Grave Ransom by Kalanya Price

Posted July 6, 2017 by Literati Lovers in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Grave Ransom by Kalanya PriceGrave Ransom by Kalayna Price
Also by this author: Grave Visions
Series: Alex Craft #5
Also in this series: Grave Visions
Published by Penguin on July 4th 2017
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Urban, Contemporary, Paranormal
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
ISBN: 9781101595091
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In the thrilling new novel from USA Today bestselling author Kalayna Price, Alex Craft comes face-to-face with the walking dead…

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Grave Ransom is the fifth book in the urban fantasy series centering around grave witch Alex Craft. The series is centered around grave witch private detective Craft, who is able to raise shades of the dead to help solve crimes.  Being a grave witch impacts not only Alex’s life events, but also her physical self robbing her site each time she uses her powers.  This book can’t be read as a standalone, as there is far too much in this world that need to be understood to make this an enjoyable read.  The world building centers on a world where magic has reared it’s head, and made pockets of magic areas inside the greater world. Craft lives in one of these magic pockets, and the magic world that buffers up against hers is one of Fairy.  So Alex deals my mysteries of a criminal manner and those complex magics of the FAE.

As for this newest book of the series it isn’t one of my favorites infact it is by far the weakest of the series and I kept thinking when is the meat of the book going to enter.  Where is the Queen of the Winter Court, Alex’s father and all the connections that author Price uncovered in the first four books.  The book’s romance was all about Alex and Death, a immortal being coming to terms with their romance. It was as if the whole book was a goodbye to what might have been.  The book felt like it should have been book two or three in the reading order as the story is too simplistic compared to the books I have come to expect from Kalayna Price.  The mystery also feels as a crime a younger less experience Alex could have dealt with easily.  My rating is of 3.5 is comparing Price against herself and her previous books and for me this books entry in the series left me wanting a book Price normally delivers.

 

three-half-stars

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