Summoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones _ Book Review


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Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the final installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series!

Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed. She’s been kicked off the earthly plain for eternity – which is the appropriate amount of time to make a person starkraving mad. But someone’s looking out for her, and she’s allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Apparently it is. Bummer.

She’s missed Reyes and her daughter, Beep, but now that she’s back on earth, it’s time to put to rest burning questions that need answers. What happened to her mother? How did she really die? Who killed her? And are cupcakes or coffee the best medicine? It all comes to a head in an epic showdown between good and evil in this final smart and hilarious novel.


[I received a digital arc from Netgalley for an honest review]

“I bring one person back from the dead and bam. Banished for all eternity. Exiled to a hell with no light, no hair products, and no coffee. Mostly no coffee.”

It’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that The Charley Davidson series has come to an end. Yet in my opinion, with the way it ended, there is a very high possibility for a spin of series in the future. I’m going to make this review as spoiler free as possible in hopes that if you read this and haven’t been introduced to this world maybe you’ll decide to give it a chance. This is a series that needs to be read from the beginning with the novel Right Grave on the Right.

“Safety first!
Just kidding. Coffee first.
Safety’s, like, third or fourth.

Summoned to Thirteenth Grave has our favorite group of people all coming together to stop the end of the world, which may be Charley and Reyes fault. Charley has to figure out how to do this and keep all her loved one safe. Charley is still snarky and coffee obsessed. Reyes is still dark and dangerous. Together their banter makes you chuckle and their sex is scorching, literally and figuratively.

“He swallowed my gasp, kissing me long and hard and deep, siphoning every doubt I had that this was real. That he was here. On me and around me and inside me.

I had so many emotions when I started chapter one of Summoned to Thirteenth Grave. Joy to be back with some of my favorite characters, sad to be starting the final adventure and anxious to see what Darynda Jones had in store for them. The writing style and story line is constant with the series and fits right in with the other novels. Full of demon fighting, drinking ALL the coffee and helping souls cross to the other side. Unfortunately, this book also has us saying goodbye to some of our friends so keep the tissues handy.

Summoned to Thirteenth Grave is a satisfying ending to a great series. Here’s hoping Jones writes future books in this universe.

Charley Davidson and Reyes Farrow: That thing that happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object. —TRUE FACT”


5 stars


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