[Review] The Curse of the Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones

About the book

The Curse of the Tenth Grave
(Charley Davidson #10)
by Darynda Jones
ebook, 352 pages
St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: June 28th 2016
ASIN: B0191K3GVY

As a Part-time PI and fulltime grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister’s hair before she wakes up? But, “How do I trap not one malevolent god, but three?” was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension.

There’s just one problem. One of the three stole her heart a very long time ago. Can the Razer, a god of absolute death and destruction, change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiances lie with his brothers?

Those are just a few of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl running for her life, an innocent man who’s been charged with murder, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, and Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we’re saved. If not, well…

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Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015 06/16/15

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Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015

Ten Books on my Summer TBR…. I hate making those lists, because I never read all of those books 😉 I had to look up for when to when Summer is exactly. It’s from June 21st to September 23rd, if we can believe Wikipedia.

I intend to read some of the books I have from NetGalley and are long overdue and then the new releases I’m eagerly awaiting.

Anyway, here we go (click on the covers to be taken to GoodReads):

Burned by Darkness by Alexandra Ivy

Publication Date: June 30th
A new series by Alexandra Ivy and it’s about dragon. Can’t wait to read it. Also it will be my first Alexandra Ivy book that I read in english. Till now I’ve only read the translations. So I’m curious to see how her actual writing style is.

 

Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication Date: July 28th
Finally the third and last installment of the Dark Elements series will be out. I can wait to see with whom Layla will end up. If she ends up with Zayne I will stab my eyes out. Also I’m curious to see how the whole conflict in the book will end. But still: Layla and Roth 4-Ever 😀

Shadow Strikes by Dianne Duvall

Publication Date: August 25th
After a good year of waiting I will finally be able to hold the new book in my hands. It’s going to be about Ethan, who I got all the feels for after one hilarous scene in the previous book. Also I can’t wait to find out who the bad guy is, hopefully we will find out this book. I’m dying out of curiousity.

 

Archangel’s Enigma by Nalini Singh

Publication Date: September 1st
Finally, finally, finally we will get the story of Naasir. I love that guy, even though I have no idea what he is exactly. I just hope his significant other won’t try to tame him, because I love him as he is. But I think I have to re-read the previous book, because I’m not sure what I actually remember :/

NetGalley titles I want to read in Summer

Now I still have two spaces left, I think I’m going to read probably the Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, since I just bought the first 5 books (I count them as one spot on my list. I know I’m cheating ;))

And the last book I’m thinking about reading is Sixth Grave On The Edge by Darynda Jones.

Well, this is my summer tbr of 2015. What do you plan to read? Leave your link in the comment section below 🙂

 

Bout Of Books Read-A-Thon Challenge 2

Day #2: Challenge by LuLo Fangirl.

Character Face-Off

In her challenge I have to do the following:

Create the ultimate character face-off.

Pick two of your all-time favorite characters. They can be from the books you chose for the read-a-thon (or not — totally up to you).

Even though they are both your favorite, you HAVE to choose one as the winner. And tell me why.

Sell me on why this ONE character is your favorite character of ALL characters.

Character #1: Sienna Lauren

(Psy/Changeling-series by Nalini Singh)

Who: Psy who is the only cardinal X in the world, which means she is powerful and can create and controll fire

Pros: loyal, sarcastic, funny, awesome bigger sister, doesn’t give up, smart, honest

Cons: stubborn, snarky, moody

Character #2: Charley Davidson

(Charley Davidson-series by Darynda Jones)

Who: PI who can see ghosts, because she is the grim reaper.

Pros: funny, sarcastic, loyal, witty

Cons: short attention span, forgives to easy (Reyes!), rude

Winner: Sienna Lauren

Why: As much as I love Charley, I would always choose Sienna over her (sorry, Charley!). Sienna is just so down to earth, smart and she is adorable to her man. Also Charley had absolutely no chance, because Sienna is my all-time favourite character since I first read about her in the very first Psy/Changeling book (again, sorry, Charley!). And then there is this little ability of her to throw flames. I think she would totally help me destroy my enemies if I had any. She’s just that cool.

So, that was the second challenge 😉 and my reason made absolutely no sense, but whatever. I just love her, don’t judge me ;D

Before I forget it, I made a post for “healthy” snack you can eat during the Read-A-Thon, check it out here.

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TT #34 / FTPI #22

I decided to combine the Teaser Tuesday, hosted by MizB from A Daily Rhythm, with the First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Bibliophile By the Sea.


Today I decided to feature Third Grave Ahead by Darynda Jones, third book in the Charley Davidson series. This is a teaser for me as well, because I have to write an exam tomorrow morning, so I have to learn a little bit today. But I will definitely start this tomorrow after class 🙂

Opening:

There was a dead clown sitting in my living room. Since I wasn’t particularly fond of clowns, and it was way too early for anything coherent to come out of my mouth, I pretended not to notice him.

Teaser from 17%:

“He’s pissed as hell, Charley. At you.”
“Pfft. How do you know he’s mad at me? Maybe he’s mad at you.”

[Review] First Grave On The Right by Darynda Jones

I’m back, guys, I’m writing reviews again… kind of. Not really. LOL.

Synopsis: This whole grim reaper thing should have come with a manual.
Or a diagram of some kind.
A flow chart would have been nice.

Charley Davidson is a part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper. Meaning, she sees dead people. Really. 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 (like murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely. But what does he want with Charley? And why can’t she seem to resist him? And what does she have to lose by giving in?

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Genre: Paranormal (Romance)
Series: Charley Davidson #1
Date of Publication: February 01st, 2011
Cliffhanger: Yes
HEA/Happy End: No

Rating: 4,5 Stars ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
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