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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Author: Kalayna Price
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Alex Craft #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format(s): Paperback (384 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher
About the book:
When the dead need to talk, Alex Craft is always ready to listen…
As a Grave Witch, Alex solves murders by raising the dead—an ability that comes at a cost, and after her last few cases, that cost is compounding. But her magic isn’t the only thing causing havoc in her life. While she’s always been on friendly terms with Death himself, things have recently become a whole lot more close and personal. Then there’s her sometime partner, agent Falin Andrews, who is under the glamour of the Winter Queen. To top everything off, her best friend has been forever changed by her time spent captive in Faerie.
But the personal takes a backseat to the professional when a mysterious suicide occurs in Nekros City and Alex is hired to investigate. The shade she raises has no memory of the days leading up to his brutal ending, so despite the very public apparent suicide, this is murder. But what kind of magic can overcome the human will to survive? And why does the shade lack the memory of his death? Searching for the answer might mean Alex won’t have a life to remember at all…
What G & U are talking about:
The third book in the Alex Craft series, Grave Memory continues to thicken the tension in poor Alex’s love life and showcases her ever-changing identity. Ms. Price did not disappoint, and upon finishing this latest installment, Gikany and Una are simply writhing with the implications of the ending!
As the novel opens, Alex is trying to fulfill her young dream of opening an office with her best friend, Rianna, Tongues of the Dead Investigations. Alex is trying to come to terms with the ramifications revealed at the completion of the last novel, Grave Dance, and with it, the distance that now exists not only between her and Death, but also with Falin Andrews. If you thought Alex’s love life could not get more complicated and confusing…just you wait! Ms. Price proves that anything, absolutely anything, is possible.
Although some secrets come to life through the course of Grave Memory, not all mysteries about Alex and her friends are revealed or resolved. Gikany and Una were transfixed with the course of the plot. Ms. Price wove a spell-bounding tale that is gripping, exciting and enthralling. The ever-reaching effects of the mysterious suicide that occurred outside their new office ripple through Alex’s entire life – shattering portions of it forever. At the end of the novel, the questions of “What next?” and “What does this mean?” will bounce around in your head.
A good portion of what makes the Alex Craft series so riveting and enjoyable is her group of friends. Alex’s housemates Caleb and Holly along with her friends Rianna, Roy and Tamara round the rough edges of Alex. They soften her and the world that seems so harsh. Not to mention the witty banter that occurs. However, as Grave Memory came to a close, the implications of the resolution of the conflict leave lingering questions of what will happen to this tight-knit group of friends.
Gikany and Una have observed a certain maturing within Alex and it almost is sad to see where she is left off at the end of Grave Memory. However, it is precisely this situation (that she has gotten herself into), which makes Gikany and Una positively drool over what will occur in the next novel. We anxiously look forward to the next Alex Craft novel, and you should too!
Loved it - enthusiastically recommend (A)
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