Death and the Girl He Loves
Series: Darklight #3
Author: Darynda Jones
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Ya, Romance, Supernatural/Paranormal
Release Date: October 8th 2013
Source: A Copy was provided for the blog tour!
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The fate of the world is not something a girl wants on her shoulders, and that is especially true for Lorelei McAlister. Unfortunately for her, that is exactly where the world’s fate has decided to take up residence. Lorelei has seen firsthand 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 on top of that she’s seeing visions. This is nothing new for Lorelei. But these visions are something more: death, destruction, and the end of the world. Lorelei 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. Lucky for her, her friends and family include the handsome Angel of Death, a fiercely protective half-angel, and a ragtag group of loyal supporters who aren’t afraid to get a little dirty in the name of fighting pure evil.
What a way to end the book. And not only am I talking about the over plot ending and climax, I’m also talking about the last actual scene in the book. I thought “Damn...that’s kind of perfect”. I questioned throughout the entire series how Darynda Jones was going to pull it off. I questioned and I pondered. And I wasn’t entirely sure. I meant even half way through the novel I wasn’t entirely sure still how she was going to do it. But, the book was a bang. It starts off with Lorelei being in another city because she believed that it would stop the on-coming war. But it hasn’t. And stranger things are happening at her new boarding school. And coming back to Riley’s Switch is even more weird and different. Half the population is gone and people are starting to realize what is happening. Then the big climax happens and that is my queue to cry. It was emotional, and from that page forward I couldn’t put the book down. And when everything was revealed I took a little adjusting period. I thought “No!” and “What is going on here!?” But, then finally “Oh!” and “Damn....” (in a good way). The book brings a close to the series. I would have loved to have known what happens to our favourite characters in the future, but I like the air of mystery that it brings thinking about the things that could possible be. i cried, I worried, and I loved Darynda Jones and her awesome writing. This book closed the series and left me smiling.
The characters-As always I love Lorelei, Brooke, Glitch, Cameron, and Jared. They make me happy happy happy.
Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):
Overall the book was beautifully done. The writing was exceptional as always (even possibly entrancing) and the story was well plotted and thought out. There was just enough humour to keep me smiling and just enough adventure and drama to keep me worried for the characters. This was truly and enjoyable series that I will forever keep on my book shelf.
Click here to check out some of my favourite quotes including:
“The only think your birth catalyzed was the constant pain in my ass.”
Well, that was uncalled for. But again, he had a point.
Death, and the Girl Next Door (#1) -> Click for review
Death, Doom, and Detention (#2) -> Click for review
Viewer Type Recommendation:
If you love a YA paranormal/supernatural romance with humour than this is for you!
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NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.
Author Website/Blog: http://www.darynda.com
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