Jessica Walsh is starting her freshman year at Nightshade High and trying to forget about the tragic events surrounding her brother’s graduation. She wants to have a normal high school experience. But that’s easier said than done in Nightshade.
There’s a new guy at school who seems to be turning the girls into lovesick zombies. And Jessica has other worries—like her crush on a cute but moody lead singer, and the mysterious tattoo that appeared on her arm one day that lets her know whenever there is trouble brewing. Jessica learns she’s a Virago, a woman warrior chosen to fight evil whenever it threatens her hometown. But does a lowly freshman really have what it takes to keep Nightshade safe?
My Thoughts :
The Dead Series has been one of my favourite YA paranormal reads. Nightshade is a highly paranormal filled town and Daisy Giordano and her family have been a fun bunch to follow. However now Daisy is busy just getting on with life and it is time for her neighbour Jessica Walsh to find out more about Nightshade's supernatural surprises.
It took me a while to get hold of a copy of Dead is a Battlefield. For some reason a Kindle version wasn't available to me so I had to wait and order a real physical copy. However as soon as it arrived it got bumped up my to be read pile. I just couldn't wait to read this one and see what the author had done to the series.
Jessica took some getting used to. It wasn't because she was a difficult character but she just wasn't Daisy. I slowly realised that I knew more about Nightshade's secrets than she did. However as things started to unfold it became clear that Jessica had no problem getting used to the things that go bump in Nightshade.
I loved the plot and characters and even though I understood pretty quickly what seemed to be going on there were still a few pieces of the puzzle that I didn't put together till things all fell into place. I liked Jessica once I got used to her and I loved catching up with the other characters of Nightshade that I knew from the previous books.
This stays on my must read list and I hope that I can get a copy of the next book a little easier/faster. Dead is a Killer Tune is due out later this year and I am going to pre-order it as soon as I can! Yes this maybe YA but it is amazingly cool paranormal reading. I love it!
DEAD IS Series :
#1 - Dead is the New Black
#2 - Dead is a State of Mind
#3 - Dead is so Last Year
#4 - Dead is Just a Rumor
#5 - Dead is not an Option
DEAD IS Spin-off Series :
#6 - Dead is a Battlefield
#7 - Dead is a Killer Tune (due out later this year)