Just a few Charley Davidson books I read | pt 2

January 21, 2017 Just a Few Books I Read, Reviews 3

Just a few

Sometimes I just can’t pull off a review, but still want to share what I’ve read. When that happens, I’ll share them in this feature 🙂

I’m continuing my mad dash to review the Charley Davidson Series as I prepare to read and LOVE book 11. Yes. I have 0 doubts I will love it – especially considering I already read a pre-ARC of sorts.

I will preface all these reviews by saying that the narrator, Lorelei King, is amazing. She makes these characters come to life in an amazing way and I feel the best way to experience this series is in audio.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Just a few Charley Davidson books I read | pt 2Sixth Grave On the EdgeSixth Grave On the Edge by Darynda Jones
Narrator: Lorelei King
Series: Charley Davidson #6
Published by St. Martin's Press on May 20, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Mystery
Length: 9 hours 46 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Borrowed
Narrator Rating: A+

Few things in life can come between a grim reaper and her coffee, but the sexy, sultry son of Satan is one of them. Now that Reyes Farrow has asked for her hand, Charley Davidson feels it's time to learn more about his past, but Reyes is reluctant to open up. When the official FBI file of his childhood abduction lands in her lap, Charley decides to go behind her mysterious beau’s back and conduct her own investigation. Because what could go wrong?

Unfortunately, another case has fallen into her lap—one with dangerous implications. Some very insistent men want Charley to hunt down a witness who is scheduled to testify against their boss, a major player in the local crime syndicate. If Charley doesn't come up with an address in 48 hours, the people closest to her will start to disappear.

Add to that a desperate man in search of the soul he lost in a card game, a dogged mother determined to find the ghost of her son, and a beautiful, young Deaf boy haunted by his new ability to see the departed as clearly as he sees the living, and Charley has her hands full. The fact that Reyes has caught on to her latest venture only adds fuel to the inferno that he is. Good thing for Charley she's used to multi-tasking and always up for a challenge…especially when that challenge comes in the form of Reyes Farrow.

The previous reviews could most easily be summed up as “Berls was so busy loving the series she didn’t write ANYTHING.” Guess what? It continues. Here’s my note to self “Was so engrossed I forgot to even mark I’d started it, let alone finished it. Writing these reviews is going to be a bitch lol”

LOL boy was I right! Here’s what stands out to me about Sixth Grave on the Edge. We met this awesome new character – a demon but an awesome demon – who has become one of my favorite characters. Also I remember that the cliff was MASSIVE. Big Revelations at the end of the book! Boy was I lucky I could jump right into the next one!

4 stars Pretty Great

Just a few Charley Davidson books I read | pt 2Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones
Narrator: Lorelei King
Series: Charley Davidson #7
Published by Macmillan Audio, St. Martin's Press on October 21, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Mystery
Length: 10 hours 30 minutes
Source: Purchased
Narrator Rating: A+

Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life.

A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it.

We’re doomed.

Things got better (in terms of review writing) for Seventh Grave and No Body. My notes state “Ok at least I’m only a day late marking this one! Lots of great twists, love Charley’s sense of humor and her relationships are fantastic (Cookie, Reyes, UB, etc).”

*eye roll* I really suck at this don’t I? Sometimes books are too good to stop and write reviews! I remember that this one made me really REALLY nervous. Those 12 beasts were scary. And Holy Shit did we get some blow you away revelations here! Honestly, every book after five has kind of felt that way… Which is why I just kept flying through them.

4.5 stars I loved it

Just a few Charley Davidson books I read | pt 2Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones
Narrator: Lorelei King
Series: Charley Davidson #8
Published by Macmillan Audio, St. Martin's Press on May 19, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Mystery
Length: 9 hours
Format: Audiobook
Source: Borrowed
Narrator Rating: A+

With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there, Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.

Charley’s been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn’t know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he’s near, but naturally he swears he’s fine.

While the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. But the good feelings don’t last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life….

For Eighth Grave After Dark I noted “This is like the book of reveals! Geez! And then that ending… I’m so glad I’m reading this late. If I’d had that cliff hanger I would have been quite frustrated!”

So yeah, like I said – revelations! There’s a reason I read this series in less than 3 months! Great characters, great action, fun mystery and cliffhangers! It’s okay because you don’t have to wait (at least not at this point!). I personally love a good cliff hanger, but if you don’t like them, wait until the series is finished 🙂

4.5 stars I loved it

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About Darynda Jones

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.


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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

3 Responses to “Just a few Charley Davidson books I read | pt 2”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m thinking I’m glad I only just started this series and have all this goodness ahead of me without the wait. 😉 And knowing LKing narrates makes me happy because I *know* I can re-read the series by listening and enjoy it all over again. I’m thrilled you love this series so much, Berls, because it means I will too. 😉
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