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

I decide to stay as usual mostly spoiler free — in the end, I went blindly into this story and only knew what the synopsis told me. Luckily, the antics of Lorelei and her friends will keep you entertained. In the first quarter of the book, Lorelei is demanding answers to what is going on around her. And I’ve got another suggestion for a book If they aren’t fist-fighting they’re trading sarcastic quips or glowering at one another.

I loved their relationship, I loved their deep love towards each other, I loved their loyalty! The only payment received came in the form of hugs and kisses from my little boys. Recent Posts The Project: He was fighting Jared to protect Lorelei, and that raised him up a few notches in my book.


It felt like a rough draft that nobody bothered to check for continuity or plausibility before sending it out to the printers. I love the characters that Ms. I am used to Darynda’s multi layered plot that tie off neatly at the end. Lorelei, has to live with the pain of her parents disappearance. A copy of this book was provided by NetGalley.

He was sent to stalk and kill her, but he couldn’t so he saved her life. Insta-love in full swing. Trivia About Death and the Gir View all 27 comments.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nov 16, Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies rated it it was ok. Throw in the best friend who’s jonew and the best guy friend who is either in love with the Narrator or most likely in love with the Narrator’s best friend While I am interested in what would come of a love triangle, I don’t care for Glitch at all.

I think they had one darjnda before he saved her life and risked everything. My stomach clenched at the sight of him. While Cameron tries to get Lorelei away from Jared, what does Lorelei do instead?

I feel like Glitch’s character could’ve been deleted, and the story would still flow.


I had no idea of what was going on. There were laughs, not as many as Charley and there was romance. Her blond hair gave into the breeze, tye like butterflies around her backpack. It deatn too forced and too And why is Lorelei the focus of it all? Darynda Jones is best known for her humor in her remarkable Charley Davidson Series. Even from a distance you burn, you scorch anyone who gets too close.

And I mean, constantly. In actuality, I’d give this book 2. Why are Cameron and Jared fighting over her? I suspect that there will be a future love triangle between Cameron, Jared, and Lorelei. I’m apt to see if her other work strikes me more than this, but I think this could’ve been much more than what it presented itself. Amongst all of the confusion, and with Lorelei trying to figure out what was going on, his personality never changed. The ten year anniversary is near and her two best friends stay near her during this period to comfort her.


Entertaining and kept my attention Characters: Third, there are two hot boys, Jared and Cameron, but there is no love triangle, not even close. I received this book free from goodreads.

The cover certainly implies something of that sort. I wanted to push all the books that I had to read back so that I could read this and push darjnda a review since this is a book that has yet to be released.

Death and the Girl Next Door

This book ends a bit abruptly, but it does establish a strong foundation for the series. Even more puzzling than the sudden appearance of Jared is that Lorelei now has a stalker. Thoughts and opinions of guest posters do not represent those of TLT.

I am excited that the wait is short for the sequel! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I finished this book in one go; I stayed up until 3 AM reading it because I just.