Book Review: Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones


veronica | You’d think after 6 books of the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones I’d be sick of Charley’s antics and neurotic need to name everything but you’d be wrong. I love it. It’s part of her charm and appeal and lends a lightness to the series as a whole. What I find great about the series is the ease in which you can slip into Charley and Reyes’ world and I felt just at east with the seventh book, Seventh Grave and No Body.

When your fiancé is the escaped son of Satan, what is a dozen hellhounds to you anyway? They only want to rip your throat out and drag you to hell. But this time there is more at stake for Charley, she’s pregnant and still chasing the bad guys with the a little help from her friends. Okay, maybe a lot of help.

I find with each book, there is always a touch of sadness along with the humour. There’s always a case that gets to me angry or sad but for the most part it ends satisfactorily. Seventh Grave was a bit sadder for me. It’s always hard to lose someone close to you, even if it’s for the sake of moving the plot line.

I feel like in the previous installments we barely scratched the surface of Charley’s Grim Reaperism and now we’re finally seeing and following along with her newly realized abilities. I am really liking what’s to come; there’s going to be a battle and this is just preparing us for the information overload and introduction of a new character or two.

At no point have I ever even had the thought of giving up on Charley, and I don’t think I ever will.


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october 21, 2014