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Perry's Killer Playlist (Perry & Gobi #2)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  402 ratings  ·  96 reviews
When Perry ends up in Venice on a European tour with his band Inchworm, he can’t resist a visit to Harry’s Bar, where Gobi told him she’d meet him someday. The last time he saw Gobi, five people were assassinated one crazy night in New York City. Well . . . Gobi shows up, and once again Perry is roped into a wild, nonstop thrill ride with a body count. Double crossings, ki...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (first published January 1st 2012)
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Liviania
Like its predecessor, PERRY'S KILLER PLAYLIST is a slim volume. 224 pages nowadays seems more like an appetizer than a meal. But Joe Schreiber's second young adult novel puts the pedal to the metal and doesn't let up. This would be one exhausting novel if it were much longer.

(Although it could use a few less chapters that are only a page or two long.)

Fans of character-driven novels should look elsewhere. PERRY'S KILLER PLAYLIST is all about the action and comedy with little room for anything els...more
Kyle
Feb 01, 2013 Kyle rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Perry & Gobi Fans
Recommended to Kyle by: Kelly Leigh
Read this and more at Living Is Reading!

To say that I was hesitant to read Perry's Killer Playlist is a bit of an understatement. Most sequels as of late have turned out to be unnecessary and just written to put money in somebody's wallet by expanding a stand-alone into a whole series. Au Revior, Crazy European Chick ended pretty nicely for me, and I saw absolutely no need to read an entire book more about Perry and Gobi, even if I enjoy reading about their characters.

While this final (?) inst...more
Kelli Lee
As of late, when it comes to writing reviews I've been stricken with a wicked case of blahdom. And this affliction has absolutely nothing to do with the books themselves. Just saying. Nevertheless, the Perry & Gobi series - comprised of Au Revoir Crazy European Chick & Perry's Killer Playlist- is crafted with adventurous fun and reminiscent of feel good movies from days of yore - to wit, movies from the 80's and 90's, fellow cinephiles know what I'm talking about and are shaking their he...more
Claire
Loved it. Perry is at it again- he's taking a year off- delaying college (got into Columbia with an essay that outlined that wild night with Gobi that we read about in Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick) to see where his band, the Inchworms might go. He hooks up with an unlikely girlfriend, 22 year old Paula, hot and a music promoters assistant. Not one to delve too deeply into his good luck Perry is delighted when she sets up a European tour for the Inchworms.
In Venice, Perry cannot help himself...more
Stephanie

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

My Summary: Perry's life has been almost perfect since his wild night with exchange-student-turned-assassin Gobi. He has the perfect girlfriend, a happy family, and his band is starting to really take off.

In fact, Inchworm is set to go on a European tour. Wandering around Venice, he makes a choice: he's going to visit the bar he and Gobi promised to meet at. What happens next leads Perry...more
Avery
As I mentioned in the first book in the series, "Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick", this is a bit of a departure from what I usually read, an fast-paced action and adventure featuring a male protagonist. That being said, I still quite enjoyed it. Aside from the literal "kept on the edge of your seat" and "page-turner" aspect to it (almost as soon as you start this you will find that you have finished it, it lends for a few hours of easy escapism), I think that one of the book's biggest strengths...more
Mason Demoss
1. The book was written for teenage boys and girls.
2. This book deserves 4 stars because it was a fun book to read.
3. Evaluation: I thought that this book would be about the main character killing people but it was the opposite. I also feel that is book went into great detail with dialogue because every page had like a half of page of quotations. My thought about Gobi is that she is a determined girl that can be crazy at any given time. One thing I can relate to in this book was when Perry's fir...more
Kirsten
I hadn't realized that this was the sequel to Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick until I got to the end. It didn't matter. Everything I really need to know about their backstory was reviewed in the context of this story.
A fast read, this tells the story of Perry's too-good-to-be-true band getting a European tour and record offer, and two hot, older women interested in him. Of course, you know what they say: if it seems to good to be true, it probably is. There are a whole lot of guns to the head, e...more
Saleena Davidson
Perry's Killer Playlist is the sequel to Au Revoir Crazy European Chick; and gives the reader just as crazy of a ride as its predecessor. This time Inchworm is given a European tour; and Perry decides to just pop in and check if Gobi is around at a bar they mentioned they might meet up in......and when she is.....all hell breaks loose.

This is a nonstop thrill ride and I can't believe neither have been optioned for movies....but it's ok, the movie I saw in my head was AMAZING!

