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Grave Memory by Kalayna Price
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Oct 09, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: urban-fantasy
Read in July, 2012

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 preventing Alex from having a relationship with either one of these men. Reading this book, I was struck for the first time by how tragic the situation really is.

It also struck me that Alex seems to be growing up - opening her own business, learning to be there for her friends, and accepting the very heavy consequences of her (and Death’s) actions. At one point, Alex is completely alone, feeling abandoned and betrayed, and instead of wallowing in self-pity, she sucks it up and does what she needs to do; that’s what I love about her. In addition, the secondary characters are each going through their own changes and struggles, making them much more interesting and realistic. I particularly enjoyed the scene with Alex’s father. I can’t wait to find out what kind of game he’s playing!

Overall, Grave Memory is an entertaining story that lives up the standard set by the first two books. It also sets up new worlds to explore (the other Faerie courts and the soul collectors’ plane of existence), new fae abilties for Alex to figure out, and new romantic complications. I’m looking forward to seeing where Alex’s tale goes from here.
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Karam Great book

Lesley Karam wrote: "Great book"

Indeed :)

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