Monday, 22 July 2013

Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones

Summary from Goodreads

The fifth in this fun and sexy New York Times bestselling paranormal series...

Charley Davidson may not look like your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper, but she has vowed to reap grimness wherever she goes despite this unfortunate fact. Sadly, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. As he is the main suspect in her arson case, she has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truth.

However, when dead women start appearing in her apartment—lost, confused and terrified beyond reason—Charley has no choice but to ask for Reyes' help, especially when it becomes apparent that her own sister, Gemma, is the serial killer's next target. With his ability to observe incorporeally, surely he can find out who's responsible. And even if he can't, he is the one man alive who could protect Gemma no matter who or what came at her. But he wants something in return: Charley. All of her—body and soul. And to keep her sister safe, it is a price she might be willing to pay...

Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 9th 2013 by Piatkus

My Review
Well wow! I really don't know what to say except - this book is awesome! Darynda Jones has well and truly out done herself on this one and I can very easily say: best book so far this year!
The tone to this book is a little different from the others but I really liked that! Charley and Reyes seem more human, arguing about everyday couple things and showing a lot more vulnerability. Plus there are some serious fireworks when the pair get down and dirty in the flesh *wink*!
Parts of the storyline broke my heart and I was emotionally involved from he off! Darynda has done a fantastic job bringing the right amount light and shade to the table. I still laughed out loud like a maniac at Charley's fantastic one liners, which you really do need to read for yourself to get the full on funny punch that they pack!
Oh my, girls if your into Mr Farrow, then be prepared to be completely blown away by him in this one. He seems to show a softer side and his love for Charley brings each and every page to life. Man, that boy is dreamy in dark and very twisted way and I just can't get enough!
I really liked that we got to get to know Charley's sister, Gemma, a little bit more. We see a tighter sisterly bond in here and it was really nice!

Charley is as mad as a chocolate teapot, which is really no big surprise. I really don't think I could love that gal any more! She manages to plaster a smile upon my face every time she opens her snarky mouth!

I'm not going to try and explain the storyline, for fear of giving anything away. But there is a chilling cold case, an arson that Charley suspects Reyes for, lots of hotness, emotion and the most explosively shocking ending, all wrapped up in Darynda's fabulously unique writing style! This is most definitely a big winner! More please....

A BIG 5 Stars!

*Special thanks to Piatkus for the review copy*


  1. Hell yes! I loved all the changes in Reyes and their relationship in this one. It all just seemed more human and real. I finally felt that he was an actual person and a totally worthy book crush.
    And Charley, of course, is just hilarious.
    Great review!


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