Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones

https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=4197d0c11d&view=att&th=13a6cb85241a9fb7&attid=0.2&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P8I82eN854u1v0lLKRAKf1U&sadet=1350448562008&sads=7jDYND8LMpNyIslzq1j7w2lBveQDarynda 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.

 This book was awesome. It has love, visions, fighting, and Death. Lorelie is a sweet high school girl. She has great friends and a great sense of humor. She also happens to be able to see visions when she touches people. When she touches a new boy and sees a vision of him in gladiator form fighting a huge monster she thinks it is only jibberish. Then her childhood neighbor, Cameron, starts stalking her. Look out her window at night, there he is. Turn the corner at school, guess who. He is kind of an ass by all appearances. Plus he HATES the new guy. Keeps calling him reaper. Turns out that Cameron is a Nephilim and Jared (the new guy) is an angel of death. 
  Jared was sent down to take Lorelie a few minutes before her time in order to stop a chain of events and answer a prayer. She was destined to die and he was going to make sure that it was quick and painless instead of drawn out. The only thing is he doesn't want to. He wants her to live and do what she is destined to do. Would have been fine if Cameron didn't know who and what he was after seeing him as a child. Cameron hates Jared and they have some hella awesome fights. Like stop time make it look like a tornado went through fight. 
   Read this book and tell me what you think. You have to laugh out loud at parts and tear up at others. Just to give you a small hint, a few quotes that I love.

"She was elderly. Probably, like, forty or something."
"still had to pray every night for the girl-part fairy to get off her butt and do her job."
"Nothing like a society with two heads of state and one poverty-stricken, uneducated, mentally ill constituent to back us."

Can you say you didn't laugh at least once? Cause I am almost thirty and so NOT elderly damn it.

reviewed by Stacy 
5 Stars
2.5 Flames

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