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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Review: Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday

Posted by Irish in Review4 Comments

Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: Publisher
Publication Date: 24 April 2012
Series or Standalone: Series
ISBN:  0062003321
Format: Paperback (ARC)
Pages: 272
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Place(s) Traveled to: San Jose, California
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Deadly Cool Series Order
Book 1: Deadly Cool
Book 2: Social Suicide (24 April 2012)
First Line:  You had to be pretty stupid to get caught cheating in Mr Tipkins’s class, but then again, Sydney Sanders was known for being the only brunette blonder than Paris Hilton.

I was really excited to receive a copy of Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday for review because I fell in love with Hatley and her friends after reading  Deadly Cool at the end of last year. Social Suicide picks up shortly after the events of the first book end and find Hartley working at her school paper. She also finds herself finding another body and is not happy at the reputation that she is getting for it. So she does what any intrepid teen would do…she decides to investigate the crime and find out who killed her classmate.

As with the Deadly Cool I really enjoyed the humor found in this book. I also really liked watching the various relationships deepen and grow. Social Suicide also included more scenes with Hartley and her mother and you know how much I love having good parental relationships in books. There were also several frustrating moments between Hartley and Chase…remember what I’ve said in the past about liking slow build relationships…well…I take that back. Because there is such a thing as too slow though at the same time deep down a part of me really loves it.

Unlike Deadly Cool the mystery in this book wasn’t as complex and was pretty easy to figure out. Though I don’t think that this book was really about the mystery at all. It was definitely more character focused and developing relationships between all the main characters. And that is part of why I loved this book. Its also what makes me really hope that there are more books coming in this series. Because I really want to see where all these characters go next.

4 Responses to “Review: Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday”

  1. A. Knight @ Paranormal Indulgence

    Too slow relationships equals a REALLY PISSED OFF ASHER. I get irrational, moody, and distant until the couple in question FINALLY ADMITS WHAT WE ALL WANT TO HEAR. But, it’s good that humor is so innately wonderful and can balance the stress. I have Deadly Cool beckoning to me, so I must GET ON THAT considering this review 😀


  2. bookjourney

    I have Social Suicide yet to review and did not know it was a second book to the story line! Good to know! AND it sounds good too!

  3. Liyana

    Did their relationship move at all, or was it at a glacial place?

    Lucky you! I still have some good vibes leftover from DEADLY COOL.