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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Review: Grave Witch by Kalayna Price

Title: Grave Witch
Author: Kalayna Price
Series: Alex Craft #1
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Emily Durante
Release Date: April 18th, 2011
Length: Novel (336 pages/10.1 hours)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Library
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Grave Witch is book 1 in the Alex Craft series. I finally got around to starting this series and color me intrigued. This book revolves around a grave witch that is helping the police solve a serial killer case. The paranormal lover in me was so happy to see that there weren't just witches in this world, we also have ghosts and fae mixed in. I thought this was a good start to an Urban Fantasy and plan to grab the next installment from the library soon.

Alex Craft is a private investigator that summons shades (think ghosts) for a living. Her cases range from family members of the deceased hiring her to raising a shade to assisting the police. While trying to get more information on how a victim died, Alex also winds up helping identify a Jane Doe in the morgue. With several other women recently being killed the same way, it looks like there is a serial killer on the loose and only Alex is able to see the magic left on the body. The homicide detective, Falin Andrews and Alex wind up teaming together to figure out who the killer is before time runs out.

Grave Witch was a race against the clock that had me wondering what would happen next. Quite a few things were revealed that I didn't see coming and I'm all the more intrigued by this series. I do hope the fae aspect plays more of a part in the next book, because they're my fae-vorite. All in all, if you like witch urban fantasy novels you'll enjoy this book.

The Narrator:

This was my first Emily Durante narration and I thought she did a good job. The speed on the other hand was so slow. I had to crank it up to 1.5x (the max on the hoopla library app) before it felt right for me.

20 comments:

  1. Oh sorry to see you didn't enjoy it as much as I did. I reallt love this series I confess

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    1. I'm liking the series overall so far! Need to grab the next book. This was a pretty good start to a new to me series :)

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  2. This sounds like a book I would enjoy. The world sounds interesting. I would love to know more. Great review.

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  3. This sounds really interesting. I've never heard of it before but I'm glad you reviewed it because I love the sound of it. Plus, this sounds like the perfect read for the fall. :)

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    1. Oh yes, I think you'd enjoy this series!!

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  4. I haven't read this but it sounds good for the most part.

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    1. It was :D The next book is even better :)

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  5. I am doing 1.9 right now, I just can not take some voices slowly

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    1. I have to agree with you on that, this is one I had to do super fast

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  6. Interesting. Well, if it's a series, that means it must be doing well. I'll have to check this one out.

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    1. I've been enjoying the books so far (finished up book 3 recently!)

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  7. I love books that have a mix of paranormal creatures in them like witches, ghosts and fae. Might be a good one for me!

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  8. I have this one on my TBR to try. First books in a series are always hard. Their is just so much to introduce and get access to the reader. It sounds like you enjoyed the mix of paranormals. Thank's for the review.

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    1. It's a series worth checking out, that's for sure!

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  9. I do enjoy this series. I'm on the list to review the newest book once it is available on audio. I do enjoy the narrator. I don't remember her speaking slow, but there is a long time between books, so it could just be that I forgot about it. I'm glad you're enjoying the series. I can't wait to revisit through your reviews.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Yay! I'm excited to catch up with the series, it's so good! Hmmm maybe I'm just getting used to the faster speeds or something. Even the 1.5x is almost too slow for me and that's the max speed on the hoopla app :(

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    2. I was just about to ask about the audio book narrator. Will check it out in Overdrive

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    3. Most definitely worth checking out!

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