- Taschenbuch: 352 Seiten
- Verlag: Piatkus (28. Juni 2016)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0349411425
- ISBN-13: 978-0349411422
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,2 x 2,3 x 19,6 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 487.595 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson, Band 10) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 28. Juni 2016
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Praise for the Grave!
Sexy, sassy Jones s characters, both living and dead, are colorful and endearing. The Associated Press on "First Grave on the Right"
Jones makes a truly memorable debut with her unique tale that is sexy, mysterious, and sarcastically fun! "RT book Reviews" on "First Grave on the Right"
Jones perfectly balances humor and suspense Will leave readers eager for her next installment. "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) on "Second Grave on the Left"
Charley continues to fascinate. "Booklist "on "Third Grave Dead Ahead"
"Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet "continues to blend paranormal, romance, and mystery better than any other contemporary work out there. "Heroes and Heartbreakers"
Jones has hit on the perfect recipe for a wisecracking, wickedly funny romp that is edged with truly chilling danger sexy and mysterious. "RT Book Reviews "on "Fifth Grave Past the Light"
Ubertalented Jones keeps stirring the pot and throwing in crazy new developments, guaranteed to keep her characters and readers zanily off balance. "RT Book Reviews "on "Sixth Grave on the Edge "
"Seventh Grave and No Body" is Charley at her finest! "Fresh Fiction"
Crafty Jones shakes things up in a most diabolical way. As always, there is plenty of the weird and wacky, but there is also a heaping dose of high-stakes drama and poignancy. This is one fantastic read! "RT Book Reviews" (4 1/2 stars) on "Eighth Grave After Dark"
[T]he romance delights. Jones continues to make her Grim Reaper into a layered, fascinating heroine. "Booklist" on "The Dirt on Ninth Grave""
Praise for the Grave!
Sexy, sassy Jones s characters, both living and dead, are colorful and endearing. The Associated Press on First Grave on the Right
Jones makes a truly memorable debut with her unique tale that is sexy, mysterious, and sarcastically fun! RT book Reviews on First Grave on the Right
Jones perfectly balances humor and suspense Will leave readers eager for her next installment. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Second Grave on the Left
Charley continues to fascinate. Booklist on Third Grave Dead Ahead
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet continues to blend paranormal, romance, and mystery better than any other contemporary work out there. Heroes and Heartbreakers
Jones has hit on the perfect recipe for a wisecracking, wickedly funny romp that is edged with truly chilling danger sexy and mysterious. RT Book Reviews on Fifth Grave Past the Light
Ubertalented Jones keeps stirring the pot and throwing in crazy new developments, guaranteed to keep her characters and readers zanily off balance. RT Book Reviews on Sixth Grave on the Edge
Seventh Grave and No Body is Charley at her finest! Fresh Fiction
Crafty Jones shakes things up in a most diabolical way. As always, there is plenty of the weird and wacky, but there is also a heaping dose of high-stakes drama and poignancy. This is one fantastic read! RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars) on Eighth Grave After Dark
[T]he romance delights. Jones continues to make her Grim Reaper into a layered, fascinating heroine. Booklist on The Dirt on Ninth Grave" -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
The tenth novel in Darynda Jones' bestselling Charley Davidson series!Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Surprisingly I liked it quite a lot and feel this is one of the best installments in the series. There are several mysteries Charley has to solve. One ist he the brutal murder of a hospital administrator, with so much blood at the crime scene that even with the body missing nobody could have survived it. Also, the police already have the boyfriend in custody with lots of evidence pointing towards him. Then there is a runaway girl who fears she will be the next victim in an orphanage where nine children had already died under mysterious circumstances during the last few years.
On a personal front Reyes has been drawing back from her ever since they returned from New York state and she does not quite know what that is all about. And she still has to find a way to make her daughter safe and trap the gods of Uzan that are after her. Throw in a assistant district attorney that suspects her of shady dealings (he is not so far off about that) and is trying to mount a case against her and various ghosthunters/ghostbusters who are tailing her in the hopes of catching her doing something supernatural.
What I particularly liked was that even with all the funny memes and the snarky inner dialogue she has running Charley is actually doing some some real detecting and follows clues in a manner that is plausible for once. I also like the way she is bending the rules (both legal and supernatural), mostly to help people. She is also finally discovering some of her powers and learning to use them, though sometimes she goes a little overboard with said powers.
