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

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Death and the Girl Next Door and Death, Doom & Detention, comes the exciting third book in her new young adult series

The fate of the world is not something a girl wants on her shoulders, and that is especially true for Lorelei McAlister, even though that is exactly where the world’s fate has decided to take up residence. Lo
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ebook, 272 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I was so excited to get to this last installment in the Darklight trilogy and I'm happy to say that it was everything that I was hoping it would be. I can't believe it took me so very long to finish it. So without further ado, here are my top five reasons you should pick up this series and read it:


1. You love a good mystery mixed in with your fantasy and all things supernatural.
2. Danger is a hot sexy guy capable of melting your panties off. Think Reyes (Charley fans) but in teenager and PG for
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Jen (in her Unicorn Bubble)
***Spoilers from Death and the Girl Next Door & Death, Doom and Detention***

Death and the Girl He Loves wrapped up wonderfully, and those last few chapters had me smiling from ear to ear. But to get there, I wasn't the hugest fan of some the parts of the journey. Especially since the first third of the book, we are away from Jared. Again. I know I probably sound like a broken record, but I enjoy books where the couple are together a lot more. So while I loved the majority of the characters,
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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
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Jaye
Oct 09, 2013 Jaye rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
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
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Kim
Oct 13, 2013 Kim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
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.
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
Shelley
*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
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Naoms
Whoa, ANTI-CLIMATIC ENDING, Much?

Anahi
Sep 26, 2014 Anahi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
TITLE: death and the girl he loves
SERIES #: Darklight #3
CHARACTERS: Lorelie McAlister, Jared Kovach & crew
AUTHOR: Darynda Jones
PUBLICATION DATE: Oct 8, 2013



BOOK SYNOPSIS:
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
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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,
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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
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Ines
Jul 14, 2013 Ines rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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
Tiana411
Oct 16, 2013 Tiana411 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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Margaret
Sep 04, 2016 Margaret rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From Darynda Jones, the *New York Times* bestselling author of *Death and the Girl Next Door* and *Death, Doom &* *Detention*, comes *Death and the Girl He Loves*, the exciting third book in her new young adult series Darklight

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 be
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Sunny
Aug 09, 2012 Sunny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
Squallogal
Feb 13, 2016 Squallogal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The finale to this very YA story. I really loved it but the end is very HEA and twisty. Not a bad thing but not all together satisfying. It could definitely use the input of a thousand of so fanfics about Death, Lorelie, her dragon and the army of the end times. Like, who does Glitch end up with?

Unfortunately there is no ebook version of this series but still worth the read. Go buy it at Amazon or Book Depository.
Louisa
Jul 02, 2012 Louisa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reads
Loved this book, and the ending, and yeah, just so freaking good, and there's hope for some short stories, in the series, or after, or maybe before! Yeah!

*First read October 16th, 2013*
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
Jun 13, 2013 Bookbesties rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Michelle
Mar 23, 2015 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Keep them coming. I enjoyed this book just as much as the first.
Barbie
Feb 23, 2013 Barbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait to read Oct 8th
Meagan Wilhoite
Aug 29, 2015 Meagan Wilhoite rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it!!!!
Aoife
Oct 31, 2013 Aoife rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
WHAT KIND OF ENDING WAS THAT?!?!
Esther
Nov 03, 2013 Esther rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
the ending was like a total cop out if you ask me
Dorine
Aug 15, 2013 Dorine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rated 5 Blue Ribbons + Recommended Read, courtesy of Romance Junkies. Posted at TBR Mountain Range amongst other books I've read this year.

The enthralling final book of the DARKLIGHT trilogy is as surprising as it is wonderfully choreographed. A recommended read for young adults who love a great paranormal suspense, as well as for adults who are young at heart!

Unfortunately, I didn't read books one and two, so I apologize in advance if I spoil either one of those for you in this review of book t
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Heidi
May 31, 2014 Heidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Liv
Nov 16, 2013 Liv rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, ya, demons
This book was the final book to Darynda Jones' Darklight trilogy and I would easily say that this was the best installment out of the series, in my opinion.

In the previous books, I had some serious issues with the protagonist, Lorelei, behaving like a teenager with ADHD problems. It would seem to me that after the events of the last book, Lorelei had learned some life lessons and her actions had shown some maturity in this book. Now, she was still a bit of a whiny person, but at least she knew w
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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
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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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Darklight (3 books)
  • Death and the Girl Next Door (Darklight #1)
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