Eighth Grave After Dark
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DNF at 27%
▧ Warning #1: I'm in a very bad mood today. I've only slept for three hours. And I feel like punching someone. This is not going to go well.
▧ Warning #2: this review contains spoiler. And I don't give a damn. I'm insensitive like that.
▧ Warning #3: this review might contain spoilers about Fever. Yes Fever. And I'm not sure I give a damn about that either at this point. Hell JZB would probably kick my ass if he knew. Ac ...more
What I expect from you:
a) Epic Battle of Good vs. Evil
b) Reyes, Charley & the rest of the gang on the winning side
c) Arrival of Beep
That about sums it up...
No more unnecessary drama, por favor!
Now, after I've read the book, I must admit that even though I did like the story despite some "issues", I also can understand the more critical/negative reviews and even side with some of the issues the other fans o ...more
Buddy Read with some great girls Liz, Aly∞, oOSarahOo, Jo, Alexa and Jaime at Buddies Books and Baubles
This is one of my favorite series to read so it totally pains me to say ‘I didn’t really like it’. I’ve pondered my feeling about this for a few days now and there are a few things that I just can’t let go. Have you ever read a book in the series and wondered if you remembered everything from the previous book incorrectly? As we were wrapping up this book that is t ...more
This was difficult to rate, on the one hand I hated it for a multitude of reasons but on the other I enjoyed the familiarity of the characters and the world, and there were parts that were enjoyable in a mindless, fluffy kind of way. And underneath all of Charley's idiocy and hornyness for Reyes there was actually a solid story.
What I Liked:
-Skipping ahead to the end of Charley's pregnancy. I really didn't want to read more than one book of Charley acting all cute and precoci ...more
Wow! Darynda, how do you do it?! 5 stars and I'd give it more if I could! Just wow! This book answered so many questions I've had for ...more
Charley's well into her pregnancy and well into going stir crazy from having to staying on the covenant grounds in order to be safe from the hellhounds. Of course, that doesn't stop her from looking into cases or from cases looking for her!
Another action packed fast paced story from Darynda Jones. As always it had me sucked in from the beginning even if it started a bit slow. It was worth catching up on things and finding out what Charley and Reyes have been up to!
I couldn't imagine ...more
This was the first time that I’ve read a CHARLEY DAVIDSON novel, so I was a little worried that the story just wouldn’t be the same without Lorelei King’s narration, and yes I did miss her sultry voice (audiobook’s been pre-ordered!), but I regret nothing. EIGHTH GRAVE AFTER DARK was the installment that I’ve been craving since Darynda Jones began laying her trail of breadcrumbs in FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT. We get answers to oh so many questions, to the point that I’ll b ...more
Charley’s world is becoming more complicated by the second. Eighth Grave finally offers some answers, but with them come even more questions and uncertainties. Darynda Jones knows how to give us just enough, intrigue us even more, and leave us begging for the next installment.
Eighth Grave is more static than the previous book due to Ch ...more
He raised a brow.
"Yes. I can't stop. I've read it twenty seven times in a row."
So, Charley is prego and about to pop. I like that she constantly has to pee and lives her life from one food moment to the next. That's about right. Along with this:
I weighed too much. It was Beep's fault. Apparently, she weighed around eighty-seven pounds.
Silly, fat babies! They make us gain 30 pounds during pregnancy and then have the ner ...more
I still do not like Reyes. He is still a domineering jerk and I wish he would learn to listen to others... This first-react-later-think is what is wro ...more
Charley still caffeine free and ready to pop. Her and super sexy hubby Reyes are hiding out on sacred ground while the gang looks for way to kill the hounds and the 12 that hunt them and the future.
That is all I'm going to tell you. I had to suffer and wait and you should too. Enjoy the ride not knowing where the turns will be because this is an E ticket.
I laughed, cried, laughed and cried, and then I cried ugly, real ugly.
