Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool #1) by Gemma Halliday
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 11th 2011 by HarperTeen
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. – Goodreads
My opinion: I have to say the connection between the plot and the cover is awesome! I love the use of the headphones. Anyways onto the story. The plot was really cool. There were many things that I really liked about it, for one, I loved the mystery and that people still kept dying. I also really liked that Hartley was so willing to investigate,which makes her really trusting of people and you see that happening all through out the novel. Hartley has a big heart because of that and is willing to believe the best in others. Which is why she still tries to help her ex-boyfriend, Josh. The plot was fast moving and easy to keep up with.
My favorite character though had to be the killer. The fanaticism and extremism behind the motive for the murder(s) was unbelievable. The cover is also really cool, I love the pop of the eyes and the cat-eye eye liner. Overall, the novel was interesting and kept you reading. The mystery was interesting and enticing.
Overall: 4.25 out of 5