Alex Craft, Book 4
Synopsis: If you want to hear voices from the dead in Nekros City, you call Alex Craft. She’s a Grave Witch with reasonable rates and extraordinary powers, who specializes in revealing the secrets of the dead. But now she’s the one fighting to keep her own secret. She’s not human—and her newly discovered heritage is causing havoc for her both in the human realm and in Faerie. But her status as an unaffiliated fae also makes her an ideal candidate to investigate a new street drug that has surfaced in several of the spaces between the human and fae worlds.
This glamour-infused drug causes hallucinations that turn real—at least for a while and often with deadly consequences. Searching for the source of this drug—and its purpose—lands Alex front and center in the conflict brewing in Faerie and she must find answers before she’s dragged so deep she loses her freedom.
Review: It’s been a long time since I was expecting the release of this novel, and I must say that the wait was rather complicated when you consider that the date has been postponed several times. But there it is and this fourth volume is definitely there for our pleasure! And I can tell you that once again the author manages to draw us into her world and to keep us in suspense throughout the chapters! She presents, in fact, a volume to the height of the previous ones and we greatly enjoy reading it!
I was impatient to see Alex Craft and her world and even if I did not remember all the details of the series, it was very nice to see all the characters. I must say that our beloved heroine is found once again at the center of many problems! Without really desiring it, Alex finds herself in a much more terrible and complicated story than she would have hoped. Indeed, a new drug has been raging in the city, featuring nightmares becoming reality and killing the persons who are ingesting the substance. This is a rather difficult history, especially when the faes are related to that. In addition to this, our witch is also involved in an investigation for the Winter Queen and solving it could allow her to be free while waiting to choose which court wishes to turn to. Something else? Yes, because it is not finished! New characters enter the scene, wanting Alex as she is as always an asset of choice and it is true that we’re still looking forward to her decisions in relation to this. Because of that, she goes through difficult times and weigh the consequences of all her actions.
In terms of the resolution of the case, I confess that I suspected the culprit from the beginning but I still had a great time with the story, to see how our heroine was going to get by, especially with this sword of Damocles constantly above her head. Indeed, the investigation is really interesting and it was complicated enough to bind all the events taking place. It is in any case always very interesting to follow the tracks of Alex and see how she would solve it all. I was also curious to see what she would decide to do about her sentimental relationships even if everything gets even more complicated here. Yes, do not worry, Falin is there, as well as Death and nothing will be easy! In any case, after such an end, I’m really curious to see what will happen and what the consequences will be.
Finally, Kalayna Price takes us once again in her story, and I couldn’t put the novel down before finishing it! It’s always a pleasure to follow Alex and to learn about her adventures and I hope we will not have to wait as long for more because I am eager to read it. This is a very good series full of ideas and I recommend you to read it if you do not know it yet!
It was so long since I read the last book :/
right? sooo long!
pour être une longue attente c’était une longue attente ( et encore plus pour moi car je ne suis pas encore parvenue à mettre la main dessus) mais je suis rassurée de savoir que ça en valait le coup.
espérons que le suivant sera publié plus rapidement
j’espère que tu l’auras bientot en tout cas ! Ouiiii
So glad that even with figuring out the culprit early on this book was still more than worth the wait for you Melliane! It’s always extra disappointing when a release date gets postpone and you wait and wait only to have the book not quite live up to expectation.
right? Yes I was finally really happy again with it!
I loved the first book in this series and then put it on hold when the releases were getting further and further apart. I really should pick it back up now. So happy this fourth book was amazing for you!
yes it’s difficult to keep track in the end I agree.
At least it was worth the wait. I should read more UF like this… I’m also a broken record
I have been eyeing this series since it came out, but I havent’ gotten around to it, which isn’t a bad thing if there have been delays. Sounds like some binge reading is order. Love seeing that five stars for a good UF series.
yes with UF out of order is difficult
Wow…maybe I need to add this series to my backlist of must read series!
Another series I need to read! Great review, glad you enjoyed it!!
There’s nothing more nail biting than having to wait on a book especially after multiple delays. I’m glad you finally got to read this and that it was everything you’d hoped for and more; I’ve yet to try this author myself, but you’ve gotten this series on my radar for sure!
yes I was so happy to finally have it!
I have some books from this series on my kindle, Melliane, but it is hidden – probably with some other really good books 🙂
You definitely made me want to start it, I love series that have a heroine I can get behind and cheer for when the going gets tough.
Have a fantastic afternoon, and happy reading.
There are so many UF and PNR series that I know nothing about! I’ll have to look this one up.
Another brilly review in this series! I so need to get started. I think all of them are on my wishlist.
Glad you enjoyed the journey!!
I’ve been surious about this series and now that it seems to be back in the publishing arena I should take a look at it. It sounds like the long wait was worth it.
Great review, Melliane 🙂
Predictable mystery aside, I’m glad you enjoyed it so much to give it the highest rating. 😀
Good review. I need to try this series. It sounds interesting.
Sounds like it was definitely worth the wait! These days I’d rather wait a while longer and get an awesome read than have them rush things and get an only okay read.