Search Results: "Darynda Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Darynda Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Agreeable if formulaic. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Falling in love with a supernova-level handsome hunk when you're only a sophomore can cause problems, but when you discover that he's actually the Angel of Death, you might want to think twice. Read full book review >

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FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT by Darynda Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"This first in a series ends with the son of Satan and the promise of a grand battle between good and evil, but this opening offers little more than a clever premise and a ho-hum murder mystery."
The intended laughs don't materialize in this supernatural chick-lit whodunit, featuring a back-talkin' P.I. who sees dead people. Read full book review >

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THIRD GRAVE DEAD AHEAD by Darynda Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Charley's third paranormal case (Second Grave on the Left, 2011, etc.) features updates on the complicated relationships developed in the first two offerings. This time the mystery is stronger but still overshadowed by the ramifications of Charley's day job."
An Albuquerque private eye's professional success just might hinge on her status as grim reaper. Read full book review >

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ELEVENTH GRAVE IN MOONLIGHT by Darynda Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"The 11th from Jones (The Curse of Tenth Grave, 2016, etc.) is densely packed with supernatural problems, sex scenes not for the timid, and assorted complicated mysteries. Boning up on the 10 proceeding installments may be a prerequisite for making sense of this one."
Now that the Grim Reaper has become a god, she's having a hard time dealing with her new powers. Read full book review >

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FIFTH GRAVE PAST THE LIGHT by Darynda Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"A clever, fast-paced, rollicking paranormal romantic suspense which will leave fans breathless and keep them coming back for more."
Charley Davidson, a grim reaper, navigates lost souls, serial killers, murderous husbands and the son of Satan as she solves crimes and ushers spirits into the light. Read full book review >

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DEATH, DOOM AND DETENTION by Darynda Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 15, 2013

"What results is a contrived, confusingly fluffy stop-and-start supernatural romance that's best left on the shelf. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Demons, prophets, possession, hot Angels of Death! Read full book review >

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JASPER JONES by Craig Silvey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 2011

"A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Charlie is catapulted into adulthood when Jasper Jones knocks on his window on a blisteringly hot Australian night and leads him to a hidden glade where a girl is hanging from a tree, bruised and bloody. Read full book review >

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SKIPPYJON JONES by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Both feline hero and story are full of beans (more Mexican-jumping than pinto) but ay caramba, mucho fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Skippyjon Jones insists he's not a Siamese cat despite ears too big for his head and a head too big for his body. Read full book review >

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CHUCK JONES by Hugh Kenner
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The other two are Greg Sarris's Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream, profiling the Pomo basket weaver and medicine woman, and Yvonne Fern's Gene Roddenberry: The Last Conversation, a discussion with the creator of Star Trek."
Dr. Seuss created the Grinch, but it took Chuck Jones to make him move. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Many of the jokes work, but too often Kelly seems like a desperate comedian, pulling out joy buzzers and chattering teeth and one rubber chicken too many. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
It's hard to believe a book could contain too many chickens, but this novel may test readers' patience. Read full book review >

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MEDUSA JONES by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Would work especially well alongside a unit on Greek mythology. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A fast-paced and funny middle-school drama about popularity and teasing with a mythological twist. Read full book review >