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Alexander Death

(The Paranormals #3)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  1,522 ratings  ·  132 reviews
While Seth searches for Jenny, Dr. Heather Reynard of the CDC unravels Seth and Jenny's secrets.

Alexander opens Jenny's mind to her deep past, and to the full horrific extent of her powers.

Torn between her feelings for Alexander and Seth, and between her past lives and her present, Jenny must prepare to face her enemies, as well as the darkness within her...
ebook, 260 pages
Published September 23rd 2011 by Smashwords (first published September 13th 2011)
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Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, own
*Spoiler free for the series!*

This series started so innocently didn't it? I mean, we have Jenny who's a timid, broken girl with the touch of death--or disease, who keeps to herself (for good reason) being all innocent and sweet. Ha! Good one! Sweet little Jenny is no more. Her character changes tremendously between the first and third book of this series, both emotionally and mentally. Such a plot would not have thrived otherwise, It was a need, and it was done with perfection. Her growth mirro
Craig Hansen
Mar 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alexander Death wraps up J.L. Bryan's trilogy of novels that began in Jenny Pox and continued in Tommy Nightmare. The series, now called "The Paranormals," delivers more often than not when it comes to satisfying resolutions to character arcs.

The first half of the novel is taken up by establishing the new player introduced at the end of Tommy Nightmare, Alexander, who finally wakes Jenny up to her past lives and her almost-godlike nature. After that, the novel moves at breakneck pace toward a fi
Joanie Lunsford
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing

Alexander Death raises the stakes even higher. The many faces worn throughout time are revealed. Although the appearances have changed, the lives remain the same. Repeated cycles of life fueled by negativity and satiated by the ability to control.

But what of the faces not revealed. The ones that have been enlightened to a different perspective and evolved to an ethical approach. Here lies the threat to defeat monstrous behavior, but which holds the greater strength.
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This books marks significant changes in all of the characters. In this one, Jenny finds herself quickly taken under the wing of Alexander and his questionable influences. Despite myself, I was rooting for Alexander and Jenny though something seems off. He helps Jenny see into her past and the true source of her powers. That being said, be prepared for some major twists and turns! I won’t say much more because it’d be too easy to reveal too much. Originally, this was planned to be the final book ...more
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the beginning of this book I thought having Alexander in Jenny's life was a good thing. But then bit by bit we discover how Alexander is really like and how him knowing about his past lives has shaped him. I wasn't really liking who Jenny was becoming because of Alexander.

Funny really that Alexander doesn't like Ashleigh because she's manipulative cause he's certainly a master in manipulation himself!

Alexander is an interesting charachter to read about and getting a glimpse of Jenny like she
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phew...two new Paranormals, hoards of working Zombies, Seth's Great Grandfather returns [the one who built the maze of corridors in the Barton residence] but not as a member of the Barton family but as one of the new Paranormals.
Then there are the drug traders that Jenny lives among in Mexico while trying to avoid the authorities that are searching for her for wiping out her own village by giving them all, including her enemy and fellow Paranormal Ashleigh, the Jenny Pox. Seth is also searching
Vrinda Pendred
Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
An excellent sequel, and much more exciting than book 2 (although I had to rate that one just as highly because of the memory scenes and that epic twist ending). I love Alexander as a character. My favourite, though, continues to be Seth - not because of any cute boy romance angle but because he's genuinely great. Simple, to the point, with hidden depths and fierce feelings, and when pushed, he is badass. I also love his simple love for Jenny, no matter how out there things get. I love that he c ...more
Victoria Zigler
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
While there were things I liked about this book, there were also things that made it my least favourite in the series. It was great getting to learn more about the paranormals, and how things came to be the way they are. On the other hand, I felt like half the book was taken up with people manipulating other people in to having sex, and quite frankly wanted to get on with the actual story. Excellent ending though.
Y.k. Greene
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This one wasn't quite as much fun for me as the previous books since there's pretty much no Ashleigh in it but it was a great look deeper into the world of these interconnected characters so I still enjoyed it. ...more
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

It was a good middle school read for those interested in fiction and history alike. I’m more into non-fiction, but this was easy enough to enjoy.
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Round 3 is a go

Book three in the series was better than book two, for me at least. I enjoyed all of the characters and the journeys they ventured.
Aug 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Contains Mild Spoilers for Books 1 and 2, Jenny Pox and Tommy Nightmare in The Paranormals Series

Jenny Pox and its sequel, Tommy Nightmare , are two of my favorite paranormal books that I've ever read (click the titles for the reviews by Pushy and me). And the final book in The Paranormals trilogy, Alexander Death, and has just made the top of my list for favorite book.

