Early Review: The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson #10) by Darynda Jones

June 27, 2016 Review 0

Early Review: The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson #10) by Darynda JonesThe Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #10
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on June 28, 2016
Genres: Adult, Romantic, Urban Fantasy
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Source: Publisher
Excerpt: Excerpt
Sexual Content: Explicit sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kate
4 Stars

As a Part-time PI and fulltime grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister’s hair before she wakes up? But, “How do I trap not one malevolent god, but three?” was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension.

There’s just one problem. One of the three stole her heart a very long time ago. Can the Razer, a god of absolute death and destruction, change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiances lie with his brothers?

Those are just a few of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl running for her life, an innocent man who’s been charged with murder, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, and Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we’re saved. If not, well…

**Warning! Spoilers for the previous books ahead!**

THE CURSE OF TENTH GRAVE is another exciting installment in the Charley Davidson series. Though the story and Charley's history are getting increasingly complex, I still enjoyed the story, drama and action that come along with Charley. This is not a series I'd recommend getting into in the middle, and THE CURSE OF TENTH GRAVE only proves my point, with pieces of the plot relying on information from previous books to understand all of the nuances of Charley's story.

Normally, I think Jones has done a good job of showing her characters dealing with the aftermath of difficult decisions or often traumatic situations. However, in THE CURSE OF TENTH GRAVE, I didn't feel like Jones did a good job depicting a character who just realized she had to give up her baby to keep it safe. Aside from a few moments, Charley didn't seem to go through any kind of grieving about her daughter. That just felt strange to me.

Otherwise, we had Reyes, being typically smoking hot (and rich, as we find out how rich he is in this book). Cookie and Ubie are an adorable couple, and Garrett and Osh make an appearance as well. The whole book felt less centered on Charley's squad though, and more on Charley and what her plans were going forward. She was given lots of information when her father crossed through her at the end of THE DIRT ON NINTH GRAVE and a significant amount of time in THE CURSE OF TENTH GRAVE was her processing this information.

All in all, THE CURSE OF TENTH GRAVE answered some of my questions regarding Charley, but left me with tons more! This series just keeps getting more and more complex and exciting, and I can't wait for the next book, ELEVENTH GRAVE IN MOONLIGHT.


Series Titles:
  1. First Grave on the Right
  2. Second Grave on the Left
  3. Third Grave Dead Ahead
  4. Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet – 4/5
  5. Fifth Grave Past the Light – 4/5
  6. Sixth Grave on the Edge - 4/5
  7. Seventh Grave and No Body - 4/5
  8. Eighth Grave After Dark - 4/5
  9. The Dirt on Ninth Grave - 3/5
  10. The Curse of Tenth Grave
  11. Eleventh Grave in Moonlight
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  • For another series by the same author, try the Darklight series by Darynda Jones.
  • For another series with a main character who can talk to the dead, try the Alex Craft series by Kalayna Price.
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