NEW RELEASE REVIEW by Jena: Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson #6) by Darynda Jones (@Darynda)

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Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow—but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She’s a paranormal private eye and grim reaper-in-training who’s known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he’s dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really.

But when the FBI file on Reyes’ childhood happens to land into her lap, she can’t help herself: She opens it…and then the real fun begins. First, Charley finds a naked corpse riding shotgun in her car. Then, a man loses his soul in a card game. Throw in a Deaf boy who sees dead people, a woman running from mobsters, and a very suspicious Reyes, and things can’t get any worse for Charley.
Unless, of course, the Twelve Beasts of Hell are unleashed…
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I am so glad I got into this series. However, I sit before you with a MASSIVE book hangover, yet again!

Sixth Grave on the Edge is the sixth installment in the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones. Like all of the books before it, it’s a sexy read full of action, suspense, and snark. Plus….REYES. *swoon*

I listened to the audio book for this title and, once again, it was narrated by the ever-awesome Lorelei King. She’s one of my favorites to listen to, and in my head, she IS Charley Davidson. If they were to change narrators at this point, I think I would cry. And maybe riot. No, I’d definitely riot.

What I Liked:
The reason I love this series so much is the humor. Charley is full of snark and sarcasm, and it is hilarious. Her inappropriately timed jokes offer a bit of comic relief to sometimes dark story line. Sixth Grave was no exception. There were more than a few moments in this book which resulted in coffee squirting out of my nose. It wasn’t pretty, but it was so worth it.

The other thing I loved about Sixth Grave is there were a few plot twists which I totally did NOT see coming. If you’ve been following the series, one of the plot twists will have you making this face:
I also love the romantic story line in this series. Charley and Reyes have a great story. It’s not just a “will they or wont they”, it’s also a “SHOULD they or SHOULDN’T they”. He’s the son of Satan and she’s the portal to Heaven. Everything they know about that combo is not good news. As a reader, I so badly want to see them get a happily ever after, I’m just not so sure that’s going to be possible.
Charley and Reyes are not the only romantic story line anymore either, and the new story line is too damn funny. Let’s just say all is not smooth sailing right away.
Sixth Grave has soooooo many different mysteries, some span the entire book, others are quick in and out of the story.  It leaves you with this sense that you’ve read more than one book, and yet, everything ties up perfectly.

What I Didn’t Like:
The only thing I struggled with in this book is Charley not trusting Reyes after everything they’ve been through.  He warns her about certain things and she just seems to blow him off, like “what do you know?”  It just sits funny.  The dude is a bazillion years old and THE SON OF SATAN.  Give him some credit.

Who I Would Recommend It To:
I would recommend this book (and the entire series) to anyone and everyone.  If you’re a fan of paranormal romance, a fan of comedy, or a fan of action, this book (and series) has what you need.  I think the closest comparisons I can picture are the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost or the Calliope Reaper-Jones series by Amber Benson.  Sixth Grave on the Edge is another win for Darynda Jones!  Cant wait for the next book!


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