Monday, February 22, 2016

Review: Death, and the Girl He Loves by Darynda Jones

Title: Death, and the Girl He Loves
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Book Three in the Darklight Trilogy
Published By: St. Martin's Press (October 8, 2013)
Source: Purchased
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
The fate of the world is not something a girl wants on her shoulders, and that is especially true for Lorelei McAlister. Unfortunately for her, that is exactly where the world’s fate has decided to take up residence. Lorelei has seen firsthand the horrors that lie beneath our everyday world. And those horrors are getting her friends killed. Because of this, she agrees to leave the sanctity of her hometown and is sent to a different world entirely. A boarding school. But even here she is being watched. Someone knows what she is. What she carries inside her soul. And on top of that she’s seeing visions. This is nothing new for Lorelei. But these visions are something more: death, destruction, and the end of the world. Lorelei must face the fact that there are people who want her dead, and no matter where she goes, no matter how far she runs, the lives of her friends and family are in mortal peril. Lucky for her, her friends and family include the handsome Angel of Death, a fiercely protective half-angel, and a ragtag group of loyal supporters who aren’t afraid to get a little dirty in the name of fighting pure evil. 











I was so excited to get to this last installment in the Darklight trilogy and I'm happy to say that it was everything that I was hoping it would be. I can't believe it took me so very long to finish it. So without further ado, here are my top five reasons you should pick up this series and read it:


1. You love a good mystery mixed in with your fantasy and all things supernatural. 
2. Danger is a hot sexy guy capable of melting your panties off. Think Reyes (Charley fans) but in teenager and PG form. 
3. Amazing friends that you will love every bit as much as the main character.
4. Jones' amazing writing. Let's face it, fans of her's know this woman can write! 
5. An ending you can be satisfied with and that holds true to the rest of the series. 




44 comments:

  1. That's fantastic that this series ended so well for you, Ali! I love when that happens. Oh man! You're really making me want to revisit this series because Danger sounds HOTT!
    Lovely review, Ali!

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    1. LOL, it was a fun read, not as good as Charley but still very good.

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  2. I feel like I've seen a lot of books lately that have a female protagonist with the world on her shoulders. I'm glad the final installment left you happy, Ali!

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    1. There are a lot of them aren't there? And thanks Tyler, I am as well. :D

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  3. Only three books? And here I was expecting this series to be similar to Charlie. Good news for people like me, less books and a great series ending, can't get better than that

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    1. It was nice that it was only a trilogy. ;)

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  4. Hmmm, I'm going to be starting her Charley Davidson series this year. This looks good too! I hope you're feeling better, my whole family has been down with a nasty bug all last week. Ugh!

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    1. I'm so excited you will be starting Charley soon Debbie, I can't wait to see what you think about it.

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  5. Yay! So glad you enjoyed this series too Ali! I had such fun with it, and completely agree with all your points:)

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  6. I think I'll go ahead and see if I like the first book, since I'm all caught up on her Charley Davidson series. Great review!

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  7. I've heard mixed things about this series so I wasn't sure if I would read it, but now I'm reconsidering. I do think I will finish the Charley series first though and that might be awhile. :)

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    1. If you compare it to Charley you will be disappointed but if you go into it not expecting anything you will like it I think.

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  8. I just love Darynda Jones!!! I just finished Ninth grave and now I have to wait (impatiently) for Tenth. How far away is June now? I definitely don't mind looking into a new series by her to tide me over! I'm glad you enjoyed it! (and I'm glad that you are feeling better)

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    1. Oh thank you so much, I am as well. ;)

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  9. I liked this series, but it just doesn't compare to Charley. The humor is too toned down. Still it was fun.

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  10. Ooh sounds fun. I have to check these out. This one and the rest of her other series.

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    1. Her other series is definitely better but this really was fun in its own way.

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  11. Glad you're back! I'll definitely check this series out, although I haven't read the Charley Davidson series yet.

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  12. This series would be great for readers who want to test out Darynda's writing. While it's toned down a lot, her writing still shines.

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  13. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. I have only read the first book but so need to get into the last two. So glad the ending was solid.

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    1. The first was good but I think the second and third were definitely better.

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  14. That point about series endings is so true! All great series do that. RE Charley I need to get back to it! I've only read the first 2 I think. This sounds like a pretty cool YA series that delivers and the cool friends thing is a bonus. I always like that in a book. ��

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    1. I really do too which is also why I love her Charley series so much. It is just nice having those connections and bonds in her stories.

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  15. I got stuck! I'm in the midst of the second book before I got bored with it. Boo.

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    1. I can see that. It definitely isn't as entertaining as her other series.

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  16. So glad it ended well for you Ali. I liked book one enough, but prefer her other series. Danger sounds hot!

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    1. Thanks Kim. I really do as well but this was fun and something different.

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  17. Yep, I have this on my list. So happy you loved this last one, Ali!! :)

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  18. Well, those are certainly five convincing reasons!

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  19. Glad you really enjoyed this one. I listened to the first one and didn't like it. I'm really picky about YA and this one just didn't do ti for me. I do love Charley.

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    1. Yeah if you compare it to Charley, which is so hard to not do, then it isn't anywhere near it's greatness. ;)

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  20. I'm glad this ended well for you! I've been seeing so much about this author lately. And all positive too! I finally bought the first in her Charley series, so hopefully I get to read it soon and see what all the fuss is about. :D

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    1. You are going to love Charley and the gang!

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  21. I am so far behind reading this author. I have books from her Charley series just sitting on my Kindle. Someday! Glad you loved it!

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    1. I bet you will really like her Charley Davidson series since you like UF and PNR so much. ;)

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