"Teenagers with teenage problems with a twist of paranormal"
Everyone in the Glordano family has some kind of psychic
ability. Everyone that is except Daisy. Her mother uses her
powers to help the police and has asked her older sister to
help on a new case that has her stumped. Daisy wants to
help out, but with no powers she is dismissed. Again.
Nightshade, the strange town where Daisy lives, is usually
a quiet place but teenage girls are being attacked left,
right and center. Nobody knows who is responsible but it
becomes pretty clear to Daisy that the question should not
be who but what is attacking the girls.
When Daisy's former best friend, Samantha, returns to
school looking, well, dead. Daisy realizes that all the
victims have had contact with the head cheerleader.
Starting a new trend in school is one thing but sucking the
life out of people is another. Is Samantha really up to no
Meanwhile Daisy and her friend, or is it boyfriend, Ryan do
some sleuthing and find out more about the town of
Nightshade than they should know. However they will have to
work fast to find the culprit before some of the girls in
school literally have the life sucked out of them.
This book was on my wishlist for a while before I actually
managed to find a copy. Now I feel annoyed that I didn't
get a copy of this sooner. What an amazing start to a
series and yet another unique young adult novel. It amazes
that there are so many good paranormal YA books out there
and I seem to be missing out on the fun because there isn't
as much call for the English versions in Europe...which
means they are hard or expensive for me to get.
I love Daisy and can't wait to read the next two books in
the series 'Dead is a State of Mind' and 'Dead is so Last
Year'. Teenagers with teenage problems with a twist of
paranormal and some cool characters make this a series I
definitely want to spread the word about. So if you haven't
tried this yet and enjoy a good YA then consider giving
this a go.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted May 4, 2009