|Tags: Grim Reaper,son of Satan,Portal to Heaven ,Private investigator,Dead people|
Urban Fantasy > Romance>Thriller> Mystery
Author: Darynda Jones
Release Date: July 9th 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Source: Advanced reading copy received from St. Martin's Press publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Did you ever watch the Tv series Gilmore Girls? Well if you did ,you will know what type of hilarious and funny person Charley Davidson is.Just like Lorelei.I kept imaging her that way.
Ok,so when a friend of mine asked what is this book about and i told her a short summary..it kind of sounded ..cliche-full and stupid..so she looked at me with an raise eyebrow and slowly nodded her head..not very convinced in my good book taste...but she was so wrong :))
Underlying text contains previous books spoilers so don't read it if you haven't read all the books before this one.
So the main character is a girl called Charley Davidson and she is ..well a grim reaper.Actually
she is a portal to heaven ,she can see dead people and they have to cross through her to get to heaven.Sounds lame? Well it isn't :P
She is in love with not less then the..Son of Satan! I know you laugh now..but when you start reading about Reyes..cause that's his name ,your laugh will stuck in your throat and you'll have a heavy breathing problem i can tell you!
So his father is the most beautiful angel to fall from heaven, Lucifer. And Reyes had been created there, by Satan's image , forged in the fires of sin. Hence his allure.
Reyes is Satan’s plan to get out of hell and into heaven. With Charlie and Reyes, he would have a direct door into the very realm he’d been kicked out of.Because Reyes is a portal to hell.
And beside being unearthly beautiful and sexy ... He is a reader!. George R. R. Martin and Tolkien to Ursula Le Guin and Asimov. He has all those books in his apartment Do you need more prove he was made to be loved by us? 10
In stead of killing Charlie and bringing her to Hell and his Father,Reyes falll in love with her and became her protector.Awwwwww.....
That's kind of the core of the series .Everything else is building around this main story .So in every sequel (and there are 5 so far but will be more) we read about a different case Charlie is on ,because she is a private investigator ,her father and uncle are cops and she helps them solving cases.That always include help from death people of course.
But the most entertaining thing is the amazing sense of humor that the writer managed to express almost in every sentence and act Charlie does. You cant stop smiling reading this book.Well only when you are heavy breathing when Reyes comes on the page..:P
It is one of this books you can't let out of your hands and even it has ca 350 pages i managed to finish it in 2 reading nights ( i did suffer of heavy leads and blurry eyes the whole day after mind you) because it was so good .
So go on read it,don't be appealed by the seemingly cliche story..its really all working out perfect :)
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