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

Posted October 23, 2013 by Angela in Reviews / 7 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
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Review: Death, and the Girl He Loves by Darynda Jones

5 Stars

Death, and the Girl He Loves
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Darklight #3
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
Released: October 8, 2013
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 272
Source: Author



“Heart pumping and tears flowing, Ms. Jones kept me engaged the whole time….

Just when I thought the series couldn’t get better, it did and in a BIG way. Well done Ms. Jones, this last hurrah blew me away” ~ Under the Covers

Heart pumping and tears flowing, Ms. Jones kept me engaged the whole time. Now that I think about it, I was engaged with the last two installments as well. But Death and the Girl He Loves top it all. I remember reading somewhere that Ms. Jones was not as confident with the first book of this series when it first came out. Though I totally disagree with her, she definitely turned it around. Just when I thought the series couldn’t get better, it did and in a BIG way. Well done Ms. Jones, this last hurrah blew me away!

Lorelei has really grown as the heroine in this series. Though she is young, the “prophecy” has forced her to be more mature. In this final installment, the prophecy will come to be and the survival of the world will be placed on her shoulders. With the help of her friends, Lorelei will prove her worth.

To avoid any spoilers, let me just say that Lorelei’s friends really stepped up the game. They were there every step of the game and we even see what Jarred really is and what he is capable of. Along with her grandparents, believers, Brooklyn, Glitch and of course Jarred believed in Lorelei, though she didn’t always believe in herself. No doubt she has learned to hone on her powers but she doesn’t realize that she is so much more. Just like her crew she will step up to the plate when needed. Not without loss and pain but she will step up. My heart broke for her every step of the way.

Ms. Jones did a fabulous job with making her readers feel everything that was happening in the book. She had me crying in the middle of the night and certainly made me feel foolish trying to wipe my eyes vigorously, so I can read on. The twist and turns of this story had me at the edge of my seat, well, my bed but you know what I mean. Its Bitter sweet for me and Ms. Jones fans that this is the last installment but she had ended this series with a brilliant ending.

*Review copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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About Darynda Jones

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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7 responses to “Review: Death, and the Girl He Loves by Darynda Jones

  1. Angie

    I just started this series and it is because of all the great reviews. I will admit, I was hesitant because it was with teenagers and I normally enjoy a more adult series, but I love Charley’s series so much I wanted to try it. So far I am hooked and thank you so much.

  2. Marie Brown

    Awesome Review! I also LOVED Death and the Girl He Loves! Darynda Jones sure knows how to keep readers wanting more…and then some!

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