sounds really interesting. Although I'd have to read "Dead is a State of Mind" first.

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I Heart Monster said...

Don't forget to enter tomorrow's contest so you can win all three :o)

Kate said...

I will do :D
They sound great!

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Jo said...

I love the sound of this book! It sounds great! Will definitely be back tomorrow for the giveaway!

Also, I've given you an award:

http://jo-scrawls.blogspot.com/2009/05/and-nominees-are.html?showComment=1242297120000#c7928196867546697703

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