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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

117) Seventh Grace and No Body by Darynda Jones

The Blurb :

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 fiancĂ© 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.

My Thoughts :

I am having a good reading week!  So many great books have been released and I am reading them straight away and leaving my to be read pile to grow out of control!  But some books just need to read or listen to as soon as possible.

The Charley Davidson series a pre-order and must read series.  It is also a must listen to series.  The narrator is amazing and I couldn't read these books without the audio version.  Yes it takes me a week to listen to the whole story and reading the book would only take a day but the quality and performance is just too good and unforgettable.   It makes the story even more fun and enjoyable.

The seventh book in the series is just as wit and action filled as the previous six.  There are shenanigans with handcuffs, some hellhounds and also a few weird departed thrown in.  There are some death related surprises and twists that will leave a huge scar while there are some interesting relationship developments.  There is the BEP (you will know what I mean when you have read the book) and the 12 to worry about as well as a strange bout of suicides and empty graves.  There is never a dull moment and there is always a good helping of sarcasm and minor confusion to make things more exciting.   It is all fun and games when Charley is involved.

So I don't want to give anything away because this is a series best served without spoilers but you really don't want to miss this installment.  If you haven't tried this series yet then I can only highly recommend it and beg you to listen to the audio version if you like listening to books.  It really is worth the time and definitely worth the effort.  But be warned!  This is really hilarious at times and you may want to be careful listening to this in public.  Laughing out loud and making funny giggling noises is very possible.

Now the wait starts again.  I think I saw somewhere that book eight arrives in May.  So not a really long wait but still too long!  Wishes for book eight :  Please finally give us more info on Mr Wong!  Make a little time jump so BEP is bigger.  Oh and we need more Amber.  She has so many more awkward questions she could ask Auntie Charley!                        

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