TBT- I love anything that involves Throwback Thursday. I enjoy looking at old pictures on Facebook or seeing old movie clips. It’s fun remembering the past. I once read this quote from someone “I can never die because I will never be able to read every book out there.” How true that is. For every new author I discover, I find two more who have been around for awhile that I just somehow missed. I don’t mean the people I read in school, Twain, Dickens, Faulkner, etc, I’m talking about newer authors. So TBT around this blog will be to flashback to older books, at least five years old, that I either just discovered or read in the past, but liked enough to think about today.
This week’s book is First Grave on the Right written byDarynda Jones. I found her book on a library display of new books back in 2011. Urban Fantasy was still a very new genre for me. Of course, I read Anne Rice and even Stephen King, but that was about it.
Charlie Davidson is a PI who also happens to be the Grim Reaper. She meets and falls in love with a Hot Steamy Dreamboat who just happens to be Lucifer’s son. Talk about the perfect set up for conflict!
I finished this book in about two days. I liked it that much. I remember moving my schedule around so I could read more. Charlie’s snarkiness is the best part of this book. She is so much like me and my friends, especially when we all get-together and just hang out sans kids. I’ve read every book in this series and they just keep getting better. As Charlie helps her father, a police officer, solve crimes she struggles with her own personal demons. Even though this is fantasy, I can relate to Charlie. I may not deal with the same issues she does, but I still see myself in her shoes. Jones does a good job ending each of the books, but leaving just a little dangling to make me want to read the next one. The next one, The Curse of the Tenth Grave comes out later this summer. So if you hurry you can catch up on reading all of them.
This is an absolute must read.