Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (Charley Davidson #11) by Darynda Jones

Well damn! That was epic!

My entire life can be summed up in one sentence: “Well, that didn’t go as planned”

29939313Every time I read a book in this series I wonder where this story is going to go and get excited to find out how Charley will save the day… and what stupid thing she’ll do. Once again Jones managed to suck me in and make me so desperate to be a smart-ass, stubborn, furniture-naming supernatural chick married to the son of satan.

I fell in love with Osh in this book, he was so funny and cute and I’m really hoping we get a spin-off series with Beep so we can see how everything ends. I truly think Jones is the only one who can make you love a soul-sucking demon and the son of satan.

All the characters were great as usual and the story line played out well. Charley is hired to solve a mystery we have been dying to figure out and I liked that Jones brought it all back to the beginning. I was a tad disappointed with the Amber mystery (view spoiler), but still enjoyed the story over all.

This installment in the series answers and lot of questions about Charley and Reyes (and gives us even more to think about). It gives you more insight into how they both ended up in their current situations. We meet the horrid people who took Reyes and find out why it all happened and how he ended up with Earl Walker.

I loved that Jones didn’t fix everything, that there were some moments that were sad and that Charley didn’t break the all rules. I was so worried the story would end up with Charley doing something stupid, but I think the events played out nicely. Yet, once again I find myself wondering how on Earth this story will end and get excited just thinking about reading more. I can’t believe the way she ended it. I found I wanted to cry a bit and REALLYneed the next book so I can see what’s going to happen.

The Psy-Changeling Series by Nalini Singh

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The world:

Nalini Singh has created a fantastic, unique world with a mix of characters you can’t help but fall in love with. In this series you get introduced to a world that is populated by three races – the Psy, a powerful race of humans who have incredible powers of the mind, the Changelings, shapeshifters, and then just the plain old humans. These three races live together, but at the same time very much apart. The Psy, in an effort to eradicate an unavoidable predisposition to violence, have embraced Silence, a protocol that removes all emotions. But, emotions are part of human nature and the Psy race soon discovers that Silence is going to fall. The series begins with one Psy, Sascha Duncan on her way to “rehabilitation”— the complete psychic removal of everything she ever was. But when Sascha meets leopard changeling Lucas Hunter everything changes, and the world of the Psy and Changelings begin to collide.

What I thought:

My overall rating:  4 Stars

I picked up the first book in this series and proceeded to read each and every one, one after the other. I completely immersed myself in this world for a couple of weeks and enjoyed having some many books to read all at once. Each book in the series focuses on one couple. Not all of them are Psy/Changeling mixes and I think that gives the series more depth, however I do confess that I was a little disappointed by some of the matches, just because you kind of hope for the power of an interrace mix. But overall I give the series a solid 4 stars. I really LOVED some of the books (most of them actually), while some of them fell a little flat, but the world is so phenomenal that you get caught up in the amazingness of the stories. I really found myself wanting to be a part of this world and could definitely enjoy my own dominant changeling 😉

I liked that the books switched between different POVs, however I didn’t get a little frustrated at times. Just when the main story was getting to a good part, she would jump to a completely separate characters POV and at times I felt like some of the info was unnecessary. I will give Singh props for her ability to build suspense and sexual tension though.

The books all had great love stories and really got my blood pumping. I fell in love with almost all the male leads and could not wait to read about the side characters after each book. I really liked that even the “submissive” characters had backbone, and loved the brilliantly thought out structure of both the PsyNet and Changeling society. I would definitely recommend this series to all paranormal romance lovers and can honestly say that this is a totally unique look at shifters for those who love that genre too.

Reading order:

  • Slave to Sensation (The Psy-Changelings, Book 1)
  • Visions of Heat (Psy-Changelings, Book 2)
  • Caressed By Ice (Psy-Changelings, Book 3)
  • Mine to Possess (Psy-Changelings, Book 4)
  • Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changelings, Book 5)
  • Branded by Fire (Psy-Changelings, Book 6)
  • Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changelings, Book 7)
  • Bonds of Justice (Psy/Changeling, Book 8)
  • Play of Passion (Psy/Changeling, Book 9)
  • Kiss of Snow (Psy/Changeling, Book 10)
  • Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling, Book 11)
  • Heart of Obsidian (Psy/Changeling, Book 12)
  • Shield of Winter (A Psy/Changeling, Book 13)
  • Shards of Hope (Psy/Changeling, Book 14)