I can't say too muc...more
Bookworm1858
Although I liked Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick and wanted to know more about the titular chick, known as Gobi, I wasn't entirely sure a sequel was necessary. The first book had its own contained story. Still I enjoyed it enough that I instantly wanted the second and after a bit of waiting, I got to it.

I missed the first book's chapter framing device of responding to college admissions essays but this time we have song titles from classic rock, appropriate for Perry's new status as bassist for...more
Hannah
I did it again! I read book 2 before I read book 1!!!

This is book 2, please read Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick first.

Last year Perry's life was turned upside down by the Lithuanian foreign exchange student that was living with them. Her name was Gobija Zaksauskas. Now Perry and his band are taking a year off between high school and college to chase the music dream and they are heading to Europe for their first tour. But when Gobija shows up in Perry's life again his world changes again. Now he...more
Ru
We should all have a Crazy European Chick in our lives! Gobi (& Perry, of course) are back for more action-packed, laugh-out-loud assassination games in this sequel, and that can only be seen as a good thing. The original book, "Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick" was a very pleasant surprise that really demonstrates how talented author Joe Schreiber is. This story maintains that perception. The characters may have been established in the first novel, but they are developed even further here, i...more
Bdalton
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Perry' Killer Playlist is the sequel to Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick. I didn't read the first book in the series, but was able to follow this story anyway. It was clear from reading the book that characters and events were introduced in the first book that I knew nothing about. This book is fast-paced. Schreiber doesn't rehash or reintroduce but throws enough clues your way. This keeps...more
Mary (BookHounds)
MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

Perry has his life all laid out, he has gotten into his dream college, his band is set to tour Europe and he has a hot, older girlfriend with connections to the music industry. It all goes according to plan except that Perry runs into his ex, Gobi, while in Rome and the bullets begin to fly! Gobi, he now knows, is a world class assassin and seems to drag Perry into danger no matter what. This is serious non stop action and full of shoot outs, crazy people and evil. Of course,...more
Queenielyn
It was absolutely a killer playlist! With every chapter, there's written on top of the page is a song title and the artist or band who recorded/sang it. Awesome, adventurous and thrilling book! The different scenes happened really fast! It was truly gripping, action-packed!

Gobi is amazing! While Perry, well, he might be kind of a sidekick or lover of Gobi but he did a great job handling dangers and his sense of humor has gained this review another star that sums up to 4 stars! Real guy, he is. O...more
Tasha
Jan 09, 2013 Tasha rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: teen
This second book in the Perry & Gobi series continues Perry’s story. After surviving a wild night with Gobi, an assassin who disguised herself as a foreign exchange student, Perry’s band is doing very well and is now touring Europe. He is dating a new girl, an older girl, who is sophisticated and completely out of his league. But when the band travels to Venice, Perry can’t help but visit Harry’s Bar, the place the Gobi said she would meet him someday. Gobi does show up, but once again she b...more
Chapter by Chapter
Freaking awesome. The only two words in the English dictionary that can be used together to describe my thoughts of Perry’s Killer Playlist by author Joe Schreiber. Seriously, after reading Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick his first YA novel, I have been eyeing the sequel for about a month and now that I’ve finally gotten to read it I can proudly say that I = mind blown. I had my concerns, I mean, the first novel was nothing but Perry getting to play Gobi’s getaway driver/hostage before he learns...more
Jennifer
Summary:
Perry has the worst luck with women! Things seem like they are getting better when Perry's new girlfriend gets the band, Inchworm, a European tour. The first show goes off without a hitch. Perry gets into Venice, decides to go search out Gobi (the European chick from book 1), and things go downhill very quickly after that. Complete with assassinations, mixed up scenarios, sexual situations, and occasional references to him playing an actual instrument, Perry's life just sucks. He quite l...more
Rebecca
I really enjoyed reading about Perry and Gobi again. This book was just as light, fast, and fun as the first one. I don't think you need to read the first book to grasp what is going on (although I did read it) but I would recommend reading it because it is also very good.
Perry's Killer Playlist starts a few months after the last book ended. Perry is getting on with his life after the wild night/ killing spree with Gobi. His band has booked a tour in Europe and things are looking up. Curiosity...more
Jennifer
Perry, who just the previous spring was involved with driving around his Lithuanian exchange student roommate turned assassin, has gone to Europe with his band, Inchworm. After arriving in Venice, Perry goes to a bar he heard Gobi mention, in the outside chance she might be there. People looking for Gobi accost him; Gobi saves him, and takes Perry back to her suite. Before he knows it, he is back as an accomplice in Gobi’s assassination. Gobi finds his way back to his girlfriend Paula and the ba...more
Wandering Librarians
Perry's life is going great. He got him into Columbia, he has an amazing older girlfriend, and his band is going on a European tour. But in Italy Perry meets up with Gobi, the Lithuanian exchange student who lived with his family last year who actually turned out to be an assassin. Now Perry is once again dodging bullets and on the run as Gobi tries to fulfill her latest mission.

