Dead Is Just a Rumor

Dead Is Just a Rumor

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Overview

As the creepy little town of Nightshade prepares to celebrate its two hundredth anniversary — on Halloween, of course — many of its paranormal residents are receiving mysterious blackmail letters. Psychic teen Daisy Giordano and her sisters set out to find who is behind the threats. But launching an investigation isn’t easy for Daisy with her overprotective father watching her every move. Though she’s happy to have him back after the years he spent being held captive by an anti-paranormal group called the Scourge, Dad is having a difficult time adjusting to home life — and the fact that his little girl is now a senior in high school. He even disapproves of Daisy’s boyfriend, Ryan.

Ryan, meanwhile, to Daisy’s dismay, has been considering some faraway colleges thanks to the advice of Nightshade High’s new guidance counselor. Can their relationship take the strain?

And Daisy’s got even more on her plate: A talented amateur cook, she has won cooking lessons with celebrity chef Circe Silvertongue. After nosing around (with a little help from Circe’s pet pig), Daisy begins to suspect that the temperamental chef has got more secrets than just her ingredients . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501298790
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: Dead Is Series , #4
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Marlene Perez is the author of Dead is the New Black, Love in the Corner Pocket, and Unexpected Development, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Her work has been featured in Cosmo and Seventeen magazines and reviewed widely. She lives in Orange County, California, with her husband and four children. Visit www.marleneperez.com for more info.

