Dead is Just a RumorRelease Date: August 23,2010
Pages: Paperback (216pgs)
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Dead is #4
Author Website: www.marleneperez.com
Overall Rating: (5 out of 5 stars)
Description: As the creepy little town of Nightshade prepares to celebrate its two hundredth anniversary — on Halloween, of course — many of its paranormal residents are receiving mysterious blackmail letters. Psychic teen Daisy Giordano and her sisters set out to find who is behind the threats. But launching an investigation isn’t easy for Daisy with her overprotective father watching her every move. Though she’s happy to have him back after the years he spent being held captive by an anti-paranormal group called the Scourge, Dad is having a difficult time adjusting to home life — and the fact that his little girl is now a senior in high school. He even disapproves of Daisy’s boyfriend, Ryan.
Ryan, meanwhile, to Daisy’s dismay, has been considering some faraway colleges thanks to the advice of Nightshade High’s new guidance counselor. Can their relationship take the strain?
And Daisy’s got even more on her plate: A talented amateur cook, she has won cooking lessons with celebrity chef Circe Silvertongue. After nosing around (with a little help from Circe’s pet pig), Daisy begins to suspect that the temperamental chef has got more secrets than just her ingredients . .
Review: The fourth installment of the Dead is series does not a disappoint. In this book Daisy's father returns after being missing for many years, and he is protective as ever because to him she is still his little girl, and not the girl that is graduating high school and looking at colleges.
Everything seems fine again in Nightshade and everyone is getting ready for the Midnight Ball, and celebrating the 200th anniversary of Halloween. On top of that Daisy takes cooking lessons she won with a celebrity cook, and it wouldn't be Nightshade if something was not up with the celebrity chef. Mysterious letter are also being delivered to the paranormal families in Nightshade which causes Daisy to be curious and figure out whats going on.
This book was just fun to read. You see that she has a great relationship with her family, and now that her dad is back she wants to build that relationship again. Its not your normal young adult book. Its not dark throughout the whole book. It's just refreshing.
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