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  1. says:

    How was it fair that I had to conduct a murder investigation and do trig If Nancy Drew had a cheeky sense of humor, she would be Hartley Featherstone Hartley s boyfriend Josh has been cheating on her, and even worse, the girl turns up dead and Josh is now the prime suspect in Courtney s murder What s a girl to do except band together with her best friend Sam and the good looking Chase to try and solve the crime Reading Deadly Cool is like eating a bowl of ice cream It s a refreshing treat following the afterburn of reading so many mopey and middling young adult novels, and it s one that goes down smoothly and will leave you craving I didn t expect for a murder mystery to keep me laughing throughout the entire story, but this one totally did Hartley s observations are hilarious, and so are her interactions with everyone around her At one point, an anonymous note demands a meeting with her on the football field at midnight, and she rolls her eyes and says, Seriously Am I living in an episode of CSI Silicon Valley And when Josh tells her he s created a new account to chat with her, she says, My Space No one is on that any Exactly What better way to hide out This book feels very current and modern in a way that I m not sure I ve seen in any other YA novel, but the contemporary details are seamlessly interwoven and feel like a natural part of the story There are also tons of funny pop culture references sympathetic head tilts, etc , Hartley s believably exasperated but loving relationship with her health nut mom, and adults who aren t just props and actually try to help hereven if one of them does smell like Fancy Feast I also appreciated that Hartley absolutely confirms that Josh has been cheating on her and dumps him see the way she dresses him down in my status updates , but she decides immediately that she will help him anyway Besides, how can you not love a girl who hides Ben Jerry s in the back of the freezer, says eff you to her crappy mood by putting on sparkly flats, and admits to eating two slices of lasagna in one sitting It s gluten free tofu lasagna, but still.The mystery is also pretty entertaining, with a good amount of plausible detailing, but it doesn t go overboard on the technical details Even if you guess who the murderer is, it isn t going to spoil the experience of reading the book since the narrative voice is so bouncy and cute The investigation, by the way, leads to a really funny scene where Hartley is trapped under a hot guy s bed who s unaware that she s there and he starts to undress There are a number of scenarios like that might normally raise my eyebrows if they re tastelessly done, but Gemma Halliday writes with such wit and charm that they don t seem at all forced or tacky Instead, you feel every bit of Hartley s embarrassment and anxiety, as well as her, um, inability to look away.This book put me in such a good mood, and has a similar vibe to fresh and funny books such as Hex Hall and Flying Blind Hartley is a lot like a cross between Sophie Mercer and Nancy Drew, actually, and she also quickly became one of my favorite YA characters I had such a good time with this book, and I m really looking forward to the sequel Social Suicide, which will be out soon in Spring 2012 If you enjoy non angsty YA, Deadly Cool is a book you ll definitely want to take for a spin This review also appears in a The Midnight Garden.P.S I thought it was funny that one of the secondary character s names was Cody Banks, which made me think of the movie from awhile back The name Hartley reminded me of Beverly Cleary s The Luckiest Girl, however, which was a big bonus in my book.


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    4.5 stars Hartley is definitely one of my favorite characters.I love her excellent sarcastic wit , I like how she is so stubborn in trying to find the real killer and save her ex boyfriend from jail, even though she does it mostly because she thinks it s her right and only hers to kick his ass and she would gladly do that I immediately opened my window, checking outside to make sure Josh had a clear path The last thing I wanted was for him to get hurt on his way to me killing him Now off course this book should come with a big don t do that at home warning sign, as it makes no sense at all to try to investigate a crime on your own, or meet some suspicious guy at midnight in a deserted place, but I guess that we all are grown up by now and we know how to take a book for what it really is a book, fiction, entertainment. nothing .To get it out of the way, what I didn t like is how she dismissed so easily every suspect in the crime, usually in less than half page, with only a promisse of not to be the killer from the suspect What did she think, that the killer would come to her and when she asked if he was the one he would confess in a heartbeat And why wasn t she on the suspects list if she was there, even judging by the way the interrogation went with her saying all the wrong things But this is just a tiny minus on a list full of reasons to like the story I liked how Sam was Hartley s friend a good friend I might add and how she constantly supported her Maybe she wasn t really doing the right thing but she was a good friend I liked Chase and how there was no love at first sight and no triangle involved I liked the striptease scene and I know that I told you this before Of course it was a bit unrealistic as well, but who cares as long as it was quite sexy I liked how Hartley didn t forgive cheating, even though she was so damn conflicted and it showed I liked how she had her pride, and her brains too from time to time I liked how we kept guessing who the killer might be, and how they all seemed to have reasons for it not necessarily what I would call a good reason , but I don t think a killer stops for a moment to think if he has a good reason or not to end someone s life, right Did I tell you that I really liked Hartley Oh, yeah. I guess I did I stared at a spot of lint on my comforter, blinking back a piece of dust in my eye Yes, dust It was not tears I had allergies Probably from having hidden under Chace s bed No way were they tears, and no way did they mean I had any feelings whatsoever for Josh All in one this was a very cute book It made me laugh from the first page to the last one and I had a very great time reading it.Funny bottom line That craptastical, gutless, son of a cactus humping butt monkey This review can also be found at ReadingAfterMidnight.com____________________________________________Blog EN Facebook Twitter Tumblr Bloglovin Blog RO ____________________________________________


