Publication Date: October 5th, 2010
Reviewer: Amber R.
Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead, but that doesn’t mean she likes what they have to say.
As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she’s on good terms with Death himself—who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans—nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high profile murder when she’s attacked by the ‘shade’ she’s raising, which should be impossible. To top off her day, someone makes a serious attempt on her life, but Death saves her. Guess he likes having her around...
To solve this case Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews. Falin seems to be hiding something—though it’s certainly not his dislike of Alex—but Alex knows she needs his help to navigate the tangled webs of mortal and paranormal politics, and to track down a killer wielding a magic so malevolent, it may cost Alex her life...and her soul.
I have very mixed feeling about this book that you won't be able to determine by the star rating because I'm almost positive it won me over. I think. No, it didn't. I was so back and forth on this book. I liked it and then I was bored. And then I liked it and then I was bored. Then I was bored and then I liked it again. I wish I was exaggerating but I'm not at all. I'm still back and forth on it.
Ruminating back on the book, I remember texting Amber I. and telling her that I couldn't get into it. I really wanted to like this book. I almost did but then I tried to write this review and I realize I didn't. I was trying to think of good things to write and I couldn't come up with any. OH! There are two, Falin and Death. They are good things. All I really wanted out of this book was more of both of them. Their parts were excellent. I may push myself to read the next book in the series simply to read more about them. I did not care for Alex though. I didn't hate her but I wasn't really involved with her either. I didn't really have any connection with her at all. Maybe the second book will redeem her. Now that I've started this review, I'm going to give it 3 stars. BUT only because of Falin and Death. Read it just for them.
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