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Ce tome est plein d'actions et de rebondissements. On avance bien plus que dans les tomes précédents, et à tous les points de vus.
La famille de Charley n'est pas ma partie préférée, pas plus que ce qui touche à Garett même si j'ai l'impression qu'il est destiné à prendre du galon par la suite. Les motards sont un peu plus présents dans ce tome et j'aime beaucoup la façon dont ils sont introduits et surtout la place qu'ils sont destinés à prendre. Charley sait vraiment se faire des amis partout où elle passe ^^
En parallèle, comme toujours, elle doit s'occuper de son agence. Mais j'avoue que ce cas de disparition est très étrange. On a du mal à comprendre ce qui a bien pu se passer. Toute l'histoire est louche et j'avoue que je n'ai pas aimé le mari de la victime (même si c'est aussi du à la vision de Charley). Néanmoins la fin apporte quelques éclaircissements (bon j'avoue, je n'ai pas compris quelques points quand même...on peut manipuler les gens de la sorte ???)
Et Reyes...alors là c'est le bouquet. Depuis que Charley l'a piégé dans son corps, il lui fait la tête. Et à raison, puisqu'il est retourné en prison ! Mais depuis, à chaque fois qu'elle ferme les yeux, il est là et elle se réveille encore plus épuisée. Mais le plus étrange, c'est encore le fait qu'il semble en colère de se retrouver là...comme s'il ne décidait pas ! Charley a donc décidé de se priver de sommeil (qui à voler du café). Normal.Lire la suite ›
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The Best Yet!1 février 2012
Dianne E. Socci-Tetro
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Third Grave Ahead - Darynda Jones If you think you may like to try this book, and are wondering if you could read this as a standalone I would strongly suggest you don't try it. I have read all three and still need to look back over the first 2 to refresh my memory sometimes. There is a lot going on at all times in Charley's world.
Charley has bound Reye's spirit to his human body and he really seems to hate her for it. Every time Charley goes to sleep he appears in her dreams and ravishes her and while that sounds like a yummy thing , the dream sex is just as draining on her than not sleeping is. Now Charley finds herself hunting down a supposed wife killer, making sure the Son of Satan finds his human (foster?)father whom he supposedly killed ten years ago. In addition, she has to learn how to use her power as a Grim Reaper...ALL of her power. At least that is what Reyes keeps telling her. There is a war coming and she needs to fight the good fight.
I don't know how Darynda is doing it, but this book is even better than the first 2. Having Charley not sleep (you may have to really push hard to suspend your disbelief that anyone can go two weeks without sleep, but then Charley isn't really human is she?) and the less sleep she gets the funnier she is. Her sarcastic and irreverent humor is spot on yet again. Cookie is there lending her support and excellent sidekick skills to Charley as well as numerous cups of coffee. Who knew the Grim Reaper had such a coffee habit?
In this book, Charley is eventually getting a Guardian and it sure didn't end up being who I thought it should be- it is even better than I thought. There is at least one very graphic bloody scene towards the end of the book and if you don't have a strong stomach you may be tempted to skim over it...try not to as I believe it is a very important scene Darynda can make you laugh and get you hot and bothered. You will become furious with some people and weep over others. The writing is just perfect, the characters are multi-layered and even for this type of book they are very realistic. The characters are wonderfully written and come off as people I would really love to be friends with, if they were only real. The narrative is quirky and engaging, with no brooding inner-dialogue to depress you.
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To Die For28 février 2012
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Hijinks and hilarity ensue when the Grimm Reaper is on the case.
Charley's functioning on a diet of coffee, coffee, and coffee, at this point she's more likely to be a portal to Starbucks than the other side. Her self induced insomnia is due to one scorned son of Satan passionately haunting her dreams. Every time Charley closes her eyes she's bombarded with some transcendental loving via one smoking hot Reyes Farrow. Normally a little visit from the Prince of Darkness is welcomed but the Big Bad is angry and doesn't seem to want to be with Charley in her every unwaking moment.
Good thing there's work to fill in all her new free time not spent in bed. This go around Davidson is in search of a potential client's wife, but with Charley's semi coherent caffeinated skills she detects the good doctor isn't quite as good as he appears. Unfortunately he's also the least of Charley's man troubles. Davidson is having daddy issuses, along with running into problems with a motorcycle gang, a victim's very large brother, and a sadistic murder,on top of Reyes' big bad baby woes about being bound, leaving Charley in need of an industrial sized can of man repellent.
Charley's going to need a triple venti latte to save a few lives, uphold her portal duties, solve the case of the doctor's missing wife, help Reyes, and start to realize exactly what a Grimm Reaper can do.
The Charley Davidson books are probably my favorite audiobook series. The combination of Darynda Jones and Lorelei King is to die for. Third Grave Dead Ahead is another expertly narrated book. King infuses life into Jones' characters. I don't think anyone else could so genuinely portray Charley for the funny, quirky, completely oblivious, ADD prone heroine and make her even more lovable than King does. I truly believe the audiobooks provide the best experience for this series.
Darynda Jones yet again gifts us with another outstanding book. She weaves a world rooted in reality but filled with the paranormal. I seriously wonder about Jones' mental stability since she comes up with the craziest asides in the form of Charlie's solitary thoughts. She gives us great dialogue that's full of heart and hilarity. But all the fun is just a layer of frosting on top of a deceptively strong series of story lines. You don't realize it until the end because you're enjoying the journey Jones is taking you on but each book is filled with interesting threads and an amazing series plot. Her ideas are only supported by the great line up of characters, though sometimes I think their sense of humor is a little too symbiotic. I can understand her family and friends having that kind of connection but a newly acquainted FBI agent? The weird Stepford comedic sense is the only qualm I have. Everything else was wonderful.
