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review 2018-06-14 10:43
The Trouble with Twelfth Grave
The Trouble with Twelfth Grave - Darynda Jones

I love this series - especially the later ones - and even though I enjoyed this one enough to read it in one sitting today, it was not one of her best.  Mostly because the plot(s) were utterly transparent.  There was never any doubt in my mind what Reyes was looking for, or what would happen when he found it (although the third member of the showdown was a delightful surprise).  There was never any doubt in my mind who was responsible for the killings either, although the 'other' murder plot, while not central to much of anything, was interesting and its resolution unexpected.

 

There are also a few story elements that keep getting repeated in the books - honestly, it's like hell has a revolving door - but Jones still manages to write a captivating, and hilarious, story that expands on biblical mythology while honouring its structure and its spirit.  So in spite of not being everything it could be, it was exactly what I needed today.  

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review 2018-05-21 00:04
THE CURSE OF THE TENTH GRAVE by DARYNDA JONES
The Curse of Tenth Grave - Darynda Jones

Audiobook

I'm going to have to give up on this series. I could handle the "we're both keeping secrets and are trying not to hurt each other" story line that went on and on. But when an author veers off into a retelling of religion, especially my religion, I start to feel uncomfortable and I could tell by the ending that it was going to get worse in the next book. So, sorry to say, I'm giving up on this series.

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review 2018-05-20 21:36
BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN by DARYNDA JONES
Brighter Than the Sun - Darynda Jones

Really good story about Reyes' life and his early meetings with Charley. Not many revelations but it was interesting to read about his early days. SPOILER [I didn't realize Amador and him were very, very close. 

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review 2018-05-02 15:20
Eleventh Grave In Moonlight
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight - Darynda Jones

Re-Read:
April 25 - May 1

What can I say about this series or this book that I haven’t said before? There’s nothing. These books are just so good, so addictive. Oh I did have one compliant. Charley knows how to shift and spy from a different plain why didn’t she do that before going and getting herself kidnapped? Oh well and amazing story nonetheless and the ending has me so ready for book number 12 but I’m going to split up my re-read just a little bit cause 2019 is a long time away for book 13.

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review 2018-03-29 16:19
First Grave on the Right
First Grave on the Right - Darynda Jones

I was warned. I have to agree with others who were not thrilled with this book, but I always give a book a try and I have taken to listening to the books and reading alternately, in order to get through the books I want to read. With all the driving I do, it cuts into my reading time and there are places where listening to the book is not advisable, so I go back and forth in order to keep up the continuity. My children are with me most of the time and so reading a book or listening to a book that they might pick up and read is not something I do currently if it would fall under the category of erotica or having explicit sex scenes. I am not generally a prude, but when it comes to my children, I am a prude. So I was shocked to hear a sex scene in the book (given that I was driving and the kids were listening). 

 

So for those who are trying to get the most from their reading time and have children, don't listen to this book when they are around. 

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