Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Review: Death, Doom and Detention by Darynda Jones

Death, Doom, and Detention
Series:  Darklight #2
Author:  Darynda Jones
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press
Genre:  YA, Romance, Supernatural/Paranormal
Release Date:  March 5th 2013
Pages:  296
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchase
View/Purchase:  Goodreads | Chapters/Indigo.ca/KOBO | Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository

Reason chosen:  

I absolutely love Darynda Jones and I really enjoyed the first book in the series

Summary taken 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?


I really have to applaud Darynda Jones for being able to write both YA and Adult fiction and do it very well. The Darklight series captivated me in the first book and the second one definitely doesn’t let down. There are so many things that happen in this book that made me smile and feel just about every other emotion. Something huge happens at school, something huge happens with Jared aka Angel of Death sexiness, Lorelei finds out about some pretty friggin cool abilities, and she finds out a lot about her family history. Jared was gone for a chunk of this book and I actually felt a little sad because I truly do love when he is around Lorelei. Luckily there are awesome characters like Brooke, Cameron, and Glitch to distract you and make you laugh. I mean, sometimes the stuff that comes out of Brooks mouth is just pure awesomeness. This book has Lorelei questioning herself, her abilities and just how is she going to stop the war before it has even begun? I questioned it as well because it seemed like it already started. But, I’ve learnt that I should never question Darynda Jones. She knows how to write and how to create one heck of a plot. I cannot wait to enjoy the next book in the series!


Lorelei, Brooke, Glitch, Cameron, and Jared- This team of rag-tag supernaturals and human side-kicks made me laugh every minute that I read this book.

The Plot- Some serious stuff goes down and it gets a little crazy. I liked it.


More Jared and Lorelei? Just sayin.

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):

Overall, the book was beautifully done. The plot made me think and definitely had some twists. There was never a moment I had to re-read something unless it was because it was so funny I wanted to enjoy it again. I love the characters and how they are crafted. I like that Cameron and Jared hate each other...it just seems to bring something to the table. Death and the Girl He Loves...you are mine soon! Muhahahahaha.


Click here for some of my favourite quotes including:

“You’re one of us. You’re nephilim. Why are you fighting with that thing?”
“I’m not one of you.” Cameron raked a cold gaze over him. “You’re a copy of a copy.” He threw back his shoulders. “I’m the real deal, bitch.”

Previously In the Series:

Death and the Girl Next Door (#1) -> Click for review

Next in the Series:

Death and the Girl He Loves (#3) -> 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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Author Info:

Author Website/Blog: http://www.darynda.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darynda.jones.official
Twitter: @Darynda


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