The Trouble with Twelfth GraveSeries: Charley Davidson #12
by Darynda Jones
Published by Macmillan, St. Martin's Press on October 31st 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Romance
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the twelfth installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series.
Ever since Reyes escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley accidently trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that’s not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings—some corporeal, some not so much—as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only this time she’s not uncovering a murder. This time she’s covering one up.
Add to that her new occupation of keeping a startup PI venture—the indomitable mystery-solving team of Amber Kowalski and Quentin Rutherford—out of trouble and dealing with the Vatican’s inquiries into her beloved daughter, and Charley is on the brink of throwing in the towel and becoming a professional shopper. Or possibly a live mannequin. But when someone starts attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, Charley knows it’s time to let loose her razor sharp claws. Then again, her number one suspect is the dark entity she’s loved for centuries. So the question becomes, can she tame the unruly beast before it destroys everything she’s worked so hard to protect?
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Holy shots of espresso! I almost forgot to formally review this killer of a next to last book in Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series!! And I’ve read this book twice now so I could write a proper review… crazy!
So, book twelve… where should I start?
First, have you read all the other books in order? If not, you know the drill. STOP, DROP, and go to Amazon and buy them all.
Second, if you’re still here: can you believe that these books are still so awesome??!! I mean, yeah, there was a lull in there somewhere but this book was off the charts awesome. Why? Okay, another list..
- Full disclosure – we finally find out what the heck Charley is and it’s done in such a clear and cute way. Nope, not sharing.
- Cliffhanger from book eleven fully resolved – The very, very coolest thing about the cliffhanger we got at the end of book eleven is that we needed “that” to happen and I didn’t even know it. I had a total “mind-blown” moment at the end of THIS book.
- How many times can someone die or NOT die, as in fake die? – Hmmmmm… I won’t answer that one but I will say some of the action scenes were pretty cool.
This leads me to the next book… I sure hope there won’t be any dangling threads left after book thirteen. Because, yeah, thirteen will be the end of Charley and Reyes’ story.
Right now, I’m just wondering what happened with Taft because damn, that boy’s got moves!
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