First Grave on the Right is a novel by Darynda Jones and is the first book of her Grave series. This book is witty, original, and contagious.
Charley Davidson is The Reaper. Please leave your preconceived beliefs at the door. Charley is young, cute, a total smart ass, and well… sparkly.
Charley comes from a family of law enforcement officers who have boosted their careers due to Charley’s ability to speak to the dead that have remained on our plane. Charley attempts to get these entities to cross over the other side. It is hard not to fall in love, or hate when appropriate, with every single character in this book. The humor in First Grave on the Right was extremely brilliant and chalked full of one liners. Seriously these one liners are pure talent. My favorite example – Charley explaining getting knocked out “I went down like a drunken cowgirl trying to line dance to Metallica.” Pure. Comedic. Gold.
This book was a fairly easy book that I got quickly caught up in. Delicious dude. Oh Yes. I cannot fail to mention that! I would definitely recommend this book. And don’t let the reaper thing get you. This book was pretty lighthearted and not a dark book.
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