Death, Doom, and Detention (Darklight Series #2)

Death, Doom, and Detention (Darklight Series #2)

by Darynda Jones
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Death, Doom, and Detention 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot of time the second book in a trilogy can be a let down. The first book introduces readers to the characters and the world while the third book contains the climax of the series. Second books tend to be transition books and a bit of a let down. Luckily Darynda Jones didn't follow suit. Instead she adds momentum while continuing to build the plot for the third book. Basically, this is the delicious appetizer before the main course! Though this is the second book in the series, readers can enjoy it without the first book. It can be a stand alone story, but why enjoy one slice of cake when you can eat the whole thing! Jones continually fills in the gaps if the characters reference something from the first book. (example: something bad happened at camp between Cameron and Glitch) If you want the whole backstory, then definitely check out book 1, Death and the Girl Next Door. Scratch that. Check out book one whether or not you want the back story. I doubt you will be disappointed, and best of all, no calories will need to be consumed! I love that Lorelei has guts. Sure she has people around her (2 hot guys in particular) that try to protect her, but she doesn't just accept that. Lorelei is a modern teenage girl and wants her independence. She doesn't want to cower, but rather she wants to stand up and defend herself (or run) from danger. She doesn't want to hide and let the bad guys come to her. She wants to go out and bait them and then let her super-powered boy toys handle the rest. Many teen novels have girls that become useless when they like a boy, so this one really stands out. I love the girl power! Jones does a good job bringing the sarcasm and wit found in her Charley Davidson series to her new Young Adult audience. I love some of the statements Lorelei made throughout the book. Some of them even had me laughing out loud. This helps readers to better connect with her characters and makes them seem very realistic. If you enjoy paranormal action along with mystery and a touch of romance, then you are really going to enjoy Death, Doom and Detention. And don't forget to checkout Death, and the Girl He Loves when it comes out October 8, 2013.
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
A Fantastic Book Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult, Romance Riley’s Switch, New Mexico Lorelei McAlister’s life changed the day Jared Kovach came to town. The normal life she had didn’t go away quietly it exploded and shattered into a gazillion shards of fleeting light. No more normal welcome eerie and dark. Lorelei’s best friend Brooklyn is determined to help Lorelei hone her abilities. Lorelei on the other hand is trying to deal with the fact that Satan’s second-in-command has taken up residence in her body. Having a crush on the Angel of Death on top of that and Lorelei has more than enough to deal with. As if that isn’t enough to handle something sinister has come to town. The only thing it wants is Lorelei’s dying breath preferably while it is strangling her. At least the gang has a supernatural hero on their side. What the gang of misfits didn’t count on is the one being that can save them changing sides midway through the battle. Now the misfits need to find a way to capture one of the most powerful beings ever created. They also have to find a way to bring Jared back to their side before it is too late. This is proving to be a wonderful trilogy that has more twists and turns so that the reader never knows what will happen next. The characters are fun and engaging and have the story moving at a quick pace and keep it from having any slow spots. It will also have readers wanting the third book to see if things will work out for Lorelei and Jared. This has it all with paranormal and romance and some mystery elements that make for a wonderful plot. This is proving to be a story that will be fun for readers of any age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only reason i gave this book two stars is because i don't want to be mean. This book lack in character background. And in details. It is real hard to getting into this book.
LittleReadRidingHood More than 1 year ago
**Mini Review** I picked up this book immediately after finishing book 1 - and dove right into it. I might have missed some sleep. But you know what's funny? I can't tell you WHY EXACTLY. I mean it is a good book, with interesting people, but there wasn't anything SPECTACULAR. *shrugs* Now that Lor has come to terms with what she is and what she can do, she now needs to come to terms with what she HAS to do. Which wasn't so bad when she had Jared to lean on, but he has been distant. And then he vanishes. While the story kept my interest, and I wanted to know what happened, there didn't seem to be a whole lot of substance to the story. It was pretty predictable and standard. Which isn't always a bad thing, there just wasn't a "Oh my gosh did that just happen?!?!" moment. Overall, this was a good not great story. Worth the time to read it, and entertaining, but not a life changer.
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Jetches More than 1 year ago
I really have to applaud Darynda Jones for being able to write both YA and Adult fiction and do it very well. The Darklight series captivated me in the first book and the second one definitely doesn't let down. There are so many things that happen in this book that made me smile and feel just about every other emotion. Something huge happens at school, something huge happens with Jared aka Angel of Death sexiness, Lorelei finds out about some pretty friggin cool abilities, and she finds out a lot about her family history. Jared was gone for a chunk of this book and I actually felt a little sad because I truly do love when he is around Lorelei. Luckily there are awesome characters like Brooke, Cameron, and Glitch to distract you and make you laugh. I mean, sometimes the stuff that comes out of Brooks mouth is just pure awesomeness. This book has Lorelei questioning herself, her abilities and just how is she going to stop the war before it has even begun? I questioned it as well because it seemed like it already started. But, I've learnt that I should never question Darynda Jones. She knows how to write and how to create one heck of a plot. I cannot wait to enjoy the next book in the series! Good: Lorelei, Brooke, Glitch, Cameron, and Jared- This team of rag-tag supernaturals and human side-kicks made me laugh every minute that I read this book. The Plot- Some serious stuff goes down and it gets a little crazy. I liked it. Bad: More Jared and Lorelei? Just sayin. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall, the book was beautifully done. The plot made me think and definitely had some twists. There was never a moment I had to re-read something unless it was because it was so funny I wanted to enjoy it again. I love the characters and how they are crafted. I like that Cameron and Jared hate each just seems to bring something to the table. Death and the Girl He are mine soon! Muhahahahaha.
