by Kalayna Price
Genre: Urban Fantasy | Excerpt: No
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Reviewed by: Abigail | Source: Publisher
Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.
Kissing. One sex scene
When the dead need to talk, Alex Craft is always ready to listen…
As a Grave Witch, Alex solves murders by raising the dead—an ability that comes at a cost, and after her last few cases, that cost is compounding. But her magic isn’t the only thing causing havoc in her life. While she’s always been on friendly terms with Death himself, things have recently become a whole lot more close and personal. Then there’s her sometime partner, agent Falin Andrews, who is under the glamour of the Winter Queen. To top everything off, her best friend has been forever changed by her time spent captive in Faerie.
But the personal takes a backseat to the professional when a mysterious suicide occurs in Nekros City and Alex is hired to investigate. The shade she raises has no memory of the days leading up to his brutal ending, so despite the very public apparent suicide, this is murder. But what kind of magic can overcome the human will to survive? And why does the shade lack the memory of his death? Searching for the answer might mean Alex won’t have a life to remember at all…
Urban fantasy series are becoming more and more diverse in terms of the paranormal elements that make up their worlds. It’s not enough to just have vampires or werewolves, readers want it all. And that’s exactly what Kalayna Price delivers in her increasingly gripping Alex Craft series.
Witches, fae, ghosts, and grim reapers are just a few of the supernatural creatures that populate Alex Craft’s Nekros City, a magical meets mundane world where humans can buy charms for just about anything, the dead can be raised to testify against their murderers, and the fae have their own branch of the FBI. It’s an endlessly entertaining world that serves as a perfect setting for the story in GRAVE MEMORY.
Alex and her fellow Grave Witch friend (witches with the ability See and communicate with the dead) have recently opened Tongues For The Dead, a magical PI firm. Their first case proves to be more than either of them expected. As the body count rises, and Alex discovers much more than she was ever supposed to, her debt to Death may have to be paid. Death, as in the Grim Reaper, has always been my favorite character in this series. The flirtation he and Alex have always shared hints at so much more, and I loved getting to learn more about him and see him finally decide to risk it all for Alex.
Alex Craft is quickly becoming one of the heavy hitting protagonists in urban fantasy. GRAVE MEMORY makes more than a few bold choices that will have lasting implications on Alex and those she cares about (especially the ending! What an evil–but sooo good–way to end a book). The good news is that Kalayna has signed on with Roc for at least three more Alex Craft novels. Can’t wait.