Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Review: death and the girl next door By: Darynda Jones

Death and the Girl Next Door (Darklight, #1)Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

How I wish I loved this, but in all honesty I can't say that. I am a big fan of Ms. Jones and her Grave series - but this is no Charley Davidson book. It is choppy, almost written too fast that details seem to jump, making you wonder if you missed a page somewhere in between.
Lorelei McAlister lives in a small town with her grandparents after the disappearance of her parents. She is not the average teenager, she has a gift of visions - which for the most part she will only share with her two friends - Brooke and Glitch. In one moment all she has ever known begins to change when in one moment the loner boy from school, Cameron Lusk becomes a stalker (of sorts) and a new boy has entered, Jared Kovach (if you believe him after some crazy Keiser Soze mind warp). The truth and the danger of Lorelei's visions and the truth behind her family and parents disappearance are uncovered - only mystery left is why things are happening and the who that is behind it - hence, a new book coming out in March 2013.
I could see glimpses of the voice Ms. Jones has, the quick, smart way she writes - a combo of Juno and Buffy - I hope that the next in the series has a better flow to it.

View all my reviews