Dead is the New Black is a really fun new paranormal mystery series set in the town of Nightshade. The town name alone clues you in that this is anything but a normal place to live.
"I faced [name removed to prevent spoilers] and squared my shoulders. She wasn't going to get away with this, not without a fight anyway. She was a soul-sucking vampire and I was a sixteen-year-old cheerleader, but I was damned if she was going to suck the life out of all my friends. High school was hard enough."Daisy is a really likable heroine. Her strained relationship with her ex-best friend alone makes it a worthwhile read. Add in a cute boy, funny writing, and the paranormal murder and you've got a winner. This book is also so clean it squeaks. But the writing is strong enough that it will appeal to older girls as well as younger. Which is quite a feat in itself. I laughed out loud more than once and will definitely read the sequels.