Early Review: Summoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones

, by Kt Clapsadl

Summoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones
Charlie Davidson #13

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 starkraving 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.

As a long time Charlie fan, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book after the killer cliffhanger of the previous installment. SUMMONED TO THIRTEENTH GRAVE, picks up right where things left off, and it's no time at all until Charlie is up to her usual shenanigans. This time around is a doozy and I really enjoyed getting to see Charlie and co unravel the latest mess. I truly enjoy seeing this motley crew in action, and this book didn't disappoint.

Now onto the biggest question whenever closing out a much loved series, was the ending everything long term readers would hope for. In SUMMONED TO THIRTEENTH GRAVE'S part, the answer is yes and no as it's more than a little complicated. Was it a fitting ending? Yes. Was it the one I had hoped for, or could have predicted, absolutely not. Without spoiling things, I will say that it's more than a little bittersweet and while satisfying it's just not in the way one would think. It left a complex mix of happiness and yet strange sadness at the end that left me feeling all sorts of confused, but in a good way. It's hard to explain

I truly will miss Charlie and all of her fabulously hilarious and inappropriate quips. I hope there will be a spin off for Beep's story as there's so much room for more in this fantastic world. All in all, SUMMONED TO THIRTEENTH GRAVE was a fantastic read that I couldn't put down. Fans of the series will be more than pleased!

(Received a copy from the publisher)


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Previous Books:
     1. First Grave on the Right
     2. Second Grave on the Left
     3. Third Grade Dead Ahead
     4. Fourth Grave Beneath My Feat
     5. Fifth Grave Past the Light
     6. Sixth Grave on the Edge
     7. Seventh Grave and No Body
     8. Eighth Grave After Dark
     9. The Dirt on Ninth Grave
     10. The Curse of Tenth Grave
     11. Eleventh Grave in Moonlight
     12. The Trouble with Twelfth Grave

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