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Mystery
  • Author:
    Emily Durante,Kalayna Price
  • ISBN:
    1452601852
  • ISBN13:
    978-1452601854
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    Tantor Audio; Unabridged CD edition (July 11, 2011)
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    Mystery
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Learn more about Kalayna Price Best Sellers. Alex Craft Series, Book 1. By: Kalayna Price. Narrated by: Emily Durante. Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins.

Learn more about Kalayna Price. Browse Kalayna Price’s best-selling audiobooks and newest titles. Discover more authors you’ll love listening to on Audible. USA Today Bestselling author Kalayna Price writes the Alex Craft Novels, a new dark urban fantasy series from Roc, and the Novels of Haven from Bell Bridge Books.

Grave Dance (Alex Craft Novels) by Kalayna Price - Powell's Books Grave Dance (Alex Craft Novels) by Kalayna Price: After a month spent recovering from a vicious fight with a sorcerer, grave witch Alex Craft is ready to get back to. vicious fight with a sorcerer, grave witch Alex Craft is. I've read it twice now and I absolutely. Grave Dance (Alex Craft, book 2) by Kalayna Price Grave Dance (Alex Craft, book 2) by Kalayna Price - book cover.

Grave witch Alex Craft is no stranger to the dead talking. In the thrilling new novel from USA Today bestselling author Kalayna Price, Alex Craft comes face-to-face with the walking dea. . She raises shades, works with ghosts, and is dating Death himself. But the dead walking? That’s not supposed to happen. And yet reanimated corpses are committing crimes across Nekros City. Alex’s investigation leads her deep into a web of sinister magic.Grave witch Alex Craft is no stranger to the dead talking. But the dead walking?

THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE USA TODAY BESTSELLING ALEX CRAFT SERIES!Grave witch . Kalayna Price is the USA Today bestselling author of the Alex Craft novels including Grave Ransom, Grave Visions, Grave Memory, Grave Dance, and Grave Witch

But even though she's on good terms with Death himself, nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Kalayna Price is the USA Today bestselling author of the Alex Craft novels including Grave Ransom, Grave Visions, Grave Memory, Grave Dance, and Grave Witch. Ms. Price draws her ideas from the world around her, her studies into ancient mythologies, and her obsession with classic folklore.

Grave Ransom: An Alex Craft Novel. Written by Kalayna Price. Narrated by Emily Durante. thegenreminxGo to thegenreminx's profile, opens in a new window. Alex Craft and her partner Rianna run the Tongues for the Dead detective agency and Grave Ransom starts out with Alex taking on the agency’s first missing persons case. Alex and Rianna have a pretty good business going and balance each other out nicely.

Grave Dance: An Alex Craft Novel. 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.

After that statement, the whole novel pretty much started going downhill

Whoever said dead men tell no tales obviously never met Alex Craft. I really enjoyed Grave Witch, the first book in Kalayna Price's Alex Craft series so had high hopes for Grave Dance and picked it up immediately after finishing the first book. I wasn't disappointed and if anything this book was even more action packed than the last. After that statement, the whole novel pretty much started going downhill. Alexis has no integrity and worse, Falin came back for awhile now and she still does not press him for answers whatsoever. In the thrilling new novel from USA Today bestselling author Kalayna Price, Alex Craft comes face-to-face with the walking dead.

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.

Gosar
Grave Witch, Alex Craft, just discovered that she’s part Fae at the end of the last book, and she needs to keep that fact a secret not only from the law enforcement agencies she works with, but she doesn’t want other Fae to find out as the Winter Queen would love to have someone who can bend the dimensional planes as part of her court.

Keeping that a secret from the Fae becomes difficult when she helps the police’s attempt to locate a body that would go with the left foot that was found and it becomes obvious to the Fae that she can see through glamour.

This story provides a great deal of action as Alex comes under magical attack a number of times as well as danger from those who would like to force her “services.” The “why” of the magical attacks is both surprising and an important aspect for the next story. Then there are the two guys she’s attracted to as well as learning about the Fae and spending time in Faerie.

This is the second time I’ve read this book; the first being years ago. I’d forgotten everything that had taken place, so it was like reading a new book for me. I find that I really like Alex and her cast of regulars, the relationships as well as the situations they face, the solutions she comes up with as well as the consequences.

The one thing that I could do less with is the constant descriptions of the decay and wasteland Alex sees overlaid on top of her own reality plane whenever she opens herself up to be able to see into the dimensional plane necessary to do her job as a Grave Witch.
Xurad
Fantastic read once again and with another well written mystery at its heart. Alex is quickly rising to the top of my list as heroines with their $#*¥ together. Sure she makes some bad decisions and has some flaws, but she isn't the flailing reckless 'get myself into a mess but wait to be saved' typical lead of other paranormal series.