Jenny Morton as lived a hard life, one where she has to avoid all human and animal contact or risk infecting those unluc
Oct 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
» Review can also be found on Orchids & Amethysts.

Title: Alexander Death (The Paranormals #03)
Author: J.L. Bryan
Rating: 4/5

Even though Jenny hardly knows him, Alexander is the person she trusts the most right now. He rescued her from the police, so that has to mean something. He is not her opposite, yet she can't help feel drawn to him. Perhaps also because Alexander helps her to remember some of their past lives and their deep connection back then.
In the meantime Seth is trying his best to find
Sep 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book starts off with Seth, as a child. Reliving his past, when his brother Carter, 1st learned about Seth’s... touch. Taking you into that moment, when his family received that dreaded phone call. Carter had died. This was not easy for Seth. As I was reading this I was so ‘emotional’! Really, wiped a tear. All Seth wanted was to save his brother. But, it was to late.

At the ending of book #2 (Tommy Nightmare). Jenny had left with the ever mysterious Alexander. Who saved her from the riot in
Nov 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
The moment a very young Jenny Morton released her pox on a rattlesnake she hoped to turn into a playmate but instead watched in horror as it died a gruesome death she made herself a permanent fixture in our minds and hearts, the pain and vulnerability resulting from her curse so tangible we almost didn’t want to continue her story knowing things for her would inevitably get far worse before she was granted happiness. The road through the trilogy has been a dark and twisted one, Mr. Bryan’s abili ...more
Aug 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing

This trilogy has been one wild ride. Alexander Death was more than I expected. It's gotta be hard for any author to crank out three books that close together utilizing one core concept and a handful of key characters and turn it into perfection. I can't find a flaw in JL Bryan's vision. The man has skills.

So when last I left off, Jenny had a few new problems. Namely, Ashleigh may not actually be dead just because her body is gone. Seth may or may not be the love of her life. Tommy and Esme
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Smashtastic Synopsis: The final installment in the Paranormals Trilogy by J.L. Bryan, Alexander Death packed a punch. At the end of Tommy Nightmare, Alexander steps in and saves Jenny’s life from a mob riot caused by Ashleigh and Tommy. She is being pummeled to death, and has been severely hurt by Seth, so she makes the only viable decision. Alexander sweeps her away t
NaTaya Hastings
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I love the Jenny Pox books. I've loved every one of them. I read each of them -- including this one -- in a little over a day's time simply because I can't stand to put them down. The only thing that I noticed in this book -- and in book #4 which I am currently reading -- is that J.L. Bryan REALLY needs a better editor. Something that really, REALLY, REALLY bugged me in this book was near the end. It was just a tiny little thing, but it aggravated the stew out of me, and I just kept thinking, "T ...more
Ashley - The Bookish Brunette
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011-release
*minor spoilers from the first two books*
Alexander Death picks up exactly where we left off in Tommy Nightmare, and once again I am immensely impressed by how smoothly JL Bryan takes us from book to book!

We begin this book with Seth as a little boy, recalling the events of his older brother Carter's death. *tears* Yeah... I'm crying on page FREAKING six here! I am very emotionally involved with these characters- I don't find myself ever actually CARING this much, EVER. Maybe I should seek profes
Lizzy Lessard
I really loved Alexander in this book. He was a charmer. There were certain twists involving him that I saw coming, but it didn’t make him anymore less of a fun character. That and when Jenny was in his presence, she was FUN. I was really disappointed in Jenny at the end of the book. Not because it was out of character, but because I really preferred her other option. More FUN.

Drugged Jenny = Fun Jenny.

Sober Jenny = OMG life sucks Jenny.

The locations in this book were so vivid that I could just
Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This trilogy was amazing. I couldn't put it down from Jenny Pox all through Alexander Death. This is a must for all who love the paranormal. Great writing, great characters,and all around great reading.

