Death, and the Girl He Loves (Darklight, #3)
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Death, and the Girl He Loves (Darklight #3)

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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 l...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Death and the Girl he Loves appears to be the last book in Darynda Jones’ Darklight series (or apparently a trilogy – I must have been living under a rock), and as such, it is the best one by far. The first two books have been pleasant enough, but not extraordinary or even particularly memorable. With this third book, however, I can say that my opinion of the entire trilogy and of Darynda as a YA author went up a notch.

Still, the improvement didn’t erase the fact that this trilogy felt forced f...more
J. Lynne
NNNOOOOOO!!!!! Why did this happen?! This book was incredibly disappointing, especially considering it is the last in the series.

First, I was hoping for more Lorelei and Jared action. Didn't happen -- at least, not by my estimate. I wanted to see their relationship develop. However, it doesn't really. They have a couple of scenes together but nothing remotely satisfying.

To top off the lack of Lorelei/Jared, the rest of the gang wasn't as present as I would have wished. Brooke, Glitch, Cameron. I...more
Mel
Awesome ending!!! I loved it, Darynda! Please consider writing about the characters as they mature in a "new adult" series. I am not ready to let them go.
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* YA Paranormal
*Rating* 3.0

*MY Thoughts*

Death, and the Girl He Loves wraps up the Darklight trilogy featuring 16-year old Lorelei McAlister as the fated prophet who is supposed to somehow stop the world from ending. If you haven't read the first two novels in this trilogy, Lorelei has the ability to see into the future and the past when she touches someone. Often times these visions allow her to see that persons death which isn't necessarily pretty or conducive to not losing ones lunch. Sh...more
Yodamom
Here it is the final days and everything is going to go switchy. Yes, switchy, because nothing will stay the same. Switching up everything is what this book does. Our heroine Lor is finally getting her powers under control and she has picked up a new really cool one that can taker her anywhere, anytime. ( I want this power) Anyway, she faces the ultimate battle, the dark is coming. Something changed while she was hiding away at boarding school something that made things worse. Her friends, famil...more
Kim
Seriously?? That was the way they ended it? All this buildup and then...that? To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. I feel like the author wrote herself into a corner and couldn't figure out how to get out so she just made some sh*t up at the 11th hour.

I hope this doesn't mean that the Grave series will have a crappy ending. If it has an ending that is.
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:
*ARC Received from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review

Death and the Girl He Loves was a nice conclusion to the DARKLIGHT trilogy. Was it my favorite of the series? No. Was it interesting, compelling, and worth recommending. Absolutely!

This installment was quite a bit more somber and serious than the previous two. Since the moment Lorelei found out about her heritage, she has known that she was the key to stopping a war, however, s...more
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This is a little late. I thought I've posted this here.



Heart pumping and tears flowing, Ms. Jones kept me engaged the whole time. Now that I think about it, I was engaged with the last two installments as well. But Death and the Girl He Loves top it all. I remember reading somewhere that Ms. Jones was not as confident with the first book of this series when it first came out. Though I totally disagree with her, she definitely turned it around. Just when I thought the series couldn’t get better,...more
Tiana411
What can I say that I haven't said before about this book? I kept hoping it would improve but instead it got worse.
I still found Lorelei extremely annoying and not at all worthy of what she's supposed to be.
I was disappointed in the story and the ending was lame and anti-climatic. After all that build up to the end of the world and then bam....boring.
I'll still read the author's other series because I've heard better things about it but this one was blah. The series started off ok, and usually...more
Sunny
4.5 stars
SWEEEEEET! For fans of this Darklight series, this is a perfect ending to the trilogy. The crew is back to help Lorelei stop the end times as prophesied. At the end of book 2, Lorelei is sent away to boarding school in Maine in order to keep her safe. But she cannot outrun her legacy and no matter where she turns, she must confront her role in stopping the destruction of the world. Therefore, she runs back home. Thank goodness!

I loved this book for so many reasons, but here are some hi...more
Ines
There's no point in summarising this book because it's the third of a trilogy. The first chapter grabs you totally, it's fast paced and interesting developments happen in order to advance the story. When Lorelei finally foresees the end of the world, I got excited by the promise of real action and a big war about to begin, but the story's progress unexpectedly stalls. Things are happening but they're not very interesting and they caused me to detach from the characters, which I loved from the pr...more
Nickyrian
I rate this book 3.5/5 stars. Darynda Jones has become one of my favorite authors. I really like her Charlie Davidson's adult series, and so I have followed her young adult series as well. I have enjoyed reading the first two books of this series. Since this is the last book of the series, I have expected a big bang finale. The characters who have grown on me in the first two books are missing in the first half of this book. I have gotten antsy since the theme has changed. I have missed the craz...more
Jenette
I don't know how to review this without angrily ranting about he ridiculousness of that ending. I mean the first book was fantastic, the second got a little slow in points but this one? This one was insane! It started with such promise, a war not he doorstep and no clue how to stop it. Without spoiling anything, the how was frankly stupid. Okay it wasn't stupid as such but it could have been done so much better. Walking through time has such potential and yet none of it was reached. It was too t...more
Suspense Magazine
I’ve been an enthusiastic fan of Darynda Jones since I read “First Grave on the Right,” from her ever-popular, adult Charley Davidson series. When she firmly planted her foot into the YA genre, I was ready. There wasn’t a question in my mind that she’d take her signature style, transform it for a younger audience, and excel. Jones has done just that and with the third installment to this series, “Death and the Girl he Loves,” she continues to entertain.
Lorelei McAlister is faced with a monument...more
Serena Pettus
This three book series was a fantastic YA read, and a great break from all the intensely sexual books that are flooding the market at the moment.

