Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones

Seventh Grave and No Body
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: St. Martins Press
ISBN:   1250045649
ISBN13: 9781250045645
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher
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.

I'm always really impatient and excited to get my greedy little hands on the next Charley Davidson book, so when my request for a review copy was granted I did a little happy dance and stalked my mailbox until my pretty new book arrived in the mail.

We were hit with some major news at the end of SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE. Thankfully we don't have to wait long to learn more about that news in SEVENTH GRAVE AND NO BODY. It was interesting to witness all the feelings that the news brought out from not only Charley, but also Reyes and their friends/allies. I was a little curious how everyone would protect her now and if she would LET them and was glad to see this was addressed quite a few times throughout the book and especially at the end.

As with all the other books in this series some heavy stuff happens in SEVENTH GRAVE. I'm an emotional reader and it always seems to surprise me how easily I can go from laughing to crying with books in this series. Each book has brought out both in me and SEVENTH GRAVE is no exception. The book ends on a pretty heavy moment that left me with a box of kleenox, a "NO, it can't end like that" coming out of my mouth and lots of open strings to bring us into book 8.

Let's talk about the humor. LMAO is what I do for a good portion of each book. Charley is super snarky and finds a way to make a smart ass comment at every turn. She also happens to name EVERYTHING no matter how inappropriate it is, which happens to be hilarious.  Each chapter starts off with a t-shirt quote, or funny saying. Not sure where Darynda finds all of these, but I would definitely buy and wear most of them. So, if our looking for some humor with your action, hot romance and emotional roller coaster this series is for you!

I find it really hard to write reviews for books in long series because I usually have already said everything about the characters or the writing and world in previous reviews so I will leave my review at that. SEVENTH GRAVE AND NO BODY was another fantastic addition with another ending that left me salivating for more. Darynda Jones will continue to have a prominent spot on my bookshelf.

I gave it 5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


  1. The last couple of endings have been brutal, but I think that this one was the worse out of the bunch. Whenever I pick up a Charley Davidson book I expect to giggle the whole way though, this crying thing has got to stop! I usually struggle to review later installments in a long running series too, however that couldn't be further from the truth with these. I have to force myself to stop typing. LOL

  2. LOL as you can see, I had to force myself to stop writing too. I was definitely not lacking words. I did cry quite a bit in this one. The last few have been like that actually. I hate having to wait for the next one to come out.


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