Dead Is Just a Dream (Hardcover)
The people of Nightshade, California, are dying in their sleep, and fifteen-year-old paranormal warrior Jessica Walsh is determined to find the killer . . . or killers. Justice isn’t the only thing on Jessica’s mind, however. Some days she’s not sure which is worse—having a creepy clown lurking outside her window or having her rock star boyfriend’s hot ex-girlfriend drop by for a surprise visit. Could the ex be behind the dastardly doings in town? Or could the disturbing works of a strange painter somehow at the heart of the mystery? Jessica is losing sleep—but she’s got to figure out what's going on before the night terrors strike again.
Marlene Perez is the author of eight 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.
Praise for the DEAD IS series "Drama, sweet romance, and murder—what more could young teens want in a breezy read?" —Booklist Online "[Perez] delivers a wise-cracking, boy-lusting, determined sleuth of a high school protagonist. . . . This quick, lighter-than-air spoof of the undead, cheerleaders and popularity is pure pleasure." —Publishers Weekly "A fun ride from start to finish. Perez's smart and sassy style soars." —Mary E. Pearson, author of the Jenna Fox Chronicles "[A] quick, lively romp. . . . Teens looking for a breezy read will find plenty to like here." —Booklist "This super supernatural murder mystery is sassy, romantic, and spooky-fun!" —Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of Tantalize "Light romance and a paranormal plot are more tongue-in-cheek than scary, making this series a good introduction to the genre for younger readers." —Booklist "Breezy style and comic-book plot. . . . Fun." —Kirkus —