Saturday, 21 April 2012

Grave Witch - Book Review

Grave Witch (Alex Craft #1)
by Kalayna Price

What is it about:
Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead, but that doesn’t mean she likes what they have to say.

As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she’s on good terms with Death himself—who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans—nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high profile murder when she’s attacked by the ‘shade’ she’s raising, which should be impossible. To top off her day, someone makes a serious attempt on her life, but Death saves her. Guess he likes having her around...

To solve this case Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews. Falin seems to be hiding something—though it’s certainly not his dislike of Alex—but Alex knows she needs his help to navigate the tangled webs of mortal and paranormal politics, and to track down a killer wielding a magic so malevolent, it may cost Alex her life...and her soul.

What did I think of it:
This is a very enjoyable read.

I liked the magic system, it's unique and well thought out, and I was intrigued with Alex's powers. And having Death walk around as a character is always cool as well in my opinion.

The story is a strange mix between grim thriller and wacky paranormal adventure. This is for most part thanks to the breezy writing style. The grim scenes don't always feel grim because of the way they are written. Not that I think that's a bad thing btw.

There was the almost inescapable love triangle going on, but I will confess it didn't bother me as much as it does in some other books.

All in all a refreshing and enjoyable read and I will most certainly try to get hold of the second book in this series.

Why should you read it:
It's a nice paranormal mystery/adventure

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Mel said...

I thought this was a fun start to a new UF series as well. I like Death and the Alex's powers! :)

M.A.D. said...

That is a neat twist, having death as a character walk around lol
Can't you imagine the looks on people's faces? :O

Blodeuedd said...

Bloghopping around from a friend's blog :)

I read this one earlier this year, and now this reminds me that I wanted to read more. Cos Death was sure cool

Aurian said...

Nice review Sullivan, this series is on my TBR.

Sullivan McPig said...

Thanks everyone.

Melliane said...

So glad you enjoyed this one, I love the series. YOu'll see I think the second one is better and now I can't wait the third.