You'd have to have, like, a lentil for a soul to hate wiener dogs. ~Zuzana from The Daughter of Smoke & Bones by Laini Taylor

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday DEAD IS A KILLER TUNE by Marlene Perez @MarPerez @HMHKids

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Book Description

September 4, 2012 Dead Is
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 doing risky, illegal, and even fatal things—and claiming that they heard strange music that compelled them to do it. Can Jess and her friends track down the tuneful tyrant before it’s too late?

About the Author
Marlene Perez is the author of seven books in the Dead Is Series, including Dead Is The New Black, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. She lives in Orange County, California.Visit her website at www.marleneperez.com.


  • Reading level: Ages 12 and up
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Graphia (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547608349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547608341


  1. Doesn't sound like anything I've read before - nice! Thanks for sharing.

    Katja @ YA's the Word

  2. I have not heard of this book but I will be checking it out! Thanks for spotlighting it!

    Here is my WOW: http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2273

  3. Great pick! I love this series. They're fun reads. Plus, they're short. I've only read the first 3 though. I have to get caught up! Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. I haven't heard of this, but I think I need to look into it. Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  5. My students love this series! How fun! Great share!
    WoW at Libby Blog

  6. Love stories with a tie to music. Looks good.

    Here's my version of WoW


  7. Sounds like a great read. It's great to meet you. I'm following your blog now. Thanks for the connect on Book Blogs. :)



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