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Grave Memory (Alex Craft #3)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  10,929 ratings  ·  683 reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition, 373 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Roc (first published July 1st 2012)
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I don't think I have ever closed a book and immediately had to satisfy the need to rage on twitter as badly as I had to after finishing GRAVE MEMORY. As I attempt to type this review, I am trembling because I am so pissed off (and happy, I'm very happy too) and I can't stand it. For that reason, I will start the review off with negatives, and end it with positives so I can go to bed thinking about my book husband.

Falin. I want to snarl whenever I think of him now. If anyone has read my reviews o
I've been frothing at the mouth like CRAZY for this book, so when it popped up in my Kindle at night I literally squealed. And, as usual, I loved my jaunt into this really well-thought out paranormal world.

In this book Alex has decided to open a detective agency, and gets a really interesting case that starts her down some really spooky territory. I think the plot was really interesting, I just feel overall the book didn't get started until like 1/4 of the way in. I think Alex having ALL these d
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

If there’s one thing I can say about Kalayna Price’s Alex Craft books, it’s that they’re consistent. If you liked the first two books, chances are you’ll enjoy this too.

A series of seemingly random suicides piques Alex’s curiosity and she starts digging despite warnings from the police and the FIB’s refusal to help. No longer just a grave witch but a planeweaver as well, Alex is now solid on all planes of existence and can move things from one plane to the next. Her newfound abilities also allo
2.5 stars - spoilers

Grave Memory begins with Alex and her best friend, Rianna starting up their new private investigation business. After Alex witnesses a man throwing himself of a building, she's convinced that something more sinister's going on, so she offers her services to the man's grieving widow. Alex manages to convince the widow into hiring her to investigate the apparent suicide. Alex soon finds out that there have been a string of suicides and that all the victims seem to have been pos
Dec 06, 2011 Chelsea marked it as to-read
Gah, we have to wait till July 2012? I don't think I can wait that long. What an AMAZING series, so unique and I can't decide if I'm voting for Alex get with Death or Falin, they are both delicious.
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

Alex Craft has landed another oh-my-god-this-can't-be-true case and is once again investigating the impossible. This time it's a string of suicides that are actually murders. Yeah, good luck proving that one! It's this strong detective-type backbone that keeps me coming back for more with each new installment. True, there's also a love triangle, alternate plains of existence and magic but it's the investigations that make these books good; the rest is just icing on the ca
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Rating* 4.0
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition, 373 pages
Expected publication: July 3rd 2012 by Roc
*ARC Received from the publisher*


I am seriously glad that I took copious notes in order to keep up with the numerous characters that appeared over the course of this story, and what part they played in the final outcome of the storyline. I think we are reintroduced to almost everyone who has played any sort of role in Alex's life since this series was released.

I'm no
This was a buddy read with Aly, you can read her review here:

Alex and her best friend Rianna have finally opened their own PI firm called Tongues for the Dead but their first case is a lot more complicated than they had bargained for. What initially looks like a simple suicide case turns out to be much more when Alex realises that the Shade has no memory of the days leading up to the death - something that should be impossible. As the rate of public suici
Douglas Meeks
While this was an amazing addition to the Alex Craft series it did not quite live up to the other 2 in the series (this is more like the other two were 10/10 and this one was like 8/10) which still makes it better than 80% of the books out there. The thing that I guess left me a bit unfulfilled in this action packed novel is the fact that you keep wanting her to be able to "get even" with the Winter Queen and you don't get that lovely revenge you really , really want :) Readers of the series wil ...more
Jul 06, 2012 Morgan added it
Amazing series and it's only book #2! I like Falin but I have to say so far I am rooting for Alex and Death...I can't wait for July to come; I'm excited to see what adventure Alex will get involved in next!
"You're not my collector.?" He shrugged. "I adopted you." Cute.

