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January 05, 2012

Review: Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday - Farah

Title: Deadly Cool
Author: Gemma Halliday
Publication date: October 11, 2011
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre(s): Young Adult (Mystery)
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback

Pages: 320
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.
Fist off, I just love a good mystery novel. Mystery novels make me think, and I like thinking. Anyways, "Deadly Cool" was a very awesome mystery novel.
Let's start off with Hartley. She's cool, definitely a person I would like to hang out with. She is very nice, and she is also very helpful towards the people she cares about. This story revolves around how her "ex" boyfriend is framed for committing a murder, and even though he cheated on her, she agrees to help him clear his name.  Which according to me is very heroine like. 
The boyfriend, I don't care about. Ask me about Chase? Him, I definitely care about. Chase is the guy who helps Hartley and her friend figure out who the murderer is. According to how all boys should be in books right now, he is also a bad boy type. Now I like bad boys, because they are so mysterious, but Chase is one of a kind. So protective over Hartley, and not in a bad way, which is so cute.
Anyways the story overall was such a fun read, it didn't feel like I read over 300 pages. I liked the mystery in it, not too heavy, and not too light. Just perfect. 

Definitely an awesome mystery tune!


  1. OH I almost forgot I have this one my shelf. It sounds fun and I love the sounds of the protag!

    Xpresso Reads

  2. I just bought this one so I'm definitely glad to hear it's a good read! Great review :)

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  3. I love the sound of this book! It is already on my list and I can't wait to finally get round to reading it. Great review! I'm glad you liked it. :)

    Sam @ Realm of Fiction)

  4. Glad this was a fun one for you! I've been leery about starting it. Sounds like it'll be a good though. I'll start it sooner than later.

  5. I have read many great and not so great reviews on this book. At this point I really don't know what to think about this one and might just pass it up.

    Thanks for the great review.

  6. Oh, I'm glad you liked this too! Such a cute book. :)

  7. I had no idea this one was a mystery. I LOVE a good mystery! I guess I just looked at the cover, and for some reason I thought it was a paranormal so I never bothered to read the synopsis. I'll have to check this one out!