Thursday, December 26, 2013

Death And The Girl Next Door (Darklight Series #1) Review

Title: Death And The Girl Next Door

Author: Darynda Jones

Genre: Paranormal Fiction

Age Group: young-adult

My Rating: 4/5

Goodreads Summary:

Sophomore Year Was Never Supposed to be This Complicated

Ten years ago, Lorelei McAlister's parents disappeared without a trace, and she is finally beginning to accept the fact that they're never coming back. Life must go on. She's got her grandparents and the support of her best friends, and high school is not quite as painful as she thought it would be.

But This is What Happens When You Fall for the Angel of Death.
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, tough, sexy Jared Kovach - comes to school. Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other, and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity.
Life as She Knows it is About to Change Forever.
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, Death and the Girl Next Door proves Darynda Jones is a force to be reckoned with.

My Review:                                                                                   
Death and The Girl Next Door is the first book in Darynda Jones's  young adult Darklight series.
This book is filled with not only suspense, mystery, horror, but also  a great deal of humor and a little taste of romance.  
This is the perfect book for readers looking for a little mystery and action as well as comedy and just a hint of romance.
I personally had a really fun time reading this book.  There were pages that had me at the "edge of my seat" while others had me laughing out loud so much that it irritated my sister after a while.  Each page had me hooked and wanting to know what happened next.
Overall, this book is a quick read that will have you hooked from the first page till the very last, and leave you wanting to read the second book right away!
“What did one say to a stalker? Um, pardon me, Mr.Stalker, but could you, like, not?”
“That boy needs a hobby."
“Stalking is a hobby."
“So is serial killing.”
“If Cameron kidnaps you, kills you, then buries your lifeless body in a shallow grave in the desert where your remains lay decomposing for several decades until they're accidentally discovered by some guy on a journey to awaken his spirit at the Salinas Pueblo Missions, can I have your iMac?"
I gaped at her. "You've really thought this out.
"I love your iMac."
"I love my iMac too, and you're not getting her."
"But you'll be decomposing.”
“And," Amber said, practically drooling as she ogled him, "it's tradition for new arrivals to help with the pep rally."
Brooklyn quirked her lips in doubt. "Tradition?"
"It's a new tradition," Amber shot back.
"Clearly the deeper meaning of the word has escaped you.” 

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