Saturday, July 19, 2014

Week 29 Reviews: Death and the Girl Next Door, Death, Doom, and Detention, Death, and the Girl He Loves

From Goodreads:
Ten years ago, Lorelei's parents disappeared without a trace.  Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home.  For Lorelei, life goes on.

High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be.  Until the day the school's designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it,  standing outside her house in the dark, night after night.  Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school.  Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity.  What does Jared know about her parents?  Why does Cameron tell Jared he can't have Lorelei?  And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real?  Thrilling, sassy, sexy, and inventive, Darynda Jones's first foray into the world of teens will leave readers eager for the next installment.

From Goodreads:
The normal part of Lorelei MacAlister’s life didn't just slip away quietly the day Jared Kovach came to town. Nope. The normal part of her life shattered. It exploded. It burst into a gazillion shards of fleeting light.

It went out with a bang.

Goodbye normal.

Hello dark and eerie.

While her best friend, Brooklyn, is focusing all of her energy on helping Lorelei hone her abilities, Lorelei is dealing with the reality that Satan's second in command has taken up residence inside her body. Oh, and the fact that she has a crush on the Angel of Death. But what a beautiful death it is. If those weren't bad enough, something sinister has come to town and it wants nothing more than to hear Lorelei's dying breath as it strangles it out of her. Thank goodness the gang has a supernatural champion. But what happens when the only being who can save them switches sides midstream? How can a group of misfits capture one of the most powerful beings ever created? And will they find out how to bring Jared back to them before it’s too late?

From Goodreads:
The fate of the world is not something a girl wants on her shoulders, and that is especially true for Lorelei McAlister, even though that is exactly where the world's fate has decided to take up residence. Lorelei has seen first hand the horrors that lie beneath our everyday world. And those horrors are getting her friends killed. Because of this, she agrees to leave the sanctity of her hometown and is sent to a different world entirely. A boarding school. But even here she is being watched. Someone knows what she is. What she carries inside her soul. And now, alone and vulnerable, she must face the fact that there are people who want her dead, and no matter where she goes, no matter how far she runs, the lives of her friends and family are in mortal peril. 

My first review of Death and the Girl Next Door, Death, Doom, and Detention, Death, and the Girl He Loves
My Review:
I loved reading these books! I loved rereading them, and they were just as enjoyable, no, more enjoyable, the second time reading, because I got to read them back to back, not with gaps between reading them, so yeah!!!

Going back, to when she first sees Jared, and then he comes to take her quickly after being hit by the truck, but heals her instead, insuring that he's stuck down here with us, to the angels that came to see them, and how they were scared of Jared, seeing as he's the Angel of Death, so yeah, scary!

Loved Glitch's fear of turtles, and how it was mentioned right at the beginning of Next Door, and how it's going to play out in the end, and how it's actually connected to the bad guy, that was just awesome!!! Absolutely loved that! Because they made fun of him, and yet he was right to be afraid of turtles.

And how it ended! It felt like almost half the book was the happy ending, and yet, I want more, because there is so much more possibility there, because her and Jared are going to be living forever, together, and yeah, I want to see some of that!

Well I asked about seeing more, and I got a response, so here it is below, taken with permission!

So I asked:
Hi, I love all your books, and I was wondering, if you'd consider writing a novella set after Death and the Girl He Loves, and so we could see a more of "yeah, she won" and maybe see how their romance started out for Jared? Because I really want more of the world, because it's so amazing! Thanks for writing such wonderful and hilarious books!

And I got:
Oh thank you so much, Louisa!!! I am thinking of writing a couple of companion novellas in the future. At the moment, I have several deadlines, enough to keep me busy for the rest of the year, but hopefully I can fit something in. Maybe even some short stories or something.

So yeah, there's that, and I just can't wait for it!!!

Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Darklight #1, 2, 3
First Read: December 5th, 2012, March 11th, 2013, October 16th, 2013
Read: July 13th, 13th, 13th, 2014
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Books! And Death, and the Girl He Loves is a End of Series 2014 Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: October 2nd 2012, March 5th 2013, October 8th 2013

Death and the Girl Next Door:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Death, Doom, and Detention:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Death, and the Girl He Loves:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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