Berls Reviews Summoned to the Thirteenth Grave

Posted April 12, 2019 by Berls in Review / 5 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Berls Reviews Summoned to the Thirteenth GraveSummoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones
Narrator: Lorelei King
Series: Charley Davidson #13
Published by Macmillan Audio on January 15, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Romance, Cozy Mystery
Length: 8 hours 39 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the final installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series!

Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed. She’s been kicked off the earthly plain for eternity – which is the appropriate amount of time to make a person starkraving mad. But someone’s looking out for her, and she’s allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Apparently it is. Bummer.

She’s missed her daughter, she’s missed Reyes, and Beep, but now that she’s back on earth, it’s time to put to rest burning questions that need answers. What happened to her mother? How did she really die? Who killed her? And are cupcakes or coffee the best medicine? It all comes to a head in an epic showdown between good and evil in this final smart and hilarious novel.

My top thoughts:

Gah! What a way to end the series! I’m so sad it’s over and I totally started stalling the last couple chapters because I wasn’t ready for it to be over. I really want to reread it, too, I think.

I feel like Darynda did a really good job bringing things to a satisfying conclusion. I like where Charley and Reyes’s relationship is at as we end the series. And man did she bring some revelations I just did not see coming at all – talk about plot twists! And despite blowing my mind, not a single one of them felt ridiculous or unbelievable.

The story is only partly over though – we still need to see Beep’s story – and I really look forward to that. I have no idea when or how that’s coming, but I can’t imagine we won’t get it. I wonder if I’ll miss Charley’s brand of humor though. Because that’s seriously great and a favorite element for this series.

Narrator thoughts:

Lorelei King has delivered this entire series beautifully and put herself at the top of my favorite authors list. If I see she’s narrated something, I will pick it up, regardless of the author or topic I think.

4.5 stars I loved it

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 17 year old on the planet. I also have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten. I love what I do and you can expect it to bleed into my posts. Teaching is a big a part of me as my family and reading. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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5 responses to “Berls Reviews Summoned to the Thirteenth Grave

  1. Jen

    I’m with you Berls… I enjoyed where this series ended. There were some MAJOR things that changed/went down, but we saw each character to his/her “conclusion,” which I liked. So glad you enjoyed!

  2. I had a good time with this book and the series as a whole. I’m sad that it’s over, but interested in Beep’s story. Lorelei King is the best. 🙂 Great review.

  3. I loved this on audio and the humor. Lorelei King is amazing and it’s definitely a series I listen to.

    I’m glad to have Beep’s story. I still wish we had more time with Charley and Reyes together because I don’t have the most clear impression of Reyes other than hot, dedicated to Charley, and he can cook. I’d love to have his POV .