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    There are a ton of funny books out there, and sure, plenty have made me chuckle, but very few have made me laugh out loud Deadly Cool is one of them Add in an engaging mystery and a dash of romance, this is perfect for a fun, diverting read It s exactly what I was in the mood for.Hartley s cheating ex boyfriend is the 1 suspect in a murder Convinced it wasn t him, Hartley is determined to find the real killer Besides, how can she kick his ass if he s in jail If you know me at all, you know very well that humor and sarcasm are my friends, thus it s safe to say that Hartley and me would easily become fast friends I love her mindset, her way of thinking is in sync with my own I could not have related to her Above this amusing attitude, she s feisty, smart, and super sweet She is perfect for the tone of the story.Although it s a murder mystery involving than one dead body with a constant threat for , Deadly Cool keeps it on the lighter side It does have a surprisingly tense ending, but in no way is this a scary or dark book It s delightful entertainment that s perfect for a pick me up book in my case, it was a great change of pace from all the dystopians and dark paranormals I ve been reading The mystery itself kept me engrossed I kept theorizing who the killer might be In the end I can t say it would be impossible to predict, but I was satisfied with Gemma s ability to keep me in the dark, while having all the clues fit undeniably well together in the end Honestly, I was so consumed by the amusing tone of the book that I didn t stop to ponder very much about the killer Even if I would have guessed it on page one, it wouldn t have spoiled my enjoyment of the book whatsoever.As fun as it is, it s not just fluff there are some real emotions throughout Overall, from Hartley s relationship with her mom, to her encounters with the ever present police officer, to the copious modern day details we ve got a very realistic teenage life representation that is built through quirky observations and amusing behavior from Hartley herself I mean, who doesn t consider Ice Cream with nuts and fruit a balanced meal, or drive a car that runs on cooking oil Witty, clever, and carefree Deadly Cool an all around great time that s sure to bring a smile on your face It s a perfect escape that will leave you craving for For of my reviews, visit my blog at Xpresso Reads


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    Want to see bookish things from me Check out my Youtube channel REVIEW I am sorry for the amount of foul language that is about to occur, Mother, forgive me There is probably going to be some spoilers so beware Hartley Featherstone has just discovered Josh, her beloved boyfriend of 6 MONTHS has cheated on her with the Head of the high school chastity club, Courtney Clines When she goes to his house to confront him later that day, she finds Courtney strangled in his closet Pleading his innocence, Josh asks her to help him clear his name in the murder investigation With the help of her friend Sam and resident bad boy Chase, Hartley decides to help her piece of shit EX boyfriend But when bodies begin to pile up, Hartley begins to realise that she may be next on the killers list of victims.THIS BOOK MADE ME SO ANGRY I CAN NOT EVEN First off, WHY THE HELL DID HARTLEY GO TO SO MUCH TROUBLE FOR A GUY WHO CHEATED ON HER IS BEYOND ME Like bittttttttttttch, if a boy cheated on me I d be like SEE YA LATER SUCKER, have fun rotting in jail ya murderer Like girl, why are you sitting there thinking he s cute and you want to help him, I would have kicked him back through the window he climbed through I don t even care if he murdered her or not, serves you right for cheating on this bad bitch, I m just saying Lets talk about some of the ideas the author puts forth in this book The amount of girl on girl shaming in this book makes me cringe At least once per chapter their is a mention of someone either being too fat, too skinny or a slut Can we just take in this one line on page 153 Rape I screamed instinctively, swatting at my attacker It was far from the truth, but as a girl it was what I d been programmed to yell when attacked I am so uncomfortable The amount of stereotyping and bashing in this book just made me want to throw it across the room The author made sure to reinforce the idea that all cheerleaders were sluts who got pregnant by age 15 then dropped out of school to raise their child after the father OBVIOUSLY ditched them for another cheerleader Another issue I had was that Josh s reason for cheating on Hartley was simply because she wouldn t put out after only 6 months of dating so she was a prude Like excuse me that is not something that we should be trying to reinforce to young girls Also it is said multiple times that Chase is totally ripped and little virgin Hartley thinks that, if her boyfriend had been ripped like that, he probably wouldn t have had the problems getting her to have sex with him AGAIN WHAT EXCUSE ME The idea that males were superior to females was often thrown in as well which quickly got on my nerves It was also stated throughout the book that Sam, Hartley s best friend was trying to stop swearing because her boyfriend told her that it was unfeminine like BITCH LET ME JUST START BY SAYING I AM MY OWN WOMAN AND IF I WANT TO SWEAR LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER I MMA SWEAR LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER AND AIN T NO MAN ABOUT TO TELL ME I CAN T On to my next rant. WHY IN THE WORLD DOES THIS BITCH KEEP GOING TO A DESERTED FOOTBALL FIELD AT MIDNIGHT TO MEET UP WITH RANDOM PEOPLE Like bitch did your parents not teach you about stranger danger why do we think this is a good idea serves you right getting hit over the head Also she goes on to national television exclaiming that she is SO CLOSE to solving the murder and discovering who the killer is I m pretty sure if a random 16 year old was going behind police officer s backs and investigating on her own, it would be stopped pretty dang fast but okay girl, you do you ALSO THE SPELLING THAT EVERYBODY USED DURING TEXTING MADE ME SO ANNOYED Ya girl is a stickler for actually spelling out words so like can we please use vowels PLEASE Now lets talk about the attempt at a romance There is a love triangle if you can even call it that First, Josh, the typical jock character who turns out to be a lying, cheating, sorry excuse for a male then there is Chase, the typical bad boy who is afraid of cops and wears all black with a hint of guyliner to top the look off So lets start with Josh HE S A PIECE OF SHIT The end Now Chase THERE IS LITERALLY NO CHEMISTRY WHATSOEVER and then ya boy pulls Hartley from a burning building and then they re suddenly kissing on the floor, she passes out and then they pretend it never happened WHY EVEN INCLUDE AN ATTEMPT AT THE ROMANCE ANGLE The one redeeming quality was that Hartley was a pretty funny character and she did have some good one liners and banter with a couple of the characters but often than not I wanted to punch her It was also a quick read that I was able to finish in under 4 hours so at least I didn t waste too much time on it.Honestly, I could go on and on and on about the problems I had with this book but YA GIRL IS TIRED.


