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April 14, 2012

Book Review: Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones

Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #2
Release Date: August 16th 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Age: Adult
Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper Extraordinaire, is back in this sexy, suspenseful novel of supernatural shenanigans
When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown. They show up at the coffee shop, but no Mimi. But Charley finds a message on the bathroom wall. Mimi left a clue, a woman’s name. Mimi’s husband explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been found murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message.
Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He’s left his body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Will Cookie ever get a true fashion sense? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel them as they do?
It's difficult to review a series you love, because probably every book will be great for you and sometimes you just want to say: I loved it!

Well, Second Grave on the Left is that kind of book. It's the second book from the Charley Davidson series, and Charley is still funny and amazing. She's leaning more about her powers and still have the support of her amazing best friend, Cookie. She is now helping Cookie find one of her other friends, who is missing because probably someone wants to kill her. But why?

Anyway, I thought / wanted Reyes to be more present in this book. At first Charley and him were kind of fighting but then he was being attacked and waiting to die. Of course, nobody would have allowed that, much less Charley. I don't want to say more because of spoilers, but while tying to find him Charley discovers some things that left me wanting more and thinking 'now what Charley?'.

Overall, if by any case you haven't read the Charley Davidson series, and you like urban fantasy, hilarious characters and hot bad boys, you have to start reading it asap.


  1. Ohhhhh!!!! I am waiting for my copy to arrive :D Early May I think it will be and I can't wait to read it now

    1. Great! I need to read the third but lately I've been to busy, I hope to read it soon :D

  2. I am dying to start this series! So many people say how great it is, and it honestly sounds like something I'd love.

  3. Aaaah I love this series it's SO hilarious! I wanted more Reyes too and he's not in book 3 much more. I loved book 3 though I think it may be my fav. Great review!

  4. I haven't read this series yet, but obviously I need to! :) (so I didn't read your review) I'm almost positive it's on my TBR, I will go and check into it more!

  5. Isn't it fantastic? Keep going with Third Grave Dead Ahead - there are hot bike gang dudes!

  6. Eeek, skimming a bit..oh a 5! I am waiting for this one to arrive :D And then I will be all over it

  7. Pinta muy bien, espero ponerme con el primero algún día :D Besos♥