Darynda Jones, author of The New York Times bestselling series that began with First Grave on the Right, brings us Death and the Girl Next Door, a thrilling. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. Lorelei McAllister has lived with her grandparents in Riley’s Death and the Girl Next Door (Darklight Book 1) by [ Jones, Darynda. Audible Sample. Audible Sample. Playing Playing Loading Loading. keeps to her paranormal roots in Death and the Girl Next Door. Sixteen year old Lorelei has visions that she can’t control and keeps hidden.

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Narrator is a plain looking girl or so she thinks who is attracted to a guy who is so beautiful it should be illegal. There was a wonderful mix of personalities, and I loved how many of them had sarcasm as their form of humor. But even with my issues towards not understanding feelings or not caring about certain characters, it was still so easy to become lost in their world.

I really, really wanted to like this book. The effect was haunting. Everything is going normal till Lorelei brushes against a tall, dark, boy who starts an avalanche of daryna in her life. His deep voice, velvety and rich like hot chocolate, tugged at my insides, warmed them. It is a bit subdued compared to her adult books, but nevertheless it is still present and you are sure to laugh at the dialogue. I wanted the whole book to be this way. There is a lot more I could comment on, but I think I made my point.

If the beginning hadn’t been so enjoyable I would’ve gi I apologize for my gushing status updates in the beginning. Cameron certainly offers a negative, both verbally and physically, aspect toward anything to do with Jared.


Lorelei is lucky to have two best friends Glitch and Brooke to help keep her sane through the stressful times. Hardly any explanation – There were a lot of things in this book that just went unexplained, period. Not to mention the progression throughout this story was very rough in spurts joes getting to some of desth fruit this story had to dkor. I was at least able to keep interested enough to keep reading.

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She has a unique way of making every character awesome. Books by Darynda Nexr. Twist and double twist to a story of life and death Page Turner: Then there is Jared — who is the very new mysterious guy! Sure, later on she realizes what he is, but it isn’t really developed smoothly or as well as it could’ve been. That’s not to say that it didn’t have moments I thought were worth merit, but seriously, how many mediocre insta-love, antagonistic jone triangle, specially endowed protagonist, boy-gushing books are we going to get out of this genre?

It took a long time for me to realize why Cameron hated Jared so much, and while it was a daryndq reason, the book not only took too long to reveal it, but was somewhat dismissive of it without much expansion, I felt. Cameron makes a huge deal about how Jared does not belong here and is dangerous, he also keeps calling him an “it”, yet he refuses to answer any questions.

Even their constant fighting had a purpose aside from Cameron’s revenge. But what does she do? Things start to get weird when the school loner Cameron begins stalking Lorelei, every time she turns around she sees him lurking in the corner.

Many familiar, but popular tropes are ever present but not without their own accompanied creative twist to keep it unique. A solid ghe to a new, entertaining YA series.


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What it has is a couple of boys who are — well, crush-worthy. I could have been okay with this plot point if it was the writer showing how unhealthy this is, but it didn’t seem like that to me.

Imagine scenes where you sigh along with the characters, and scenes that manage to plaster a happy snd on your face! The way that their friendship started in the third grade, I believe made me laugh.

I love both boys equally!!!! Glitch and Brooklyn are amazing best friends and along with Lorelei, the three of them make an incredibly cool team that makes you wish you were a part of.

The characters are convincing, their relationships and surroundings are realistic, and the parents are present – which I was particularly pleased with. My spidey senses are tingling. He was gir, Jared to protect Lorelei, and that raised him up a few notches in my book.

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For me, it was slow torture. Insta-love in full swing. Kissing — Butterflies — Romance and Mysteries… Before we move to the kissing part, it would be important to point out that the feared love triangle actually did not happen! Lorelei, has to live with doo pain of her parents disappearance.

Regardless if this is good news to you or not, you can look forward to a sexy, steamy, and swoon-worthy romance. Trivia About Death jonse the Gir

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