Death and the Girl He Loves (Darklight)

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I really wanted to love this book. It had everything that appeals to me in a book, but fell short. In the second chapter when author Darynda Jones explains that instead of Jared taking Lorelei sooner rather than later, he instead revives her, I felt I was missing a major part of the story as if this was just another walk in the park to not really be noticed or lacking importance. I actually had to reread the page several times to make sure that I had read it right and didn’t miss something. Wouldn’t breaking one of the laws be huge and to not even give a reason right then and there or add some depth to the story? I would find myself pages later still asking myself why this major event seemed so unimportant.

This doesn’t mean the book wasn’t readable. The story moves at a good pace and the characters are very likable with a nice balance of normalcy. Some areas of the story felt forced and some seemed like she wasn’t writing a YA novel at all. BDSM. Really? Overall, I would suggest saving your money and getting this one on loan from the library.

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Author Darynda Jones
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date 10/8/2013
ISBN 9780312625221
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Issue January 2014
Category Young Adult


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