Review: The Curse of Tenth Grave


As a Part-time PI and fulltime grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister’s hair before she wakes up? But, “How do I trap not one malevolent god, but three?” was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension.

There’s just one problem. One of the three stole her heart a very long time ago. Can the Razer, a god of absolute death and destruction, change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiances lie with his brothers?

Those are just a few of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl running for her life, an innocent man who’s been charged with murder, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, and Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we’re saved. If not, well…


Warning! Mild spoilers below.

The Curse of Tenth Grave picks up a week after the events of The Dirt on Ninth Grave and everybody has returned home to New Mexico. Now that Charley has returned home, she’s ready to continue her life and job! That doesn’t take long especially when ADA Nick Parker wants her to prove his friend didn’t kill his fiancé. Not only that but Charley also has to save a young homeless girl who is convinced that she will be the next person to die because of a curse at a group home called Harbor House. Have to save, I never expected the outcome of the cases.

Aside from working on the cases, Charley is in the downs from the lack of communication between her and Reyes. Not to mention that Charley is having difficulty with the idea of talking to Reyes about his God status and the God glass that she has with her. Charley also needs to find and trap the Gods of Uzan to save her daughter. If that wasn’t enough, Charley understandably misses her daughter and not being able to see or help her does not help the separation anxiety she is facing.

Overall, The Curse of Tenth Grave was another well written installment by Darynda Jones who didn’t disappoint us. I don’t know how she does it and I don’t care, I just want her to continue doing whatever she is doing in making the Charley Davidson series one of the best series ever! You will not be disappointed with The Curse of Tenth Grave because I couldn’t put this book down with all the humor, mystery and action that Darynda Jones brought to it.

I should warn you that The Curse of Tenth Grave does end in a type of a cliffhanger that will leave you feeling:

All I will say is it has to do with something we discovered in Brighter Than the Sun.

So now the waiting begins for book 11, Eleventh Grave in Moonlight, that is set to be released on January 24, 2017.









*I won a The Curse of Tenth Grave ARC copy  in a giveaway from St. Martin’s Griffin*

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s