Thursday, March 21, 2013

SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW - "Death, Doom, and Detention" by Darynda Jones

SUMMARY from Goodreads:
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?

This is not the kind of book you want to pick up if you haven't read Death and the Girl Next Door. But if you have, you are in for a treat! This book starts where the first book left off...Lorelei learning about her fate, the upcoming war with demons, in the company of her besties, protected by her Static Cling, and in love with the hot Angel of Death. What I like most about this series is Lorelei's relationship with her friends. They are not perfect but they are pure and true. Also applause to Darynda Jones for adding diversity to this group of friends without hitting us over the head with it. There are less antics from the crew, but just as much drama as Lor is being targeted by a group of "descendants." If the first book sets up the framework, this book deepens the mystery.

Reading the little preview at the end of this book reminds me that it's going to be a long summer waiting for the next installment!

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