Review: Death, Doom and Detention by Darynda Jones

January 18, 2014 Book Reviews 2 ★★★★

Review: Death, Doom and Detention by Darynda JonesDeath, Doom, and Detention by Darynda Jones
Series: Darklight #2
Also in this series: Death and the Girl Next Door, Death, and the Girl He Loves
Published by St. Martin's Press on March 5, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy, YA
Pages: 320
Source: Amazon
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The normal part of Lorelei MacAlister’s life didn’t just slip away quietly the day Jared Kovach came to town. Nope. The normal part of her life shattered. It exploded. It burst into a gazillion shards of fleeting light.

It went out with a bang.

Goodbye normal.

Hello dark and eerie.

While her best friend, Brooklyn, is focusing all of her energy on helping Lorelei hone her abilities, Lorelei is dealing with the reality that Satan’s second in command has taken up residence inside her body. Oh, and the fact that she has a crush on the Angel of Death. But what a beautiful death it is. If those weren’t bad enough, something sinister has come to town and it wants nothing more than to hear Lorelei’s dying breath as it strangles it out of her. Thank goodness the gang has a supernatural champion. But what happens when the only being who can save them switches sides midstream? How can a group of misfits capture one of the most powerful beings ever created? And will they find out how to bring Jared back to them before it’s too late?

**Mini Review**

I picked up this book immediately after finishing book 1 – and dove right into it. I might have missed some sleep. But you know what’s funny? I can’t tell you WHY EXACTLY. I mean it is a good book, with interesting people, but there wasn’t anything SPECTACULAR. *shrugs*

Now that Lor has come to terms with what she is and what she can do, she now needs to come to terms with what she HAS to do. Which wasn’t so bad when she had Jared to lean on, but he has been distant. And then he vanishes.

While the story kept my interest, and I wanted to know what happened, there didn’t seem to be a whole lot of substance to the story. It was pretty predictable and standard. Which isn’t always a bad thing, there just wasn’t a “Oh my gosh did that just happen?!?!” moment.

Overall, this was a good not great story. Worth the time to read it, and entertaining, but not a life changer.


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