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Estelle: Death & the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones

Death & the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones Book 1 of Darklight series (trilogy) Publication Date: October 2, 2012 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Pages: 304 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: paranormal, missing parents, high school, forbidden love Format read: ARC from Netgalley (Thanks!) Summary: It’s coming upon the 10th anniversary since Lorelei’s parents vanished […]

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October 21, 2012 - 5:01 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog: Magan + Estelle Shelve It (10/21/2012) - […] A review of Death & the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones […]

October 18, 2012 - 8:13 pm

elena - aw, i’m sorry this book didn’t work for you (i would definitely be annoyed by the juvenile aspects) but i think this is a fair & honest review! i’m not the biiiiggest paranormal fan so i doubt this would change it.

October 18, 2012 - 7:11 am

Lori - I haven’t heard much about this one, but I think I’m going to do just what your ratings says and skip it. I don’t read paranormal much either. It has to be from an author that I already love or something that has spectacular reviews already.

Great review, Estelle!

October 18, 2012 - 12:32 am

Kristen Evey - Once again, a fabulous review. I actually haven’t heard of this one yet, but judging just by the premise I probably wouldn’t have read it. It takes something REALLY special to get me to read paranormal nowadays (or a rave review by someone I trust). Sad when books are not all you thought they would be, but you’re right, we can’t like every book we read unfortunately.

October 17, 2012 - 7:55 pm

VeganYANerds - I wasn’t going to request this and then a couple of positive reviews changed my mind but I’ve been hesitant to read it and now I have some good reasons why thanks to your review, hun! This does sound a little disappointing, and I have an issue with really young characters with the odd older character thrown in who sounds like a guy from a romance novel – it’s odd!

Great review, Estell!

October 17, 2012 - 11:45 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I really like how you expressed your thoughts on this book. The premise sounds quite mysterious, but I do appreciate the warning about the information being clumped together and the story itself not being too… intriguing is the best word I can think of.

October 17, 2012 - 10:44 am

Estelle - Thanks G! It means a lot that you said so.

October 17, 2012 - 10:23 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Estelle, I think you did a good job of explaining what didn’t work for you in this book. The summary for this one does sound intriguing and something I would pick up, but after reading your review I may wait on it.