Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Review: Grave Memory by Kalayna Price

Grave Memory
Author: Kalayna Price
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Publisher: Roc
Alex Craft Book #3
ISBN:  0451464591
ISBN13 9780451464590
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Urban Fantasy

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…

The Winter Queen really knows how to throw a wrench in situations. She sucks and I cant wait to see Alex take her down (Please tell me that day is coming). I love that Alex has decided to open up her PI firm, I enjoy reading about all the trouble she gets herself in as she investigates. I enjoy reading about all of Alex's friends and how they are pulled in to the story, and the support they provide when needed. Death actually play's a big role in GRAVE MEMORY and we get some info about him and the other reapers. I'm excited to find out more. There are a lot of characters throughout the story but one that sticks out the most was Briar. She is definitely going to be in future books and I don't think she will be on Alex's side in the future.

The love triangle is getting a bit tedious. One second She is with Death and things are going great and the next she's with Falin. One Second she's with Falin and things are going good, the next she is with Death. The whole thing is why I took off half a star. It gets frustrating and kinda silly the way her situation keeps swapping. (I'm secretly Team Death though so I'm rooting for him).

I have a feeling Faerie will play a really big role in book 4 and I'm not entirely sure if that is a good thing or not but I will continue to follow the series. Any fan of the first two books will be happy with book 3.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

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