November 24, 2020

Grave War

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Series: Alex Craft #7
Published by Ace on November 24, 2020
Genres: Urban fantasy
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
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four-stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

In Grave War grave witch Alex Craft gets pulled back into deadly fae politics.

About Grave War

As the final book in the Alex Craft series, Grave War begins Alex has discovered she’s fae, has a castle in fairy, and her boyfriend, Falin, has been chosen as the Winter King. Alex is preparing to take Falin’s position in the mortal world as the lead investigator for the Fae Investigation Bureau. Life should be good.

And then an explosion at the Eternal Bloom threatens everything. While the Bloom appeared as a bar for mortal tourists to see the exotic fae, it’s deeper purpose was to provide fae like Alex and her friends with a doorway into Faerie. Now that the door is destroyed with no way to restore it, they’re cut off from Faerie and they’ll start to fade and die.

Even worse, Alex discovers that it’s not just the Winter Court’s door at the Eternal Bloom that’s been destroyed but all of the doors into Faerie. Not even on the job for a month, and she needs to discover who’s destroying doorways to Faerie and how to save the other fae stranded in the mortal world.

Will she see Falin again?

My thoughts about Grave War

I’ve been a fan of the Alex Craft urban fantasy series from the beginning. Alex started as a grave witch PI. To earn extra money, she’d consult on official investigations. As the series developed, we discovered more of Alex’s background, including her estranged family. And the stakes get higher as she’s entangled in Court maneuvering, sometimes with deadly results.

Strong, female MC, well-developed secondary characters, a slow-burn romance with an appropriately hot man – Grave War ticks all of the urban fantasy boxes.

Kalayna Price gives a high-stakes, fast-paced adventure to conclude the series. She neatly and satisfyingly resolves series plotlines without feeling rushed or contrived.

If you haven’t, start at the beginning and read the entire series.

Your thoughts

Do you read urban fantasy? Do you have a favorite series? I love that urban fantasy has a subgenre of PI/detective series. It makes the perfect cover for investigating supernatural happenings.

Other books

Grave Witch

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Sucker Punch

If you haven’t read the first Alex Craft book, see where the story starts with Grave Witch.

Looking for another badass, investigator in an urban fantasy series? Try the Anita Blake books. Read my review of Sucker Punch.

Thanks to NetGalley and Berkley for the DRC.

About Kalayna Price

Kalayna Price is the USA Today bestselling author of the Alex Craft novels, including Grave Destiny, Grave Ransom, and Grave Visions. She draws her ideas from the world around her, her studies into ancient mythologies, and her obsession with classic folklore. Her stories contain not only the mystical elements of fantasy but also a dash of romance, a bit of gritty horror, some humor, and a large serving of mystery. Kalayna is an avid reader, a gardener, a mother, a board gamer, and is proud to let her geek flag fly.

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