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The Queen B
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Back cover summary via goodreads: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 more close and personal. Then there’s her sometime partner, agent
Falin Andrews, who is under the glamour of the Winter Queen. To top
everything off, her best friend has been forever changed by her time
spent captive in Faerie.
But the personal takes a backseat to the
professional when a mysterious suicide occurs in Nekros City and Alex
is hired to investigate. The shade she raises has no memory of the days
leading up to his brutal ending, so despite the very public apparent
suicide, this is murder. But what kind of magic can overcome the human
will to survive? And why does the shade lack the memory of his death?
Searching for the answer might mean Alex won’t have a life to remember
Very strong entry in the
Alex Craft series by Kalayna Price. Lots of movement for several
characters and in Alex's career. I feel like my Alex is growing up...and
learning the hard knock way. I looove any scene with Alex and her
father. I feel like that man is sitting on a mountain of secrets and one
day...there will be an avalanche.
As any good romantic triangle
will teach us, frustration is a real thing. Oh yes. I have to be honest
and say that although I enjoy a well written triangle, and Ms Price is a
very good writer, I'm a bit over the triangle aspect. Which surprises
me. I'm not a huge fan of the fey in stories and I was intrigued by
Death from the beginning so the fact that Ms Price has me firmly
enjoying the world of the fey she created and rooting for Falin is
worthy of note. LOL. I do enjoy that we get more of Death in this one
but I feel as if Alex is too conveniently wishy washy and bouncing
between the two men mentally just a bit too often. I get they both have
had huge impacts on her life, but it's hard to enjoy her time with
either one if she's constantly thinking about the one she's not with. I
know she's torn, now I'd like to get what her feelings are for each
without constant mental interruptions.
Other than my own
personal issue of being a bit over romantic triangles and this one in
particular, the story is well written, action packed and as always, I
can't wait to see what lies ahead in the next one. Ms Price gives the
reader just enough answers to satisfy while tantalizing her audience
with newer and bigger questions that left me wanting to read the next
book and find out just what is going on.