Review: Grave Dance by Kalayna Price

11 Aug

Grave Dance by Kalayna Price
ROC (July 2011)
Mass Market: $7.99; ebook: $7.99
ISBN: 9780451464095
Excerpt: Click here

Favorite Lines: “Then he kissed me, his lips taking possession of mine as if everything that hadn’t been said could be passed through our lips, tongues, breath.” (p. 370)

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.

Grave Dance is book two in Kalayna Price’s Alex Craft series. The first book, Grave Witch, introduced us to Alex, her world and her family. Grave Dance picks up a month after Alex almost died. Of course, things are never simple with Alex so expect tons of drama, confusion and complexity.

The Alex in Grave Dance has matured but is dealing with the effects of being part fae. She can’t handle being around iron and is hiding her true nature from those around her. Well, she’s trying to hide her nature. This book places Alex’s friends in danger, teaches Alex what she is capable of and explores possibilities surrounding Death and Falin. Yep, there is a love triangle in full effect. (Still not lovin’ Falin. I’m all for Death.)

I know a hell of a lot more than I did when I picked up the book. By the end of the story, I was satisfied with the knowledge that nothing had been resolved. I don’t know what to think about Death, Falin or Alex’s dad. Fairy is a political battlefield. And being Alex kinda sucks. She is surrounded by drama…and love. I’m more intrigued than ever with the series and am looking forward to the next book.

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