First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1)
A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper
Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to br...more
But beware...if you do not like snark, do not read this book. It is loaded with snark with more snark on top and even some snark sprinkles but any girl that names her boobs "Danger" and "Will Robinson" and her ovaries, "Beam me...more
I twisted around in my seat to face him. “My fore-parts, as you so ineloquently put it, have names.” I pointed to my right breast. “This is Danger.” Then my left. “And this is Will Robinson. I would appreciate it if you addressed them accordingly.”
After a long pause in which he took the time to blink several tim...more
1. It is near perfect.
2. It affects me on a deep, emotional level.
3. I’m biased towards the author and/or series and I’m not capable of remaining objective.
There are books that I have loved unconditionally and books that I have loathed to ever read again, but despite how my tastes may differ from those who share my love for books, I must insist that if you’re a fan of paranormal romance o...more
"You're about as inconspicuous as a monster truck at an exotic car show."Wince. I don't mind bad analogies in lieu of clichés. At least she didn't say "a sheep among wolves." Jones owns her narrative; the formula doesn't own her. Put that on a plaque. But she really needs some restraint. Jokes continue as she's fleeing a murderer or dying from blood loss until you just...more
What an amazing read. And to think I wasn't even aware this author existed... I already know Darynda Jones will give me a new favorite series to be completely obsessed about. I was so sure I had completely lost my interest in the Urban Fantasy genre, so I must thank this author for proving me wrong, for helping me remember why this it's one of the finest. I have been extremely curious about this series as I just couldn't find a good review about it and everybody...more
Quite honestly, I am still struggling to come to terms with the fact that I did not enjoy this book, or as much of t...more
Why do I think that? Well at first I was thinking it would be okay if not one I really liked. It opened with an account of the protagonists dream where she was having intercourse with a "hot" shadowy figure. She made sure to tell us she'd had an orgasm.
I sighed and went on...more
It had a little bit of everything that I love!
What I loved:
♦ Charley: She was hilarious with the "attention span of a gnat"! She's an awesome heroine and reminded me a little of Stephanie Plum. She's kick-ass and hilarious.
♦ Reyes: He was yummy, hot, and delicious. (See sexy man photos below ↓ Thanks, Cayce!!)
♦ Swopes: If there was no Reyes I would take Swopes for myself!
♦ The lawyers: Even though they kinda made me sad :(
However, I tried the audiobook recently and was floored by the way the narrator, Lorelei King was able to really bring the characters to life. She has that snark that I think is really important for Charley’s character and she does little girl’s voices SO WELL. I devoured...more
Make that several downers. I’m tempted to rate it lower by another ½ star. The dilemma of rating with a ½ star is: do I round up or down when I click on the GoodR...more
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Charley Davidson gerçek komik bir karakter, adlandırılmış uzuvları, ukala cevapları, insanları gıcık eden doğası ona ayrı bir hava katıyor. Tabii bazı espiriler çeviri ile resmen rezil oluyor. Ama bu kadını seviyorum. Beni Tehlike ve Will Robi...more
Pee. In. My. Pants. !!! Yes, I had to wear Depends while reading this! This was such a fun, fantastic novel. And, oh my god, Hilarious!!! Charley Davidson (that's right!) is a grim reaper, she sees and helps ghosts cross to the other side, but sometimes she helps solve their murders - which is why she is also a private investigator.
As of late the paranormal/supernatural book market is choking with vampires, werewolves and witches. Enter Darynda Davis, whose debut book, First Grave on the Right, is a scintillating, slosh of freshness. Her writing slicks and soothes across our parched need for something refreshing and original. Behold, our new supernatural heroine, Charley Davidson, a sparkling beacon of light, she is the Grim Reaper. This...more
You know that teen movie trope about a nerdy guy trying to be popular by joking around with the jocks? Only his jokes always sound rehearsed and fall f...more
We have Charley...
Charley is THE Grim Reaper...Not the guy with the black hood and scary face but the 27 year old brunette full of attitude and snark. Can I just say that Charley went right up there with my favorite heroines? She isn't a badass like Kate Daniels or Elena Deveraux, in fact she mostly gets her ass kicked through the book but she is so full of sarcastic comments and hilarious innate dialogs that...more
I love a story that can incorporate a lot of different emotions, and Jones does just that with First Grave. I never knew what was coming next, and part of that was thanks to the unforgettable characters and clever plot. Charley is a fabulous heroine, she made every page of this book memorable. Jones had me laughing hysterically o...more
What a brilliant debut novel. I loved it. The characters, the story, the world... There's lots of action too, which is suspenseful and engaging. I couldn't put this book down and read it in one sitting.
Charley is fantastic – I love her character. She’s sassy, brave and keeps getting herself into trouble. She’s smart, funny, witty, and I love her snark. Charley is a grim reaper who can see and talk to the dead. She’s also the light, the portal to the other si...more
Charley Davidson is such an inspirational protagonist from the beginning of this book I couldn't get enough of her. Easy 5 stars!!! This book took me on an adventure ride that i was sad and dissapointed when i finished, because i did not want to get off. So many times while reading I burst out laughing while reading: So beware when reading this in public ;)
Never have I read a book before with so many wonderfully imaginative and witty one-liners that I...more
The premise of who Charley is, well is unique and I liked it. The one-liners were maybe a bit overdone (as was the coffee...more
When I find a book I really like all I want to do is climb on roof and shout...or in the cyber world, go on Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, Wattpad and even Google+ and tell everyone I know they "MUST READ the book I just read because it is just soooooo AMAZING and Oh-Em-Gee!!! You will just love it!!!"
And while that is perfectly fitting for First G...more
Charley Davidson is a private investigator and a Grim Reaper. Yes, you read right. She is the portal between this world and the other for the dead people. Also, she helps the...more
The story was full of humor and the majority of it was a riot, but I must admit there were several places where the jokes were predictable or they fell a little flat for me. In the beginning where nearly every sentence was loaded with sarcasm (and death stares), I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it, but the story takes off quickly and once I had started there was...more
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