Death and the Girl Next Door

Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones
Darynda Jones
St. Martin's
Release Date:

Rating (0 - 10 scale)

Age Level
Young Adult

Flamingnet Content Rating
Content Rating

Please buy your books through our site. Flamingnet is an Associate member of This means that we receive a credit at for every book purchased through Flamingnet. We use these credits for our expenses and to buy books for libraries that do not have money to purchase books for their collections.

Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  CDenn
Lorelei is the average teenage girl, living in a small town with her grandparents. Her parents strange disappearance 10 years ago was simply put down as an unusual accident. But when a strange boy starts following her, she starts to wonder if there is something more going on. She quickly realizes that Cameron, her follower, is not a normal teenage boy, and the handsome Jared Kovach confirms her suspicions when he appears at her school. Before long, odd things start happening around Lorelei, and everything seems to be happening because of the two boys. Lorelei is intrigued when she finds out that Cameron and Jared may not be human, and that they may have something to do with her parents disappearance. But Lorelei also knows that death and danger lay before her, and she will have to hurtle those obstacles before she can uncover any secrets surrounding her heart.

I did not like the book Death and the Girl Next Door. It was too generic; the plot is almost identical to any book you might find on a teen paranormal romance shelf. Darynda Jones tried to make her book exciting and enticing to teens, but instead, her plot was dull, her characters were empty headed, and her style of writing was most definitely not top-notch. Throughout the entire book, it seems like Ms. Jones tries to add humor and excitement. But the final product is flat, dull, and has very little character. This book was mediocre in every way, so unless you are content to settle with an underwhelming book, I would not recommend Death and the Girl Next Door.

Reviewer Age:13

Reviewer City, State and Country: Eagle River, Alaska United States


Start a book club!

BOOK REVIEW SERVICES For Authors, Publishers, and Others

Learn More
  • The 2008 YALSA/Sagebrush Corporation Award Recipient
  • SoMIRAC Media Award
Learn More

We are very proud and honored that our sister site,, has been recognized by the American Association of School Librarians as a Best Website for Teaching and Learning.