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Death and the Girl Next Door

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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.

"Unique, witty, and touching—I LOVED THIS BOOK!" —P.C. Cast, New York Times bestselling author of The House of Night Series

 

Synopsis:

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.

"Unique, witty, and touching—I LOVED THIS BOOK!" —P.C. Cast, New York Times bestselling author of The House of Night Series

 

About the Author

Winner of the 2009 Golden Heart® for Best Paranormal Romance for her manuscript First Grave on the Right, New York Times bestselling author DARYNDA JONES can't remember a time when she wasn't putting pen to paper.

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Larena, June 20, 2013 (view all comments by Larena)
Contemporary, Paranormal Riley’s Switch, New Mexico


Lorelei McAlister is starting to accept the fact that her parents that disappeared ten years ago just aren’t coming back. And while she misses them life must go on and she has her grandparents and best friends. Being a sophomore she is finding that high school isn’t as bad as she thought it would be.

At least it wasn’t until the school loner, Cameron Lusk, started stalking her. Every time she turns around Cameron is there. Not to mention the fact she can find him outside her house night after night. Things are further complicated by a new guy that comes to town, Jared Kovach. Jared is tough and sexy and when he comes to school things change even more.

Cameron and Jared despise each other instantly and Lorelei is completely mystified by the fact that it seems to be completely due to her.

Lorelei gets the feeling the Jared knows something about her parents but what? And what does Cameron mean when he says Jared can’t have her?



This is wonderful story. The twist to the Angel of Death makes this a very fun read and will have readers clamoring for more. The story line is very interesting and will keep the reader guessing as to just what is going on and what each character has to do with everything that is happening. The story also gives some really good twists that the reader will never see coming. It will also have readers very happy to find out this is the beginning of a new series of books that will have them eagerly reaching and waiting for the next books in the series. This is a Young Adult that is sure to please everyone and will have readers checking out other books by this author.
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Candace @ LoveyDoveyBooks, October 6, 2012 (view all comments by Candace @ LoveyDoveyBooks)
Death and the Girl Next Door is a wonderful portrayal of originality and a likable cast of characters. Darynda Jones is a master at writing for teens and it shows in the voice of heroine Lorelei and her best friends, Glitch and Brooklyn. Lorelei makes this story entertaining and easy-flowing, especially with her open mind toward the supernatural.

The story progresses quickly, but Jones does an excellent job of pacing and giving us enough time to connect to the characters and their situation. Death and the Girl Next Door begins Lorelei's story at the 10 year anniversary of her parents' disappearance. While her friends are on duty to keep her light-hearted in spirit, Lorelei is trying to decipher why resident loner and tough guy Cameron Lusk has been stalking her. When Jared Kovach walks into the story everything changes for Lorelei and, inevitably, the plot unravels with secrets, danger, and a deep romance.

Secrets play a big role, and not all are revealed. The biggest secrets will come as a surprise to readers, but they're not completely shocking given the paranormal theme of the story. Nevertheless, readers will come back for more in the next addition of the series, Death, Doom, and Detention. Jones does a fantastic job keeping reader interest throughout the story. Her introduction of the Angel of Death and a supernatural history that defies the laws of reality will hopefully put and keep Death and the Girl Next Door on the bestseller list!
*Paperback received from publisher in exchange for an honest review*
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literaladdiction, October 5, 2012 (view all comments by literaladdiction)
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Aloha - Michelle L. Olson:
*eARC received from the author

Tis the season for several of my favorite paranormal authors to take the plunge and dive into the Young Adult sub-genre.

I have been incredibly lucky and honored lately to be able to advance read and review these new endeavors, and for me personally, it's been no tricks, only treats thus far. And with nothing but love and the utmost respect for each and every one of those authors, I still have to say that this was my absolute favorite of them all!

Over the past few years there have been several YA series that I let go by the wayside because of changes in my reading preferences and sadly, yes, disappointment. There is only 1 YA series whose installments are on auto-buy for me, at least there WAS. Not anymore!! :)

Death and the Girl Next Door was a 'YA for the not so young adult' that hooked me 2 pages in and didn't let go. Darklight is a unique & exciting new series with amazing characters, solid world building and plot, beautiful romance and dialogue to die for.

Lorelai, our heroine, is quirky, fun, confident and yeah, a bit extraordinary. She's forever flanked by her two besties, Brooklyn & Glitch, who leap off the page in their own right and beg for more page time.

Our hero [OK hero #1], Jared, is kinda heavenly - he's sexy, strong, sensitive, and willing to fight for what he wants, consequences be damned. Seriously, I think I'm in love! ;-) To back up my claims of the incredible dialogue in this book and the swoon factor of Jared, I want to share 1 - of many - memorable quotes from the book (condensed for the use of this review): "Because you move like fire rushing across the floor"..."Like flames licking up a wall"...Your energy is liquid and hot. Even from a distance you burn, you scorch anyone who gets too close. You are wine on my tongue and honey in my veins, and I cannot get enough of you."..."You intoxicate me...You will be my downfall".** ((sigh))

Hero #2, Cameron, is the dark, mysterious, loner bad boy. He's much deeper than he likes people to believe though, and I found unraveling some of his mysteries to be enchanting. He's also got a snarky side that I absolutely loved, and a loyalty & sense of purpose I found endearing.

25 pages into this book I posted an update to GoodReads that said: "Darynda Jones is a genius; a master of the written word. Just sayin... I swear she could rewrite the phone book and I would read and enjoy it because of her instantaneously gripping & witty writing style. I may only be a handful of pages in, but I already know I'm going to love this book!" I stand by that statement, and would highly recommend it.

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Death and the Girl Next Door 5 Skulls and cannot wait for book #2. While there was a plethora of goodness in this book, Darynda ended it with a fabulous twist that opened it up for several more possible storylines and seriously had me jonesing for the next installment immediately. You really need to add this book and it's upcoming sequel(s) to your TBR and 1 Click Pre-Order ASAP.

**Reference: From page 206 of the .pdf version of Death and the Girl Next Door
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312625207
Author:
Jones, Darynda
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Unique, witty, and touching—I LOVED THIS BOOK!" —P.C. Cast, New York Times bestselling author of The House of Night Series

 

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