Saturday, May 27, 2017

#BookReview - Grave Visions (Alex Craft, Book 4) by Kalayna Price

Title: Grave Visions (Alex Craft series, Book 4)
Author: Kalayna Price
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural, Romance
Publisher: Ace (Penguin Group)
Release Date: February 2, 2016

From the Back Cover:

The USA Today bestselling author of Grave Memory and Grave Dance returns with her bewitching heroine Alex Craft in a new novel of twisting urban fantasy where the secrets of the dead can wreak havoc on the living.

If you want to hear voices from the dead in Nekros City, you call Alex Craft. She’s a grave witch with reasonable rates and extraordinary powers who specializes in revealing the secrets of the dead. But she has her own secrets. She’s not human—and her newly discovered heritage is causing havoc for her both in the human realm and in Faerie. 

Fae can’t survive without a tie to Faerie, and now that Alex’s true nature has awoken, she’s no exception. She must align herself to a court and soon. To retain as much freedom as possible, she makes a deal to track the source of a new glamour-infused street drug which causes hallucinations that kill—and not just the user. Her investigation entangles Alex in a conflict brewing in Faerie, and she must find answers before she’s dragged so deep that she loses not only her freedom, but her life.

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My Review:

Ohmigosh! Let me just fangirl for a minute here -- I'm soooo glad that Kalayna Price is back writing and continuing this series. When I first started these books several years ago, I fell in love with this fantastic urban fantasy world and memorable characters. She's one of my "automatic buy" authors and I'll probably keep stalking her new releases for years to come.

If you love Urban Fantasy, anything about Faerie or the Fae, you *need* to pick up this series. Alex Craft is a terrific strong heroine with an affinity for the dead. Yep... she raises shades, talks to ghosts, and even has a crush on "Death" (our mysterious soul collector friend). Her roommate is a Fae, one of her best friends is a witch and medical examiner, and she's also sort of dating a faerie assassin!

Although the main plot in this book is somewhat predictable and there weren't any big surprises from that end, I still loved this book. It was great to get another look at the world, to learn more about the different characters, about Faerie and the courts, and watch the characters grow and their relationships continue to develop. Kalayna Price's writing is wonderful, descriptive, action-packed, and her stories are full of those delicious tingles of sexual tension between Alex and her unusual dating choices.

For fans new to the series, you really need to start with the first book. You'll miss out on a great deal of back story that will lessen your enjoyment of this wonderful addition to the series. As for me, I'm eagerly awaiting the release of the next book (and have already pre-ordered it).

So if you're a fan of Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison, or any of the other great Urban Fantasy writers... add Kalayna Price to the list and check out this series! You won't regret it.

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About the Author:

Kalayna Price is the USA Today bestselling author of the Alex Craft novels including Grave MemoryGrave 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. Her stories contain not only the mystical elements of fantasy but also a dash of romance, a bit of gritty horror, some humor, and a large serving of mystery. Kalayna is a member of SFWA and RWA and is an avid hula-hoop dancer who has been known to light her hoop on fire.

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