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Friday, June 2, 2017

Review: Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones

Title: Eighth Grave After Dark
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #8
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Lorelei King
Release Date: May 19th, 2015
Length: Novel (304 pages/9.0 hours)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Library
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.5-stars

Melissa's Review:

Eighth Grave After Dark is book eight in the Charley Davidson series. I've really been enjoying binge listening to this series. I'm on the waitlist for the next few via my library so expect reviews for those in the coming months. As always, this series is full of humor with paranormal bits intertwined. It is set in one location so Charley isn't running around a ton like usual but there was still quite a bit going on.

In this installment, Charley and the gang are holed up at a convent in hopes that the hellhounds (the twelve) cannot enter the hallowed grounds. The reason they're having to stay there for months on end is because we found out Charley is pregnant and her daughter is the only thing that will take down Satan. Everyone is going a bit stir crazy staying there but they'd much rather not get ripped to shreds if they step foot off the property. Charley's friends and family visit every chance they get and Cookie even has her wedding there. We don't have too much action in this installment but being in a set location doesn't stop Charley from solving a cold case. While this book did feel like a bit of a filler book, enough happened to set up the next few installments of Charley's journey.

Eighth Grave After Dark had more progression in the overall story arc than I expected. While this wasn't my favorite installment in the series to date, it was an interesting one. We're seeing Reyes trying his best to protect his family at all costs, even if it takes a huge toll on himself. We learn more about the twelve and about Reyes's father. There were even several unexpected scenes that I really didn't see coming near the end. All in all, this was a pretty good addition to the series and I cannot wait to see what happens next. If you're a fan of Urban Fantasy full of ghosts and mystery and humor you'll love this series.



38 comments:

  1. I've heard great things about this series. It's been on my TBR series. Glad that you still enjoyed it despite your issues. Awesome review! :)

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  2. I always have a great time with this series!

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  3. Niiice! This is where I am at in the series! I still need to read book 8 and dear goodness book 12 is coming out in October! I really ought to get caught up asap!! Nice review!

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    1. Haha that's why I'm trying to catch up as well :D Hope you're able to as well!

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  4. Filler book? That worries me.

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    1. I felt like this one had enough to move the series on but I wasn't like OMGGGGG like normal :(

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  5. Too bad you didn't enjoy this one as much as you normally do. I do hope the next one is better. :)

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  6. Sorry this one did not wow you. Hope the next book would be better. Great review.

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  7. Oh man. I wish my library had these. I might have to pester them. Hmmm. Glad you enjoyed it even if it wasn't the favorite of the batch.

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    1. I'm really lucky that mine has them!!

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  8. I also wasn't a big fan of this one. I was really enterained by the 9th book, though!

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  9. I don't remember if I gave this one a high rating or not just for the emotional factor for me. I was incensed at the ending of this book, even if it did setup the next couple and it did move some things along. I was mad as a hornet. Not my favorite of the series that is for sure. Still love Charley though, you can't help it LOL!

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  10. I gave up on this series around book 5 or 6. But I heard the later books have been better. I may have to pick it back up.

    Stopping by as part of the Get Social event hosted by the Herd. You can find me at http://bambi-unbridled.blogspot.com.

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    1. I think I stopped after book 4 for quite awhile then picked it back up. I have been enjoying the later books but a few are only ehhh to me.

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  11. Ohhh, I love paranormal stories. I'll definitely check out this series.

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  12. Great review and it reminds me that i'm due to pick up the next in this series, I think I'm on #4 :)

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  13. I haven't read this one yet but I've read a couple of her other books and liked them. #getsocial17

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  14. Her books always sound so good! (Get Social Event) Romancing the Readers www.romancingthereaders.blogspot.com

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    1. I love her writing style, she adds in a bunch of humor and keeps the story interesting.

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  15. Sucks that this one wasn't as good as the others but I love the sound of Reyes being protector of his family. I still need to catch up on this series. The last book I read Reyes was a complete douche.

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    1. It's definitely leading up for more interesting books in the future so I can understand why she did it but yeah :(

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  16. Sorry this was not as good as the others! I have not read these books but I hope that you enjoy the next book #getsocial17

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  17. Popping in from the get social event.Added you to our following list.Happy Reading! Joelle from Angels with Attitude Book Reviews

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  18. So many have loved this series. I've yet to start it, I need to get caught up before I get there though. :)

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