Thursday, February 9, 2012


By: Kalayna Price
Published By : Roc, Penguin, Harper Collins
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback, 371 Pages


Whoever said dead men tell no tales obviously never met Alex Craft.  

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 , book 2 in the Alex Craft series brings some new characters. We venture further into Faerie territory and Death and Falin are vying for Alex’s attention, even though for one of them it is forbidden and for the other one, he is technically taken by the Winter Queen, complicated...much.

Alex literally has fae blood on her hands and she has caused a stir in the Winter Queen’s court.

Alex is juggling new property, friends who have gotten themselves in a pickle, two smexi guys, trying to keep herself alive, helping solve the problem with the Aetheric tears, which she is getting blamed for. So she made one of them, doesn’t mean she did them all. Alex’s favourite homicide detective, John, isn’t too pleased with the company she is keeping and I want me a Ms. B.

There really wasn’t enough of Death in this book. I think he is a great character and I want to read more. We get introduced to some more collectors, which I enjoyed.

Lusa is digging around for a story and Roy is being a great friend to Alex, helping her out. I am rather intrigued about Desmond, he’s a nice addition. I did laugh at Fred, who really isn’t a Fred....hehe! I think Kyran is very cheeky and I hope he plays a further part in Grave Memory, book three and let’s not forget the Shadow King.

When all your resources have failed or been captured or aren’t willing to help you, who do you Alex is not close to her dad but when it comes down to the crunch, he pulls through for her and there opens up some intrigue for me. Where are we going with her dad and his connection to Faerie and...and...and?

I’m looking forward to Grave Memory, partly because I am crushing on Death and Falin , but also because I feel like after being introduced to a swag of characters in this book, we may be visiting Faerie more and I am keen to see where Ms. Price is taking us.

Alex is no longer just Alex the raiser of Shades owner of ‘Tongues For The Dead’, she is now much more.


“You want coffee?” I asked, riffling through my cabinet.

“Among other things.”

And there went my pulse rate.



  1. I love this series so much! It's one of my fave's. Falin is so yummy. Can't wait for book 3 to be released!!

    1. Hi Jo-Anne,

      Falin is gorgeous but so is there something with Death. He just breaks all the rules for Alex....looking forward to book 3:D


  2. Ooohhh a new type of sorceress... is she like a necromancer or something?

    1. Hi Braine:D

      Alex raises Shades from a body and she can find information for family or investigations and then she lets them go back into death. But ...she is more than that now...You will love Death and Falin..*waggles eyebrows*



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