My book collection is not the biggest one on the market but I am proud of every single novel I own. I can pull out any book at any time and enjoy it as much as I enjoyed it the first time I’ve read it. […]
Mass Market Paperback, 436 pages Published September 7th 2004 by Plume Books (first published September 21st 2001) Original Title Bitten Author Kelley Armstrong ISBN 0452286034 (ISBN13: 9780452286030) My rating: 4,5/10 Elena lives in Toronto with her human boyfriend and tries to lead as normal life as possible. It’s […]
Stories you can’t sleep after reading- Life of Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones (12 first books in a series)
There was once a young woman, seemingly ordinary in her uniqueness. She shone like a lighthouse in the dark and rainy day showing the way to those who said goodbye to this world. She was a portal to the other plane (heaven) where good enough souls were getting the ticket to. That’s not all she did in her life. She was excellent in getting herself in trouble, pursuing criminals every day, and making her loved ones crazy by telling them stories about herself. She was hit, challenged, thrown of the building and somehow she came out of every situation alive.
“I have three words for you,” EMT Guy said. “Possible internal bleeding.”
I turned back to him. “Don’t you think if I was bleeding internally, I’d know somewhere deep inside? Like, internally?”
Charley Davidson because I am talking about her here – the undisputed queen of the situation took me for a journey of 12 books (so far) that I will not forget for a long, long time. Because of her I fell in love with reading again and decided to create this website.
I am reviewing the books as a series here not as singles because I believe there has to be at least one review showing the entirety (except the 13th book which I already am not able to wait for!). If you want to know what the books are about, please scroll down (where I’m leaving the links to good reads) and then check out ‘ the rest of the post.
I came across the First Grave on the Right quite accidentally in the library. I was wondering the corridors filled with works of the great authors but still wasn’t motivated to choose anything. The time of the month did not help either as my hormones (I know TMI…) were up to the ceiling causing me to feel sorry about myself. Literally with having no idea what I want I grabbed the very random book and went to the check out. Next day during my lunch break at work I was lost. Completely fell for it. Just with few pages in I was laughing like I never laughed before when reading a book. I wasn’t able to do my job properly waiting to get home and swallow the novel. Which I did. And the same day I went onto the online library and requested other 11 books that were available.
“That took balls.”
“Please,” I said with a snort, “that took ovaries. Of which I have two.”
Now the question is why. Why did I like it so much? I even had nightmares about Satan and his demons all night long after reading the first book. They were possessing me and I had to put the night lamp on in order to fall asleep again at down (alone in bed- my Boo was working). So why for God’s sake did I like it so much? The only credible explanation is that I must be cray-cray. But let me tell you one thing- since the day I’ve read this book I can’t stop thinking about it. I might have or might have not cry a little bit after finishing the 12th part.
Every chapter starts with a little quote- sarcastic, strong, hilarious and 80% of them about coffee (my favourite ones). The language the book is written in is easy but sharp, witty and very clever. If you don’t know how the sarcasm works you will not appreciate the excellent dialogs, humorous jokes or even the various description of things and people. Darynda Jones (author) is not afraid of using words like fuck or cunt but she does it so charmingly that even a saint would forgive her. Love scenes for sure they will make you hot. Especially if it’s also on the spiritual level (how else to call it if you have hot ricky ticky on the body level as well as spiritually in other dimension? In the same time?). This story is alive and as alive thing it constantly changes. Full of crimes, enemies and bruises but also laughs, love and friendships.
“Can I jump in your body and make out with my wife through you?”
I fought a grin. “It doesn’t really work that way.”
“Then can you just make out with my wife and pretend I’m in your body?”
“I can pay. I have money.”
“How much we talking?”
The only downside of this story is that I don’t know how it ends. Yet… All I have to do is wait patiently and in the meantime drink coffee (coconut milk cappuccino with peppermint syrup- try before judging!).
Charley, oh Charley… If you weren’t god (with the small letter) and no one tried to kill you every now and then I think we could be best friends. Klaudia –your second Cookie – there are never to many, right? We both love coffee, six packs and can’t help the sarcasm. The Dream Team.
The last thing I felt before completely disappearing into the ether was the heat, the blinding heat, of Reyes’s incomprehensible fury as I was cast into a lightless realm.
And as a conclusion for this series read the below quote:
“I’m like crack. People don’t want to like me, but once they get a taste, they always come back for more.”
For more details check out the Good Reads :
Hardcover, 356 pages Published September 16th 2014 by HarperCollins (first published September 1st 2014) Original Title Made For You Author Melissa Marr ISBN 0062011197 (ISBN13: 9780062011190) What teenagers do in their spare time? Plan the murders. At least that is what he does. But not to harm… Just to teach. […]