Warning: Mild Cliffhanger (You really need to stop doing this to me.)
Sometimes I wrestle my demons. Sometimes we just snuggle.—Bumper Sticker
Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow—but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She’s a paranormal private eye and grim reaper-in-training who’s known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he’s dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really.
But when the FBI file on Reyes’ childhood happens to land into her lap, she can’t help herself: She opens it…and then the real fun begins. First, Charley finds a naked corpse riding shotgun in her car. Then, a man loses his soul in a card game. Throw in a Deaf boy who sees dead people, a woman running from mobsters, and a very suspicious Reyes, and things can’t get any worse for Charley. Unless, of course, the Twelve Beasts of Hell are unleashed…
“How does Reyes feel about him?”
“He would rip out his spine if I let him.”
She patted my knee. “I would expect nothing less from the son of evil incarnate. He’s a good guy.”
Sixth Grave on the Edge is just purely chaotic. There are so many thing happening. Charley and company go from one part of one thing, to another part of another thing, and there is just no rhyme or reason to how anything is put together. There are probably a solid 5 or 6 plot threads that are interwoven in this book. I honestly forgot halfway through the book what even was supposed to be happening, because there was so many random other shit going on. It doesn’t really have an overall thread like the previous books. It is just a lot of small, random parts.
After much self-deliberation, the entire point of Sixth Grave on the Edge is Charley running around doing Charley-like things.
Which in previous books was fun. Charley is just a fun character read about. In this, it was just more frustrating than fun. It was distracting. It started to get tiresome. Mostly because things only happen in bits and pieces. I’m starting to not like the series as much.
I said in the review for the previous book that the worldbuilding was devolving. Now it is just getting worse. The prophecies that have already started are getting out of hand. They’re continuously changing as the “story” demands. In fact they change several times this book alone. The information that Charley is given about herself continuously changes. It is all just becoming completely ridiculous. Nothing stays the same. Nothing is actually written in truth. Everything is hand-waved away if it is contradictory or if the author just decides to change her mind. This is honestly the worst part of this series.
This is still a fun and quick read. I still enjoy reading it. Mostly because of the characters. Just really, really do not look to this series if you crave any kind of consistency at all.
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