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

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  574 Ratings  ·  125 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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Nov 07, 2012 Liviania rated it really liked it
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
Feb 01, 2013 Kyle rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Perry & Gobi Fans
Recommended to Kyle by: Kelly Leigh
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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
Kelli Lee
Feb 20, 2013 Kelli Lee rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 06, 2013 Reut rated it really liked it
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 to
Mar 18, 2013 Avery rated it liked it
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

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
Oct 04, 2012 Claire rated it really liked it
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
Jeff Raymond
Feb 08, 2015 Jeff Raymond rated it it was ok
Au Revoir Crazy European Chick is a recent-ish favorite of mine, and I somehow forgot there was a sequel. By the time I got to reading it, my overall feelings about it were still high, and this book just feels more tacked on and unnecessary than anything else.

Perry's band is touring Europe, and who else shows up but Gobi. Quickly, it becomes a big international espionage/manhunt situation, and there are double-crosses and major conspiracies abound before coming to the conclusion. The issue is th
Chapter by Chapter
Dec 16, 2012 Chapter by Chapter rated it it was amazing
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
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
May 09, 2013 Jennifer rated it liked it
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
The most difficult genre to write, I have long believed, is humor. Perhaps it is inescapable that authors have a hard time maintaining just the right balance between coherent story and the jab of the surprising. Some books, like Catch-22, wield enough innovation and intelligence and energy to maintain their humor even through hundreds of literarily robust pages; others, like The Ask as a typical modern example, may rise in bursts to the level of funny but more frequently smacks of hip desperatio ...more
Jan 20, 2013 Ru rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 07, 2014 Emma rated it it was ok
Shelves: amazon-vine
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
Nov 09, 2015 Carrie rated it liked it
Shelves: listened-to
This was a family listen-aloud in the van. I chose it because of the music connection and thought my boys (13 & 11) would like that. Description said ok for ages 12 and up, so I figured it split the difference. The protagonist is 19, though, and that should've been my clue. Given the F-bomb, among many other swear words and the frequent talk about losing/having lost virginity and Perry's 24 year old girlfriend, not my best mothering move. By then we were into it and there was no turning back ...more
Nov 26, 2012 Bookworm1858 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 09, 2013 Tasha rated it really liked it
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
Tahieuba Chaudhry
Now I know from personal experience that when it comes to book sequels the standards need to be higher than its previous book. Pretty Deadly is a fast paced, action packed story, perfect for a teenage boy’s wet dream. I wasn’t expecting much from its sequel Pretty Lethal (or the USA title Perry’s Killer Playlist). I mean what else need to happen?

Oh we still need to know what Perry is doing after the first book as clearly he didn’t want to go to college. He takes a European tour for his band Inch
Jul 26, 2013 Queenielyn rated it really liked it
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
Feb 02, 2013 Bdalton rated it really liked it
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
Dec 10, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it
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
Amanda Johnson
I recently read "Perry's killer playlist" by Joe Schreiber. I read this book because I read Au Revoir Crazy European Chick, and I really enjoyed it. I loved how everything was paced in the first book so I decided to read the second. The story follows perry and his life after that night in New York with Gobi. Where Everything he once knew, changed.

Perry has gone months without any kind of message from Gobi, his life is good but he feels empty, like something major is about to happen. Which does,
Dec 18, 2015 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
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
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
May 15, 2013 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
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
Jul 15, 2013 Damond rated it really liked it
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
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
Mary (BookHounds)
Jan 24, 2013 Mary (BookHounds) rated it really liked 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,
Maya Speight
Oct 29, 2015 Maya Speight rated it it was amazing
I am impressed. This book was so much better than the first one. There's more guns, more fighting, more scandal, what's not to like? Perry seems so much more mature in this book like he has actually learned something since the last book. That being said, he's still that refreshingly naive idiot. I'm not quite sure what possessed him to get wrapped up with Gobi once again, but hey, if he hadn't we wouldn't have a book. I very much enjoyed the fact that the book was similar, but not exactly like t ...more
Erik Dewey
May 16, 2013 Erik Dewey rated it really liked it
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
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