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MadHatterReads More than 1 year ago
Lorelie MacAlister is still struggling with her abilities...and the fact that there's a demon residing inside of her. It's not helping that her best friend, Brooklyn, is pushing her to practice her abilities constantly, she's picking up on the worst visions possible from her classmates, AND her grandparents are against her relationship with Jared. So he's the Angel of Death...that doesn't mean he won't make a good boyfriend, right? But when a new threat comes to town, the gang is going to have to face something they never planned of their own! Death, Doom and Detention has a nice, comfortable flow plus Darynda Jones' trademark humor. My favorite part of all of Darynda's books (both the Charley Davidson and Darklight series) is the friendships between the characters. Lorelie, Brooklyn, and Glitch have the kind of friendship that everyone wants to trust and acceptance of each other's strengths and weaknesses. They make each other a better person and together can solve any problem. Usually with much teasing! DDD is the second book in the series and the events build upon book 1, so if you haven't read Death and the Girl Next Door yet then you need to go back and read it first. Trust'll be glad you did! The final installment of the trilogy, Death and the Girl He Loves is out October 2013. I can't wait!!!
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ladyL More than 1 year ago
I really love this series,the charecters and the plot. Darynda Jones hooked me with her humor in the "grave"eries and kept on with this ya series.I like the quirky charecters,her best friends and her boyfriend(angel of death) keep them coming and i will read
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson: Death, Doom & Detention, book #2 of Darynda Jones's DARKLIGHT series is a great continuation installment with lots of great moments, tons of character growth for the leading characters' supporting cast, a new evil villain, and a wonderfully developing storyline. I didn't love it as much as the first book, but it was still a very enjoyable read. Darynda does an amazing job of both making the book work well as a stand-alone, yet allow many of the missing pieces from book #1 to be filled in for those of us that read and enjoyed it.  To be honest, I think the reason I didn't love this release as much as the debut was the lack of Jared, and therefore the lack of the continuation of Jared and Lorelei's love story. The necessity of Jared's removal for much of the main story allowed for a lot more Brooke and Cameron though, and THAT I thoroughly enjoyed! It solidified one of the things that I loved most about Darynda's YA... the lack of a love triangle for the leading characters! There is somewhat of a love triangle amongst the supporting cast, but it's subtle, and even that is broken up by the introduction of another interest.  Like all of Darynda's books, DD&D is chock full of mystery, and while this release wasn't as action packed as I generally expect from Darynda, it was very intense towards the end and ended with a crazy cliffhanger that had me wishing for Death and the Girl He Loves immediately. LITERAL ADDICTION gives Death, Doom and Detention 4 Skulls and would suggest that those who started the series definitely read it! And while I would still suggest it for those looking for a good stand-alone, my personal opinion is that the series is better served by enjoying the books in order.
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RandyLRB More than 1 year ago
You wanna know what I hate about starting a book by Darynda Jones? The fact that I read freakishly fast and can devour it in hours, leaving me in withdrawal for a few months until I can mainline another. The things that I LOVE about starting a Darynda Jones novel? WAAAAAY too many to list, but here's a few: Gallows humor is always the best. I love the fact that Lorelei and her friends are facing the possible end of their world, but can still joke about it. Their fear and worry about the extinction of the human race never gets in the way of their normal teenaged angst. This book is darkly apocalyptic and funny all at once. The dialog is snarky, wonderfully written and believable. I'm not much for the paranormal genre, but this novel is a shining example of the sort that will force me to make an exception.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great follow-up to the first book in this YA series. Looking forward to book 3 in October.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even better than the first! Love this writer,soo funny.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog “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
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
Death, Doom and Detention just rocked my world! Darynda Jones one-ups the first installment to the Darklight series with a sequel that is darker, eerier, and filled to the brim with supernatural wonder. In Death and the Girl Next Door Lorelei MacAlister welcomed the truth about everything supernatural that revealed itself in her world, from the truth about her parents' disappearance to the fact that there's powerful demon inside of her. Now she takes a few steps back hoping to walk into normal. Her relationship with her grandparents, the only family she believes she has left in the world, has turned sour, and ditto for her romance with the powerful Angel of Death, Jared Kovach. She's feeling the pressure to be the last prophet of Arabeth, the only one who can stop the impending war before it actually happens, and with good reason. She's always surrounded by her bodyguards, Cameron and Jared, and her best friend Brooklyn constantly pushes her to practice conjuring her visions. They all feel the invisible forces at work, altering the personalities of schoolmates and targeting Lorelei. I really felt the suspense in this novel. Jones kept her secrets locked until it was time for them to be revealed. Then again, it's a continuing pattern for Jones to keep readers in the dark and never knowing what's really going on until the characters discover it. At that point they walk right into danger. On one hand, I love the suspense; I love that the plot continues to be unpredictable and completely fascinating. On the other hand, I'm not quite sure my heart can take not knowing what's coming right around the corner! Death, Doom and Detention takes a more somber and tense tone. There's plenty of action and surprises, but always the underlying hint of danger. The threats Lorelei and her friends must face are shocking and scary, but they make the story oh, so thrilling! *eGalley provided via publisher in exchange for an honest review* Also posted on Lovey Dovey Books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read this book, that is why I gave it three stars, it sounds interesting and I will probably enjoy it. It sounds a lot like Cassanda Clare's Mortal Instruments series, with the angels/humans and demons.