Jun 1, 2012

Darynda Jones to write YA!!

Okay, you might have heard, or maybe not--I learned on Wednesday via WoW, that Darynda Jones is going to write a YA series!! Huzzah!

From the author of The New York Times bestselling series that began with First Grave on the Right—a thrilling Young Adult novel garnering high praise and early buzz from major authors.

Ten years ago, Lorelei's parents disappeared without a trace.  Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home.  For Lorelei, life goes on.

High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be.  Until the day the school's designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it,  standing outside her house in the dark, night after night.  Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school.  Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity.  What does Jared know about her parents?  Why does Cameron tell Jared he can't have Lorelei?  And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real? 

Thrilling, sassy, sexy, and inventive, Darynda Jones's first foray into the world of teens will leave readers eager for the next installment.


My only complainant about the cover is that the models don't really look like high school students. But whatever! Still planning on reading this one!

Death and the Girl Next Door releases October 2, 2012

And Goodreads had info on Book 2!!

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?

And here on the cover is the model from A Want so Wicked!! Doesn't look like Dawn anymore now, does she?!

Death, Doom, and Detention releases sometime in 2013! Will post more once I find something!


  1. These sound like really great page-turners ...

  2. Just wanted to say hi really quickly to my Daemon Invasion team member! (Team Daemon's Kittens) I was going to tweet you but I couldn't find your Twitter/Goodreads/Facebook link, so here I am! :)

  3. I'm just going to be starting her adult series this month. I hope it's awesome!

  4. I really can't wait to read these books, I'm so curious about them. thanks for sharing!

  5. That's great news!! I still have to read her adult series, but going to soon.

  6. Oh! I still want to read her other book, but this makes me excited. Totally saving!


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