What I had trouble with is her lack of faith in Reyes: after everything he has endured to be with her, all the countless times he has saved her, and all the ways he has put her well-being and happiness above his own, it takes only one little thing to get her to doubt him. That I had a difficult time swallowing.
Nevertheless a compelling and quite fast-paced UF novel with a great host of supporting characters and original and unique world-building. So 4.75 stars from me.
Edit: But I do have one major gripe: so Charley and Reyes are having some hot sex (love the scene up to this point) and then Reyes, says in French (because he speaks perfect French): "Vous ne devriez pas taquiner, mon amour" and the moment is spoilt. My French is quite rudimentary, but I do know that between lovers you would never use the formal address "vous", but rather the familiar "tu". I really hate it when authors think they need to stick some foreign language bits into their dialogue and then don't go to the trouble to have it checked by a native speaker or at least someone proficient in that language. I hope this can at least be fixed in the electronic/Kindle version, because it completely kills the mood!
Davidson begins to set a plan into motion using all of the knowledge she’s gained which unfortunately also caused some strife in her relationship with Reyes, but it turns out that he’s been keeping just as many secrets from her as she has from him. They talk it out over a heated game of Twister, reconnect with LOTS of sex, and eventually end up on the same page which considering the elephant in the room was pretty remarkable.
The Lyle Fiske case was another mind buster that could only be solved by the world’s most unconventional PI. Charley accomplishes this seemingly impossible feat with two sets of ghost hunters stalking her every move thanks to a viral video while also saving a homeless girl who’s slated to be Harbor House’s tenth victim, and humbling Nick the Pri—Parker with a mind blowing revelation. All in a day’s work for this grim reaper!
This volume wasn’t without its heartbreak, following the loss of a key figure in Davidson’s life, it’s now Reyes’ turn to suffer a similar blow. The emotional torture doesn’t stop there either because another pivotal secondary character’s fate is on the chopping block, and the bad news just keeps on coming when the author announces that this person is destined to burn in the fiery pits of Hell. Euum, say WHAAAT!?
THE CURSE OF THE TENTH GRAVE was classic Darynda Jones with a dollop of oh-no-you-didn’t!
I think that we are moving forward and getting some answers.... There are a whole new set of questions but that's what keeps us coming back for more...
The fact the Reyes and Charlie actually sat down and talked all night long, well talked and other things... Shows the growth in these characters....
Reyes has always been closed off, and kept most things close to the vest.... They still have their secrets.... But they are making so much progress....
I can't wait until book 11 is released....
10th grave picks up 1 week after Charley gets her memories back and returns to New Mexico after her little excursion in New York. Things are a bit strained between she and Reyes - and she can't figure out why - although she does realize that she's returned with some jaw dropping Intel that she really can't trust him with at the moment. Being as Reyes it turns out is the most powerful and evil of the 3 gods of Uzan. Or at least he was until his "brothers" helped Satan trap him in the god glass so he could shake & bake a son out of him. So while Charley is missing her Beep she's also worried that Reyes might go all destroyer of universes and obliterator of life on her when he learns his true celestial name - forcing her to trap him in the god glass to keep Beep safe. (FYI Reyes definitely earned his bad boy street cred with this little bombshell). And of course Reyes is hiding some secrets of his own from Charley. Some have to do with his own insecurities and others about steps he’s taking to stop her beloved Ubie from going to hell. Misunderstandings and mis-assumptions abound on all sides and nothing is resolved until just over half way through when Cookie forces a game of naked twisted.
The overall story arc doesn’t really come in to play until the last 80%; but Charley’s confrontation with Mae’eldeesahn one of the gods of Uzan is Epic. We learn a little more back story related to how the gods Val-Eeth and Rey’azikeen ended up on earth playing out their drama as Charley and Reyes. And Team Charley gains another very cool departed who joins the ranks of the inner circle protecting Beep.
I knocked off a star due to theological issues at the end. Up to now I have not had problems with iffy morals in angels, high morals in a demon, nor plural gods. But it appears that things might be going too far for me to brush off. If this were an alternate universe with the creator of it being a jerk, that would be fine. But this is supposed to be our world, our Creator. I am not going to pre-order the next one, and might not read it at all, depending upon the reviews.