I didn't realize that this was a sequel to Au Revior, Crazy European Chick, which I haven't read. I was getting annoye...more
Reut
Originally reviewed on reutreads, a young adult book blog.

I had a vague notion that there was going to be a sequel to one of my favorite reads of 2012, Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick , but it wasn't really on my radar. When it showed up in my mailbox, I was very excited. Turns out, Gobi was neverquitedone with Perry, and there are still many targets to assassinate.

I love the zaniness and surrealism of this series, but more than that I love how it balances said zaniness with realism and dark top...more
the golden witch.
Just like the first book in this duology, "Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick", "Perry's Killer Playlist" is another plot-driven page-turner that's not only fun but has lots of action. It's another slim tome that kind of has you left wanting more (way more, especially after that ending!), yet at the same time, gives you a good ending for Perry and Gobi this time around, one that leaves you satisfied enough to let the story go. If you're looking for a little more action in YA, you definitely have to...more
Emma (Miss Print)
Perry survived his disastrous prom night with crazy-exchange-student-assassin Gobi. And he has to admit things are looking up.

His college essay about said disastrous prom night earned him a spot at Columbia. His band Inchworm is on a European tour and on the verge of an actual record deal. He has a majorly hot (older) girlfriend. And, best of all, with Gobi out of the picture no one has tried to shoot him for months.

Too bad it was all too good to last.

Gobi, the Lithuanian exchange student from h...more
Damond
This was a great sequel to Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick. This time around, Perry and the members of his band, Inchworm, have all decided to take a year off, instead of going to college, in order to see if they can make something of the band. Perry has a girlfriend he met over the summer who works in the music industry. Her boss, a media mogul, is impressed by the band and has arranged a twelve date European tour for them. One of the stops is in Venice, where Perry ends up getting mixed up in...more
Diane Ferbrache
Perry has finally (sort of) recovered from his encounter with Gobi, the assassin in Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick. He has a new (maybe) girlfriend, an older woman with connections in the music industry. Maybe she is the “one” and he will finally lose his virginity. When they set off on a European tour with his band, Inchworm, though things go terribly wrong!
This is an action packed book in the vein of the Jason Bourne stories for younger readers. There are guns, bombs, kidnappings, and chase...more
Eva
As a fan of the series (Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is one of my favorite young adult books ever), I'm so glad that Schreiber stepped up his game in Perry's Killer Playlist. There's more action, suspense, and romance in this book, I couldn't put it down. Like the first one, this has awesome headings too. I really think this series would make a very cool film adaptation. Film producers... get on it!

Joe Schreiber, please reactivate your Twitter account so I can tell you how I feel about this...more
Erik Dewey
I didn't have high expectations for this book since the end of the last one seemed a bit contrived. Still, this surprised me and I had a lot of fun going on this ride.

Perry continues to be clueless and his life hasn't changed a whole lot since his prom night ordeal, except his band is taking off. All of this is just to get him to Europe to meet Gobi again. From there people get killed and things blow up.

The story works and is fast paced. I enjoyed the story and the writing did a great job of kee...more
Anne
3.5 stars
Sequel to Au revoir, Crazy European Chick
The madcap antics of Perry and Gobi continue when the band, the Inchworms, gets a contract to do a European tour. Assassinations, kidnappings, threats, betrayals, narrow escapes, and more abound in this fast-paced action and adventure novel. There is lots to keep a reader at the edge of their seat, turning pages as quickly as they can - yet there is also some potential for confusion due to the number of characters and never quite knowing exactly...more
Ms. Davis
While I didn't like this one as much as the first, the writing and the characters still just jumped off the page. The whole premise is still exciting and definitely a non-stop action book. It also just felt so different to me - the fact that the secret spy is a woman, the Inchworm band angle, Perry's outward normality. It all just drew me in and made this book another enjoyable read - one that I went through way too fast! I would love to read another one in the series and keep following their ad...more
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