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Dead Is the New Black by Marlene Perez
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Jan 29, 09

bookshelves: young-adult, fiction
Read in January, 2009

This is a quote from the back cover:

“Dead Is the New Black equals Veronica Mars plus Buffy the Vampire Slayer…” —Nancy Holder, author of Pretty Little Devils

Trust me, this book was nothing like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sure, there were vampires involved, but this book is missing pretty much everything else Buffy had—the depth of character development, the brilliant plotting, the laugh-out-loud humor.

I know this book was supposed to be funny, but I guess it just wasn’t my style of humor. I also didn’t believe the hot-and-cold about the main love interest. It seemed arbitrary and manufactured to add tension.

In the end, this was an okay read. Not horrible, but also not great.

So that means my search for BtVS in YA form continues…
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