Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Review: Grave Ransom by Kalayna Price

Title: Grave Ransom
Author: Kalayna Price
Series: Book Five in the Alex Craft Series
Published By: Penguin Books (July 31, 2017)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars


Book Description:
In the thrilling fifth book in the USA Today bestselling Alex Craft series, Alex comes face to face with the walking dead.

Grave witch Alex Craft is no stranger to the dead talking. She raises shades, works with ghosts, and is dating Death himself. But the dead walking? That’s not supposed to happen. And yet, reanimated corpses are committing crimes across Nekros City.


Alex’s investigation leads her deep into a web of sinister magic. When Briar Darque of the Magical Crimes Investigation Bureau gets involved, Alex finds herself with an unexpected ally of sorts. But as the dead continue to rise and wreak havoc on the living, can Alex get to the soul of the matter in time? 









There are very few series that focus heavily on the fae that hold my interest and yet, The Alex Craft series has from the very beginning and with each new installment, I still can't seem to get enough of it. I think the blend of witch craft, a different kind of supernatural world, and of course the fae, all somehow make such an interesting read that I can't help but be sucked in by it. And while this series isn't unique in design, it does have some very unique elements and therefore, holds its own in the urban fantasy genre.

With a rag tag bunch of friends and people who aren't quite friends and not quite enemies, this series really is a fun one. With old faces (yay Briar!), new adventures, and a little bit of heartbreak along the way, this was a solid addition to the series and while I still wish somethings about Alex, would finally be mentioned and cleared up, it was nice to see Alex develop her powers and use them in new unexpected ways. 

With an ending that was less than happily ever after, it will be interesting to see where the author takes Alex, her love interests, and her friends next. This continues to be a series that I can count on for a fun time and will always give me a bit of the unexpected and unanticipated. 




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

30 comments:

  1. I like the sound of this one. Great review.

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    1. Thanks, it's a fun series for sure.

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  2. great review Kindlemom and I am really paying attention to them more now because you're reading selections are trending toward the adult reading genres now :) This is going on my list.

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    1. Aww thanks Debbie, hopefully you find something you like. ;)

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  3. This is another series I have my eye on Ali. So glad this was another good installment.

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    1. It's been a pretty consistent series so far. which is so nice. I think you would like it as well.

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  4. Oooh a fae UF and just five books in!!! I need to hunt this series down

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  5. That does sound like a good one.

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  6. I was SO tempted by this one but passed since it's so far in the series. I did add book one to my TBR pile, though :D I'm glad to see you enjoy these!

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    1. You can catch up pretty quickly though, they really are fast reads. ;)

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  7. This is a series I have had my eye on since I started blogging and I still haven't gotten around to it. I will keep it on the list as you are enjoying it.

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    1. It does have a bit of a triangle which I know you don't care for but other than that it really is good.

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  8. I've seen this series around for quite some time. I think I may start this UF series once I finish a few others on my list.

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    1. Woo hoo! I hope you do and that you like it as much as I have so far.

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  9. I skipped your review because I'm currently reading it but for now I have a great time!

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    1. There weren't any spoilers but I'm so glad you are enjoying it! ;)

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  10. Now this book sounds good, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

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  11. This sounds like a book I will absolutely enjoy. I haven't read any paranormal for quite a while now and I'm really missing it. Great review!

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    1. I miss this genre the most when I don't read it for awhile.

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  12. I seem to keep jumping in and out of this genre. I think I could do with a fun series like this one. Thanks for sharing, and nice review :)

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    1. Thanks Jazmen and I do the same thing with genres. ;)

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  13. I have the first few books on my shelf but have been intimidated because I'm so behind. I wonder how far this series intends to go? I may want to binge reads these at a later date as I really like the sound of the magic and world Kalayna Price has created.

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    1. I was wondering that as well Kim, I can't see it going too much longer unless a different plot is introduced along the way.

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