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Dead Ringers: Volumes 1-3 (Dead Ringers #1-3)

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A paranormal mystery serial for young adults on up. All nine 25,000-word volumes now available individually and in boxed sets of three!

Dead Ringers 1: ILLUSION
Jade Greene’s memories of the two days she went missing are slowly returning, but they involve a blinding headache and an evil clown with a syringe. Not exactly the stuff of sanity.

Dead Ringers 2: INVERTIGO
Max Harper
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Paperback, 1, 244 pages
Published August 19th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published July 26th 2013)
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Rachel Lightwood
Review copy provided by the author for an honest review.

Illusion: 2.5 stars

When I started Illusion, I was expecting a somewhat thrilling horror story with knife-wielding clowns and creepy carnival funhouses but sadly I didn't get any of that. Well, there was a funhouse but that was about it. I have never really been that into horror before and I cannot even bring myself to watch a scary movie so this was even more of a disappointment to me. If it cannot even remotely scare a self-confessed scare
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Donna Lavalley
Nov 05, 2016 Donna Lavalley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kidnapping to Mind swapping

I gave this set of books a rating of 5 because I love them . They had a lot of suspense and mystery to them. Jade has a lot going on. She starting to wonder who she can trust, because of everything that has been going on. Also because no one believes that she was kidnapped for a period of time. I would recommend this set of books to anyone that loves reading mysteries.
Bames
Aug 24, 2013 Bames rated it liked it
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I had received a copy of this book from NetGalley.

Jade Green wakes up to find herself in a deserted carnival. She has no idea what happened to her except that she was on her way to her friend Becky's house. She learns that she had been missing for days and she has no memory of what happened. According to Roxy, her boss at the carnival where she works, Jade went skiing with her but Jade denies she was with Roxy. She is now trying to live her life as it was before she disappeared. But having a mot
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Kathryn Svendsen
There are a lot of things going on in this book. Hang on and see if you can keep up. Jade Green is an 18-year-old resident of the small vacation town of Midway Beach. Jade is a fan of horror movies and books.

I like that the serial is written from her point of view, to the point that she tells us what


she would like to say to the people and not just what she actually says. Jade talks like a teenager, and sometimes uses a bit of crude language. Her life is complicated….

Jade Green knows she was ab
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Nikki
Jan 27, 2014 Nikki rated it liked it
My copy was provided to me by Netgalley.

This book reeled me in. It practically sucked me in right from the start. A good book must always start off interesting even if it becomes boring in the middle just so it grabs your attention and makes you want to read more.

Some books start off boring with everyday, mundane things. Well, not this. It starts off with Jade learning she was missing for two days and all she can remember is the sound of an animal whining and a creepy clown plunging a syringe i
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Melanie
Jan 28, 2014 Melanie rated it really liked it
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Sometimes I read so much YA that I need something different. I don't want you average love story. What grasped me from day one with the Dead Ringers series was the main character Jade and the opening scene. A good book needs to grip you or reel you in within the first few chapters and Dead Ringers did exactly that for me within 1.

I also loved the depth to the characters. With the exception of Jade, just when you think you have them sussed out and their motives, you then have the carpet pulled ou
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Trisha
Jul 15, 2014 Trisha rated it liked it
I left my reviews broken out with each book of the series 1, 2 and 3.

Overall, my rating is 3 stars - for each book

The first book, Illusion intro's Jade and her story. Her lost days and her confusion and alarm that no one believes her, not knowing what's happened and her worry about her mother's growing schizophrenia. her life is a little crazy

with Invertigo & The Spider you get to know the characters even more AND the answers start getting revealed. The story takes a lot of twist and turns,
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Kushnuma
Nov 03, 2016 Kushnuma rated it really liked it
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Joanne Myers
Sep 22, 2014 Joanne Myers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the first three books in this series. I found them to be very easy to read and the characters quite easy to attach myself too. I want to know what happened to Jade when she lost those two days. I want to know why Roxy said Jade had been skiing with her. I want to know who Max is.

Darlene has done a brilliant job in writing these stories in order to grab the attention of the reader. Each of the three books ends on a cliff hanger. I went straight to Amazon UK after finishing this b
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Dead Ringers by Darlene Gardner
Volumes 1-3
This YA mystery series of novella’s by Darlene Gardner was just ok for me. I love YA and mystery, but I couldn’t connect with the characters in this series. I loved the black widow murder and the who-done-it aspect. The plot was interesting and well thought out. The characters were lacking depth and that spark that usually draws me in. I was difficult for me to be totally involved with this one. I really was hoping for more of a connection between Jade a
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Karla
Jul 22, 2014 Karla rated it really liked it
What a cliff hanger of an ending. I have to read the next book.

It was slow to begin with but from 7 chapters in it began to pick up pace and turned into a page-turner. A mystery needing solving.

I really enjoyed the book, the characters were good and bad. A good, bad if you know what I mean.

Loved it...

Just purchased the next 3 books on my kindle...

Gonna be up late reading these...
Sa
Jun 26, 2016 Sa rated it liked it
Not exactly thrilling.Things drag along at a moderate speed, and finally when you get some answers (answers that lead to more questions), bam!Cliffhanger!.There's so much potential here; aftermath of Jade's kidnapping could have been more intense.Her romance with Max more passionate.Many things, the clown, could have been scarier.And why was she so horrid to her poor mom?!
Michelle
Oct 10, 2013 Michelle rated it it was amazing
It was compelling! I couldn't put the book down. It left you wanting more. I can't wait until volume 4 comes out!
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Darlene Gardner left her life as a newspaper sportswriter behind for love and romance. She has more than 30 books in print, from single-title romantic comedies to emotionally charged family dramas. She’s currently self publishing updated editions from her backlist and working on a series of Young Adult romances with paranormal elements. That is, when she’s not playing tennis.
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Other Books in the Series

Dead Ringers (9 books)
  • Illusion (Dead Ringers #1)
  • Invertigo (Dead Ringers #2)
  • The Spider (Dead Ringers #3)
  • Shell Game (Dead Ringers, #4)
  • Pitfall (Dead Ringers #5)
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