In these books we get to know Lorelei, a 16 yr old girl who has been having visions ever since she can remember. Together with her two best friends she discovers that she is part of some ancient prophecy. She's been dubbed the 'Prophet', and that's not all.
In book one, the loner kid in school, Cameron, begins to follow her. He's standing in front of her...more
Heidi
Four Stars: A satisfying and surprising finale.

Lorelei is hundreds of miles away from her grandparents and friends. She is hiding out in a private school under an assumed name in hopes of protecting the ones she loves, but trouble finds her anyway. Lorelei accidentally touches a fellow classmate and she is immediately assaulted by visions of her death in the next few days, and then the next person and person after that all present their deaths on the same day. Something big has happened that wi...more
McKenzie Templeton
Title: Death and The Girl He Loves by Darynda Jones (Darklight #3)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal
Medium: Paperback, Received For Review. Thanks Bauer Teen!


Here's my preamble: I absolutely adored this novel! Even though I haven't read the previous two novels in this series, I will be quick to correct that mistake. This novel is just one delicious novel in a page-turning series full of the paranormal, drama, action and romance.


The fa...more
Louisa
Loved this book, the ending was a bit weird, all of a sudden, and at first felt to easy, beyond all the deaths, but the name, and then the opposite for Jared and Cameron's thing, so cute! And the ending, like the last scene, was really great!
Bookbesties
I was so exited for this book, only to have the last few chapters confuse the crap out of me! I loved every minute of the confusion though because who else but Darynda can come up with such an elaborate ending to a great series.
Jessica
Death and the Girl He Loves is Darynda Jones' finale to the Darklight trilogy. It was definitely an exciting and fast paced read, yet the last third of the book or so, got a mite confusing, but I think that might have been Darynda's intent. Possibly.

Yes, confusing indeed, but moving on! Lorelei is in Maine, attending bordering school as she intended to do at the end of the second book. She's there now, believing that since she's here, the world won't come to an end. But she quickly learns how wr...more
Laura *Little Read Riding Hood*
I had a range of feelings while reading this, and I will do my best to explain why without spoilers. Of course since this is the last in a trilogy, this review could mention somethings from the previous two books but at this point it is unavoidable.

After deciding everyone would be better off without her, Lor is attempting to settle in at a boarding school, but not only does she not fit in, she has no one she can lean on when her visions assault her. And assault her they do. So at this point I am...more
Samantha
"Lorelei McAlister has been sent off to a boarding school in Maine, leaving her family and hopefully protecting them by doing so. Unfortunately, Maine holds a surprise that will send her right back home. The more Lorelei is around the students, the more visions of death she sees, all by the same destructive storm: the end of the world. She will have to venture back home to her family, friends, and boyfriend, the Angel of Death, and fight the final battle to save the ones she loves." Full review...more
Jennifer Rollin
I'll get right down to it:

The main protagonist (Lorelei) is winey, self-doubting, unable to protect herself because she needs two guys to do it for her, and happily accepts all of her Grandparents' lies in order to "protect her".

The main antagonist is NOT developed, just thrown in there to make sure the series has a villain.

The rest of the characters are also NOT developed, but brought in and brought out when their job is complete for the scene. And they have no other purpose to fight for the ma...more
Esther
the ending was like a total cop out if you ask me
Aoife
WHAT KIND OF ENDING WAS THAT?!?!
Natasha
Yay I finished the series! All the characters in this book series are just phenomenal! Lorelei has grown so much throughout the series, all the characters have! I did miss the presence of the main family of characters, but I also really enjoyed the opportunity to meet new characters! I loved Kenya! The ending was a bit confusing, not necessarily how I imagined it, but that doesn't matter, I didn't write the book I just got to sit back and enjoy it. Overall I really enjoyed this series, Darynda J...more
Barbie Crochets
Can't wait to read Oct 8th
Jenea Whittington

Death and the Girl He Loves is the final book in the Darklight Trilogy, and this series form the start has been just amazing. Angel books are sometimes a hot or miss, but the Darklight series takes the whole Good versus evil in a different direction. And a good one. Lorelei has had a pretty complicated life so far, and now being in a new school and having to make all new friends doesn’t make it any easier. But the big question is, will she be able to keep her friends and family safe and not onl...more
Erin
Not even moving to the other side of the country can stop Lorelei McAlister's visions of darkness, death, and destruction. In fact, they have recently gotten worse. So much for that plan to stave off the end of the world! To add insult to injury, she's now receiving death threats. I mean, come on! Overkill, anyone?

When she's attacked at boarding school despite being in her own personal version of Witness Protection, Lorelei decides it's time to go back to New Mexico. If the world is going to en...more
Lea (Between fantasy and reality)
Review also posted on my blog Between fantasy and reality


A perfect ending to the trilogy, one I didnt expect. This book starts when the last one ended, with Lorelei in new town, in new school, alone without her friends and family. She starts getting new visions, full of death, which end up being visions of the end of the world. After a near death experience at the school she goes back home and there they are trying to figure out how to stop it. Lorelei was a little annoying with her fear of not...more
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NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press, the Charley Davids...more
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