Review: First Grave on the Right – Darynda Jones

Series: Charley Davidson #1
Genre: I would like to call it.. UFR
Pages: 310
Published: 2010
Publisher: St:Martin’s Griffin
Source: Won

Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.

My thoughts:
Oh no! what? you all think, is it bad? The opposite actually, the oh no comes from that I now have another series to read, luckily I do not have much to catch up on. 
I liked the sense of humour, I liked the heroine, I certainly liked the hunky dreamlover she had, and I liked the plot. I had actually judged it a bit harshly from the cover, it looks so chick-lit, no what is wrong with that? Nothing, I adore chick-lit, but here it felt strange. Luckily I do not always listen to my brain and went for it. 
Charley is a great heroine, she takes chances, and she wants the best for the dead around her (well almost for all). I liked her from the start. The plot is fast paced as she has a bunch of dead people around her and she is trying to figure out who killed them. She is also dreaming about a hunky guy who seduces her, and she is seeing something big and bad in the shadows. All is not well in her reaper world. 
And then there are the questions and the thing that made me go all “wicked”! Haha, yes I loved that part, sadly I can’t tell you anything about it, but it was good. So freaking good!
So yes recommended and I need book 2.
I do like it, but yes chick-litish

34 thoughts on “Review: First Grave on the Right – Darynda Jones

  1. Aurian says:

    This series has been on my wishlist for a while now, and now you recommend it as well! I really need to have some quality reading time, and soon! Ah well, there is always next year.

  2. Kristi The Book Faery says:

    I love this series! I won First Grave on the Right on GR's and then MacMillan sent me the audiobook and the print ARC's.I think Charley rocks-being a reaper and her interactions with the dead! She's snarky and hilarious! Reyes is a hunk with so much to lose… I just love the whole thing!Great review!

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    AmusedI hear you!MissieI hope you like it. The book I got did had this audio clip in it cos it was a promo book, but have not listened to it.StephMy brain never knows, silly little brain, do not judge books on covers!melissaI do hope you will enjoy this book as much as I did, and the the guy, omg the guy!!!! book boyfriend materialBuckyI am glad too 🙂 It takes me a while sometimes but then again, she has just published it so at least I do not have many more to long after.

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    YvonneI hope you enjoy the book you won!StaciI do love them too, so why did I judge this one? Dunno.Sarah BHi there 😀 Nice to meet you. And yes this book was great and really worth checking out.VivienneYay, enjoy!KristiOh Reyes *happy sigh* Such a hunk and the truth, loved loved loved it! hihi. I could go on and on about that.And she really is a kick-ass reaper

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