(Complete review follows)
The Paranormals (Jenny Pox, Tommy Nightmare, Alexander Death) by JL Bryan

Okay so these are three separate books but I am not going to review each book individually because once you read Jenny Pox you will more than likely keep going until you read the last book, Alexande
Mari Stroud
Jan 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
All right, I'm probably one of the biggest champions this book series has and will gleefully fangasm about it to anyone who stands still long enough to let me. JL Bryan has still created one of the most interesting and complicated heroines I've read over the past few years, and hands-down the best female villain. Ashleigh of the first book will never not be deliciously evil and clever.

That being said, I do have to finally admit that the series is starting to suffer as it rounds into its third
Jessie (Zombie_likes_cake)
The first 2 books in the Paranormals series were really great, this installment though was a disappointment. Especially character development was handled extremely poorly, Tommy and Esmaralda are almost non-existent and get horrible last scene, Ashleigh and Alexander never get granted any depth but are villains by the book, Jenny herself changes her mind about things (including love) within a page. There was almost nothing left of the slow build and introspection "Jenny Pox" had.
If the mytholo
Previously on The Paranormals: Oh, Jenny. You've had such a hard road, what with your inability to touch people without infecting them with diseases most vile. Then you found Seth. He made you happy. Of course, terrible Ashleigh found a way to spread her poisoned love and make you start to doubt him. She's such a jerk. Alexander stepped in and offered to teach you more about your powers. You accepted because the crowd trying to beat you to death didn't leave you much choice. Plus, you know, it w ...more
Joey Butcher
Oct 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
At the end of Tommy Nightmare, Alexander rescues Jenny from Ashleigh and Tommy's riot in Charleston and brings her to safety in Mexico. Safety from the United States government and the friends and family that search for her, this is where he befriends Jenny and shows her not only her past lives, but everything her power is capable of. Alexander is a sexy, dead raising mobster your heart will be pounding over.

Then there's Ashleigh, still up to her old tricks in Esmeralda’s body. She's tangled up
Aug 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
Okay it's official I hate everyone in this book except for Seth and Jenny's dad. Even after finding out that Jenny has killed everyone and that she has done everything that you will read about in this book, her dad still finds way to love her, and I think he's awesome because of that. Seth is loving and understanding and naturally loyal (just not when he's under Ashleigh's spells), so you can't help but love him. But then there's Jenny. She's turned into such a bitch in this book and she makes S ...more
Katrina Passick Lumsden
I liked this book. I did. Just liked. I can't really rave about it except to say that I'm glad it wrapped things up in regards to the fearsome foursome that was Jenny, Seth, Ashleigh, and Alexander. I wonder if J.L. Bryan purposely left Tommy and Esmeralda's story open-ended. There's definitely room there for a spin-off story of some kind if he chose to take that route.

All in all, however, I didn't find Alexander Death nearly as engaging as the first two books in the series. In fact, I would sa
Emma (BelleBooks)
Oct 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Alexander Death is the third and final book in The Paranormals series. I have to say at first I honestly didn't know how much more of this story could be told after reading the second book, Tommy Nightmare.
The book itself starts off right where we left Jenny in the previous book, on her way to Mexico with this strange new character who can raise the dead, Alexander.
As the story unfolds we find out more about Alexander and his previous lives he has spent with Jenny. Meanwhile while the two are re
Rebekah Martin
May 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
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J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on English Renaissance and Romantic literature. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He lives in the metro Atlanta sprawl with his wife Christina, where he spends most of his day serving the toddler and animal community inside his house. He is the author of the Paranormals series and the Songs of Magic ...more

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“I'm sticking with you, Jenny said. 'Want me to kill them?'
'No, thanks. Sweet of you to offer, though.”
“Seth and Jenny after they've escaped Alexander in Mexico.

Seth: "Here's what we need to do. Find a flat area, like a farm, a little bit out of the way where we can spend a little time." Seth unbuttoned his black fatigues.

Jenny: "Seth, I think we have more urgent things to think about..."

Seth: "I know." He pushed his pants down to his knees. "I want to show you something.

Jenny: "I've seen it before."

Seth: "Ha ha." Seth tugged back the leg of his boxer shorts to reveal a black band around one thigh with a circular device mounted on it.”
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