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Grave Dance (Alex Craft Series #2)

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After a month of down time, Grave Witch Alex Craft is ready to get back to solving murders by raising the dead. With her love life in turmoil, Alex is eager for the distractions of work. But when her new case forces her to overuse her magic, it might be the last mystery the Grave Witch ever gets to solve...
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Overview

After a month of down time, Grave Witch Alex Craft is ready to get back to solving murders by raising the dead. With her love life in turmoil, Alex is eager for the distractions of work. But when her new case forces her to overuse her magic, it might be the last mystery the Grave Witch ever gets to solve...
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"Fascinating magic, a delicious heartthrob, and a fresh, inventive world." —-Chloe Neill, author of Hard Bitten
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451464095
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Series: Alex Craft Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 320,150
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Kalayna Price is the author of two dark/urban fantasy series: the Haven novels and the Alex Craft series, which includes Grave Witcch.

Emily Durante has narrated the Midnight Twins trilogy by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Casting Off by Nicole R. Dickson, and Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypus, and directed the Earphones Award–winning performance of Heaven's Keep narrated by Buck Schirner.

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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted August 1, 2011

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    Fantastic Installment!

    I strongly recommend you read the previous book in the series (Grave Witch) prior to reading this installment.

    While I enjoyed the first book in the series, I have must say this second installment completely blows it away. The storyline was fresh and creative, there was plenty of hardcore magic and the characters were colorful and interesting.

    I am not a fan of ghost stories in any capacity, however this series has become one of my favorite. The author did a wonderful job of juggling the complex web between ghost whisper, fae, witch and reaper. I am really looking forward to see what becomes of Alex as her power grows and takes shape.

    I highly recommend this book to fellow dark urban fantasy readers and look forward to reading book 3 due out 2012

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

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    This is a must read!!!

    I dont write reviews very often, so when I do you know that it is an outstanding book.
    Grave Dance is the 2nd book in the Alex Novel series and this one has out done the 1st book, and I cant wait for the next one.
    This is well written, with a strong plot and the world building is fresh and inventive. If you like paranormal fantasies, you will love this book.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Love this series!

    This book has action and romance. My favorite combination. It has a Kim Harrison/Rachel Morgan feel. Cant wait till book 3!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

    Good paranormal read

    I love a good paranormal book! This one did not disappoint me at all. After reading the first book in this series i was intrigued to say the least. If you like karen chance, or h.p. mallory you will enjoy this book. Although, the explicit nature if this book is no where near the caliber of laurelle k. Hamilton, or J R ward it has enough to keep you on the edge of your seat.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2011

    Highly recommended!!!

    I love these books!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 23, 2011

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    Highly Entertaining. Hard to Put Down.

    You know you have issues when your back up is a six pound dog and Death's minions.

    High off her 15 minutes of fame after raising a shade on tv, business is booming at Tongues for the Dead. Unfortunately for Alexis Craft it seems like everyone wants a piece of her. The Nekros PD and independent fey want Alex to find a killer, the Winter Queen and Shadow King are trying to recruit her, mortal magical skimmers want to use her, while Death and Falin are trying to woo her.

    Alexis Craft is up to her neck in.... Feet? Well, no one said her job was uninteresting. Alex is on the case of a serial murderer with a serious right foot fetish. Because only finding feet wasn't weird enough, they all had to be left feet. Unfortunately Craft can't raise a shade from foot alone, and any attempt Alex and her buddies at the NPD have made to find the bodies has yielded nothing. Literally. Like the feet only ever existed without an entire body. Of course this is only one of Alex's on going problems. It seems the Blood Moon ritual has awoken her Fey Soul. Craft is now finding it increasingly more difficult to lie, she is also developing a very annoying intolerance to iron, and her powers as well seem to be growing. Alex can now see across multiple plans of reality at once. This new ability not only makes her a hot commodity, it also puts her life in danger. But it's not like homicidal attempts are anything new for Alex. Especially when an abnormally high number of imaginary magical creatures keep trying to kill her. If the bad guys don't succeed her would be lovers might. Falin Andrews reappears after being MIA for a month, and the love triangle heats up with a little deathly drama as Mr. Muerte shows his interest and tries to keep the Queen's Bloodied Hands off Alexis.

