DEATH AND THE GIRL HE LOVES
Jones closes out her Darklight series with a satisfying ending sure to please fans. It's a treat to spend this final time with Lorelai, always an appealing protagonist, and her crew, who are a fun version of Scoobies. The one drawback here is the love story, which seems almost an afterthought. Amidst all the fun and drama and concern over the world ending, Lorelai's relationship with Jared seems almost tacked on. Overall, a fun read.
Lorelai's hidden away at boarding school, trying to avoid the prophecies that forecast the end of days — and her role as prophet in the impending apocalypse. Only it becomes quickly clear that Lorelai's sneaky departure from her friends — and Jared — was for naught, as she has dark visions of the end of the world — which will be arriving very, very soon. She's got to get back home to her crew to deal with the fallout. But being a long-awaited prophet can put a lot of pressure on a girl, and with the (very hot) Angel of Death crushing on you, Lorelai's got a lot to handle in the next few days ... before the world ends, and all. (ST. MARTIN'S, Oct., 272 pp., $9.99, ISBN: 9780312625221, PB, 12 & Up)
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