The Trouble with Twelfth Grave
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. Bu ...more
HOLY CRAP! Let's give a round of applause to the one and only Mrs. Jones for creating another beautiful book! And for bringing my Charley and Reyes back after these 9 months!
As usual, and I mean in every single book that written by Mrs. Jones about Charley, this one is amazing. Funny. Beautiful. Powerful. NOT ENOUGH! I NEED MORE! I swear, this is the best paranormal series that I've ever read and the only one that I've followed since book one. Truth be told, I don't really li ...more
Can I just say this is the best paranormal series out there? I mean that just my opinion. It sexy, funny, and action-packed. The sarcasm speaks to my soul. I mean why are you reading my review, when you could be reading this goodness.
Stop reading this review, and go pick of the first book, or if you're invested, read this one. I'm kidding. Kinda of. Anyway, I was stoked when I got this ARC I wasn't expecting it. I may have peed a little when I found it on NetGalley, because Dar...more
Time to tell the truth, when I saw the release date for this book I was practicaly stalking Netgalley and when I finally saw the chance to request an ARC for it, I was over the moon. I'm so grateful to Marissa for giving me the chance to read it, that I could jump from joy.
Darynda did such a good job with this story, it's amazing. This series is one of my favs for years already and it's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Charley and Reyes. This time I ...more
If you love Charley, you will love this one. She is doing her thing: running on coffee and humor, trying to solve a supernatural mystery or two. The thing is, any review of this book will give spoilers for the last one, and you can't pick this up without having read the previous books, sooooooo....
Basically, if you are late to the party, you need to catch up. This series is hilariously fun and cool. Plus, you want to be a cool kid, right?
No pressure or anything..
Here are some quotes:
Looking for ...more
So the story goes like this: Charley sends Reyes for a retreaving mission in hell. Reyes comes back not exactly himself. God (The God) finds out his lil' bro is up to his old devices and decides to kill him. Or at least try. Cha ...more
“God is love, but Satan does that thing you like with his tongue.”
Okay, I have to admit that I am a little disappointed with this book. I was hoping that Darynda Jones would pull something out of her hat with Reyes that she did with Charley in The Dirt on Ninth Grave. It's obviously not the exact same plot but something similar. Unfortunately, that didn't happen.
Instead, we get this crazy Reyes...or not Reyes.. To be honest, that's all a little fuzzy even at the end when ...more
One day since I've finished the book and I still really honestly don't know how I feel about it.
I'm at a loss if I liked it or hated it or somewhere between. I...just. No words. I want to write this review and explain all the things that I'm having trouble with, but I have to check to see if I can fully review it just yet since it has a full month to go before it comes out.
*goes to look up email from Netgalley*
Phew ok, looks like I ca ...more
Well folks, she’s done it again. Just when you think you have it all figured out, Darynda Jones pulls not only the rug out from under you, but the entire house as well.
Picking up where we last left off, our Charley is her funny, snarky, well-intentioned self. She’s working a case while trying to figure out the drama that is now her life. Her husband (and the son of Satan) isn’t himself these days. And in the Davidson style, sh ...more
MOTHERFUCKING CLIFFHANGERS -.-'
I love the Charley Davidson series, admire the author's talent. And her main secondary/supporting characters are brilliant. Particularly Uncle Bob 'Ubie', Cookie, Angel. And of course, Reyes is smoking hot.
The mythology in this series, which took a sudden left turn 3-4 books back, expanding MASSIVELY is fascinating, but keeps being added to in such a way that its inconsistent, making plot holes, and befuddling.
Reyes is the son of Satan- no actually, he's God's little brother, ...more
EDITED TO ADD REVIEW:
If I said that I wasn't both eager and tepid to open this latest installment in the Charley Davidson series, I would both be a coward and a liar. I wanted so bad to get my hands on this story with the way that book eleven ended, it was heart wrenching but at the same time, I was so very nervous to do so. In fact once I got my ...more
No.. Nope ..Nuh-uh..
Seriously, fuck that!
And I'm supposed to wait until 2019 now to know what gonna happen next?!
