So Eighth Grave After Dark. As you can tells this is the eighth book in the Charley Davidson series. I used to read a lot of Urban Fantasy but over the past few years I’ve not red that much. As it was, I was fancying a change so thought that I’d pick up Eighth grave After Dark.
Charley Davidson is heavily pregnant, living in a convent and unable to leave because of the 12 hell hounds after her. Oh, and there area lot of dead people on the law. What could possibly go wrong? Well, in the world of Charley, a lot ca go wrong. Especially if your husband is the son of the devil, and your unborn child the subject of many prophecies.
The trouble with Urban Fantasy in general and with this book are the number of tropes that can be ticked off. Sassy female lead, check. Blisteringly hot male love interest, check. Life or death situation, check. Now I possibly sound a bit grumpy about this, I’m not, honestly. I suppose what sets each of the Urban Fantasy series aside is the USP. But it would be nice to see some UF that doesn’t follow all the stereotypes.
Right, back to Eighth Grave After Dark. For me, this book was middle of the road, neither bad nor amazing. I found the whole childbirth part a little frustrating, it just didn’t read right. Oh, and I really cringe at the whole Charley and Reyes can’t keep our hands off each other thing. OK, we get it! However the story-line was interesting in parts, so I’ll give this a rounded up to 3 stars. The next question that I need to answer for myself is “Am I going to keep reading this series?” Well, I may pick up the next book when I fancy a change of pace.