Review ~ Summoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones @Darynda @SMPRomance

Posted February 18, 2019 by Tanya in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

Review ~ Summoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones @Darynda @SMPRomanceSummoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones
Narrator: Lorelei King
Length: 8 hrs 32 mins
Series: Charley Davidson #13
Published by St. Martin's Press on January 15, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 304
3.5 Stars
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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the final installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series!

Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed. She’s been kicked off the earthly plain for eternity – which is the appropriate amount of time to make a person stark raving mad. But someone’s looking out for her, and she’s allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Apparently it is. Bummer.

She’s missed Reyes and her daughter, Beep, but now that she’s back on earth, it’s time to put to rest burning questions that need answers. What happened to her mother? How did she really die? Who killed her? And are cupcakes or coffee the best medicine? It all comes to a head in an epic showdown between good and evil in this final smart and hilarious novel.

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Summoned to Thirteenth Grave was a long awaited installment. I was torn between wanting to gobble it up or read it slowly and savor every moment. That was answered when I got wrapped up in the story and flipped through the pages like I always do a Charley Davidson novel.

We always get our overall adventure, but get treated with little mini adventures. I loved that despite how enormous Charley & Reyes’s job was in this book, they still took the time to help out a little boy and his family.

Summoned to Thirteenth Grave read as most of the series books did. Then surprises kept popping up. Big surprises that blew me away. One after another I was stunned by the revelations. Charley didn’t let on anything as the story goes on.

I enjoyed the ride of our final installment, until we started to wound down to the end. The revelations were startling, and were coming one after another, then it was time for the final showdown. There seemed to be a lot of prep for how quickly Charley and Reyes were able to accomplish their goal. It left me a bit dissatisfied. The world was saved but the consequences and rewards had to be paid. This was where I started to get irritated.

I had a loosely plotted ending to this series. The way I wanted to see the characters end up. This was nowhere close. I was terribly disappointed in how our favorite couple were left. The choice they made for the remainder of their time on earth. I don’t know how permanent this is, or if things will change for them when Beep’s series starts. This was a very unexpected ending, and after a lot of thought, all I can say is that I’m really disappointed. I feel dissatisfied.

It is sad to see the end of this series, but hopefully it is just a lead in for Beep. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll finally get the satisfaction I need from this in her series. I enjoyed the ride, the adventure was a lot of fun. I hate ending this on a disappointing note, but I have hope that my excitement will be rekindled.

About Darynda Jones

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.