The Post It Note Says: 5 awesome stars *****
I'd almost forgotten why I love this series so much... well, almost. It didn't take long for me to fully absorb myself into this story again and man, it was good to be back! Fans and followers of this series will not be disappointed... this installment is definitely my favorite of the series so far.
The star of this book for me was Cookie. Laugh out loud funny moments from our devoted best friend, neighbor and assistant to Charley. I wish I could leave some examples but I won't because it would just spoil things for you... just trust me... you're gonna' laugh!
Next in line has to be Reyes Farrow... the now next door neighbor to Charley... and, lets just say that life is very interesting living next to the Son of Satan. He apparently loves post it notes... please pay attention to the post it notes! Especially the one he leaves for Charley at the end of the book... be ready... it's a shocker! And, if you've been wondering if Reyes and Charley are ever going to embrace the passion that brews between them... well, this is the book you've been waiting for... be prepared for some steamy passion filled moments.
Reyes has to be one of the most interesting bad boy characters I've ever read... it's always confusing with this guy. Is he bad? Is he good? Darynda keeps us guessing... and his character always takes me by surprise.
The ghosts are also picked up a notch... and the mystery of solving who the mysterious ghosts are filling up Charley's apartment is definitely the best of the mysteries out of all of these books. This one touched at my emotions and my heart. Yep, there were a few tears. I'm such a sap.
This is also the book where we finally begin to scrape the surface of who/what Charley is... and, the questions that always lurk beneath the surface in regards to Reyes and his true intentions for Charley are beginning to be answered.
I've only really touched the surface of all that goes on in this installment... there is so much happening in this book to keep you turning the pages.
Fifth Grave Past the Light is a story that blends together a nice mixture of humor, mystery, suspense and steamy romance. All the elements mixed together in the right way to make a great story and to keep me wanting more. The only negative is that we have to wait for the next book. I hate waiting... hurry Darynda... we need more!
This was also the first time I have ever listened to an audio book. And, I have to say that I can't believe I never thought of doing this before... I can actually do things like housework and exercise while simultaneously feeding my reading addiction. Now, maybe that's a bad thing... I don't know... maybe one doesn't WANT to do housework... definitely something to consider. This leads to the second part of my review which is my opinion of the audio book. Read by Lorelai King, about 9 hours in total over 8 CDs. I found King's narration to be very engaging and she made it easy for me to fully absorb myself into the story. She is a talented storyteller. I found it refreshing to be able to close my eyes and just listen. Great audio book for those of you who may need to fill up those boring commuting hours or don't have the luxury of sitting on the couch with a book.
I am left feeling bitter sweet emotions now... I've been so excited to read this book... and I wasn't disappointed... but, now it's over. Sighhhhhhhh... at least I have something to look forward too.
Audio book provided by Macmillan Audio Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
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