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    Can I haz that girls eyes, please This book was not what I was expecting Usually when you think murder mystery, you think dark and scary And while this book definitely had it s creepy moments, I laughed and smiled through most of the novel This novel doesn t have much depth, but that doesn t necessarily make it a bad book Sometimes those are just what a reader is looking for, and it s exactly what I was looking for at the time This book was fun It s entertaining and absorbing, and it will keeping you guessing as to who the killer is until the last few pages It s faced paced and action filled from the first page to the last You won t be bored Hartley was a riot The only complaint I have about her was that she never used her assertive nature on her cheating boyfriend Even when she had all the proof she needed Sure she broke up with him, but she never gave him a piece of her mind Instead she agrees to clear his name and puts herself in danger in the process But other than that I loved her snarky nature This book surprised me, and in a good way If you re looking for a quick entertaining read with a murder mystery, this is definitely the book for you I will be reading Halliday s novels in the future


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    It is a pages turner, the sense of humor is great and although the teenagers in the story can be air headed and a bit annoying at times, still they are a funny crew to hang out with, the murder mystery is only so and so but it isn t something that I can t live with I will look forward for the sequel.


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    This was a cute mystery romance with a Nancy Drew like feel It was also pretty funny I stayed up pretty late to finish this and had to keep it down with the cracking up because I didn t want to wake my husband The story opens up with Hartley, a junior in high school breaking into her boyfriend, Josh s locker to find out if the mornings text rumors are true Josh has gotten up close and personal with the president of the Chastity Club, Courtney Cline In there she finds a girlfriends worst nightmare an empty condom wrapper Hartley attempts to confront Josh but she can t get a hold of him In meantime she finds out that Courtney has been murdered and the prime suspect is Josh This is when Hartley, with the help of her best friend Sam, and the school newspaper editor, Chase Erickson set out to find the killer Because even though Hartley knows her boyfriend is a lying sack of % % , she knows he is not a murderer or she thinks she knows I don t know if I could ve been as noble after finding out my boyfriend was cheating on me She helps even though she s been betrayed and hurt by this loser Along the way though, Hartley starts to notice that Chase is somewhat of a hottie tall, dark and dangerous She can t help it when he starts creeping into her thoughts and I ll have to refer you to the scene of Hartley hiding under Chase s bed, all kinds of funny and yum at the same time I wished there was a little with Hartley and Chase and would ve been disappointed if I didn t know there s going to be a sequel This seems like the setup for things to come in the romance department There s a sneak peek to the next book, at the end of this one, where it describes Chase as sex in a pair of jeans, so, yeah, I think there s swoon worthy stuff to come This was a total page turner too thus the staying up way too late to finish You want to know who did it Loved this one So glad we don t have to wait a whole year for the sequel It comes out next April Yay


