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Monday, July 8, 2013

Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones + a Giveaway!



Wow, it feels like we just had a new Darynda Jones release and now it's time for another! Readers, all I can say is that I hope the next book comes out just as quickly 'cause I'm dying to know what happens next for Charley and Reyes!

After helping free Reyes and clear his name, Charley is a bit surprised to find he's taken up residence just down the hall! But Reyes as a neighbor is the least of the reaper's worries when her apartment begins to fill with dead blonde girls. Over twenty of them when they finally all arrive. Charley thinks they must have a serial killer on their hands, but none of the dead are talking and so far there isn't any real evidence. To further complicate things, Uncle Bob's captain has his eye on Charley and is intent on discovering the secret behind her odd knack for solving so many of the department's cases.

Fifth Grave Past the Light is totally awesomely fun. In fact, as much as I've been enjoying this series, I think I might have to say that this is my favorite installment so far!

It was nice to see some of the characters beginning to get a little more action, Swopes in particular. His discoveries about Charley are intriguing and sure to play into future books even more heavily. I'm also curious about Duff and Mr. Chung. I've been wondering when we'd find out more about Mr. Chung and I think it might be coming soon (I hope).

And the ending is killer. I won't give it away but I can't wait to find out what happens next.

Rating: 5/5

If you're into fun paranormal mysteries with a healthy dose of steamy romance and you've yet to start reading the Charley Davidson series, what's stopping you? I suggest you run out and snatch up a few (they're super quick reads, so you might want to stock up). And yes, you most definitely have to read the books in order!

First Grave on the Right
Second Grave on the Left
Third Grave Dead Ahead
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
Fifth Grave Past the Light

For more on Darynda, Charley, and the Darklight series, be sure to check out Darynda's website here. You can also like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

And now for the giveaway - as part of the tour, one lucky winner will get an autographed copy of Fifth Grave Past the Light. The giveaway is tour wide so be sure to check out other tour stops to increase your chances of winning (click the blog tour button to see the schedule of posts). Also be sure to check back here on July 15 for a guest post from Darynda herself!


41 comments:

ErickaS said...

Love this series and can't wait for tomorrow!

Cate Sforza aka absolutartist1 said...

Read the first 4 quick when I found them, and have been waiting not so patiently for the 5th!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Rebe said...

I haven't seen a ghost, although my mother has.

Tracy Kilgore said...

I have seen ghost! I know thay they are out there but sure wouldn't want Charley's job. I love the books and can't wait till thisbone coms s out.

Jei said...

I can't wait for this book to come out! Thanks for the chance to win! Ghosts are old friends, though, I am not sure I'd make a good Reaper!

dawn wigand said...

No ghosts, but this series ROCKS! Excited for 5th book!!

BrenRiley said...

Tomorrow, tomorrow I love you tomorrow!

Angela W said...

I've had several ghostly encounters over the years, so I'm definitely a believer!

Can't wait for 5th Grave!!!!

Julie Greatorex said...

Never have seen a ghost. Cant wait for the book.

GLORIA said...

I can't wait for tomorrow and no, I haven't seen a ghost LOL

Mandy Jamerson said...

I've never seen a ghost but I know a few people who have.

Marie Brown said...

This book was fantastic as well as your review. Readers will LOVE it!! Thanks so much for this chance to win a signed copy of Fifth Grave. I have never seen a ghost BUT I have seen an angel. She was my dog Shannon who passed away when I was roughly 5 or 6. I won't replay the whole thing again but on the last blog I did tell all. :)

Anonymous said...

Personally, I have never seen a ghost but I have family members who swear my grandfather haunted my grandparent’s house for a length of time after his passing. I cannot wait for Fifth Grave to be released on Tuesday so I can discuss it with all my fellow Reyes addicts. :p

Tiffany Rarrick said...

I think the house that I lived in when I was a child was haunted because every night when we would lay down for bed me and my sister would hear running up on the third floor which was weird because we only used that space for storage. What else was weird was in the summer or when ever it was hot you would think that the third floor would be super hot because heat rises well not in this house it would always be cold like we had AC up there which we didn’t and when ever we would play up there it always seemed like someone was watching you like you were never alone and when ever you were up there you always had the feeling to run or get down from there as fast as you could it was a little creepy. Me and my sister still talk about it to this day I don’t fear ghost or the unknown. It almost gives me a feeling like there is something beyond death and that you should not be afraid and that if a ghost is there it’s for a reason and you should never be scared! With that being said I sooooo can’t wait for this book I’m sending my boys to their grandparents so MAMA can read and not have to do anything else. OH CHARLEY AND REYES HOW I HAVE MISSED YOU SO GALD YOUR BACK!!!!!!!

mudepoz said...

I've seen my dogs seeing ghosts. At least, that's the least scary explanation I can come up with. I hope it wasn't a spider.

Amber Hughes said...

Great review!
Awesome series!! One of my absolute favorites! My copy is on it's way :-)

Good luck to everyone on the giveaway!

Victoria said...

This series is so good it spans generations. My 74 yr old mom loves it ;).

Carol said...

Loved the first four books and can't wait for the fifth! Thanks for the giveaway.

Redheaded Bookworm said...

I love this book!

Mansa said...

Can't wait for the release! #5thgrave

Mansa said...

Can't wait for the release! Love the chapter titles!

Darynda said...

Thanks so much for this great review, love!!!! Yay! And good luck, all!

Tam said...

Tomorrow can't get her fast enough for me!!!

Tam said...

Tomorrow can't get here fast enough!

Traci Horton said...

Great review! I can't wait to start 5th Grave tomorrow!

Carolyne Bonner said...

Never have seen a ghost but sometime I think it would be cool. Thanks 4 the giiveaway. Can't wait

Dawn M. said...

Great review! I just reread the first 4 and I am so ready for #5 :)

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Sarah said...

I didn't enter the contest because I already preordered Fifth Grave. LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!!

Krysten Michelsen said...

No, I've never seen a ghost. But I've heard from a few different people about their ghost sightings.. :)

Misty Speer said...

Thanks for your review, I am bursting at the seems to get my hands on this book! I cannot wait to read it. As for ghosts, I have never actually seen one but I won't rule out that they do exist. :-)

becca69 said...

So many cool giveaways!

Jary said...

I love this series. You are missing out on something Wicked Awesome if you have not read it. One word REYES.... YUM

slappylilly said...

i <3 this series and Darynda is awesome person.

One Lazy Mom said...

I've never seen a ghost, but I've had some scary experiences. However, my best friend growing up had me convinced that the Nursing Home by my bus stop was haunted, and I never felt comfortable waiting there, especially at night! Of course, it's never a good idea to wait for a bus in NY at night, if you can help it.

Michelle RB said...

I haven;t seen a ghost but I was pinched by one ;)

Crissy said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Darynda is amazing and I love this series. I've never "seen" a ghost but I have definitely felt the presence of ghosts before. I'm a true believer in things existing that we can't see and I love the paranormal. Can't say it doesn't scare and creep me out from time to time, but I do love reading about it :)

tinah924 said...

GREAT review!

Shannon Patel said...

Great review. I loved this one.

traveler said...

I haven't seen a ghost. thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Kim said...

I haven't seen a ghost, but there are legends that a ghost appears in my community.