Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool #1)
As much as I wouldn’t mind watching him squirm, I know that he’s innocent. So I’m brushing off my previously untapped detective skills and getting down to business. But I keep tripping over dead bodies and I’m still...more
If Nancy Drew had a cheeky sense of humor, she would be Hartley Featherstone. Hartley's boyfriend Josh has been cheating on her, and even worse, the girl turns up dead and Josh is now the prime suspect in Courtney's murder. What's a girl to do except band together with her best friend Sam and the good-looking Chase to try and solve the crime?
Reading Deadly Cool is like eating a bowl of ice cream. It's a refreshing treat fol...more
Hartley's cheating ex-boyfriend is the #1 suspect in a murder. Convinced it wasn't him, Hartley is determined to find the real killer. Besides, how can she kick his ass if he's in jail? If you know me at all, you kno...more
This book was not what I was expecting. Usually when you think murder mystery, you think dark and scary. And while this book definitely had it’s creepy moments, I laughed and smiled through most of the novel.
This novel doesn’t have much depth, but that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad book. Sometimes those are just what a reader is looking for, and it’s exactly what I was looking for at the time! This book was fun! It’s entertaining and absorbing, and it will...more
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Hartley Featherstone life isn't all that peachy right now; not only is her boyfriend cheating on her, but when he's suddenly accused of murder, Harley somehow ends up having to prove his innocence..
Oh, and try not to killed trying.
This. Was. Amazing.
So, yeah... I really don't know where to begin. I loved this book! I fell in love with it when I added it to my to-read list on Goodreads, so when I casually walked past...more
Hartley hears rumors that her boyfriend is cheating on her with the president of the Chastity club, Courtney. She ends up finding an opened condom wrapper in his locker. Hartley and Sam, her best friend, head to Josh's house. They break in and find Co...more
Hartley is definitely one of my favorite characters.
I love her 'excellent sarcastic wit', I like how she is so stubborn in trying to find the real killer and save her ex-boyfriend from jail, even though she does it mostly because she thinks it's her right (and only hers) to kick his ass and she would gladly do that.
"I immediately opened my window, checking outside to make sure Josh had a clear path. The last thing I wanted was for him to get hurt on his way to me killing him"
The book was hilarious though and I found myself laughing out loud on more than one occasion. It was like an updated version of...more
Now on to Harley,first of all what a cool...more
The story opens up with Hartley, a junior in high-school breaking into her boyfriend, Josh’s locker to find out if the mornings text rumors are true: Josh has gotten up-close and personal with the president of the Chastity Club, Courtney Cline. In there she finds a girlfriends worst nig...more
In the beginning of the story it basically starts out with her finding...more
This type of humor is prominent in Deadly Cool. At first I was terribly irked by it, but it eventually grew on me. Hartley is a very likeable character, and there were some great suspenseful moments with her and the killer towards the end. I really liked Halliday's word choices (feigning, conveyance, glom, deference, divulge, trudged, conceded, expletives, delve, inert, palatable, cognizant, and...more
The story line is amazing. The writing is amazing. I LOVE THIS BOOK!! I was hooked on page one and just couldn't stop reading. And laughing. This book is really funny, it ranks up there with Percy Jackson, which I found hilarious. The one problem I had with the story line was the reason for the murders. It's lame. I mean, who would kill just to save her/his group's reput...more
Humor. Wonderful, wonderful humor.
Basically, Hartley reminded me of Sophie from Hex Hall--which is a good thing, because I really, really loved Sophie. Snarkiness is a very nice trait to have in protagonists.I also liked how Hartley didn't feel the need to describe how hot Chase was every time she met him. Let's take a lesson from her, okay? One time's enough, people. Get on with the story.
Oh, and the story. Hmm...for a mystery that involves two murders, the book is surprisingly light-...more
In a Sentence: Though I wasn't the biggest fan of the ending, Deadly Cool was a quick and fun read with a wonderfully loveable main character who will definitely have me reading the sequel.
There are some days when I wish I had half-heart ratings because once again, I found myself debating over whether to give a book a three or a four. I finally settled on a three (mainly because of an issue I'll mention later), though it's a ve...more
I much prefer a darker and scary murder mystery book, but sometimes a quick and lighter read is always refreshing. Althoug...more
In a word, DEADLY COOL is adorable. While the murder mystery wasn't exactly thrilling nor suspenseful, the narrator, Hartley is exactly what makes this book gold. Hartley is the epitome of the good girl that...more
What I think I love most about this book is the characters. I found all of them to be relatable and realistic. And I really loved the main character Hartley. I found her to be funny, witty, and smart. The type of girl that doesn't take no for an answer. But personally, I don't think I would go through nearly as much...more
Deadly Cool was kind of a disappointment for me. It wasn't that I didn't like the story, but just that I found the beginning kind of slow. It's weird to say this because so much happens in the beginning, but I still personally found it kind of slow....more
First off the cover is so beautiful I could stare at it for ages.
I absolutely love Hartley she is so hilarious espeacially in the bedroom scene (you will know what I mean when you read it), I was so engrossed I was trying to unsuccessfully resist laughing so she wouldn't get caught.
I also loved Sam and Chase who were awesome sidekicks for Hartley and god Chase why can't you be real?
Although I figured who the killer was way before it was reveale...more
I started reading this book 'cause I got captured by its enticing cover and intriguing synopsis and not to mention, the praise-worthy reviews it received. And boy, am I glad that I decided to pick up this book and read it..
Deadly Cool got a mix of adventure, romance, humor and of course, mystery. Believe it or not, I got so absorbed in reading it that I finished it...more
I don't know what it was about this book, but it called to me from the first time I discovered it. Maybe it was the cover-girl's gorgeous eyes (SO BLUE!) or my desire to be just like Nancy Drew when I grow up, but I knew I wanted to read Deadly Cool.
And it was so much lighter and fun-filled than I would've ever expected from a mystery! Even with the threat of unexpected deaths and trying to find the murderer, I found myself grinning constantly at Hartley's sarcasm and wit. Gemma Hall...more
And let’s talk about her writing style. The writing style is almost too much like a teenager. The writing is a bit simple with bits and pieces of complex scenes thrown in at different parts o...more
Poor Hartley! Her boyfriend cheated on her and now he wants her to help clear his name?! UHH, let's just say she's a lot nicer than I would have been!
WHERE has this sub-genre been hiding! Murder Mystery with not a speck of paranormal or supernatural to be found. Hartley is a modern day Nancy Drew (I thought this before it's actually said in the book!). And she's sarcastic, witty, funny, and she is trying to prove her cheating ex-boyfriend is innocent so you...more
The cover is absolutely beautiful. Normally I don't usually judge a book by its cover, but this time I did. Those eyes captured me completely, and I can't describe how much I love them.
Deadly Cool. I still get chills everytime I look at the cover, and then at the name. They match each other so perfect.
The description was totally awesome! The sentence "I seriously need to pick a better boyfriend next time" is stuck in m...more
The main character thinks her boyfriend cheated on her. But when she goes to confront him.
She finds a dead girl in his closet. Which is the girl he supposedly was cheating on her with.
But she is convinced her boyfriend didn`t kill hir. And therefor start investigate the case.
To see if she can find the true killer. Without being killed herself.
You really flipp the pages in this book. It`s so fun written and you try to figure out who is t...more
The sarcasm did it for me and the jokes, love them lol. The only thing I thought was a bit stupid was the fact no one really questioned that fact the a school news paper would not be allowed pry into an on going murder investigation so much like the way Chase, Sam and Hartley did.
Also the way Hartley questioned p...more
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Since then, Gemma has written several mystery novels...more
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