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Monday, February 25, 2013

27) Grave Witch by Kalayna Price

The Blurb :

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.

My Review :

I may just be the only person who hasn't read this series. It is something that has been on my wishlist for way too long and a book I have nearly bought on many occasions. Finally a copy was on my Kindle and I couldn't wait too long to start it. I was hooked within chapters and I finished the book in record time. This is one of those books I really should have read when it was released. It was a spectacular read!

It wasn't easy to get into at first but the world that the author has created slowly opened up and showed its wide spectrum. There were new and unusual aspects to the 'supernatural' elements that came along in this debut for the series and as with any new setting, character and concept it took some time to figure out who was who and what was what. As the story progressed I got a feel for things but I still had the feeling that I was missing some small details. Maybe they will emerge in the rest of the series.

As a debut in a series this was very good. It felt as special and witchy as Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series and as interesting and deep as Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld. There were some really cool aspects to the concept and even though at times the writing felt a little 'thrown together', the plot and content was too good to take notice of the small things that seemed off.

I really enjoyed Grave Witch and wish I hadn't taken so long to get my hands on a copy. I will definitely be reading the sequel sometime soon and can't wait to see what else this series has to offer. The start was already more than I expected so the next one should be even better!

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1 comment:

Aurian said...

I really do love this series. And the benefits to starting a series later, is you can read some books back to back, instead of having to wait a year for the next one :)