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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Not because it’s young adult but just because it’s another book by Darynda.

Book Review: Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

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! By the end of it, I was just like Davis was looking at. I can’t really mention them all without giving away tons of spoilers.

Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to the post author and Teen Librarian Toolbox with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. So when push comes to shove, and Lorelei’s whole world explodes on a city street, things got a lot more interesting!

No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s hard to gir, anything without giving everything away. I am used to Darynda’s multi layered plot that tie off neatly at the end. She was funny, bright, and serious when needed, especially during the upheaval of every aspect of her life when the new kid, Jared, starts going totally creeper-status on her.

To view it, click doro. Lists with This Book. It felt like a rough draft that nobody bothered to check for continuity or plausibility before sending it out to the printers. Lorelei’s relationship with one of her best friends, Brooklyn – Their interactions seemed so real, and deatb comments reminded me a lot of deatj things I’d say to my best friend. Twist and double twist to a story of life and death Page Turner: We also find out some shocking things about Brooklyn and Lorelei. One moment, her grandparents are normal citizens, and the next they know everything there is to know about angels and demons and possessions Maybe daeynda do, but I don’t.


It’s not funny when someone gets hit by a truck, though I figured Lorelei was trying to buffer her reaction to the situation when she realized it had happened. Just as I expected, Lorelei is a witty, smart, fun and kick-ass protagonist.

Her grandpa always manages to steal the scene whenever he is present. Death left me with simultaneous feelings of anxiety and satisfaction when I closed it.

A devastatingly handsome boy is fighting some type of demonic monster under a violet sky. The YA genre as a whole has grown a lot over the last few years, yet Jones still manages to bring something fresh, unique and downright hilarious to the table. I always love that Darynda Jones gives the reader a run for their money. I was expecting Lorelei to be like a teen Charley Davidson: Contact us for more information.

I tapped the page with my fingertips. Her stories are imaginative and multi layered and Death and the Girl Next Door is no different.

And once you learn why the one boy hates the other boy it becomes stupid, especially when he learns the truth and still carries on. So, you have the main girl who thinks she’s ugly and not special though of course she’s quite the oppositetwo sassy best friends, the mean popular girl and her minions, and two preternaturally hot guys who are at each other’s throats constantly.

The story itself is fast-paced and the revelations never stop coming. I develop character crushes on how well the characters are defined, interact, and are shaped as people – that allows more character intimacy to shine through. The trio is piled into a booth at the local coffee shop, busy making plans.


Death and the Girl Next Door

Now with the help of her friends, Tue will find out the unintentional consequences of changing this one event in history. How does Lorelei fit into the all this madness? No real explanation given except that he’s all kinds of hot and contrary to knowing Cameron as long as she had, she’s more likely to hear Jared out because of his hotness.

He’s creepy and handsome. Lorelei and Jared literally had me glued to the pages. So have her friends Glitch and Brooke. Entertaining, unique, and down-right sexy, Death and the Girl Next Door is an absolute must read!

DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Darynda Jones | Kirkus Reviews

As the book progressed I did like doorr character development of both characters but neither of them made a massive impact on me. Thank you Sam for reading this with me! I know I may speak for myself when Dayrnda say this, but the sinews and muscles of a male character don’t automatically make my eyes pop and send my amorous senses tingling, not even when I’m reading between YA and adult literature. Cameron, a boy she has known since kindergarten, a quiet loner is following her everywhere.

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.

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But hey, don’t take my word for it.