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September 13, 2011

Deadly Cool

imageTitle: Deadly Cool
Author: Gemma Halliday
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Received From: Publisher in return for a honest review


Hartley Grace Featherstone is having a very bad day. First she finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her with the president of the Herbert Hoover High School Chastity Club. Then he's pegged as the #1 suspect in a murder. And if that weren't enough, now he's depending on Hartley to clear his name. Seriously? Not cool. But as much as Hartley wouldn't mind seeing him squirm, she knows he's innocent, and she's the only one who can help him. Along with her best friend, Sam, and the school's resident Bad Boy, Chase, Hartley starts investigating on her own. But as the dead bodies begin to pile up, the mystery deepens, the suspects multiply, and Hartley begins to fear that she may be the killer's next victim.


I WOW’ed this book earlier this month so I was super excited to get the chance to review it.

First of all I love this cover! I think it is really pretty and the headphones totally make sense after the beginning of the book, oh and I totally want the girl’s eyes!

This book, like it says on the back, is similar to Veronica Mars. I watched Veronica Mars for the first time this summer and really enjoyed it, so there were aspects of this book that were similar to the show.

I really liked Hartley but I didn’t really understand her relationship with Josh, I mean he cheated on you, and while I could see looking into the murder, I wouldn't put myself in danger to find the killer. But then again I’ve never been put in that position so I don’t know for sure what I would do.

I adore mysteries and did enjoy this one. I like how couldn't figure out who the killer was till almost the very end. The twists in this story really made it for me. 

I would recommend this story for someone who likes mysteries, and even people who aren't sure, because it’s not too complex, so anyone could enjoy it.






  1. This is a great read for teens and adults. The pace is quick, the dialogue is sharp, and the plot is tight. This book was a delight to read, and I'll be recommending it to all of my friends.

    Ketterman Rowland & Westlund


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