[726]: The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones

The Trouble with Twelfth Grave
by Darynda Jones
Publication Date: October 31st, 2017
Series: Charley Davidson, #12
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

My perennial favourite series is here!

If not for my being horrendously busy for the last few months, my impatience for this book’s release would’ve been tenfolds. Also, had I not gotten an email from the publicity cogwheels working on this book, I would’ve completely forgotten that this was coming. Thankfully, they reminded me that it was forthcoming along with a link to NetGalley so I can request it. I downloaded this puppy right away and spent a few hours marinating in Charley’s sick sense of humour and Reyes’ out of this world hotness. Sigh. Everything is right in the world again, dear readers. I’m also extra thankful that this book reminded me of what I’ve been missing all this time.

So, about the book…(slight spoiler…maybe?)

Well, at the end of the eleventh book, Charley had inadvertently sent her husband to the literal hell through the god glass (with his permission and insistence). What they thought would be a two-way trip to the hottest dimension turned out to be an extended stay. Thanks to Reyes’ three other personas, he got lost in the shuffle. What came back was nowhere near the Reyes that Charley knew. He was Rey’azikeen, Elle-Ryn-Ahleethia’s immortal enemy and lover extraordinaire. While Charley was trying to get Reyes back, Rey’azikeen was hell-bent on finding the one thing that Reyes was desperately trying to hide from his own self.

Sounds a bit confusing, if you think about it. But it really is not. All you need to care about is whether this instalment delivers in all aspects that matter. Was Charley still wickedly funny? Yes. Did Reyes make me salivate? Fuck, yes. Did the major plot line and the subplots make for an entertaining read as a whole? OMG YES. This is perhaps, the only series that I don’t mind remaining in status quo for the remainder of its life. It will never bore me because Ms Jones keep finding ways to keep the dialogues fresh and the storylines, fabulous. I hope the next one instalment is close. I can’t bear to wait another year. Honestly, these books are my crack. I need another hit, like right now.

  • i remember caffeinated says this is the penultimate book, you will be cracking for the final installment I see

  • One of these days…I SO will pick up this author because these books sound fun.

  • I really need to get started on this series. It sounds like it will be just my kind of read. I am so glad you enjoyed it!

  • I have this one, but I haven’t started it yet. I will be trying it soon. I love this series. I think there is only one book left after this one. 🙁

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

  • I am glad you liked this one here. I do want to try these books out and one of these days I will!!

  • I skipped your second paragraph because I honestly do want to get going with this-one down and just eleven more to go. I do have the next two in my tbr. Glad it was a good one Joy!

  • sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books

    I have never heard of these books but I can’t deny an intrigue when you refer to them as book crack. lol

  • RO

    Girl, you always make me laugh so hard! I haven’t read any of these, but dang it, I can really tell you enjoys these books and need them like right now! Five Stars? Yes! Hugs…RO

  • I received the 8th and the 9th book for review I want to say last year, and I’m sitting there like ” how in the holy hell, am I going to read and review all of these books just to get to the 8th and 9th title?? ” lol. I think it was some promotion the publisher was doing, anywho, I never got around to reading any of them because I’m lazy, and I suck at finishing series. But I soooooo want to be in the loop when it comes to these books. Everyone likes them, and here I am all left in the dark and whatnot. UGH

  • Jasprit

    Welcome back Joy! I missed reading your blog posts whilst you were away! I’m glad to see that this series is still going strong for you, I know so many other bloggers who are fans of this series also, I really need to get a wriggle on and start it already!

  • Oh yes I really had a good time with this one

  • Aw, yay 😀 So glad you ended up loving this 12th book so so much 😀 I just tried writing it without numbers, and couldn’t figure it out at all…. hahaha. Then I looked again at your title, lol 🙂 Anyway 😀 Gorgeous review Joy. <3 Yess for loving this series 🙂

  • This sounds like a blast! I’m relatively unfamiliar with the series but still, it sounds pretty great and I’m glad you enjoyed it. You gotta love some humor that is sprinkled in in literature!

  • I’m happy you could pick this one up and it brought you right back to what you love about the series with all the humor included in it too. Sounds like a brilliant continuation to the series.

  • I really had a good time with this one!

  • I’m a few behind in this series, but sounds like I need to wait at least until the next installment is out. I think this Reyes situation would kill me. Glad you loved it, Joy! 🙂

  • I loved this too! I’m so sad the next book will be the last. I hope she has the spin-off ready to go soon after. But I will miss these characters the way they are so much.

  • shootingstarsmag

    I didn’t read all of this because I haven’t read the series yet. I do, however, own the first one and it’s something I really do want to read asap. I’m so glad you’re still loving the books!


  • I am not familiar with this series.

  • Oh man… that is totally me. These are my crack. I’ve done all the books on audio and cannot wait for this one to appear! 😀 WANT!

  • Yay, you’re back and writing reviews. I love reading your reviews. This series isn’t on my radar, or well, it wasn’t before reading your review. It’s on there now. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  • Karen

    I’ve only read the first book but I’m so in love with those covers!

    I’m glad you are still enjoying it so much.

    For What It’s Worth

  • Jazmen Greene

    I keep saying I’m going to read the rest of these. One of these days, it sounds like something I need now-ish.

  • I don’t think I’ve heard of this series (how, there’s 12 books!) it looks like good fun. I’m glad you clarified he went to hell willingly, otherwise that would have been a bit mean! The plot sounds like a bit of a trip haha

  • I can’t wait to start this series. It’s the next super-long series I attempt to tackle. I have never read a bad review. Can’t wait to check it out!

  • One of these I’m going to have to catch up with this series. I’ve heard nothing but great things. It’s so long though, I feel like I’ll never fully be caught up!!! I’m so glad this 12th book was another hit in the series for you. The plot sounds confusing, but I’ve also not read the series, but eep! I hope they get things figured out.
    Great review!

  • kindlemom1

    I can’t believe there will only be one more book! I’m going to miss this crazy cast of characters but I’m hoping like heck there will be a spin off with Osh and Beep!

  • I do want to read it but…making no effort to get it…hmmm