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Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones
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Jul 03, 2012

it was amazing
Read in August, 2012

I can't believe how much I enjoyed this one! Full review to come in September. :)

Demons and possessions are on the loose with this one!

I haven't had the pleasure of reading Jones' Charley Davidson series yet, but I will say this about her new Darklight series- I can't wait for Book #2!

Death and the Girl Next Door was a great introduction to what is sure to be, an amazing series! Lorelei is a great narrator, I enjoyed her humourous wit, especially the banter between her and her BFFs. I feel that Jones has left a lot of room open for Lori, and all her friends, to grow as characters, and can't wait to see where she takes them next.

There's a bit of action in DatGND, one racing scene, in particular, involving an 18-wheeler, do they all make it through it? Well you'll just have to read to find out :).

One thing that irked me a bit, though, were the boys of this novel. Their actions left me really puzzled at times. For example, David - What is his animosity towards Cameron all about, why is he so secretive? Each boy seems to be hiding something. And the two leads- Cameron and Jared, I feel like these two took a total 180 in there attitudes. Definitely some role reversals between these two heros towards the middle of the book.

I feel like the cover is a little misleading, because I do think there is a Love Triangle brewing in book 1, but not with the characters you'd think. Leave a comment below if you agree or disagree with this.

I'm completely, 100%, Team Jared he's mysterious, dangerous, sexy and a great fit for Lori in my opinion. Although there really wasn't enough time allotted to these two's relationship, I'm eager to see what happens in Death, Doom and Detention (Darklight #2) whom's cover, by the way, makes much more sense haha.

And the ending. What can I say, it came to soon, I was thirsty for more and still am! Lori, and her friends, are left with some major, game-changing news. I can't wait to see where they'll go from here, and the lengths Jared will go to keep Lori safe *swoon*.

Overall, Death and the Girl Next Door is a great, face-paced, novel that fans of Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series are sure to enjoy.

Happy Reading!!!

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Nikki (Fiction Freak) Nope. I felt the sae as you. No love triangle for our MC!

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