That's what I get for binge reading the full series in a week.
Yep, that'll teach me.
Darynda is fond of proverbs, so I thought I'd start my review with this one:
Do they indeed? Charley is not so sure. Okay, there's no denying her scorching attraction to her childhood shadow, Reyes Alexander Farrow. Falling for his alter ego, the son of Satan, a.k.a the hot as hell Rey'aziel; piece of cake! Rey'azikeen, a.k.a the Razer, a.k.a the most volatile of all gods, a.k.a the yo ...more
I went down the same rabbit hole as all these other folks. I got hooked, tried to get off, then started demanding some free time to get back to the drug. I even punched an imaginary detractor in the imaginary face and screamed, "HEY! GIVE ME MY CHARLEY! What the hell happened to Reyes?!?"
Alas, no such real obstacle was in my face. BUT IT FELT LIKE IT.
That being said, this was a wonderful story and ...more
My favourite Grim Reaper is finally back. On the surface, Charley Davidson may look like your average boot-wearing, taco-scarfing, coffee-swilling PI. But that’s her day job. To souls of the dead, she’s a bright light who provides safe passage to the other side. Oh, and turns out she’s a God. You know, like one of those really ancient, powerful beings but with better hair.
There’s never any shortage of weird & wacky cases for her & partner Cookie to solve. But right now Charlie has a mo ...more
blown away that even with this being such a long-running series that’s sadly approaching its end, there’s still so much story left to tell.
The Trouble with Twelfth Grave picks up immediately where the last book ended - with Charley and Reyes releasing the innocent souls, and several hell-bound ones as well, from the god glass. What comes through in place of Reyes is the stuff of nightmares, as someh ...more
If you’re not up to date on the series, re ...more
The Charley Davidson series is the only Urban Fantasy/Paranormal series that has kept me hooked for so long. I could reread this series every year and not get tired or bored. After the cliffhanger in book #11, I couldn't wait to get my hands on The Trouble with Twelfth Grave. Like in every book there is humor, romance, quirkiness, sadness, suspense, heartbreak and so much more. Every character plays such an essential role in making this ...more
I keep reading these books only for the feeling they leave in the end. I feel so happy when I finish one of Charlie Davidson's books. This one was a bit slow, but towards the last 30% everything became soo good. I don't want to spoil anything, but the ending was just great!
Can't wait to read the other one
Me after finishing this book:
THAT ENDING! OMG, THAT ENDING! I did not see that coming, though I should have seen it!!! At first I was like, "No, this can't be happening" and then "Oh she's going to do it" and then she did!!! So very glad I waited until the last book was released before reading this book.
I waited to read this book because I couldn't deal with Reyes Alexander Farrow as a feral being. Imagine my surprise when I got to the end of the book. It made me want to cry, the ...more
I cannot believe that Darynda Jones has gone and done it again, produced a book in a long running series that has outdone the one before... How on earth does she do that?
Simple! Her writing style is unique, her characters are long standing, well loved, easy to believe and one or two are very, very hot! Charley, Reyes, Cookie and the rest, but let's not forget Rocket... I love this guy/ghost and his involvement with Charley may be short in the books but ...more
Cases to solve in book 12:
-While on a 24 hour deadline, Charley had to find her missing husband, who may or may not be about to destroy the world
-investigate a murder to keep her friend from being arrested
-investigate a serial killer that can only be by a supernatural
-guiding her niece as ...more
This book was everything I was hoping and dreading it would be. Dealing with the issues of Reyes was heart troubling to say the least. On top of that, there are a few murders to deal with. Charley throughout the book has her hands full.Finding out the end of one of those murder investigations was mind boggling. It was fitting but still, unexpected. It's rare when I'm surprised like that, so for that alone, I was happy.
Now for ...more
The pluses of the first book were Charley, the intrepid, wise-cracking PI who also sees the dead, and helps them to the light, her friends and uncle, and sometimes the prickly Garrett, handsome detective who didn't believe in her abilities.
Not as interesting to me, but obviously a big draw to the readership, the Mark I hero: myster ...more