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Marlene Perez

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Inkluderar namnen: MarlenePerez, Marlene Perez


Verk av Marlene Perez

Dead is the New Black (2008) 691 exemplar
Dead is a State of Mind (2009) 492 exemplar
Dead is So Last Year (2009) 345 exemplar
Dead is Just a Rumor (2010) 277 exemplar
Dead is Not an Option (2011) 207 exemplar
Dead Is a Battlefield (2012) 126 exemplar
Dead is a Killer Tune (2012) 116 exemplar
Dead Is Just a Dream (2013) 66 exemplar
The Afterlife of the Party (2020) 60 exemplar
Love in the Corner Pocket (2008) 41 exemplar
Unexpected Development (2004) 37 exemplar
The Comeback (2009) 35 exemplar
Strange Fates (2013) 30 exemplar

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The Comeback by Marlene Perez is a Mean Girls styled novel aimed at the teenage demographic.

This book was not made for me, but I was determined to read this book since I was given an ARC copy of the book. That being said, I have no idea if the book has changed since this ARC was made!

I found The Comeback to be a book that I would have loved back in my pre-teen years. It was overly dramatic, full of mean girls and gossip, and showcases drama class (*insert teenage 'oooooohs' here*). The popular girl, Sophie, is suddenly not so popular anymore when a new girl comes to town. When her boyfriend breaks her heart, a not so new boy grabs her attention and the drama club spin her in a tornado like fashion, what will she do?! Well, she goes Regina George/Mean Girls on the high school, obviously.

I wish I would have read this years ago because I would have loved it back in my youth. These days, adult me found it a little bit kiddish. Luckily, it wasn't made with my demographic in mind so it's not a major negative for the novel. I think it would be grade for those Grade 6 girls to read a fun, goofy book like this that's full of the angst pre-teens have. It literally felt like a day in the life of 12 year old me (minus the high school shenanigans, but it is how I imagined high school would have been back in the day).

If you're looking for a teenage soap opera novel, this book is perfect for you! It is really well written, but it's full of high school drama so it won't sit well with every adult. Just know what you're getting into and make sure you research before you pick up this book (if you're an adult). Remember, it's YA! It's supposed to be fun and full of drama and insanity!

To point out the things I DID like:
1. Monet. What a gem! I wish I had a friend like that growing up! She's seriously the bomb and an awesome side character!
2. Dev. What a hottie! He has his flaws, but he's a fun romantic interest for the book!
3. Sophie's ending was well deserved - she tried her best and that's enough!

Two out of five stars - solely on the fact that it wasn't a book for ME. For pre-teen me, it probably would have been a solid 4.
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Briars_Reviews | 2 andra recensioner | Aug 4, 2023 |
I had fun with this book! I thought that it wrapped up the series really well and had all of the action, drama, and romance that I have come to expect in the series. It was so easy to slip back into Tansy’s world and watch her take on those who wish her harm with the help of her friends, and family. I found this book incredibly entertaining and had a hard time putting it down once I started reading.

Tansy and her friends have their work cut out for them in this book. Vaughn’s father is in the clutches of Tansy’s evil mother, also known as The Executioner, and they need to find them before they get the chance to get married in Vegas. It was great to see Tansy work with her friends to try to save the day. Most of the characters had some kind of special ability so it was always exciting to see them in action. I really appreciated watching Tansy and Vaughn grow closer over the course of the series and thought that they seemed really solid together in this installment. I love that this book took a few twists and turns that I did not see coming which made for a very entertaining read.

I would recommend this book to others. I thought that this was a great conclusion to the trilogy and I have enjoyed each book. I love the blend of witches, vampires, and werewolves in these stories and appreciate the fact this is a lighter read. I wouldn’t hesitate to read more of this author’s work in the future.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Entangled Teen.
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Carolesrandomlife | Oct 24, 2022 |
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booklover3258 | 3 andra recensioner | May 24, 2022 |
I enjoyed this one! This book was a great follow-up to the first book in the series, The Afterlife of the Party. This is a series that really should be read in order since the events in this book build on everything that happened in the first installment. I thought that this story was a fun young adult take on vampires which made for a very entertaining read. I am so glad that I took a chance on this series.

Tansy is a vampire queen. She is a little different than most vampires since she is a witch-vampire hybrid, known as a striga vie. She is also a teenager dealing with all of the typical teen challenges in addition to running a vampire realm. I like Tansy a lot. She has a lot on her plate but is trying to get everything done as fairly as possible. She is taking her new position of queen seriously and is trying hard to be fair, even when it is the last thing she wants to do. She is also really forgiving. There are a few times that I thought her boyfriend and some of her friends treated her unfairly but she always seemed quick to give them a second chance.

This book was pretty exciting. Travis and his band are back using a new name and things get worse when werewolves start being killed. Tansy needs to figure out who is behind the murders while juggling the things going on in her personal life. Plus, it seems like someone wants to harm Tansy.

I would recommend this book to others. I found it to be a lot of fun with great characters, a bit of humor, and a lot of excitement. The story ended with some events that have me very eager to pick up the next book in the series!

I received a digital review copy of this book from Entangled: Teen via NetGalley.
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Carolesrandomlife | 1 annan recension | Oct 4, 2021 |


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