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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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Lorelei is nothing at all like Charley Davidson.


When Lorelei learns that she herself has some paranormal powers, she begins to understand some of the mysteries of her past. Other books in the series.

One moment, her grandparents are normal citizens, and the next they know everything there is to know about angels and demons and possessions I am a huge fan of Ms. They both are kind, loving, and possess great senses of humor.

But regardless, I loved both of those boys! I always enjoy books with strong best friendships but too often they move into something romantic. Reviews for the L No matter, I immediately ordered the second and third book soon after reading this. Will his decision get him into trouble in Heaven, and can Cameron contain his rage against Jared? Her grandpa always manages to steal the scene whenever he is present. See more of my reviews at my blog: I think the very last part of it lent an interesting break point where it would lead into the next part of this series, but considering all the bumps in the road I had with reading this, I’m not so sure I want to continue reading on.


The reason – primarily because of her, and the secrets behind her identity which will ultimately throw her world in a tailspin once it comes to light. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Imagine scenes where you sigh along with the characters, and scenes that manage to plaster a happy smile on your face!

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View all 27 comments. Maybe he really is. Not much is explained by anyone, and i found myself increasingly frustrated with the chauvinism with which I am so, so disappointed in this book. We welcome guest posts and our book review policy can be found here.

Lorelei, after surviving a near death experience gets caught up in a battle between Jared, the guy she thinks saved her, and Cameron, the guy beating Jared up for being something that surely nobody can be. Even more puzzling than the sudden appearance of Jared is that Lorelei now has a stalker. Now to end with requisite Darynda quotables: Instead of getting answers, the characters beat around the bush about it.

Why are Cameron and Jared fighting over her? Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school. 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.

To make matters worse, the boy is a bad boy of some sorts and warns her not to be with him. Not once did he come off as 2-Dimensional, and all of his reactions–blown out of proportion as they sometimes were–seemed genuine to his character. Your energy is liquid and hot. Jul 20, Lauren rated it it was ok.


All to soon though we are thrown back into sarcasm, mind numbing jokes, and that all too familiar inst love. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. The humor and wit is similar to her adult series.

So if the next book has more demons and dark I will probably read it but if it continues on being fluff I am going to have to say bye bye to Lorelei and company and hope they all get their HEAs joes though I have no idea how that will be possible.

This review can be found on The Readers Den She develops full, interesting ‘people’ with ticks, troubles and intelligence.

Death and the Girl Next Door (Darklight #1) by Darynda Jones

Sexy, mysterious hero, spunky heroine with abilities yet untapped. There is a forbidden quality to the love interest in this book. I am sick and tired of Young Adult books from a female’s perspective that follow the same pattern: I love both boys equally!!!!

About his abilities, Cameron’s strong dislike towards him – basically, just what the heck is happening. Darynd view it, click here.