Author: Marlene Perez
Release Date: August, 2010
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Target Age: Young Adult
Source: I received this book from NetGalley.com for my honest review.
Summary: Barnes & Noble
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 . . .
This is the fourth book in the Dead Is series and probably my least favorite. The main difference was that her father is in this book and I don't think I liked him very much. Her mom never stood up for her and that kinda ticked me off. Daisy has been a reasonably responsible teen and she doesn't get any credit for it from any of the family. Another reason I wasn't loving this one is that for some reason I figured out the who dunit right away. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed this and would recommend that you read it, it just wasn't the best out of the series in my opinion. I'm wondering if the author will continue the series after Daisy graduates high school? I hope she will!