I was not as intrigued with GRAVE MEMORY as I was with the first two novels in the Alex Craft Series. I was a tad disappointed. Of course we have another big case that Alex is solving that keeps the story interesting enough. I love the mystery side to the Alex Craft Series, but I did feel like some huge key factors were missing. Like let's see...Hmmmm.... FALIN AND DEATH!

"As long as I belong to her, you can never trust me. I have
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Urban fantasy series are becoming more and more diverse in terms of the paranormal elements that make up their worlds. It’s not enough to just have vampires or werewolves, readers want it all. And that’s exactly what Kalayna Price delivers in her increasingly gripping Alex Craft series.

Witches, fae, ghosts, and grim reapers are just a few of the supernatural creatures that populate Alex Craft’s Nekros City, a magical meets mundane world where humans can
Heather Book Savvy Babe
*I reviewed this book for Book Savvy Babe Blog*

I was already a fan of the Alex Craft series, but Grave Magic dives deeper into the paranormal worlds and changes the game for some favorite characters, making book 3 my favorite in the series so far.

Alex Craft is a grave witch, a witch who can connect to world of the dead, and also a plane-weaver who can see and touch other planes of existence. Her plane-weaver ability is still very new as is her apparent fae heritage. In Grave Memory, Alex is tryi
Grave Memory continues everything I loved about the first two Alex Craft books - action, romance, magic, and intriguing characters. In this installment, Alex’s life becomes even more intertwined with the world of Faerie as well as the mysterious soul collectors. Death plays a much larger role as Alex uncovers some of his secrets, and their interactions become considerably steamier. But of course, Alex’s other love interest Falin is still in the picture, and there are still monumental obstacles p ...more
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Alex has decided to open up shop with Rianna and they are calling it Tongues for the Dead, a name Rianna came up with when they were in school. As they are checking out the office, they hear a large crash and rush out to find someone has committed suicide by jumping off the building. This necessarily wouldn't be so strange except that the ghost, that only Alex can see, is fighting against going with the soul collectors. With the help of Rianna, this leads to the business' first case and what a c ...more
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
So good to be back with Alex and crew.

This is book three in a series that's gradually becoming a top favourite of mine. What makes it a favourite? Well, you've got the imaginative world-building, the diverse cast of characters of all ages and from all walks of life, the new spin on the Fae race, the interesting take on witch magic, including its harsh drawbacks, and all the inter-layered plains of existence and creatures that live in them. And also the potential love interest characters are no
Na téhle sérii jsem se stala absolutně závislá. Nezbývá mi nic jiného než se modlit, aby Baronet v budoucnu vydal i další díl (a další díl Antibohyně ). A pokud ne, tak je budu každý týden otravovat. :D :D ...more
Aly is so frigging bored
I want the next book! It was marvelous and Death is the best character in this book, the best!

This covers Alex's philosophy perfectly :))

And this one covers her relationships:
Meghan K.
Osud má někdy opravdu zvrácený smysl pro humor :-)
Jana Brown
I finished this book while sitting at Disney and immediately had to vent at my husband over it. My poor husband who wasn't doing anything wrong but trying to ready his book.

This series makes me crazy. I love the urban fantasy part of it. The mystery and the powers are very different from a lot of what I've read, even if there are similarities with the uber heroine and the hunky guys, but that's kinda part and parcel for the genre. So long and short I like the story telling. I like Alex's world a
Alex Craft is a Grave Witch meaning she is a witch who has a connection with the dead, she can see and touch ghosts and she can raise a the memory of a dead person, a shade. She has also recently found out that she is half Fae and is coming into new magical powers such as planeweaving meaning she can touch different planes of reality. Alex has now become partners with her old friend Rianna who has been held captive in Faerie for some years. They have just got an office for their PI business Tong ...more

Yesterday, I was a stupid girl.
Unexpectedly, I had to babysit. In the middle of my Darkfever reread. Annoyed I got up, and went to sit small monsters. Dumb as I am, I forgot my book at home.
It will be fine, the voices in my head said, you can buy Grave Memory on your phone and read it instead.

