Monday, March 14, 2011

Review: Grave Witch by Kalayna Price

Grave Witch
Alex Craft #1
by: Kalayna Price
$6.99 mass market paperback
Roc Books
Paranormal Fantasy
Released: October 2010

Alex Craft is a full-time private investigator and a part-time consultant with the police.  Life is good until a high-profile murder comes across her desk.  What seems like a simple open and shut case quickly spirals out of control when a shade Alex is trying to raise goes crazy and tries to kill her.  Shades aren't supposed to be able to attack humans, or so she thought.  To make matters worse, a botched attempt on her life has the one and only Death swooping in to the rescue.  Guess knowing Death personally comes in handy now and then. 

Now her only hope of solving the case before time runs out is to work with Falin, a detective with the police.  They're after a killer, one who has no conscience and no mercy, and who wants to see Alex dead...and her soul consumed.

Carla says:
This was a fresh new take on a classic.  Raising shades, or spirits, has been done in books before, but Kalayna Price has managed to put her own twist on it and make it feel like it was a new idea.  I loved the fact that she and Death were on speaking terms, and he kept an eye out for her, even though it went against his job description.  Falin took a while to grow on me, but he eventually got me to like him.  The characters were well-written and down to earth, and the plot kept me guessing until the end.  Overall, this was an excellent first book, and I anxiously await the next release in this series.

Carla gives this book a

Annette says:
It has been a while since I read a book cover to cover in one day.  The storyline was a nice change from any other story about witches, ghosts and shades it leaves you guessing what will happen next all the way to the end.  The characters were to so easy to fall in love with even Death who shows a vulnerable side when his protectiveness for Alex comes into play.  Alex will be put to the test trying to solve the case before it is too late.  Falin has his own secrets which makes him mysterious and very sexy.  I cannot wait for book two in the series GRAVE DANCE in July.  Job well done Ms. Price!!

Annette gives this book a 

1 comment:

  1. It's always fun to oogle the hot guy you come across time to time while at work, but what if that guy was Death himself? And what if he looked great in jeans and a tight fitting t-shirt? One of the great things about this book is the character interaction, and I loved how she'd see Death somewhere and get mad because he was interfering with her work, or wonder if he's here to take someone she cares about away.