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Monday, November 19, 2012

Review: Dead is a Killer Tune by Marlene Perez

Dead is a Killer Tune by Marlene Perez. A Dead Is Book.

Dead is a Killer Tune by Marlene Perez

Houghton Mifflin Children's Paperback
Publication Date: September 2012
List Price: $7.99
ISBN-13: 9780547608341

Review: Dead is a Killer Tune by Marlene Perez is the seventh book in the Dead is series. The series is about a freshman in high school, Jessica Walsh, who is also a virago, a female warrior. She must protect her hometown, in this case Nightshade, from danger.

Nightshade has different magical creatures such as werewolves and witches. At an estate sale in Nightshade, Jessica is looking for sheet music when a priceless flute is stolen. There are rumors that the flute belonged to the Pied Piper of Hamelin who led rats out of the city of Hamelin. When the city did not pay the Pied Piper, he lured away all the city's children. Soon after the rumors begin, a competition is being held at Nightshade called Battle of the Bands. As the competition gets closer to the end, some of the musicians start doing fatal things and claim they are compelled to do these things because of strange music they hear. Will Jessica and the rest of Nightshade's viragos be able to track them down?

All of the characters in Dead is a Killer Tune are very unique. For example, Jessica's best friend, Eva, loves horror movies and plans on making her own. Jessica's older brother, Sean, is a werewolf currently in college. Harmony is an interesting character who manages to get into difficult situations. Marlene Perez created suspense so that I couldn't put the book down. Overall, this book was very interesting and exciting and it is a great read for mystery and adventure fans.

Review written by Kyle (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of Dead is a Killer Tune for this review.

Have you read Dead is a Killer Tune? How would you rate it?

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