Book Review – Fitty Cent

Remember a few hundred blogs back when I groused about how life could be worse than selling only a few books? I mentioned the books at the Scholastic Book Fair I picked up for fifty cents or less. So here it is in all it’s glory. (The other one turned out to be good and I already reviewed it.)

Dead is a State of Mind, Marlene Perez.

I’m not sure which is more horrifying A) how badly this book is written or B) that it’s third in a series, traditionally published I might add. This a YA paranormal mystery. Cool, I thought anyway. The way it is written reminds me of my writing in high school. It’s totally unrealistic in ways that have NOTHING to do with Werewolves, vampires, and psychics. It’s cliched, head jumpy, and super passive. It was so bad I want to rewrite it right now to make it better, because it could have been good. The general idea was fun. A town that is more or less open about their un-normality. A family of psychics and their human and other than human friends. And who doesn’t love a good murder mystery.

I want my 50 cents back.

This post is replacing Second quarter One Page reviews, cause this is actually the only bad book I read this quarter.

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7 thoughts on “Book Review – Fitty Cent

  1. I don’t understand how things like that get traditional publishings. Was it a really small press or something? I have seen some pretty bad ‘traditionally’ published books. It was what made me finally have the guts to try to write a novel. And what do you know. Mine wasn’t the worst! 🙂

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