Monday, April 8, 2013

Review: Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

Title: Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson #2)
Author: Darynda Jones
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9781250005915
Genre: Paranormal
First Published: January 2011

When Charley and Cookie, her best friend slash receptionist, have to track down a missing woman, the case is not quite as open and shut as they anticipate. Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally.) has left his corporeal body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty.

Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Can she keep those she loves out of harm’s way? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel her as she does?

First Grave on the Right had me laughing the whole time I read it. But the second book was a bit harder to get trough. It wasn't as funny as it's prequel and the story was kind of slow in the first half of the book. I also found it a bit confusing that at one point, Charley was trying to solve 3 cases at once. I really had to pay good attention to what case she was talking about this time. Eventually, the further in the book I got, the easier it was to read, and the funnier it became.

The thing I didn't like about Second Grave: I wanted more Charley and Reyes action! I get that Charley had to push him away, kind of, to try to get him to tell her where his body was but jeesh, I got really frustrated. Especially in the end. Because that ending... Okay, I'm gonna stop there because I don't want to spoil anything for you guys. But let's just say that I immediately downloaded the third book after I finished this one, because I really want to know what's gonna happen next.

Second Grave on the Left is getting 3,5 stars from me. Let's hope Third Grave Dead Ahead will be fast-paced and hilarious again, because I really want to give these books more stars.

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