I was a big Sookie Stackhouse/SVM series fan. However where Sookie's character lacked growth and seemed to be merely existing instead of living or accepting who and what she is; Alex's character has shown amazing growth in only two books! When changes come to Alex which rattle the very foundation she believed she knew, while Alex may not like those changes, she doesn't pout, whine or throw a pity party for herself - she thinks over what she knows, and accepts what she can not change and tries to make it fit into something she can use and be proud of. I like her. A lot.

As for my reason of removing the half star off a 5 star rating: The tired, over-used, typical suitor war. I'm soooooo tired of the triangle and waffling/straddling the fence suitor baloney. It's like every author uses the same guide or 'rule book' writing these days. Most of the time it's at the expense of the lead female character. Alex Craft is a strong female lead and I hope she isn't turned into a waffling, can make a choice, weak-willed woman.

So far Alex has two good choices in men, which are equally bad choices.

First there is Death himself. I can understand why he was tween Alex's crush boy. He's the unattainable but sensitive bad boy. Typically he's also hot and mysterious. *yawn* I do believe he loves Alex, however the impossibilities of this pairing are too strong. At the end of this book, "Mr. Grey" gave Alex some very very good advice. As (one-sided) confidantes and best buds- Alex and Death work beautifully. Unless Ms Price wishes to devolve Alex into another witch who loses her marbles falling for a reaper, making 'crazy in love' & Mr. Grey's warning a reality...??? While definitely alluring, this pairing doesn't work on so many levels...even though I often wish it could. Their friendship is magical (no pun) and enduring, hate to see that sacrificed to force a square peg into a round hole. As exciting and original as the Alex/Death pairing is, I do not see Alex ever being equals with Death, always playing a second fiddle role to Death's 'job', disappearances, and secrets. From what the author has penned of Alex's character, playing second fiddle wouldn't fit with the strong woman Alex is. ~sigh, objectivity sucks~

Next love choice is Falin. Like his 'rival', so many good things about an Alex/Falin pairing...but one really big bad thing. Another *yawn* because of course Falin is also beautifully handsome, terrific hot body, heroic, alpha male, yaddayaddayadda. He's also bound to a fairy Queen for an indeterminate amount of time. Big BIG roadblock. I believe Alex already loves Falin even though (of course *rolls eyes*) she won't admit it to herself. But her actions say a lot; she's changed her MO with men since they first partnered up, but...Most importantly, she sides with Falin before friends and relatives. Falins actions and words show the same is true for him. The main reason why this pairing works even with the 'bound to a Queen' obstacle is, though Falin is an Alpha male, Alex has saved his tush just as many times as he's saved hers. There is an equality in this pairing which doesn't come across in the Death/Alex pairing...one which aligns/is in harmony with how Price has written Alex's character. I can easily imagine Alex as the one who saves or ultimately 'liberates' Falin from his indentured servitude bound to the Winter Queen...which further enforces what we know of Alex's character thus far as a strong female.

Whichever way the 'suitor war' turns, I'm hoping Ms. Price breaks away from the pack for some originality by allowing Alex to make a decision AND stick with it, resolve the suitor issue and focus on those fabulous mysteries/plots. For me it's distracting and often takes away from the plot. Kalayna Price is excellent at weaving an exciting, great plot. She's also great at writing a strong, humorous, flawed female lead, * crossing fingers* Alex stays this way in the next installment of the series.

I strongly recommend this series. Oh...and I'd like my very own Brownie please ;-)
Cktiell
Alex Craft has recovered from the incidents of the first book in the series and the popularity has helped get her business onto a solid and profitable footing. Her love life is less secure though. She hasn't seen Falin Andrews for over a month and he left without a word. Something is going on with Death too that is keeping him away. Alex is also just starting to get used to her new fae powers.

When her friend John calls her in on his homicide case, she gets swept into something bigger than a simple murder investigation. The Winter Queen is gathering the unaffiliated fae which means that Alex is on the run. This gets harder because Falin returns. His is the Winter Queen's lover and pet assassin but he doesn't want to turn Alex over to her.

Alex's new ability to punch holes in the wall between her world and other worlds makes her a desirable commodity for all of the fae kingdoms. Running from various fae makes it hard to investigate the killer who is leaving only left feet behind. Alex's life gets even more complicated when she learns that she has inherited all of Coleman's fae property including his castle and her best friend Rianna.

This story was very exciting and fast-paced. I like the relationship that Alex has with both Falin and Death. I do not know which one she will eventually choose if she ever chooses either. Alex is a strong character who is over her head in the fae world which is tricky to navigate even for those born and raised there. But her strong loyalty to her friends sees her through.

I can't wait to read the next book in this series to find out what is next for Alex Craft.