Christmas Awards 2011

Saturday, 31 May 2014

death, doom, and detention

death, doom, and detention by Darynda Jones

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

March 2013

ISBN: 978-0-312-62521-4

Pages: 296

Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult, Romance

Riley’s Switch, New Mexico

Lorelei McAlister’s life changed the day Jared Kovach came to town.  The normal life she had didn’t go away quietly it exploded and shattered into a gazillion shards of fleeting light.

No more normal welcome eerie and dark.

Lorelei’s best friend Brooklyn is determined to help Lorelei hone her abilities.  Lorelei on the other hand is trying to deal with the fact that Satan’s second-in-command has taken up residence in her body.  Having a crush on the Angel of Death on top of that and Lorelei has more than enough to deal with.  As if that isn’t enough to handle something sinister has come to town. The only thing it wants is Lorelei’s dying breath preferably while it is strangling her.  At least the gang has a supernatural hero on their side.  What the gang of misfits didn’t count on is the one being that can save them changing sides midway through the battle.  Now the misfits need to find a way to capture one of the most powerful beings ever created.  They also have to find a way to bring Jared back to their side before it is too late.

This is proving to be a wonderful trilogy that has more twists and turns so that the reader never knows what will happen next.  The characters are fun and engaging and have the story moving at a quick pace and keep it from having any slow spots.  It will also have readers wanting the third book to see if things will work out for Lorelei and Jared.  This has it all with paranormal and romance and some mystery elements that make for a wonderful plot.  This is proving to be a story that will be fun for readers of any age. 

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses


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