Wednesday, 30 May 2018

The trouble with twelfth grave - Darynda Jones

Ever since Reyes escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley accidently trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that’s not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings—some corporeal, some not so much—as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only this time she’s not uncovering a murder. This time she’s covering one up. 

Add to that her new occupation of keeping a startup PI venture—the indomitable mystery-solving team of Amber Kowalski and Quentin Rutherford—out of trouble and dealing with the Vatican’s inquiries into her beloved daughter, and Charley is on the brink of throwing in the towel and becoming a professional shopper. Or possibly a live mannequin. But when someone starts attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, Charley knows it’s time to let loose her razor sharp claws. Then again, her number one suspect is the dark entity she’s loved for centuries. So the question becomes, can she tame the unruly beast before it destroys everything she’s worked so hard to protect? 

Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 5th 2017 by Piatkus
Charley Davidson #12
UF PNR
Own

My thoughts:
I honestly do not know if some of those previous ones deserved my ratings, I mean that filler book was so dull. And I have to face the truth here.

Nothing happens.
It was rather dull.
Not even sexy Reyes wowed me.
The books are stagnating.

The truth is I am glad the next will be the last. I fear I have felt like this at times during the last few books, but this was the first where I felt it all way through.

It was sadly only ok.


32 comments:

  1. I haven't read many series that can maintain the strength of the first few books. I gave up on the Stephanie Plum series after #8 because nothing ever changed.

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  2. Dull is not fun. Sorry that this did not work for you :(

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  3. I'm only on book 3 so I've got a ways to go yet

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  4. I read the first book and liked but didn't love it. I don't think any series can be great this far out.


    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. It has been stagnating and first now I saw it, I knew it, but did not admit it

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  5. I am sad the series is ending, but I did not get this far into it. Will have to pick them back up to see how I feel

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    1. I will of course read the end, but...I am glad it is ending

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  6. I haven’t enjoyed the last couple of books as much either. I am still eager for the finale.

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    1. I am glad I am not alone!! I tried to keep a brave face but I have faced facts now.

      But yes I do want that conclusion

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  7. I started this series but never got very far. Seems like they kind of dwindled in interest towards the end, although I can understand you wanting to read the series to the end. I would too if I had gone as far as this one.

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  8. Sorry to hear you found it dull.

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  9. I cannot wait for the final book, but confess I still love these.

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    1. I really want it, but I have lost a bit of love for it

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  10. She's an author I still need to read. Though at 12 books, your review makes me wonder if the series is starting to get stale. Might be good that it's ending with the next one.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It has been going stale for a couple of books now

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  11. I never quite felt it as keenly, but I did get the sense that things needed to get moving.
    You make me stop and think. I wonder if part of the issue is that she sprung the endgame on us so early in the series with the prophecy about Beep, the explanation of her and Reyes' part, and how the gods were going to do a Ragnarok sort of thing back four or five books ago.
    Anyway, yes, can't wait for 13th Grave!

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    1. Hmmm, maybe! You do have a point. When she had Beep I was all now things are getting good! But then it kind of just stopped and the next books felt like fillers.

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  12. Oh my. Hopefully the last one will rock it out!

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  13. I still need to start this series. Sorry this one didn't work so well for you.

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  14. I'm wondering how she's going to end the series guess we'll find out!!!

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    1. I have NO freaking idea, I jsut read a blurb and was all whaaaat

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  15. I don't even recall now what happened in the last book. I'm also glad it will be over with 13.

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