Yea. I should know better than to listen to myself.

(Spoilers. Ahead.)

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I enjoyed the book. I enjoyed the murder mystery. I enjoyed the fae parts. I enjoyed Death (are we *ever* going to learn his name?). I even enjoyed the angst involving Falin.

I really want to give this book more then 3 stars. I'm just really, really, really tired of love triangles.(view spoiler)

Natasha(Books are my sustenance)
I love this series!! So so so much(which is rather apparent since I finished the three released books in two days).
I love Alex,Falin and Death. I dont know who I want her to end up with since they're both so wonderful^.^
I love most of the secondary characters,especially Rianna-she's a great friend.
I loved this book and I need the next one.Right.Now.
This(thankfully) didn't exactly end with a cliffy but the end was.....promising,I guess? But frustrating since I wanted more and I have to wait for t
Jen  (In the Closet With a Bibliophile)
I loved it. I was so glad to get to see more Death and DAMN he was hot. I mean, OMGosh I've been having dreams of him since I finished it. Must I say I went back to reread a particular scene because YUM! Dude, I'm going to be awfully depressed if Falin ends up as the HEA. It needs to be Death.

Probably the best overall for this series

Usually by book 3 I'm able to determine whether or not I love a series. Well, I'm now fully into the world of Alex Craft and while good, I still don't feel as invested in the long haul.

There are some interesting developments in Nekros City; a string of suicides leaves Alex with many questions and few answers as she investigates these occurrences. The shades of these bodies all possess no memory of their final days, meaning that there's a big chance thes
The good, and it's mostly good: There's a lot going on, several layers of story all at once with the main mystery, Alex's issue with the Winter Queen and having to choose a fairie court plus the games the Queen is playing with Falin, Death and the other collectors and the questions about why they're keeping him away from her, the questions of Alex's humanity or fae nature and whatever is going on with her father and his long game, but it actually all works for me. I have a terrible memory but I ...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Grave Memory continues the story of Grave Witch and secret Fae Alex Craft who is investigating the apparent suicides of several people while still in limbo with her relationships with the sexy Soul Collector she calls "Death" and Winter fae investigator Fallin Andrews. I really enjoy the detailed world building and characters in this series but the first half of Grave Memory was a bit dense in the explanation of the murder mystery thread and slowed down the story flow. Once Alex journeyed into F ...more
Jodie & Bree - Fab Fun & Tantalizing Reads
I’ve read these 3 books from the Alex Craft series in quick succession. I couldn’t put them down. Although I was hooked on the first two, this book made me anxious right up until the 99% mark. It was intense.

This book has Alex setting up her new PI business, dealing with her planeweaver abilities, and investigating a stream of suspicious suicides for her first client.

What I love about Alex is that she isn’t stupid. She considers the consequences to her actions and tries to get help from the aut

What an emotional ride K. Price is forcing her readers on an emotional roller coaster. My emotions were all over the place, as soon as I get some footing underneath me, she pulls the rug away.

Grave Memory begins on a hopeful note. Alex survived the events of the previous book and is moving on with her life, opening an office and making Tonges for the Dead legit. Unfortunately, Death has all but disappeared and Falin is forbidden to talk to her. Add to that the fact that she has two best friends
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USA Today Bestselling author Kalayna Price writes the Alex Craft Novels, a new dark urban fantasy series from Roc, and the Novels of Haven from Bell Bridge Books. Her works have been translated into several languages and are available (or have been contracted for release) in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Poland, Russia, and Germany. Kalayna draws her ideas from the world around her, ...more
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“You can't disbelieve the truth away. You can cover the truth, you can create something new, but either way you have to believe what you are creating.” 15 likes
“It said something about my life when a heavily armed official accused me of causing magical havoc and i had to wonder which incident she meant.” 12 likes
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