Monday, 11 January 2016

The Dirt on Ninth Grave - Darynda Jones

In a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she's more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.

But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her—even from her new and trusted friends—the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn't help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she's lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way. 

My thoughts:
I do confess, it was soooo annoying reading this book. I really hope it did not reflect on how I liked it. See, the formatting sucked. I hate uneven edges, I hate when you turn the page and there is one word there, and then one on the next.
Sigh.

Ok, Charley has amnesia after a meltdown. Angels want her to leave this life. Her friends want her back. She works in a diner. All her friends are in town and trying to subtly nestle themselves into her new life without telling her YOU ARE CHARLEY!

The kid thing is still, omg, no, I could never do that.

Reyes, well i did like that she met him for the first time again and thought he was hot, mmmmmmm *melts into Reyes puddle*

I did like that she had her snark. That she solved 2 mysteries. It was old Charley you know. But what I did not like was that time stood still, nothing could happen to move the actual plot forward.

Conclusion:
Reyes! Oh I forgot myself. I meant to say good book. 

cover
eh

Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Expected publication: January 12th 2016 by St. Martin's Press
Charley Davidson #9
Urban fantasy romance
NG


44 comments:

  1. I am glad to hear that the mystery is back :) :)

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  2. I've been curious about this series. Sorry to hear that the poor formatting made reading it such a chore!

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  3. I kind of liked that this one was a reprieve from the main story. It had a cozy feel.

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  4. I thought the last half of the book was amazing. Looking forward to book #10.

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  5. Haven't gotten it yet but I finally bought the first book :)

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  6. I've been meaning to start this series. Seems like something I'd enjoy.

    P.S. I hate bad formatting on eBooks!! Boo.

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    1. I hope that you will read it one day

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  7. I loved this, boo to bad formating..but I laughed, cried and had a blast..even with no memory she was so Charley.

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  8. Well yes, not much forward, but well that revelation at the end. Need more on that now.

    But oh was it fun to have a nice do-over with the meet ups and get some great Charley humor and mystery solving.

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  9. Oh no, you had a badly formatted ebook - I hate that. So hard sometimes not to let it affect my enjoyment of the story, but it happens. I probably would have given in and tried to get the print.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Any other book and I would have given up cos it did take away from the pleasure of reading it :(

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  10. I now have the first 4 books, no excuses lol. Bummer about the formatting, I hate that!!

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  11. I've given up on galleys with similar formatting (and publicists etc understood). Glad you ended up liking the book.

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    1. I have given up on many too, and I did think about it

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  12. I hate when you get a book and the formatting isn't great. I listened to the audio, so that was not an issue for me. I'm glad you were still able to enjoy the story. I loved watching Charley fall in love with Reyes again.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Awww reyes! And that would have been so lovely, to listen insteadx

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  13. I'm sorry to hear you had a bad formatting, I didn't,it was quite normal.

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  14. MUST READ THIS SERIES! I've only read book 1. I feel a binge read coming on:)

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  15. Interesting take. I think it was my favorite of the series. I agree, time mostly did stand still, but I feel like Charley had to close the chapters of her life from he first 8 books in order to move forward. What I liked is that the book wasn't weighed down by all of the crap that happened in books 6-8.

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    1. Well all her friends will still be around, everyone except her baby

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  16. That's happened to me as well with bad formatting in ebooks and it was one I paid for! Glad you enjoyed this one overall.

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  17. *melted into Reyes puddle as well* I'll join you there :)

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