“Death, Doom, and Detention”—A Book Review

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Death, Doom, and Detention by Darynda Jones was kind of a letdown after the first book in the series, Death and the Girl Next Door.

The first book in the Darklight series was extremely witty, snarky, and action packed. The second installment, however, I found to be extremely lacking.

I feel like nothing much really happened in the sequel. We basically just followed the main characters around school while their peers may or may not have been possessed by evil spirits. The hot guy (the Archangel of Death) Lorelei is crushing on is absent for most of the novel. And even when stuff is “happening” it wasn’t very exciting. I never really felt the suspense like I did with the first book.  

While the dialogue was still pretty fantastic and snarky, I just wasn’t feeling it with this one. Sadly, I have to give it two out of five stars.

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