Thursday, January 12, 2012

Review for Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday

Title: Deadly Cool
Author: Gemma Halliday
Series: Deadly Cool, #1
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: October 11, 2011

Synopsis: 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.

Verdict: First off, I'd just like to say that this is the fifth book I've read these past two weeks that I finished in one sitting! Deadly Cool set it's hooks in and didn't let go! I loved the main character Hartley (how cool is her name?) and her partners in crime: Sam (her best friend) and Chase (resident hot bad-boy). The story starts off with Hart finding out that her boyfriend, Josh, was cheating on her with resident good-girl and captain of the color guard, Courtney. When Hartley goes to Josh's hose to confront him about it, she finds Courtney's dead body stuffed in his closet. All the clues are pointing to Josh as being the murderer. It's up to Hartley to prove the innocence of her now ex-boyfriend. This is when the story really begins and I absolutely loved it! Hartley has so much snark that I found myself literally laughing out loud at things she said and did. And then there is Chase....... who is hot! And completely adorable! I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel so I can find out what other messes Hartley and Chase will find themselves in! <3

Rating: 5/5 Stars

-Kristen ♥

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