So its review time. I know it’s late, so I’m going to try to keep this brief.
This week’s review is going to be over Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones!!
This book can definitely be found on my favorites shelf.
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 Young Adult novel garnering high praise and early buzz from major authors
Ten years ago, Lorelei’s parents disappeared without a trace. Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home. For Lorelei, life goes on.
High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be. 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, night after night. Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school. Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity. 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, Darynda Jones’s first foray into the world of teens will leave readers eager for the next installment.
So this book is a great read in my opinion. It has the elements of fantasy and romance and rivalry. Enough to make you kind of want to go and get involved in the action. Not only is there action, I had moments where I could not stop laughing because of something the characters said or did.
My favorite character has got to be Jared, the dark mysterious bad boy of the story. After all, who doesn’t like the bad boy? Jared is not someone you want to mess with. He isn’t afraid of the strongest person that walks the halls of Lorelei’s high school. But, what happens when him Cameron and the bad boy finally go at it?
So on to Lorelei. Lorelei is the character that I could see myself being if this was real life. She is witty, strong, independent, and takes crap from no one. You would not be able to stop her once she sets her mind to something. She will give you what you deserve.
Anytime there was conflict through out the book, it always found a way to make it seem like these are just versions of what we deal with on a larger scale.
Hope you want to read the book now if you haven’t yet.