Warning: Cliffhanger (Literally caused me to stop reading this series until it was over.)
My entire life can be summed up in one sentence:
“Well, that didn’t go as planned.”
A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, errant wives, missing people, philandering business owners, and, oh yeah…demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part time Private Investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead.
Now, Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction. But the forces of hell are determined to see Charley banished forever to the darkest corners of another dimension. With the son of Satan himself as her husband and world-rocking lover, will Charley be able to defeat the ultimate evil and find a way to have her happily ever after after all?
“Few things in life are as surprising as having your husband, the man you gave your heart and soul to, throw you off a 350-foot building. I should know.”
In a lot of ways, I liked Eleventh Grave in Moonlight. However the end supremely pissed me off. We’re finally getting around to Reyes and the “parents” who stole him from his real parents and gave him to Earl Walker. I absolutely love this part of the story, because it is just so, so disturbing. It is disturbing in a way that I can see actually happening.
The people who stole Reyes are religious nutters. They believe they are God’s chosen, and they were put on this world for a reason. You can only imagine what that would mean for a baby Son of Satan. When Reyes’ sort of step brother of no relation comes to Charley to seek her help in figuring out where he came from, it gives Charley just enough room to actually investigate this without completely going behind Reyes’ back. Doesn’t mean he likes it, though!
Also, there are some incredibly cute portions of Eleventh Grave. Reyes has finally decided to teach Charley more about herself. There were some “training sequences” that were just utterly adorable. It was perfect. And entirely overdue. Like I’m kind of angry it has taken until the *eleventh* book in the series to make Reyes teach her anything about her powers instead of letting her figure it out on her own. Why change his mind on this now? Really cute, really frustrating. Entirely overdue.
However…Once again, everything has pulled out from under their rug and changed. Again.
Sigh. I really hoped we were done with that the last time around.
The ending also completely broke me as a reader to this series. The first time I read this book was right after it came out. Maybe same day, definitely within the month it came out. The end to this book made me so mad I decided I wasn’t going to read the series again until it was over. Well, now it is over and I am reading it again because it has been a while. This ending breaks me so bad, I seriously considered not reading the rest of the series, after getting this far already.
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