Grave Memory : Urban Fantasy, Paperback

Grave Memory : Urban Fantasy Paperback

Part of the Alex Craft series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


For fans of the contemporary urban fantasy series of Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Chloe Neill and Karen Chance, Kalayna Price brings us "Grave Memory", the third novel in the "Alex Craft" series about a kick-ass grave witch who can communicate with the dead.

When the dead need to talk, Alex Craft is always ready to listen...As a Grave Witch, Alex solves murders by raising the dead - an ability that comes at a cost, and after her last few cases, that cost is compounding.

But her magic isn't the only thing causing havoc in her life.

While she's always been on friendly terms with Death himself, things have recently become a whole lot more close and personal.

Then there's her sometime partner, agent Falin Andrews, who is under the glamour of the Winter Queen.

To top everything off, her best friend has been forever changed by her time spent captive in Faerie.

But the personal takes a backseat to the professional when a string of suicides occur in Nekros City and Alex is hired to investigate.

The shades have no memory of the days leading up to their brutal endings, so despite the very public apparent suicides, this is murder. But what kind of magic can overcome the human will to survive[unk] And why do the shades lack the memory of their deaths?

Searching for the answer might mean Alex won't have a life to remember at all..."Grave Memory" is the devilishly brilliant sequel to "Grave Witch" and "Grave Dance", and not to be missed.

Praise for Kalayna Price: "Yum. A rare treat, intriguing and original. Don't miss this one". ("Patricia Briggs"). "Fascinating magic, a delicious heart-throb, and a fresh, inventive world". (Chloe Neill). Kalayna Price is a writer, a painter, and a hula hoop dancer residing in the Carolinas, USA.

She draws ideas from the world around her, her studies into ancient mythologies, and her readings of classic folklore.

Her previous books in the "Alex Craft" series, "Grave Witch" and "Grave Dance", are also published by Penguin.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780718193027


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Well it's been a long time coming. We finally spend actual time with the joke that was the romantic interest, Death. Two entire books of this character basically being a non-entity made for one of the worst love triangles I've read in recent memory and good christ am I glad that's over. Having had our mandatory "it's this guy's turn to be her one true love" we've finally actually gotten to know Death a little bit.I remain unconvinced by Death though I realise this is a failure on the author's part. It's a trope of the genre for people to be some completely madly in love with little to no warning but given how badly the character has been handled over the series until now I just can't get behind him suddenly having depth and replacing Falin. Obviously it's a contrivance on the author's part that just as Falin gets yanked away Death is suddenly there but it just doesn't sit right with me that this ghost of a character is suddenly winning the love triangle because the author said so.

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