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.
Everyone who knows me know that I am a really big fan of Darynda Jones so I was looking forward to this book for a year now. When I was approved on NetGalley for the ARC i was so excited I started jumping all around my apartement. And of course, Darynda never dissappoints. I honestly enjoyed this book, from start to finish. It was interesting, funny and hot. Lorelei is as great character as Charley from Darynda´s Charley Davidson series, Jared, although he reminds of Reyes, is a captivating love interest and an amazing character. Brooke and Glitch, Lorelei´s best friends, are so funny and loyal and one of the best parts of the book. Things just started heating up with this book and I cant wait for the sequel, Death, Doom, and Detention, which comes out in March 2013 to see how the story will play out. If you are a Darynda Jones fan, this is a must read, if you are not, read this and you will be. One of my favorites :)
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