Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones

Published July 15, 2013 by bookbesties


     So if you have seen my Facebook or Twitter feed lately than you know I looooove everything Charley Davidson. She’s my first ever book girlfriend. (Don’t act like you guys don’t have them).  She is part Veronica Mars and maybe part Ghost Whisper, to an extent. You see Charley is a Grimm Reaper, THE Grimm Reaper to be exact and she also happens to date/ have relations with the Son of Satan, Reyes. Plus she has the worst case of ADD that I have seen, which just makes her more lovable in my book. If you have no idea who I’m talking about check out my review on the first grave book here. Anyone who is a fan know that just the titles of the chapters alone is enough to make you spit milk from your nose.

“I’m not 100 percent certain, but I think my cup of coffee just said, “You’re my bitch.”- Status update

“Whoever is in charge of making sure I don’t do stupid %hit is fired-T-SHIRT

Charley is back in her element doing what she loves, PI-ing (if that’s a word) and along with her assistant/ best-friend Cookie, she doing OK. A normal day for her  is coffee, then going to work and having someone try to kill her and she has to use her mad ass skills to save her life or her super hot  guy materialize and does it for her.  Being the Grimm Reaper she is used to seeing dead people everywhere she goes, so she thinks nothing of it when a departed little girl shows up under her bed, followed by another and another, totaling 27 departed women in her apartment. It’s like six sense all over.  The women appeared almost overnight and they all are scared and not talking and clearly in distress, Charley has never seen anything like it in her life.  Wanting to help these girls and also solve the mystery about  the arsonist burning up Albuquerque  and also trying to lay low so that Satan won’t send any more of his army after her, Charley has her hands full.  Her whit however, has not left her, and her ADD brain, Barbra is just as funny as ever.

“Yes! I’d nailed it!, I was an expert at nailing things. Ideas, two-by-fours, men with low self-esteem. If it could be nailed  I could nail it. I should probably change my name to the Nailer.”

 I could not stop laughing out loud (sometimes snorting) to this book!

But with Charley comes Reyes, THE son of Satan and so much more. Reyes is as deadly as he is hot and he want’s one thing. Charley.  I loved flirtatious banter they had going on it throughout the whole book, it made me really fall in love with their relationship, Even though certain people seem to be hell-bent(pun intended) to keep them apart, Reyes and Charley could care less.  Reyes is also as cocky as he is the son of Satan.

“Hey, wait.” I said, puling back, “you are the son of Satan. Maybe we should have a safe word.” His grim morphed into something wickedly charming.”Okay, how about , ‘Oh my god it’s so big.’”

I loved with book and all it’s twist and turns, as usual there were 50 different things going on at once, and just like her ADD, everything was all over the place. The running mystery behind Reyes and Charley’s history and future is still ever-present and I loved that there was more Reyes in this book than the last, and man, was he swoon worthy.

“I want you Dutch, body and soul  I want you in my bed every night. I want you there when I wake up every morning. I want your clothes strung across my apartment and your sent on my skin.”

Yea that was all sorts of

I was glued to this book until I was done, which was in one day and my Charley crush was renewed. The knowledge that was dropped in this book had me going ‘ooooohhhhh, i get it’, I can’t wait for the next book and as always Darynda did an excellent job.

4 out of 5 stars


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