Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 10 hours and 30 minutes (384 pages)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 7th book in the Charley Davidson series
Source: Audiobook from Audible.com
Rating: 5/5 stars
“Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life.
But all of that combined barely scratches the surface of her problems. Recent developments – and a few distressing prophesies – have forced her to become a responsible adult. Exactly the kind of adult she’s never aspired to be. To conquer such a monumental task, she’s decided to start small. Really small. She gets a pet. But how can she save the world against the forces of evil when she can’t even keep a goldfish alive? A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it. We’re doomed.”
This is the 7th book in the Charley Davidson series; the 11th book in the series was released in Jan 2017. This was a great continuation of this series! I love how we are learning more and more about the Twelve, the story just keeps getting more interesting.
I listened to this on audiobook and these audiobooks are incredibly well done. I would highly recommend this whole series on audiobook if you enjoy audiobooks.
There is a ton action and things are getting more and more intriguing. Each book has a number of different story elements that come together to form a cohesive whole. This book was focused more on Charley and the Twelve than on individual investigation of ghosts…and to be honest I liked this format even more than previous books.
Charley’s powers continue to expand in new and interesting ways; she does a lot of new things with her power and learns a lot about herself in this book. She is just as goofy and silly as ever but in general this book had a more serious tone to it than previous books in the series.
Of course Reyes, Cookie, and all our other favorites are in the story as well. There are some interesting developments with Cookie’s daughter, Amber. I am also enjoyed that the deva Osh is in the story a lot more as well.
Things tie up at a good spot for the book. However, I am incredibly eager to see what happens next in the series.
Overall this was an amazing continuation of this urban fantasy series. I love the new characters being introduced and am really enjoying seeing Charley discover her new and interesting powers. I would definitely recommend this series to those who enjoy lighter urban fantasy novels.