Dead Is a Killer Tune
High school freshman Jessica Walsh is a Virago—a woman warrior who must protect her hometown from danger. And in Nightshade, California, trouble is always lurking. At the town’s Battle of the Bands, Jess’s boyfriend, Dominic, and his band, Side Effects May Vary, are up against Hamlin, a band so popular, their fans follow them everywhere. Soon, the competing musicians are d...more
Jessica was an okay character, but I still found it really odd to be following her and not Daisy! I really don’t get why the author changed the main character.
The storyline in this was about things going wrong in Nightshade again, and there was also a battle of the bands competition going on. We had a mystery surrounding a stolen flute, and a very strange doll house, but once again the pace in this one dragged.
The ending to ...more
This being part of the Dead is series... I do prefer Daisy and Ryan as main characters but Jessica has her quirka abs Eva is the devoted friend we should all have to get us through high school.
The main character in this was okay, but again, I didn't love her.
This wasn't an awful read, but these books seem to just get a bit more boring with each one. Because of that, the last few of them have dragged at times, unfortunately.
Glad the next one is the last.
I think the Dead is series is one of the most under-appreciated series in YA. The books in this series are so great, they are short yet packed with mysteries, there are so many sub-plots that I must applaud Perez for stuffing them all in then resolving them in about 200 pages. Well done! Perez! *insert enthusiastic clapping here* As you can see, this is the 7th book of the series, but don't worry, Perez doesn't drag her plots, each instal ...more
Some background info about Dead Is a Killer Tune: It is the seventh book in the series (and it doesn't look like the author is going to write anymore, but who knows?). The sixth and seventh book of the series (still can't nam ...more
The pace. This is a quick, cutesy read. This whole series is a great introductory for those who are interested in trying out paranormal fiction, but don't want anything too heavy. That being said, ever since the narrator changed in the last book, the series has fallen a little flat.
The characters. The first five books in this series were wonderful. I loved Daisy. I loved Ryan. I loved Slim and Flo. But even the wonderful characters I fell in love with in the earlier books ...more
I was a little late getting into the Dead Is series, but Perez generally gives the audience exactly what is expected. The entire series are light, fluffy mysteries with all our favorite fantastical creatures mixed in. In the latest, Dead is a Killer Tune, Jessica (high school sophmore virago) is thrust into another mystery to save her town of Nightshade. Our lovable sidekicks, Raven, Eva, Andy, Serena, and more are all involved. A battle of the bands has been slated in Nightshade with th ...more
So Daisy has graduated and the series shifts to her boyfriend Ryan's sister, Jessica Walsh. Jessica finally has her life on track as a new Virago, protecting Nightshade from the paranormal threats that create havoc for the population. Her new boyfriend, Dominic, the singer from Side Effects May Vary (SEMV) is acting a bit strange, so when a Battle of the Bands comes to town and SEMV shows up to compete, things go haywire. Something peculiar is happening to the most popular ban ...more
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Dead is a Killer Tune is a fun quick read with little talking dolls and a pied piper looking for revenge.
Honestly, this spin off series is fun but that's all it is. There's no real storyline that connects the books together in this trilogy. The only thing is that Jessica is a Virago and she's learning her way with it. Other than that, there's not much for me to fall head over heels like I did with Daisy's story ...more
My Summary: Jessica Walsh is a virago - a female warrior responsible for keeping paranormal critters in check to keep the residents of her hometown safe from things that go bump in the night. Life as a virago isn't exactly ideal for Jess - a high school freshman - but she's managing as best as she can.
Until strange - er, stranger - things start happening to her boyfriend's band and their rivals. The boys behaviour seems to escalate daily, pitting them agai ...more
I will come out and just say it - this "spin-off" series is just not cutting it for me. Book #8 (Dead Is Just a Dream) just came out and I will not be reading it.
Is it just me or does it seem like these books keep getting shorter and shorter? Book #6 was 240 pages, this book was 204, and Book #8 - 176 pages! I don't think you can really get a good story in that short of time. I also took issue with that fact that the summary on the back cover is misleading! You can read ...more
This book is very unique because it need to deal with another story about the Pied Piper. The piper is a rat-catcher hired by th ...more
Jessica is still out there fighting paranormal baddies in this next installment and also pining away for the ever elusive and mysterious Dominic. She has a sixth sense about things and can ...more
Everyone is excited for the month-long Battle of the Bands competition, especial ...more
Marlene Perez has written another fun read. While I was disappointed at first when Daisy's leading l ...more
What capture my attention most is the stolen magical flute... It took time for me to unveil who stole it.. A magical music sheet “a scary one” that possess Harmony Clare and for her to have a nice voice.. A wishing powder that grant wishes but cost a price.. Anyway, BATTLE OF THE BANDS is mostly present here and a lot of MURDERS and scary accidents especially suicidal ones...
The magical flute is a d ...more
The premise apparently is that there's a town in California, Nightshade, and Jessica is a virago (a woman warrior) who protects the inhabitants from [vampires/zombies/werewolves/paranormal thingy]. Kind of like Buffy, but not quite as secret ...more
They're still interconnected with the first 5, but most of those kids are in college, so it's focused on a new "batch".
This one also brings in the whole Pied Piper of Hamlin story, which fits really well with all the bands.
3 stars is definitely not a bad thing. These are like chips. You get what you expect, you enjo ...more
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DEAD IS series is as follows:
DEAD IS THE NEW BLACK
DEAD IS A STATE OF MIND
DEAD IS SO LAST YEAR
DEAD IS JUST A RUMOR (AUG, 2010)
DEAD IS NOT AN OPTION (Spring, 2011)
DEAD I ...more