Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Grave Dance - Book Review

Grave Dance (Alex Craft #2)
by Kalayna Price 

What is it about:
 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.

What did I think of it:
After rereading the first book in this series I was eager to get to book 2. 

And this is yet another really cool read.

There's a lot going on and Alex and her friends get caught up in it. Soon it's no longer just an investigation, but a race against the clock. I was eager to find out what was going on and if Alex would be able to save herself and her friends. 

I absolutely love the worldbuilding. Next to the shades and ghosts, there's fae and they are so intriguing and scary. And then there's the shady dealings of the Humans First movement and other human agencies/groups. 

Overall this was a rollercoaster ride with lots of suspense, danger, and revelations. The love triangle is still triangling, but not annoyingly so. I do have my favorite of course, so we will see who Alex ends up with.

Why should you read it:
It's a really suspenseful Urban Fantasy read.

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