Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: DEADLY COOL, in which a sixteen-year-old finds out that her boyfriend was cheating on her with the president of the chastity club; when she goes to confront the cheaters, she finds the girl dead instead and now must solve the murder.
My Thoughts: We are introduced to Hartley who is dating Josh. She's a virgin and wants to stay that way for a while. So Josh looks elsewhere. He ends up having sex with the leader of the Chastity Club. Ironic much?
Hartley goes to Josh's house to confront him and ends up finding the chastity leader dead. Whose the number one suspect by her classmates and the police? Josh of course. Hartley and her friend Sam set out on a mission to prove his innocence. Yes, she's furious he cheated on her but she still wants to prove his innocence. They team up with a new boy, Chase. He is the editor of the school newspaper and underneath his goth looks, he's actually kind of cute.
With the detective watching Hartley's every move, it's hard to come up with clues but she does it.
I really enjoyed Deadly Cool. It was a bit mystery, a bit high school, and a bit funny. There were a lot of laugh out loud moments that I would find myself chuckling too. With more suspects than she knows what to do with, she knows she just has to find the real killer. Who could it possibly be?
Overall: Honestly, I really enjoyed Deadly Cool. My review is short because I don't want to give spoilers away on this one! One major spoiler could ruin the whole book! It was a book that kept me up late at night reading. It was fun. It was sweet. I loved all the characters and I loved reading about Hartley and Josh, even though he was a douche for cheating on her. I also liked Sam and Chase and all the other classmates we had the chance to meet. I recommend this book for anyone who likes a light breezy fun read.
Cover: Love it! Very fitting, especially the ipod earbuds. I also like how big and blue her eyes look.
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