I loved it, the only flaw was that it ended too soon. I only wanted a co ...more
Beep. Beep. Beep.
Beep. Beep. Beep.
Well, hell! (And a hell-well!)
Beepity Beep Beep.
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 solv
I also disliked how the last 30 mins or so switched from being narrated by Charley to narrated by Reyes.
Too weird when it was the same voices on the audio track.
I hope this series picks up and brings back the fun it started with.
Got a lot of answers and revelations which I was thrilled about. We found out exactly who Mr. Wong is!! Finally!
(view spoiler)[ Am I dreaming or is there some sort of Renessmae thing going on with Osh'ekiel (the Daeva) and BEEP? (hide spoiler)]
I still cringe over Charley's recklessness, especially since she was either pregnant or had a baby! I wanted to shake her a few times and say "Do you think of your family at all?!!" I totally understand every time Reyes gets a ...more
I'm going to try not to give a lot details away, yet still review what I liked and disliked.
I rated this book 4/5 stars. I'm pretty sure I gave all the other books thus far 5/5. I absolutely love Charley and all her quirkiness, and while this is still present, I didn't feel there was as much as there has been in previous books. Charley's humor and antics are one of m ...more
I totally understand why Charley lost it...I mean, who wouldn't!? I'm scared for them all at this point. There so much uncertainty and a lot more challenges ahead and I hope Charley can pull through. Only way to find out is to dive right into the next one, even though it scares me a little because I'm hurting for Charley. ...more
I really do love this series and the characters have a special place in my heart, but WHAT IN THE HOLY-HELL IS GOING ON?
This can be my problem with a long running series: at some point the author wants to take things to a new, unexpected level, but because the story has been going on for so long the only place left to take readers is right off the fucking rails.
And this is the book in Charle ...more
Charley is still stuck on the ground of an old convent since she needs hallowed ground to keep her safe we learned in the last book.
Her step-mother who alway ...more
It's with a very heavy heart that I say this.
There are too many problems for me to even start. I want to rant. I want to rant hard, but what is the point? This series is not what it used to be, it is taking a direction I don't like and I don't understand. It's become repetitive and I can see where the story is going and I'm not interested in investing more of my time on that journey. I adore this genre and I am aware that a religious element has to be present, I me ...more
Ok so this is starting to go off the rails a teensy bit. I mean I get it, eight books in, what do you expect? Well I expect it to be over and done with if it's not going to get any better.
It was the exact same thing from the other books. A lot of time spent on Reyes and how hot he looks, we get it, its been eight books now, we know he's hot. A lot of pregnant sex ( not that I'm knocking pregnant sex ) but aren't you not suppose to have sex after a certain stage, with all the sperm induc ...more
Fortunately, both the baby bounces out and the isolation ends, but what carries the tale is -- as usual -- the interpersonal quirkiness, her best friend's wedding, the hot pregger sex, and the proxy investigations. ...more
The book begins about 8 months after the end of the last one. Thankfully, Darynda Jones pressed the fast f ...more
Oct. 10, 2014
I can't wait to read this book. Charley never fails to crack me up.
Oct. 22, 2014
I've just read Seventh Grave and No Body and I'm dying to read Eight Grave After Dark.
*Kneels on the ground* 2015, please come faster!
I sincerely hope this wouldn't be the last book in the series.
Anyone, aside from me, thinks that Swope's son is the thirteenth warrior? You know, the one who will tipped the balance and all the shimmers?
May 24, 2015
I'm pretty conflicted with this.
The book mad ...more
Cover: Pretty Color
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: Excellent installment
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Solving mysteries while having a baby
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Book Boyfriend: Reyes
SUMMARY (60 words or less)
This was a really good installment of the series. A lot happens and we get a lot of answers. Sometimes you wonder what would happen when all is revealed. This author pulled a rabbit out of a hat and what’s to come is really interesting.
For a ful ...more
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