Friday, May 23, 2014

Review: Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson, #6)


Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson, #6)Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson, #6
Published: May 20th 2014
Publisher: Piatkus
Format: Paperback, 352 pgs
Source: Publisher for review
Buy: The Book Depository


Charley Davidson—part-time P.I. and full-time Grim Reaper—is back in this new novel from the New York Times bestselling author
Sometimes I wrestle my demons. Sometimes we just snuggle.—bumper sticker
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’s childhood happens to land in 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...

Holy cliffhanger, Batman! Darynda sure knows how to end a book with a jaw-dropping moment. It may take my poor heart a good long while to recover from this one, but seeing as the next book comes out in October, I suppose I'll recover soon enough.

At this point, picking up a new Charley Davidson book feels a lot like coming home after a long and rather painful absence. Darynda’s characters have such strong personalities that it’s almost too easy to imagine them having lives beyond these pages. Getting a glimpse of their hilarious existence is very much an honor and a privilege.

It’s not all sunshine and roses, though. Truth be told, Sixth Grave seems to be a bit of a rush job. I was disappointed by the lack of structure in this plot, some conversations that lead absolutely nowhere and more than a few loose ends. I realize that unfinished storylines can be expected this late in the series, but some of them seemed forgotten rather than left purposely for later installments. It’s not something Darynda normally does and while I enjoyed Sixth Grave overall, I felt just a little bit let down.

Be that as it may, the fact remains that this is a series one can count for fabulous entertainment, sizzling hot romance and too many sidesplitting one-liners to count. Charley herself takes few things seriously which makes her different from every other UF or PNR heroine out there.

I’ll keep this short because, at book six, there’s little to say I haven’t said before: the Charley Davidson series has hordes of fans for a reason. I suspect Darynda Jones might have a hard time moving on from this series because there’s too much of her in Charley, but as long as she’s writing these, there’s not much to worry about. If making people laugh and swoon at the same time were a sport, Darynda would be a multiple Olympic gold medalist.

A copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher for review purposes. No considerations, monetary or otherwise, have influenced the opinions expressed in this review.

30 comments:

  1. Yes! So happy to hear you've loved this one! I still haven't read this one but cannot wait!
    Thanks a LOT for the cliffhanger warning, I hate thooooseee!! Thankfully book 7 comes out this year too!
    Great review, Maja!

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  2. I have seen this series all over the blog-sphere and I really want to read it. I only hope to maybe read it after all books are out as those cliffhangers sound really mean. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. Great review, Maja :)

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  3. WHile I'm not overly excited about the rush job/lack of structure, I'm thrilled to be able to dive back into Charlie's world! Definitely like coming home.

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  4. I really regret not jumping into this series sooner. I have been seeing some favourable reviews, and some even glowing. Charlie sounds like a kick-ass character. :)

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  5. I have been waiting for these reviews to start popping up! I haven't been able to get to this one yet and now that I know there is a horrid cliffie, I am so torn about wanting to start it! I am sure I will soon, just maybe not right now. I can't wait though even if this one felt a little rushed, like you said, the characters make anything worth it. ;)

    Have a lovely weekend Maja!

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  6. NO NOT A CLIFFHANGER *cries*. I might just wait until October and then read both of them together then. I am sad to hear about some of the plot holes but I am glad you were able to enjoy the book overall!

    Lovely review, Maja!! :)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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  7. I'm glad to hear this was still as entertaining as the rest of the series, Maja despite the plot being a little rushed. I have yet to read the third book in it, but I need to get back to this soon because I did love Charley and the gang. The cliffhanger sounds horrible though and I don't think I could handle it! At least the next book comes out in a few months.
    Great review, Maja!

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  8. I realllyyyy need to try this series again. For some reason I just couldn't get into it last time, but I've been hearing so much about it that I desperately want to join the throng of fans. Wonderful review, Maja!(:

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  9. Awesome review as always, Maja! I'm very excited to start this series. I actually have them on my Kindle now, and I'm happy to see that the sixth book does not disappoint at all! Wheee!

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

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  10. Another cliffhanger? THat is one thing that I used to love about this series was the lack of them. Totally ruins it! At least book seven is out in October. I am starting this one next week.

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  11. I won the audiobook of this one. I'm on my way to doing the whole series on audio! WHEE! It will be a while before I can get to it and the cliffie might make me wait a bit longer until the next. I also don't mind that this one was mediocre compared to the others. A mediocre Charley book is still a good book IMHO. :D Needs to get to it! :D

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  12. I loved this and you are right it is like coming home. I laugh and completely lose myself in the story. I love the banter between Reyes and Charley. Her endings always kill me, but at least we get more in October!!!!

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  13. I saw some talk on twitter that has me worried *bites nails*

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  14. I REALLY need to start this series. I'm hoping to this summer. I'm sorry some loose ends were left in the air, but hopefully things get back on track in the next one.

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  15. you're right about many things here but it's always so fun to read each book. I really enjoyed this one, I had a nice time with it and I confess that I'm really curious to read the next one now.

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  16. I remember reading the first book and yes, it was absolutely hilarious and awesome! Sounds like the series has been going strong and I really need to get back to it :) I love characters with strong personalities :D

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  17. I always think of you when I see Darynda's name! I know you're a fan of hers and your reviews always make me want to read her books! I have one of her YA books but I want to get straight to this series!

    I'm glad you don't have too long to wait for the next book!

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

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  18. Woah am I like the only person who has never heard of this series? *must remedy that* but oh no clffhanger! :( It is the best and worst thing in the history of books.

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  19. This series has so many fans that I'd like to give it a try someday even if I don't read too many adult novels. It's too bad this one felt a little rushed, but it sounds like it didn't detract too much from your enjoyment.

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  20. I'd really like to give this series a try and see what all the fuss is about!

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  21. I have most of this series still to read, but we did get off to a good start, so I'm definitely looking forward to it! I do enjoy laughing and swooning at the same time. ;) I'm glad this was another entertaining installment for you, Maja, and with that cliffhanger you mention, it's a good thing the next book isn't a whole year away. Great review as always!

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  22. I haven't heard of this series, but it sounds like a an awesome one! Thanks for your great review!

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  23. I've only read the first book but I loved it and I know I need to hurry up and continue the series!

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  24. Loose ends...hmm, wonder if they are set up for the next book or few books or if the series is going to long. Interesting.

    Thank you for sharing!

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  26. I can't believe I'm still so behind in this series! I keep reading such wonderful reviews and telling myself I'm going to catch up. It's a shame some of the plot threads got dropped and the story wasn't a bit tighter, but I'm glad to hear you're looking forward to the next book. Lovely review!

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