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This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Darynda Jones
Released: May 19th 2015
Series: Charley Davidson #8
Published by St. Martin's Press
Genres: Urban Fantasy
“Darynda is a force to be reckoned with. Not only that she has outdone herself, she just about blew my mind. Eighth Grave After Dark is the game changer of the series, and a definite must read of the year” ~ Under the Covers
Darynda is a force to be reckoned with. Not only that she has outdone herself, she just about blew my mind. Eighth Grave After Dark is the game changer of the series, and a definite must read of the year.
In the safety of a convent, Charley and Reyes are biding their time waiting for Beep to come. They continue to research on how to rid of the twelve hellhounds who are after Charley. Friends and relatives including Garrett, Angel and allies from the other side help them look for clues to solve the mystery. Meanwhile, Charley attempts some kind of normalcy. Despite the lack of caffeine, she keeps her snark in place and manages land a case to help a missing girl. I don’t think she can ever turn away from what she does. Helping is her life…her nature.
Charley still has a knack for getting herself in sticky situations. Sometimes premeditated and well, often by chance. I think this is expected of her; cracks me up every time. There’s so much going on; the prophecy, the wedding (yes there will be a wedding), the delivery, the smoking hot scenes and not to mention Charley’s emotional relationship with her stepmom, Denise. Charley and Reyes are sweet and sexy as ever. I have to tell you, Reyes is as perfect as ever!!! I was amazed at all the revelations of the prophecy among other things in this book. A lot revealed including who Mr. Wong really is. Readers will also learn more of Charley’s background which left me in a total state of awe. Eighth Grave After Dark is truly THE game changer of the series.
I also found myself laughing out loud, surprised, amazed and even little freaked with all the ghosts around. I know, I know. I am reading a story about the grim reaper. It’s complicated. I have this wild addiction to this series despite my fear of ghosts. I also found myself in massive tears at the end. No spoilers, but I know that this has to be the hardest Charley will endure.
The ending is not quite a cliffhanger but leaves Charley fans wanting more and contemplating what is to come. Most importantly, it seals the deal of having more of Charley. If you didn’t already know, Darynda is contracted up to book eleven. The next instalment The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson, #9) scheduled to release January 5th, 2016.
The recap was impeccable, and if someone was to jump at this book now, they will understand what is going on and quite possibly enjoy the story. Of course, what I recommend is to start from the beginning as there is way too much information and experience to truly bond with the characters and story. I promise doing so will be worth your time.
Sometimes I wonder if the purpose of my life
is to serve as a cautionary tale to others.
*photo credit: Donita Massey Privett*
NO REST FOR THE DEAD prize pack
One (1) winner receives:
A branded coffee mug and Grim Reaper nail decals,
plus the complete Charley Davidson series!
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by St. Martin’s Press.
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