Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #7
Published by: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: October 21, 2014
Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life.
A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it.
I’m pretty upset right now. Okay, I’m totally lying. I’m actually way freaking ecstatic! Seventh Grave and No Body was another amaaaazing installment to the Charley Davidson series. L-O-V-E. But I am a tad upset, I guess. Why? Because this book went by too damn fast. Now I’m back to jonesing for the next book all over again. Give it to me! Give it to me now!
After the ending of the last book, I was beyond eager to read this one. Gah! Darynda tortures us so! Seventh Grave, just like all of the other installments are worth the wait, though.
What I love:
– Charley and Reyes make me happy! Of course I love Charley, what I love even more is Charley and Reyes together. They just get more and more adorable. I can’t even tell you how much I enjoy it when they tease and flirt with each other, and how Reyes rolls with her humor. Even if she does drive him crazy sometimes.
– There are so many phenomenal secondary characters in this series, and the cast seems to grow with every book. I seriously feel giddy when I think about all of them and their different dynamics with Charley and each other. For instance, there’s Cookie, Charley’s best friend/assistant/neighbor. These two are crazy-funny together! And I love how close and fiercely loyal they are. Believe me, though, she’s just the tip of the ice berg.
– I’m such a sucker for humor, and Darynda Jones brings it in spades with this series. Seventh Grave is no exception. You only read these books in public if you don’t mind getting looks for giggling, snorting, and laughing out loud. Often.
– I continue to love how there are various threads in story, and how there’s a reason for them. Of course, there is the big overall storyline dealing with Charley, Reyes, and what they are. But there are also smaller ones that involve her investigations. What is so great about them, is they introduce us to new characters that become part of her life and will obviously be instrumental for the bigger picture. Or they put her in positions where she learns or discovers something about herself or what she’s involved it. There’s a reason for everything. That’s why this series is important to read in order; it’s one big continuous story.
– Everything. That’s right, I love everything!
If you haven’t started reading this series yet, you are in need of a slap upside the head. No, seriously, why aren’t you reading these? No excuses! Read it, you won’t be sorry.