Friday, September 9, 2011
Grave Dance is the second book in Kalayna Price's Alex Craft series. I loved the first book in the series, Grave Witch, and am very happy to say that Grave Dance met the very high expectations I had for it.
It has been a month since Alex worked her last case and she is ready to get back in the game. The Nekros City police bring her in to consult on a possible serial killer but the only remains of the victim are feet. Since Alex can't raise a shade with just a foot, she must rely on the magic of others and her investigate skills to solve this crime. Her lack of knowledge could have deadly consequences for herself and her friends.
Price created wonderful characters in Grave Witch and they become even more complicated in Grave Dance. Death and Falin Andrews are back to confuse Alex a bit more with conflicting feelings. Each of them reveals a bit more about his past and his nature in this book. I love how Price is taking the time to reveal secrets instead of having Alex discover too many things all at once. Alex learns much more about her history in this book as well. It will be interesting to see how what she learns plays out in future books.
While some of the action in this book takes place in Nekros City some of it takes place in the realm of Faerie. The expansion of Alex's world and the collision of the two realms brings in more characters and more magic. Price paints each scene with detail even as the action continues at a fast pace.
The books of the Alex Craft series are ones I don't want to put down once I start reading them and Kalayna Price is now an author on my "Must Read" list along with Kim Harrison and Kelley Armstrong. I don't know how many books are currently planned for the Alex Craft series but I hope we get to have adventures with Alex and her friends for a long while.
My review of Grave Witch
I originally borrowed Grave Dance: An Alex Craft Novel from the library but then was lucky enough to win a copy from All Things Urban Fantasy. No one had any expectation of a review.
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