Jul 30, 2011

Review--Grave Dance by Kalayna Price

Whoever said dead men tell no tales obviously never met Alex Craft.

After a month spent recovering from a vicious fight with a sorcerer, grave witch Alex Craft is ready to get back to solving murders by raising the dead. With her love life in turmoil thanks to the disappearance of Fae Investigation Bureau agent Falin Andrews and a shocking “L” word confession from Death himself, Alex is eager for the distractions of work. But her new case turns out to be a deadly challenge.

The police hire Alex to consult on a particularly strange investigation in the nature preserve south of Nekros City. The strange part: There are no corpses, only fragments of them. A serial killer is potentially on the loose, and Alex has no way to raise a shade without a body, so she’ll have to rely on the magic of others to find leads. But as she begins investigating, a creature born of the darkest magic comes after her. Someone very powerful wants to make sure the only thing she finds is a dead end—her own. 

Kalayna Price's Grave Dance was a great followup to Grave Witch! I couldn't remember all the details from Grave Witch since I read it 100s of books ago, but I was still able to read this one without a problem!

But Alex has plenty of problems to keep her busy this time around. And her love problems are just the tip of the iceberg. Falin, the detective/fae she fell hard for last time has disappeared from her life, while she is still trying to come to grips with Death loving her as well. 

There is trouble brewing heavily in the fae world and in the human world as well. The two always seem to be connected anyway! There's a serial killer loose in the human world and all that turns up is the left foot of the victim and there are a lot of victims. Alex is determined to do what it takes to solve the case and find the killer before he strikes again.

Within the fae world Alex has learned she has a bit of an inheritance there and she needs to establish her claim on it in order for things to be okay with it (Complicated to explain without getting into too many details, but when reading it's totally easy to understand!).

Things start to get really hard on Alex when her friends start to go missing and there are more and more attacks occurring in her world from other fae-like creatures. She's going to need all the help she can get, no matter how awkward it might be working with the two men who are in love with her and her own feelings are ultimately confused.

I really enjoyed this one! We get to learn a little more about the fae world and get a glimmer of an idea of what's in store for Alex next. We also learn more about Alex herself, certain aspects of her life that even she didn't know. The secrets were pretty shocking and are definitely going to lead to potential plot ideas in future books. And the ending had some shockers as well that just leave you wanting to read the next book now!

Overall rating 4/5 stars

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