Tuesday, January 12, 2016

-Review- The Dirt On Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones


**Spoiler alert for all personas who have not read any of the 8 previous Charley Davidson books and a wake up call for you to do so. Yesterday!!**

I am dead.
I'm a walking dead.
The walking dead.
The ones that roam the earth.
Without a heart.
Without a soul.
Because they were both taken away by perfectly written characters,
characters such as Reyes and Charley or Janey or whatever you want to call her.
Fictional characters,
non-breathing characters but
perfect and awesome nonetheless.
So there you go, that's my story.
The one of how I became a zombie while reading a book.
How one little thing destroyed me so much...
Because you know what?
He's loved her for 1000 and one.

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-- "So, why are you living in a motel?"
I felt a slight bristle come off him.
"I was... seeing someone."
A soft gasp escaped me. No idea why that would surprise me.
"Was?"
"She left me. No good-bye. No note. Nothing. Just vanished into thin air. I had nowhere else to go." ----- "I'll get over it. I have no choice. She's forgotten all about me." --


Holy clouds in the heavens! If you missed it, that was the sound of my heart breaking, ruining and pretending to mend itself all at once. Thank you very much T_T

I can't even begin to describe what an amazing sequel to 8th grave this is.
From the very start I knew it'd be a nice if only quick change from the god, angels, demons, curses, sadness and all the other drama that had been going on and it's obviously meant to build up even more (I cannot wait!! Complete masochist here) but everything had to do with one thing and one thing only, getting Charley back on track.

I enjoyed it probably more than I should've but I cannot help myself when Charley/Reyes/Darynda are involved its like the perfect trifecta or something.

Anyway.

I completely completely recommend people not to skip this one. Charley isn't Charley but is... Reyes is AMAZING and I love how he was almost in every single chapter of the book, how impossibly in love he seems to be with Charley and how in the end no matter how much he loves her it wasn't really him who really helped her.

Charley doesn't remember who she is but seeing the same people coming inside the diner she works at over and over it's bound to make a girl suspicious especially if sex incarnate is one of them.

I don't, I can't and I really won't be able to write a good enough review (even though it's mostly my feels experience while reading the book) but when things like this come up in a book you cannot just ignore them and not share them with the world!

--Either I had some kind of extraordinary perception or I'd done a lot of LSD in my youth.---



Charley is as sarcastic as ever and I love that that part of her wasn't lost with all the other <3

Tons of feels, a lot of laughs and definitely one very big thing revealed I'm all ready set and go for 10th grave BUT before excuse me while I go reread this beauty.

When puns are being made at Cookie's expense you KNOW shit has hit the fan and things are about to get ugly.

5/5 Definitely!


--Damn it. He was an alien. I should have known. An evil, throw-me-against-a-wall-and-fuck-me alien. Aka, the worst kind.--


I'm sorry if my review was all over the place but that's exactly how you might feel when reading this book so might as well take it as a guide or warning hehehe.

Darynda Jones Made Me Do It...




This, I meant this.

The fact that it's been over 6 months since I last posted kind of gives you an idea of how crazy my life has been not that I haven't been reading... But something about a loved one being sick and dealing with your own stuff it just... It hasn't been as easy or as manageable as I thought it'd be BUT that is SO not why I'm here for.

I've been reading and reviewing books for years now but somewhere in between I lost track, missed the train and lost myself so I figured if I couldn't manage to post it here on my blog the least I could do is submitting my reviews for all those eARCs that Netgalley miraculously continues to approve to me XD (And it sure has been my salvation when I couldn't get my hands on some new releases last year.) So that's what I've been doing, reading and reviewing on netgalley only and then track my reads through goodreads...

But then the unthinkable happened...
I finally caught up with all the Charley Davidson books and didn't have ANY MORE TO READ!!!!
NO BOOKS!! NO REYES!! NO COOKIE!!!! I was in hell!!!! In pure agonizing gimmie more HELL!! The withdrawals were worse than when you know who tried to give up you know what... IT WAS WORSE!!!
It wasn't pretty, it wasn't easy BUT I'm happy to announce that I survived and what better prize for myself, what better pat on the back than...
YOU GUESSED IT!
Being approved for a galley of Ninth Grave!!! Ninth Grave people!!
As in the book that literally just came out!!!
I got approved and I devoured that thing faster yet slower than I wanted to, I knew I'd have to wait long for the next one but come ON I had waited a lot for this one as well and since I had survived it I figured I would be able to survive the next torturous wait.

When I finally finished reading the book I couldn't just submit my review on Netgalley.
I just couldn't.
Darynda and Charley managed to make me want to share publicly yet again, how the reading process went.

Normally I've never been good at reviewing books without going all fangirl on it and this time it was no exception...

I literally wrote down whatever the book made me feel throughout the whole reading of it submitted it then wrote it here on my blog but never hit the "Publish" button because I wanted to wait until after the release.

It has been so long since a book made me want to feel this thrill again, this happy feeling of sharing my thoughts on books with the world out there no matter how little of the world actually reads it.
But yeah.

I can't believe I'm here again, writing on my blog...
And although I don't know if I'll be posting regularly again I just know that I HAD to post my thoughts on Ninth Grave because... Well, Reyes you know? Need I say more?

So thank you dear Darynda Jones ^_^ for reminding me why I've always loved reading & writing reviews.
You made me do it ;)

The review is the blog post after this one ^___^

-----Alba.