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    This review will also appear on my blog, Mindful Musings.In a Sentence Though I wasn t the biggest fan of the ending, Deadly Cool was a quick and fun read with a wonderfully loveable main character who will definitely have me reading the sequel My Thoughts There are some days when I wish I had half heart ratings because once again, I found myself debating over whether to give a book a three or a four I finally settled on a three mainly because of an issue I ll mention later , though it s a very high three I was lucky enough to get Deadly Cool for less than 5 thanks to a coupon Barnes and Noble had out last week, so I snatched it right up I had heard lots of great things about it around the book blogosphere and thankfully, the book mostly lived up to my expectations.Picking up Deadly Cool was a relief for me because I had been in a somewhat fickle reading mood for the last few days I kept going through my pile of books, trying a few pages here and there in order to find something that would keep my attention, but nothing really caught my interest until I fell in love with the first couple of lines of this book which you can see above I immediately dived into Deadly Cool and quickly developed a girl crush on the main character, Hartley Seriously, if she was a real person, I d be knocking down her door to introduce myself as her new best friend Hartley is an intelligent, sarcastic, and all around awesome character Her witty comebacks had me laughing out loud off and on throughout the book, which I finished in two sittings Gemma Halliday did a fabulous job of creating Hartley s character and utilized a certain cynical creativity to craft some very entertaining dialogue For example I rolled my eyes Teenagers have sex, Caitlyn Get over it Well, they shouldn t, Caitlyn countered It s wrong They should be saving themselves Our bodies are our temples They should have a little respect for themselves than that You know, I could have sworn I saw you shoveling Cheetos into your temple last week Oh, but I m pretty sure those were nonfat, Kaylee piped up.Oh brother pp 108 109.This next one has to be my favorite I ll go, he said And that s safer because I m a guy Right, and having a pair of dingle balls makes you invincible how p 139.Aside from being downright hilarious, at heart, Hartley is a really good person After all, how many of you would waste nearly all your free time trying to clear your cheating scumbag of a boyfriend of murder charges when he just got done sleeping with the president of the Chastity Club when you wouldn t put out Not to mention the cramp it puts on Hartley s social life The cops are stalking her house in hopes of catching her sleezeball but not the murdering type ex boyfriend and she s the topic of all the good gossip as the girl whose guy got caught boinking another chick in the band room I also really liked the minor characters in Deadly Cool, especially Hartley s best friend, Sam, whose constant attempt to try to clean up her swear like a sailor act kept me giggling I also liked the quirkiness of Hartley s paranoid, tofu and Yogalates obsessed Mom commonly referred to as the SMother The minor characters while minor, as the name suggests , played fairly strong parts in the story, which is nice to see in a category of literature where the development of secondary characters frequently falls by the wayside.The one problem I had with Deadly Cool and the reason I decided to give it a three instead of a four was the ending For those of you who know me well, you know I m fairly good at seeing twists coming However, I can honestly say that this wasn t the case with Deadly Cool But this time, it wasn t a good thing I don t want to ruin the ending, so I won t say too much, but let s just say that I thought the character who turned out to be the murderer was a liiiittle far fetched His her motives for killing just didn t really seem enough to me, and as a result, I found the conclusion of Deadly Cool to be a bit 0ff putting Nevertheless, I enjoyed the book as a whole and will definitely be picking up the sequel, Social Suicide, when it comes out in April.


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    I bought this book ages ago like 5 years ago and it sat on my shelf I d finally had it Looking at it was making me sick, so I finally picked it up I have to say this is so cheesy And it comes with a sequel which I m sure will be equally cheesy, but for some god awful reason, I think I actually liked this book I really enjoyed Hartley and Sam and yes even Chase They all were kind of lame 16 year olds, but they also had this sweet side that got stuck in my teeth It s absolutely not the best mystery But it was good enough I m rating it a 3.5 star I won t be keeping this book, but I m pretty sure I ll be reading the sequel I mean what do I have to lose I already read and enjoyed the first one You might ask yourself what is this YA murder mystery about Well it s about 3 teens playing Scooby Doo trying to catch a killer It s about virgin pacts, color guard and cheating boyfriends It s about high school drama and social media It s about a girl who knows her boyfr ex boyfriend isn t a killer, but is a lying cheating bastard And lastly it s about trying to find the truth even if it has to hit you in the head.If you are a teen, you ll probably love this book and if you are a slightly old thirty something you might like it too.


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Deadly Cool download Deadly Cool, read online Deadly Cool, kindle ebook Deadly Cool, Deadly Cool 222ffa203b12 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 Suspect In A Murder And If That Weren T Enough, Now He S Depending On Hartley To Clear His Name 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