Jill at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

Woot!! I am so very excited for this series. I really enjoyed Darynda Jones' adult series and when I learned that she was coming out with a YA series, well I could not be any happier. If only October would get hear faster. Now you know my WoW, what is yours?

10/02/12
DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
Darklight, Book One
by Darynda Jones
ISBN-13: 978-0312625207
St. Martin's Griffin, 320 pages.
Amazon , B&N, Goodreads
Things get turned upside down for sophomore Lorelei MacAlister when the Angel of Death starts high school in her small town. What she doesn’t know is that she has been slated to die. It’s simply her time. And Death has been sent to do the deed. But when he touches her, when he peers into her eyes and reaches into her heart, he realizes she is more than what he was led to believe, and he disobeys his orders. He brings her back from the brink of death when he was supposed to push her into it. Because of this, he gets trapped on this plane. And that’s when all hell breaks loose. Literally.

5 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Darynda Jones"

Marie Ifmarybooks wrote: June 13, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Never heard anything about this book ! It sounds good :).


Jessica@a GREAT read wrote: June 13, 2012 at 4:25 AM

Awesome! Can't wait to read this either!

Here's my WoW

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)


Nicole wrote: June 13, 2012 at 5:42 AM

The summary made me laugh.


sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books wrote: June 13, 2012 at 8:01 AM

This sounds really good! Just added to my TBR! Thanks! :)
My W.O.W.


Evie wrote: June 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Absolutely love the look and sound of this book! Can't wait to get my hands on it. The girl on the cover reminds me of Emma Stone and, well, I have a total chick crush on this gal! LOL Great pick, sweetie!


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CORY DOCTOROW and JEN WANG
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Thursday, October 16 @ 7:30pm

MARIE LU
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A.S. KING and PAOLO BACIGALUPI
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Thursday, October 16 @ 6pm

MICHELLE GAGNON with Cara Black, Juliet Blackwell and Susan C. Shea
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SCOTT WESTERFELD
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Wednesday, October 22 @7pm

GARTH NIX and MICHAEL GRANT
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Thursday, October 23 @ 7pm

P.C. and KRISTIN CAST
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Friday, October 24 @ 7pm

JANDY NELSON
Book Passage in Corte Madera
Friday, October 24 @ 6:30pm

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Saturday, October 25 @ 4-5:30pm
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SARA RAASCH, KASIE WEST AND CORRINE JACKSON
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, October 27 @ 7pm

KAT BEYER *Demon Catchers of Milan*
Book Passage in Corte Madera
Saturday, November 29 @ 3pm

FRANK PORTMAN
Book Passage in San Francisco
Monday, December 15 @ 6pm

STACEY JAY
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Friday, January 2 @ 7pm

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