Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Review: Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones

Title: Fifth Grave Past the Light
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson series book 5
Genre: Urban fantasy (Ghosts, Demons), Romance

Charley Davidson is back in action. Multiple dead women, covered in dirt and oil, are showing up in Charley's apartment. She doesn't know what to do with them, other than trying to evade them to get to her bathroom, because not one of them is making any connection or contact with her, except for the little girl. She needs to solve this case to at least help out the women and know why they were there. On the arsonist case, she worked out the arsonist case. The problem is how she will approach it. She doesn't want the culprit to get hurt and someone will be really mad at her when he finds out that she is planning on turning-in the culprit. 

On to her personal problems, Reyes is her new neighbor and new cook as well. Reyes seems to be keeping a close eye on her. Their relationship seems to be moving forward now that they are near each other. However, their is more in Reyes than what meets the eye. Somehow, Reyes is connected to what happened to Garrett. The only question is what.

I SO LOVE THE ENDING OF THIS BOOK!!! It was super unexpected! (Of course, I'm not going to tell you. You need to find out for yourself :P)

The plus side in this book is that their are not much demon talks or attacks. Some mysteries are answered but a few more are added. I seriously don't know where the story about the reaper and Satan is going. It seems that the author haven't really made up her mind yet which totally sucks. The down side is that the main case is not really that well executed. The answers seem to be popping out of no where. Charley didn't really do much about the case in this book. Though, the relationship with Reyes is getting better and better. I just can't wait for Charley's next action.

I was supposed to drop this series after finishing the 5th book (I wasn't enjoying the series that much anymore) but this book just stopped that plan. It was super cliff-hanging. A very smart move from Darynda Jones, indeed. I seriously wish Darynda could release her book sooner because I'm seriously dying from all the wait. So, not so good a story but great side events. Oh ya, Charley is manifesting more and more of her powers now.

PS: This cover is so horrible. Where are the great covers of this series.

Rating: 4/5

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