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Proud book geek and YA enthusiast. Can also find me at my other book blog home www.tyngasreviews.com




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First Grave on the Right

First Grave on the Right - Darynda Jones As many have said, this was a hilarious book. One of the few that had me totally laughing out loud randomly.  The main character Charley is likely the wittiest human on the planet, and her humor alone was one of the things that had me tearing through this book. However, when I got to the end, I found myself with mixed feelings. It was an entertaining read - and the mystery surrounding her "dream man" definitely kept me interested... But I kept waiting to read something about him that would make me want to like him. He and Charley exchange only a handful of words in the entire book - enough to maybe warrant one conversation's worth. And none of it paints him in a positive light. And her past with him also made me sort of inclined to not like him... Overall, I was disappointed. Sure, he sounded hot and all, and that was great, but I didn't actually know or like a thing about him by the end- and I need a little more than just lusty encounters in my romances to really make me root for them. It was still a great book - just not as great as it could have been.