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Tumultuous! Intense!8 février 2012
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Tumultuous! Intense! Third Grave Dead Ahead is a caffeine laced journey into a world only Charley can lay claim to. Non stop intrigue and detective work drives Charley as she tries to unravel the multitude of cases before her, in order to save lives. As always you will find her trusted friend, Cookie, by her side, doing what she does best. Once again we are gifted the with the presence of Reyes. His anger and need for Charley to set him free will send this ongoing story into a completely different direction. We will finally be able to place a face to those elusive characters we've only heard about and could not wait to meet. Warnings of an impending war and torture will be foretold by the unexpected. As events unfold, Charley will unearth secrets long ago buried, yet still powerful enough to destroy lives. Yet, to make matters worse Charley will face a predator, a monster, that must be vanquished.
Just when thought you knew all there was, TGDA throws you for a loop!
Darynda's power in manifesting Charley's grief was superbly done. We watched in dismal awe as Charley experienced anger, guilt, helplessness, sadness, shock, numbing, yearning, and self-blame. Betrayal will violate Charley, and it will wear many names. All I could do was shout, "Reyes, do something, make her see reason, she didn't trust you either, fix this!" The writing was so well done, the anguish was palpable. We've been on this caffeine induced madness with her since the beginning, we went from 100 to 0 and were left reeling. Third Grave Dead Ahead was brilliant, and at the same traumatizing. It has left us marked, by way of questions and fear. Will we see Reyes and Charley unite, or will their suffering and pain be for not?
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On the Fence (3.5 stars)9 juillet 2012
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This is a tough book to rate. There are several reasons I am disappointed in this book and series, yet each book was difficult to put down, especially Third Grave Dead Ahead.
At the end of Book Two, Charley had bound Reyes' spirit to his human body and he's rightfully pissed, to say it mildly. Now, every time Charley falls asleep Reyes' spirit shows up angry, intense and erotic.
This book focuses on two plot lines: First, Charley's investigation into the disappearance of a woman; Second, working with Reyes to find information to prove his innocence and get him out of prison.
The book is fast paced and entertaining but I can't get past the lack of world and character development. I have grown to like Charley but she continues to throw out one-liners, which is annoying and getting old. She goes through some serious stuff yet her character lacks growth and depth. Her actions are very spontaneous and mostly selfish. I hope to see her grow-up while still keeping her funny sarcastic personality.
There is a world with demons, angels, the grim reaper and the son of Satan yet there is very little development of this world except as how it relates to Charley. Charley is the grim reaper but I still don't know what that means and she hasn't shown us very extraordinary "powers" or used them very effectively. It's time to develop this at this point in the series.
Last and certainly not least, I can't review this book without stating that although the chemistry between Charley and Reyes is dysfunctional, it is HOT!
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Best of the series! Both hysterically and emotionally...14 mai 2012
Kristin M. Clifton
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One measure of a five star review for me is the "out loud" factor; did I cry, gasp or laugh out loud while reading the book? I can tell you there were several gasps, a "holy crap!" and an internal dialog that had me cursing Charley's father, cheering Reyes on and then wanting to strangle the hell out of him. Get it? It's another lame review pun... apologies.
After the last book, Second Grave on the Left, I was wishing for more Reyes (and who isn't). Let me look here (*opens up book*), yep, there he is... page six. Page six people!!!! And compared to the last book, we get a whole lot more Reyes "in the flesh". Charley and Reyes touching flesh!!!! (*brain short circuiting*)
SPOILER FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES: Are you wondering if they (*snicker, snicker*) do the deed? Well, I won't tell you! You do realize, though, up to this point Charley and Reyes have not literally had sex yet, right? I'm just saying...
I have a review of Third Grave Dead Ahead in this post somewhere.
Ms. Jones' third installment of the Charley Davidson series is the best one and my favorite of the series. SOP for her books is to have Charley solving one or two cases while dealing with the mystery of Reyes. This time around, Charley has three cases she is working on, and the cases manage to relate perfectly to each other and wrap up into themselves solidly by the end of the book. I love how the cases specifically relate to Charley's life. Note to Charley: there's a message in there, somewhere, about controlling men and your father! Did I mention I'm quite furious with Charley's pops?
We also don't get over inundated with new characters this time around. Obviously, we have new characters for the cases Charley is working. But this book just seemed to be written a bit "tighter" because Ms. Jones' worked with all the characters she already introduced previously. There's even a character re-appearance from First Grave on the Right that gives the reader a bit more insight into Reyes (not spoiling it for you!)
What do I love best about Darynda Jones' writing? Her humor!!! Case in point, here's the very first sentence of the book, "There was a dead clown sitting in my living room." Who starts a book like that but has me laughing out loud and thinking, "Oh, boy, I'm in for a ride"? Well, someone who goes on to write a paragraph describing Charley's predilection for naming food items and having said item sterilized in a microwave so they can't reproduce. But the thing is, Ms. Jones' dials down the humor when necessary. It's not a crutch used to solve everything in Charley's life.
And in this book, things get emotional all the way to the bitter end. I felt like I was dropped off the cliff at the end. Oh, we landed... hard! I just can't wait to see how Charley gets up and comes back swinging for Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson #4), expected out October 30th, 2012 (PHEW!)