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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Now with the help of her friends, Lorelei will ths out the unintentional consequences of changing this one event in history. But even with my issues towards not understanding feelings or not caring about certain characters, it was still so easy to become lost in their world. I am a huge fan of Darynda Jones after reading her Grave series, and I was expecting much more than this. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Imagine scenes where you sigh along with the characters, and scenes that manage to plaster a happy smile on your face! If the beginning hadn’t been so enjoyable I would’ve gi I apologize for my gushing status updates in the beginning.

I can’t think of any other way to describe it, it is just fluff. The ending was practically perfect: Thrilling, sassy, sexy, and inventive, Darynda Jones’s first foray into the world of teens will leave readers eager for the next installment. They are so fun, not stuffy and uptight and old. Lorelei’s parents have mysteriously disappeared, and now she seems to have a stalker – or two.


It felt like the writer was actually approving of this. Fighting a bubble of laughter, I shook my head. View all 4 comments. Your energy is liquid and hot. How I think this could have been improved: He even stood outside her bedroom window all rarynda. Who else automatically thinks Love Triangle? I always love that Darynda Jones gives the reader a run for their money. But despite this she is dragged into the middle of it, if Lorelei thinks her life was bad it takes a turn for the worse.

The caption below it read, Taken the day we lost our beloved brother and friend. He avoids crowds, sneers at all. You sound like the Apple version of Gollum. Most of her past visions have been pretty mundane, till the dark haired stranger. About his abilities, Cameron’s strong dislike towards him – daarynda, just what the heck is happening. For Darynda’s first foray in the Young Adult genre I was very satisfied and I’m convinced that fans will undoubtedly enjoy it.

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

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 love of her grandparents and support of her friends allows her to be more self-confident than other teenage girls that might be thrown into situations beyond gir, ordinary.

Jul 20, Lauren rated it it was ok. Lorelei — smart, witty and comes with the most adorable best friends ever!

Book Review: Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones

It’s not a terrible book, I guess, but it is very slow and confusing. Sets up nicely for the next book, and keeps readers interested, although the instant attraction of Lorelei and Jared can turn some readers off.


I like it when authors try something outside of their comfort zone. Death and the Girl Next Door was so much fun and a quick read. Now to end with requisite Darynda quotables: Fourth, there are guns — several real ones and one nasty-looking water gun. She develops full, interesting ‘people’ with ticks, troubles and intelligence. I can’t believe how disappointed I am in this book. He is so tortured, and so sexxy so it’s totes okay that the main character is in twu luv with him. Darynda has such a fun, sassy voice!

Many familiar, but popular tropes are ever present but not without their own accompanied creative twist to keep it unique. View all 9 comments.

Not from that far away.

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I apologize for my gushing status updates in the beginning.

These boys are not without secrets. Review Darynda Jones, you rock my world. I’m fine with mystery novels, but I don’t want to feel completely and totally ignorant throughout the entirety of reading the book.

A really fun and entertaining novel!