Review: Grave Witch (Alex Craft #1) by Kalayna Price

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: ROC (December 16th 2010)
How I got this book: Bought
Links: Amazon Goodreads

Blurb from Goodreads:

Not even death can save her now.

As a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead-she’s even on good terms with Death himself. As a consultant for the police, she’s seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case. When she’s raising a "shade" involved in a high profile murder, it attacks her, and then someone makes an attempt on her life. Someone really doesn’t want her to know what the dead have to say, and she’ll have to work with mysterious homicide detective Falin Andrews to figure out why…

My rating: 4/5 Stars – A good read. I really enjoyed it.


Standard urban fantasy fare, but very well done.  This novel is essentially a conglomeration of urban fantasy tropes and elements borrowed from other stories.  But, somehow, it managed to hook me.  It was so well done that the cliches worked, and the derivative elements melded into a story different enough to hold its own.  Excellent writing and pacing, as well as a great plot and interesting characters make Grave Witch stand out above the crowd.  There’s a stronger romantic subplot than I expected from a murder mystery, but I enjoyed it.  All in all, this was an entertaining read and I will definitely pick up the next one in the series.

Reading Order:
Grave Witch
Grave Dance
, coming July 5th 2011

Also reviewed at:
Paperback Dolls
Fang-tastic Books – 5/5
Smexy Books – 3.5/5
Bitten By Books – 5/5
Dark Faerie Tales – 4/5
All Things Urban Fantasy – 4/5
Lurv a la Mode – 3/5


About Lesley

I love big dogs, ravioli, and all things nerdy. Books are my crack.
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One Response to Review: Grave Witch (Alex Craft #1) by Kalayna Price

  1. Pingback: Review: Grave Memory (Alex Craft #3) by Kalayna Price | Lesley's Reading Heaven

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