    Alex is going to have put her dancing shoes on to tango with the fey as she journeys into Fairy. To save her friends and herself she'll have to be quick witted and clever, while solving a few murder mysteries in the process, and finding the killers along the way.

    Wow. Kalayna Price has really raised the bar in Grave Dance. The second installment of the gritty urban fantasy was packed with intricate storylines that keep you guessing until the end. Just when I thought Price had established her heroine she added layers to Alex's abilities and identity to create an even richer character. I really like how everything came together, as well as hints to future complications. Price planted a few plot points involving family, and lovers that I am looking forward to reading about. Grave Dance wasn't as fast paced as Grave Witch but there were a lot of action scenes. Alex's love life is still slow building and light compared to everything else, but what little of it there was, definitely leaves you wanting more.

    Fans of the Fey genre will love this installment, since Grave Dance shifts the witchcraft focus to a predominantly more fairy one. But don't despair if your like me and like the witchy aspect, there's still plenty witch in Alex Craft. Overall this is a great sequel, another page turning edition that will leave you pining for the next edition.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2011

    Almost as good as the first

    I loved the first of these books so much I was very excited to get this one. It starts out strong with a quirky mystery that pulls you in. Unfortunately, it drags a bit in the middle and seemed to have several plot elements that could serve no purposed but to set up things for future books to explore. However, about 100 pages before the end, it picks up strong again and the last 50 pages pack a lot on story. On the whole it was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the first (which is excellent and should be read by anyone who likes the genre).

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2011

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    Great Sequel

    I was happy with the character development. The story introduces you to different characters and realities that may prove useful (and interesting) in future novels. I am looking forward to seeing how Alex handles new facets of her identity. Also, where her love interests develop since she has a classic case of "can't have" Death, and "maybe I shouldn't have" Falin.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Great book

    Loved this one as much as the first!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2011

    I love the characters

    This is a great series and I can't wait for the third book to come out. There was short period of time when I found myself thinking I was reading an updated version of Alice in Wonderland with all of the strange creatures popping out of corners, but the book kept you guessing and turning the pages faster and faster to the end. I hope the next book is published as early 2012 as possible because I want to see what happens with Death and of course Falin. Very good book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2011

    Now waiting

    When I should have been sleeping...... three should ne coming soon I hope

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    Good book

    I enjoyed the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2014

    Enchanting

    Initially I stopped half way thru, picked up another book to read. I found it difficult to get into yhe story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Nico

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    great

    Nice book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Sm to sarah

    Go to our book me you and hanna i need you se.x kitten

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Kendra

    Sup?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    She is wearing..............waiting

    Shes wearing skinny navy blue jeans sneakers and a loose green tshirt, but when she finds a date, thatll change. ~kendra

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Very good- bought the next one, waiting on the 4th

    Good development, story lline, characters!

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  • Posted November 18, 2012

    (Lions & Tigers & Bears! Oh My!) -- 4.5stars actually

    (Lions & Tigers & Bears! Oh My!) -- 4.5stars actually

    The second installment for this new to me series is richer than the first but I don’t believe it has achieved its full potential as yet. On the romantic front Alex is still torn between an assassin and a reaper both delectable and both excite her girly parts. Her friends from a variety of species are still around and each has something to contribute besides a cameo to this ongoing series. Alex’s all about body parts case helps complicate new dramas and the repercussions from the events of book one come into play including her new found media fame.

    The tight storyline and better than average writing style get you into the book immediately and move you along quickly. I also quite enjoyed the new locations friends and enemies that I’m sure will be a steady draw for the series. But at the same time I felt a bit overwhelmed by so many new types of fae. Not to be outdone the older secondary characters appeared more fleshed as they anchor their paces in Alex Craft lore.
    I was pleased with myself for putting a lot of the pieces together before they were revealed but didn’t correctly identify the villain of the piece and I must applaud how masterfully the mystery was woven this time.

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