Friday, December 3, 2010

Review: Grave Witch

Grave Witch: An Alex Craft NovelProduct Description
Not even death can save her now.
As a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead-she's even on good terms with Death himself. As a consultant for the police, she's seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case. When she's raising a "shade" involved in a high profile murder, it attacks her, and then someone makes an attempt on her life. Someone really doesn't want her to know what the dead have to say, and she'll have to work with mysterious homicide detective Falin Andrews to figure out why...

What a great start to a new series!  I thoroughly enjoyed my introduction to the world of Alex Craft.  Humans, fae, witches, ghosts, soul reapers and shades (no werewolves or vampires here) make up the cast of characters.  Grave Witch has an interesting world, a strong but not perfect female lead, an intriguing male lead(s),  great descriptions, an interesting mystery/plot, good secondary characters, a little romance, and a great deal of room for story expansion. 

Without giving too much away, Alex is a PI with grave-sight, which means she sees one world super-imposed on top of our own world.  The price she pays for her magic use leaves her extremely vulnerable and requires help from her friends until the effects wear off.  Sometimes the effects last beyond the night, depending on how much magic she uses and how long she uses it.   I’m highly interested in where the author take Alex; sadly, the next installment will not be released until summer 2011 but it’s on my must-read list now!

I highly recommend Grave Witch.  It’s a great winter read when you want to hole up at home cuddled under a blanket with an engaging book at your fingertips and a cup of hot chocolate by your side.

Sensuality: one sex scene, semi graphic

Rating: 5 stars

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