Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (Charley Davidson #11)

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The most recent book in this series, and I’m so happy that I got to read this. I will warn all who start this book that it has a killer of a cliffhanger ending. The release date of the next book is already marked on my calendar, which is perfectly Oct 31.

A standard day for Charley, involves all the normal things that PI’s deal with. Missing people, stalkers, death threats, manically religious people, ghosts, hell hounds, and a seriously pissed evil God. While still trying to come to grips with the idea that she is a Goddess and finding more and more about her past in the other dimension. She must figure out how to keep herself alive, while also keeping her daughter safe.

This book is so good. Charley and the team have grown a lot over the past few books. In this book, Osh gets a bit more of a role, as does Amber. We get to see more of her seer powers and her fighting spirit. Amber’s sub plot brings all of the gang together to protect her and allows her to grow as a character. Osh acts more like a kid in this book then he did in others, but you can feel like he’s really bonded with the gang. The hell dimension doesn’t have much of a spot in this book, except for at the end, which leads into the cliffhanger. I want to read the next book so bad because of where she ended. This is an excellent continuation of the series, and I’m glad that the pace picked up a bit in this book, as I felt that was lacking in the previous books.


The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson #10)

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The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson #10)

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Charley is back! And she’s determined to get her daughter back. Now that she has her memories back, Charley hatches a plan to get her daughter back with help of the God’s glass. However, she’s pulled into a case by Parker, a DA who is certain that the person who he’s about to put away for murder is innocent. She also catches wind of a cursed foster home due to a run away near her office. Meanwhile, she feels like her marriage is slowly slipping away from her while she watches. If that’s not all, she has no idea where her daughter is and how she can protect her, but she’ll figure it out.

This is the Charley Davidson I know and love. After the last book, this was a refreshing return to our favourite grim reaper. I understand the last book was a requirement for the progression of the story, however, I much prefer this Charley. I enjoyed the expansion on the God and her dimension. I also love the depth and fairy tale aspect that was added to Reyes’ and Charley’s relationship. This is a very strong book and it makes me hopeful for the next book.


The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson #9)
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (Charley Davidson #11)

The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson #9)

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I’ll be honest. Once listening to the audio book, I needed to take a break from this series. Thankfully, that was in November that I listened to it so I got to take a small break between then and now.

After losing her memories at the end of the last book, Charley wakes up in Sleepy Hollow with no knowledge of who she is or where she came from. After the meltdown at the end of book 8 she lives a quiet life in Sleepy Hollow, working at a dinner. Charley’s friends and family show up and surround her without telling her who they are. She has to figure out her gifts all over again and save her next door neighbour from what she believes is a terrorist group.

This is not my favourite book, but I believe that it may be because the Charley that we know and lover is not present in this book. She’s still sassy, but she doesn’t quite have the same spunk. I love her description of Reyes and a couple of very romantic moments. Having the backdrop of the story being Sleepy Hollow is quite a nice touch, as was the headless horseman ghost. This isn’t the strongest book in this series but it wasn’t horrible.


Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson #8)
The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson #10)

Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson #8)

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I still like the series, however, I’m not sure how I feel about this book and it’s ending. I won’t ruin the ending for you so you can make your own decision in that regards. I want to just also mention that I listened to the audiobook and thought I love the narrator, Lorelei King, I didn’t enjoy listening to it as much as the other books. This might be because I read that first 7 books so I had the character’s voices already in my head, or because she said Reyes is a different pronunciation that I had when reading. Though my best friend will agree with King’s pronunciation, my mother agrees with mine.

We follow Charlie and Reyer right after their quick marriage and self-imposed exile in an abandoned nunnery. They continue to look for a way to destroy the hell-hounds, all the while trying to keep a very pregnant Charley happy. While Cookie and Ubie, get ready to enter holy matrimony, Charlie goes behind everyone’s back and consults another private eye to look into not only her father’s death but also Reyes’ biological parents. This is one fun time.

This book is really good and I’m a little confused at the ending. It’s obvious how you can right out of it, but I’m not sure how it will advance the story really. I did enjoy Reyes taking care of Charlie in every little way, even when she texts him her demands. It’s overall a good book but there was something missing in this book compared to the others. It might be because 99% of the book is set in one place. I’m looking forward to the next book but I will see if it picks back up the momentum again.


Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7)
The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson #9)

Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7)

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And we’re back, and sadly getting really close to the end of the series that are currently published. This makes me sad, but I’m going to work on getting another book series to read.

We start off this book, right after we left the other book. Charley is pregnant and freaking out about it, her father is missing and she’s brought into a cold case by the FBI. What’s more is that 12 Hellhounds are on her tail. Reyes is trying to get her to take a break, though she’s not hearing it. Could they be any more screwed?

This is a series that just gets better and better as it goes. In this book, they are officially engaged and it hasn’t lessened the story as of yet. Mind you, most of the story line comes from outside of their relationship. Since I love this series though I’m still terrified that the series will fall flat hen they get married. The overarching plot is becoming more intense and the plot thickens and the world is gaining depth. For people who like long series, we all know that some series start to fizzle but this one is still staying strong.

4/5


Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson #6)
Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson #8)

Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson #6)

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So after a post-it marriage proposal, Charley tries to dance around giving Reyes an answer. Meanwhile, she gets handed a cold abduction case that’s linked to Reyes, who isn’t willing to open up about it. She also gets forced into finding a person in the witness protection program in 48 hours if she wants to keep her friends alive, and she must save a man’s soul from the devil. Seems like any other day for Charley really.

This book is a solid continuation of the series. I’m a little worried about what will happen in the next few books because series tend to fall flat when the 2 leads hook up. I still love the series and the lore around it is getting deeper as more things are discovered. I’m already starting to guess who the 12 are that are in the legends but I’m going to wait to hold judgment. I’m really loving this series though and I can’t wait to read more.

4/5


Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson #5)
Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7)

Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson #5)

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So what is our favourite Grimreaper up too? Well after finding out that Reyes moved in next door, she must fight her sexual attraction to him while figuring out who is being the arsonist targeting his old residence.  Meanwhile, she has to track down the reason why dead women start appearing in her living room in all different states of catatonic shock. Just what Charley needs, a serial killer.

I ate this book up.  I started and finished it in a day. I fall more and more in love with the series as it progresses. I’m a little sad that I’m already 1/2 through the released books as of this date. With Charley starting to explore her powers more and Reyes there to help her through the tough times, it’s getting really fun. The more she finds out more about her role in the world. The writing is still on point and other than Garett’s trip to hell that doesn’t really help the story along past the fact that he believes Charley more. I am looking forward to seeing what will happen now that Reyes lives next to Charley, especially after the ending.

4.5/5


Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson #4)
Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson #6)