09 November 2011

First Grave On The Right (Charley Davidson #1) by Darynda Jones

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1)First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Charley Davidson is a twenty-something year old Grim Reaper. Yup, you read it right. However, she's not the typical dark,scary and hooded kind who holds a scythe. That would be someone else.

She's the kind who sends people to heaven, or wherever God sends you. She's brave,smart,witty, funny and extremely entertaining. She's awesome!

For me to like a book, I need to like the protagonist of the novel so I guess it's no surprise that I loved 'First Grave on the Right! She works as a P.I. and helps solve murders and other mysteries with the help of dead people. She also helps them move on to wherever they're supposed to after they die.

No one really knows her 'power' except her best friend Cookie (who also works as her receptionist and lives across her apartment) and a few others.

The real story of this book was between her and Reyes. I love him,btw. Really, he can appear in front of me anytime, I'd welcoming him with open arms and.. err.. other things. He's dark, mysterious, sexy and SO HOT!

Anyway, Reyes' Charley's mystery to solve and the chemistry between them is just..woah! This is one of the few rare paranormal books which manages to be funny. I love the sarcasm that Charley's got and I found so Darynda Jones' writing highly amusing and kept me laughing even when things were meant to be serious.

Charley's light, uhm, not literally. I mean, she's happy and cheerful and puts you in a good mood.
This is a series that I'd definitely finish!
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  1. I love how you describe this book. I love the ingredients: paranormal, mystery, romance, and snarky humor.

    Thanks for sharing your review!

  2. I sure have seen a lot about this series. I love sarcasm in books too. Thanks for you thoughts.