Friday, 25 May 2018

Death, Doom and Detention - Book Review

Death, Doom and Detention (Darklight #2)
by Darynda Jones

What is it about:
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?

What did I think of it:
It has been a while since I read the first book. Luckily there is enough explanation without it being an info dump at the start of this book to get up to speed again.

And this is just as the first book an enjoyable read.

Jared and Cameron are still like two alpha gorillas beating their chest at each other at times, but luckily it's about other things than who gets the girl. Lorelei is being totally oblivious to the danger she is in, and goes to parties of people she hates, so typical book teen behavior (at least I hope it's only book teens who do these things, or else it's yet another sign I wasn't a normal teen).

The slightly annoying behavior of all teens involved aside, the story was entertaining and suspenseful. Why are people acting strange? What secrets are being kept from Lorelei? Why would an ancient celestial being fall for Lorelei?

All joking aside: if you're looking for an enjoyable Paranormal YA read, this is the series for you. I think I'll try to get hold of the last book to see how this trilogy ends.

Why should you read it:
It's an entertaining Paranormal YA read.

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