Darynda Jones book before, but she has many fans, judging from goodreads.com. Her adult books don't seem to be my style, but Death and the Girl Next Door is for YA and man, I really did enjoy it. It's a paranormal deal. Full of ghosts and demons and all kinds of beings. But it wasn't offensive to me as a Christian, at all. And the descriptions of the two main dudes...wow, very enticing! It's set in New Mexico and follows the story of Lorelei, who some folks might think obnoxious, but I thought she was funny and kind and interesting. She is also able to see bizarre visions of the future, or maybe the past...she isn't sure. She lives with her grandparents, since her parents' disappearance ten years ago.
There's a new boy in school and he is more than what he appears to be. He is actually well, I guess the Grim Reaper, or the Angel of Death.
And this is the first book in a series (Darklight) and while I thought I wouldn't read the second, now that I think back on how much I did enjoy this book, I know I will!
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.