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by Darynda Jones
Released: Mar 5, 2013
Published by St. Martin's Press
“Ms. Jones stepped it up a bit in this second installment of Darklight series. There is more drama, action, and the plot definitely thickened. Death, Doom and Detention captured my attention right from the prologue until the heartrending end.” ~Under the Covers
Ms. Jones stepped it up a bit in this second installment of Darklight series. There is more drama, action, and the plot definitely thickened. Death, Doom and Detention captured my attention right from the prologue until the heartrending end.
Lorelei McAlister has matured since getting to know her from Death and the Girl Next Door. She has taken in the reality of being the last Prophet from the bloodline of Arabeth rather well. She is developing her abilities to see visions from future and the past. Also, most of her memories from her past had come back, including how her parents disappeared. Unfortunately, as the prophecy gets closer to reality, there are people who would like to hurt her. There are non-believers/haters that will do everything to prevent the predictions from ever happening.
Like I said, Ms. Jones stepped it up a bit. There are more emotions in this installment and I admit to tearing up once or thrice. Ms. Jones had started this book with Lorelei’s memories of how she lost her parents. Let me tell you, seeing chaos unfold through six year old Lorelei was just heartbreaking. And seeing her go through the emotions of being a teen and being the person to save the world was tough to see as well. She whined and complained but came through each time. It was nice to see her friends help with that as well. Brook and Cameron also having super natural powers and Jared being the sexy brooding Angel of Death are there to keep Lorelei grounded and safe. Their banters and comeback were just hilarious.
Along with Lorelei’s maturity, we also see a bit of development in relationships in this book, which I loved! Her love continues for Azreal aka Jared, aka Angel of Death. They have more issues than a normal teen of course. Jared’s past, emotions and even his powers have developed but I don’t know if finding out his past will help with their relationship. He is every bit as loyal, in love and very alpha towards Lorelei but out of his control, he managed to break her heart…and mine. With one kiss, my heart dropped to the floor. Not only that we get to know Lorelei and Jared, we see more of Brook and Cameron, Glitch and would be gal, maybe. Love finally blooms. And the issue with Cameron and Glitch and Jared and Cameron was somewhat resolved.Lorelei’s ’ grandparent also has a lot more secrets up their sleeve and they are all about to blow up in their faces. Don’t they know that honesty is the best policy when it comes to teenagers? It’s never a boring day in this small town in New Mexico.
This book felt like a mash up of the TV series Smallville and Gillmore Girls. The characters are full of funny banters, secrets, preternatural beings they have to battle, young romance and cute boys to drool over. Without a surprise, Death, Doom and Detention is another brilliant read.
*ARC provided by publisher
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