GRAVE RANSOM is book 5 in the Alex
series by Kalayna Price. It feels like forever since I've
read an Alex Craft book, although in refreshing my memory,
book 4 was out in February of 2016, after a long hiatus
from 2012. While GRAVE RANSOM starts right up where GRAVE
VISIONS left off, I
think newcomers to the series could start the series here
without being too confused.
Alex is a Grave Witch, who can help people communicate
with the dead. She and her partner run an investigative
agency, and Alex also assists the police in their
investigations when the dead must be questioned. Her
lifestyle is teetering though, under the complicated weight
of her recent discovery that she's not really human. Alex
is now having to navigate being a fae, with all the tricky
convolutions that her connection to Faerie entails. Even
more interesting, Alex cannot only raise the dead, but she
can also weave planes of reality together. GRAVE RANSOM
continues to show us the toll that her planeweaver powers
have on Alex, but it's still murky what that means for Alex
and her future with the fae courts.
GRAVE RANSOM is a murder mystery with plenty of
entertainingly gruesome victims and an underlying arcane
magic that keeps the mystery oh so fun. We get a new
over-the-top character as an independent agent from the Magical
Crimes Investigations Bureau. She's like a magical female
Rambo, and I wonder if she'll pop up again in future
mysteries. Alex's love triangle that's been brewing for
the last multiple books gets resolved in book 5, to my
great relief. Price's GRAVE RANSOM is a diverting magical
mystery set in an appealing urban fantasy world. I look
forward to Alex's next adventure!
In the thrilling new novel from USA Today
bestselling author Kalayna Price, Alex Craft 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 she get to the soul of the matter