//Dead Ringers: Volumes 1-3 (Dead Ringers #1-3) by Darlene Gardner
Dead Ringers : Volumes 1-3 Book Cover Dead Ringers : Volumes 1-3
Dead Ringers
Darlene Gardner
Young Adult, Crime, Mystery, Teen, Sci-fi
19th August, 2013

The first three volumes of a haunting serial with romance, mystery and missing memories.

Dead Ringers 1: ILLUSION
Do you know where your time went?

Jade Greene’s memories of the two days she went missing are slowly returning, but they involve a blinding headache and an evil clown with a syringe. Not exactly the stuff of sanity.

Dead Ringers 2: INVERTIGO
Do you know who you can trust?

Max Harper insists Jade’s best chance to find out why she remembers so little of her abduction is to team up with him. But can she trust him?

Dead Ringers 3: THE SPIDER
Do you know where the Black Widow is?

Someone in Midway Beach isn’t who they seem and unless Jade and Max can figure out what’s going on, they could become the next victims.

Sometimes I read so much YA that I need something different. I don’t want you average love story. What grasped me from day one with the Dead Ringers series was the main character Jade and the opening scene. A good book needs to grip you or reel you in within the first few chapters and Dead Ringers did exactly that for me within 1.

I also loved the depth to the characters. With the exception of Jade, just when you think you have them sussed out and their motives, you then have the carpet pulled out from underneath you – that makes a good author.

This book is full of surprise, there are cliff hangers and mysteries a foot. I loved the plot twists and turns but most of all I loved Jade. She is exceptionally well written. You can feel her age, yet see she’s turning into an adult and working through her thoughts and feelings (Even with the hint of being juvenile still).

After reading the first 3 volumes of this series I am not waiting (Not so patiently) for the next set. The cliff hanger on the last few pages really annoyed me! To leave you there wondering about that person (I don’t want to give stuff away with my reviews!)… Well, I had a feeling it was going to happen lets just say, but still Darlene Gardener was mean to do it on Volume 3 with no release date for Volume 4!!

If you are looking for a Young Adult book filled with Mystery, some exciting action, humour and a little love and intrigue – this is for you! I gave this series 4 out of 5 stars and cannot wait for the next instalments!


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