This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by St. Martin's Press
Released on January 15, 2019
When it comes to the last book in a fabulous and fun series, I find myself fumbling for what to say. Like everyone else I go into grand finale books with the mixed feelings of sadness and excitement because ‘this is it!!!’, right? So, my game plan was to savor and take my time… shot that sucker to pieces. I devoured this book in one day. Other fans will not blame me.
Summoned to Thirteenth Grave is well, the thirteenth and final book in the Charley Davidson series. It is the final installment in a story that began thirteen books ago so newbies put down the book and back away. The one you are after is the white one with the word ‘First’ and ‘Grave’ on it.
The last book ended on a shocker. We all gasped when Charley was given a totally impossible choice, but, she’s Charley so it was no choice at all. She broke the rules to save some one dear and paid the consequences. Now, she’s back and finds herself with her usual frenzied to-do list: solve a few mysteries, avoid a few homicidal demons, negotiate some big-time family secrets, and stop the end of the world in three days. Nothing to it as long as Bunny her Bunn Coffee Maker keeps the liquid elixir coming.
I really do not want to spoiler anything for those who are at the height of anticipation for this book so this will be more about my impressions and a few non-specific highlights. First of all, I appreciated the the last book allowed for time with the whole gang to hug, wrap up last times, and say their good-byes for the readers.
The reunion was great and everyone had their part to play to help Charley.
There are some absolutely caliente delectable moments for Charley and Reyes.
The action and excitement never quits as Charley tracks down key facts that will lead her to the solution for their big problem.
I’m still somewhat upended about some of the surprise plot choices. Not sure how I feel about one or two of them and will have to give that some time to percolate whether I liked it or not. These are not negative niggles so much as I got taken by surprise and need to process.
Okay, one niggle. That last line of the book. Seriously? It was sort of fun, but now I will exsanguinate slowly until Beep’s stories begin and I get the answer to the burning question. Kidding. It wasn’t that huge of a cliffie, but I am pretty curious now.
So, my fellow Charley Davidson enthusiasts, this was a solid and sensational read. I do have a case of last book depression. No, I don’t know for sure if there will be a new season, but I’m hanging to that hope hard. For those who have not picked these up yet, I can highly recommend them for Urban Fantasy fans who also enjoy colorful characters, clever mysteries, and a nice slow burn romance and series plot.
My thanks to St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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