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Dead Is Just a Rumor (Dead Is Series #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 112 reviews.
BookHounds More than 1 year ago
I have been recommending this series since I first discovered it and the latest installment is a wonderful addition. I just don't know why it took me so long to read it. It was the first book I bought for my new e reader. Each book has Daisy solving a crime with her psychic powers, although her powers didn't really evolve until the second book in the series, Dead is a State of Mind. You can easily read this one without having read any of them, but I think it adds to them by reading them in order. Daisy is the youngest of the Giordano sisters and each are paranormally gifted. Daisy's psychic and kinetic abilities are just now really beginning to develop and she makes full use of her limited powers in solving a blackmail mystery that has visited the town of Nightshade, CA. Daisy's father has recently returned to the family after being held by the Scourge, an anti-paranormal group. Her father is still recovering from the effects of his capture and he reacts to Daisy as if she is still twelve, her age when he disappeared. He disapproves of her were boyfriend, Ryan, who is also the chief of police's son. Daisy wins cooking lessons with a famous television chef, Circe, who adds more than just ingredients to her famous food. Part of the story deals with the famous Jukebox, Lil, at Slim's Diner which plays songs to communicate with Daisy which leads to what will happen in the next installment, Dead is Not an Option, or at least I hope! Daisy helps unravel the blackmail mystery and maintains her loving relationship with her parents. There is only some kissing and nothing else much to worry parents. I highly recommend this to everyone since it is such an enjoyable series that will appeal to even the pickiest of readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just started this book and it is great you guys should try it.At first i wasnt to sure of getting it but i read the first chapter and as i was reading it just kept pulling me in to chapter 2. Try it it's great!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dead is just a Rumor was an alright book to read for this six weeks. I’m not really one to read a lot of book but this book was enjoyable. It was hard to follow at the beginning, but then reading throughout the book was a little more interesting and exciting to read. This book starts out with a rumor about Daisy and Ryan who are going to be shoo-ins for king and queen at the midnight ball. Daisy is very good friends with Samantha Devereaux who had been working really hard on the midnight ball. Samantha and Daisy have been having problems in their junior year at shade high school. Daisy was tired of winning queen at every event, so she wants her good friend Samantha to win this year for her hard work. I would have enjoyed this book a little more if there was more mystery in the story. Other than this small difficulty it was a great book. The thrill of each page left me wanting to read more and more. In conclusion, this book was very interesting to read for this six week. Having read this book has taught me to not believe every rumor that is told. I am not one to want to read but this book really caught my eye. Wanting to know the investigation for Samantha kept me wanting to know more. Also Daisy’s father being over protective and watching her every move while daisy trying to kept a secret. All in all, for a fourteen year old girl it was very entertaining, but was hard to keep up with at the same time. This book has taught me to not believe every rumor. This book was very enetertaing and was breath taking at the same time. I would tell young girls my age if they enjoyed dramatic and romatic book that Dead is just a Rumor is a great book for them.
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this quirky, series. The books are short, the plots are as quickly resolved as the RL Stine series of the late 80's or early 90's. None of that can take away from the fact that these books are fun and each new book feels like the chance to catch up with old friends. The plot of the series revolves around a strange town called Nightshade where you should't be surprised to find out your teacher is a werewolf or your new neighbor is a mermaid. Daisy comes from a family with a variety of abilities. One of her sisters is clairvoyant and the other one has telekinesis. Daisy has a little bit of everything. In each book, she and her friends and family try to solve mysteries happening in Nightshade. In this particular installment, Daisy's senior year of high school has just started. The town is also planning for their 200th anniversary. Daisy, always interested in cooking, is excited to win free lessons with a famous chef but finds their is more to the cooking phenom than meets the eye. Add in a strange new guidance counselor who likes stirring up trouble and Daisy has plenty on her plate with which to kick off the new school year. As always the book was a quick read. These books all clock in at only 200 pages or so. There's no filler and it moves at a quick pace. We know early on where the trouble in this installment is coming from but it doesn't take away from the enjoyment of the resolution. I do want to point out that this is the first book that didn't have a concrete resolution to one of its main plotlines. Looks like regular readers will have a little wait to get to the answer of one mystery. That was a bit of a disappointment, maybe because it wasn't expected. Otherwise I encourage parents and their teens (maybe even pre-teens; these books are very clean) to pick this up and enjoy!
highvoltagegrrl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another fun read from the series, this book has probably been my favorite of them this far. Another mystery in the town of Nightshade always keeps things interesting. A few new characters make their way into the pages, but it mainly centers around the same ones we have met before. We get to venture a little more into the lives of the Gordano family and now that Dad is there the family is larger. The book isn¿t a keep-you-guessing type of a thing, if you think about it enough, you have all the clues to solve the mysteries on your own, but it¿s more fun to just get lost in the book and have it spelled out for you. That¿s what makes it such a fun read, nothing to take too seriously. While the major mystery of the book was solved, not everything tied up nicely at the end, so we can look forward to another book in the series.
callmecayce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really liked the fourth book in the Dead Is series. I did figure out one of the subplots before Daisy did, but i didn't mind. It was fun watching her figure it out. I like that nothing's easy, but at the same time things work out. Though set in a supernatural world, it seems more realistic than some straight up fiction I've read.
BookSwarm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've seen this series on our library's shelves but just didn't get around to picking it up (my arms were probably too full!). So, when I had the opportunity to review the newest book in Marlene Perez's series, I jumped at it. Sometimes you can't do this with a series but with this, it was fine. No need to read the others first, though Perez does refer to incidents from the other books (and they sounded fun--think I'll have to check out the rest of the series!).Daisy's a fun character. As a senior in high school, she knows herself pretty well, is confident, and knows what she wants to do after graduation. Except her Dad, who's been gone the last six years (not that it was his fault). Dad is bound and determined to protect his baby girl from the world, even if it means grounding her from ever seeing her boyfriend again. This, of course, causes Daisy no end of trouble and headaches. Especially since Mom's tied up with a case and doesn't want to upset Dad by telling him to chill out.There are some new characters in town: Circe Silvertongue, a famous chef, and Mrs. Tray, the new school guidance councilor. Both give off "evil" vibes and it's pretty obvious they're behind the trouble that's come to Nightshade. Dialogue between the characters is snappy, and I enjoyed the idea of a town like Nightshade, filled with both normal people and those of the supernatural persuasion (kind of wish I could live there myself--sure would make life interesting if I could have my cheeseburger prepared by an invisible man or my songs chosen by a "live" jukebox named Lil.). The plot's pretty simple and, while there's a mystery, the answer is not too difficult to figure out. But it's a cute book, and I know my reluctant readers will enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome. I get it in so many ways. Awsome job
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One word : awesome
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Ive read the whole eries and I love them
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Love this series. Best one yet! Cant wait to read the next one :)
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This is a great book thank
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This is a great series its not to grown up but its still not to kiddy! Im 11 and i reccomend this series for all ages\grades 4th-7th i really loved this book and i hope you do to!!!!" :))))
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Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
songbirdsue More than 1 year ago
This is a great, light-hearted and fast-paced YA series of books! It is a YA book so you have young dating drama which appeals to that audience. The quirky, enjoyable blend of paranormal, romance, mystery, and light-hearted life experiences is engaging. The main character, Daisy is likable, sassy, and relate-able. I think the characters are well developed and likable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My review to this book is that its a great book to sit and read for hour. It is a book that you could read over and over and it would still be funny and not boreing. When i read this book i can not put it down! This book is that kind of book that u stay up all night want to read more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read the first 3 books in the series i wonder if this will be good?
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