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Dead Is a Killer Tune (Dead Is, #7)

Dead Is a Killer Tune (Dead Is, #7) - Marlene Perez The Good
  1. 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 Bad
  1. 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 are starting to feel flat in the later books. Maybe it's because I don't feel the new narrator, Jessica, is very well defined. It's like Perez accidentally wrote herself into a corner by tying up Daisy's story in book 5, but she really wanted to continue writing the series so she had to come up with some kind of replacement. Unfortunately, Jessica just doesn't measure up.
  2. The number of new people.  Continuing with the character problem. Because none of the new characters feel very well developed, I found myself getting them all confused. It was hard at times to figure out who was where and what they were doing.
  3. The foreshadowing.  This is a mystery, and I understand that with any good mystery you'll want to leave at least a few clues and red herrings for the reader to ponder over. Unfortunately, Perez took it too far in this one, making the story way too predictable and, in my opinion, ruining it before it really had a chance to get started.
  4. The cheesy ending.  I have read some cheesy endings before, but this one tops the charts. Not only that, but it was badly written. I felt like once the mystery was wrapped up, all the loose ends immediately got tied up nice little happily ever after even if it didn't feel natural.


I was really disappointed with this one. I will probably give the series one more book to grab my interest again, but if book 8 is as bad as book 7, I may have to give up.