Dead Is Just a Dream by Marlene Perez
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Still cute, but a little bit less than last time.
Jessica's virago status is talked about, as is her boyfriend's mother not liking her, but that wasn't as central to the book as I'd have hoped. Instead, we get a jealous ex and a Mara (nightmares come to life) and paintings that might kill. We still hear about the band Side Effects May Vary, and refer to past events/people but in under 200 slight pages it's starting to feel as though there's something missing. It's almost as though this could have been one or two good books, but instead they've been chopped up into now eight smaller books (including padding and exposition). Still, the speed with which these can be read will appeal to readers wanting a quick read.
ARC provided by publisher.