Grave Destiny (Alex Craft, #6)
Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead, and that makes her a dangerous enemy for anyone with something to hide. . . .Alex is still trying to come to terms with her changing powers and her growing ties to Faerie when a case she’d rather avoid falls right into her lap. A fae prince desperately needs Alex to investigate a politically sensitive murder. She reluctantly agrees to the case, taking FIB agent Falin Andrews along as her backup.But as Alex begins to delve into the mystery, she realizes that the intricate web of alliances and intrigue in the Faerie courts is strained to its limits. War is about to break out, one that threatens to spill over into the mortal realm. This murder is tied right to the center of centuries-old arcane unrest, and if Alex isn’t careful she may follow the twisting path ahead of her right into her grave end.

Grave Destiny (Alex Craft, #6) Details

TitleGrave Destiny (Alex Craft, #6)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 2nd, 2019
PublisherAce
ISBN-139780451416599
Rating
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Fairies, Fae, Magic, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance

Grave Destiny (Alex Craft, #6) Review

  • Denisa
    January 1, 1970
    OMG OMG OMG!Ok, so let me tell you a story (a short one this time, I promise!).It was a good read 'til about 80%, then it became really good and, at about 91%, I couldn't put it down. Problem was, I had to get to work (and, so nice of me, I did). But after about one hour after I started, I kept thinking about the book and what will happen. So guess what I did?Yup, I was pretending to work while I was reading the book.Don't know what that says about my work ethic but you know what that says about OMG OMG OMG!Ok, so let me tell you a story (a short one this time, I promise!).It was a good read 'til about 80%, then it became really good and, at about 91%, I couldn't put it down. Problem was, I had to get to work (and, so nice of me, I did). But after about one hour after I started, I kept thinking about the book and what will happen. So guess what I did?Yup, I was pretending to work while I was reading the book.Don't know what that says about my work ethic but you know what that says about this book?I can't believe this book had some sort of closure! Not the end of the series (really hope so) but at least we got something and it's appreciated.If you're reading the review, you probably read the series. If not, you should definitely start (and don't stop when the stories get predictable and normal, it's worth reading through those and getting to this book).We see Alex evolve. And finally, she ends up with (view spoiler)[ still not telling you, you'll have to read the book and see (#sorrynotsorry) (hide spoiler)]Yes, it is definitely worth reading!
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  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    Alex wants to find a way to learn more about her powers when she is hired both by the shadow and winter courts to uncover murders that have taken place in the winter court. Alex finds herself, with Dugan and Falin, traversing a tenuous path that has them all in the sights of the killer.Price writes a strong and masterfully engaging addition to the Alex Craft series. The mystery will keep you guessing till the end while captivating the reader with characters that you just can't help but to route Alex wants to find a way to learn more about her powers when she is hired both by the shadow and winter courts to uncover murders that have taken place in the winter court. Alex finds herself, with Dugan and Falin, traversing a tenuous path that has them all in the sights of the killer.Price writes a strong and masterfully engaging addition to the Alex Craft series. The mystery will keep you guessing till the end while captivating the reader with characters that you just can't help but to route for. Can't help but love the friendships the Alex creates as she is tuggled through the fae world.Solid 4.5 star read for me.I received this ARC copy of Grave Destiny from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace. This is my honest and voluntary review. Grave Destiny is set for publication April 2, 2019.My Rating: 5 starsWritten by: Kalayna PriceSeries: An Alex Craft Novel Sequence in Series: Book 6Mass Market Paperback: 384 pagesPublisher: Ace Publication Date: April 2, 2019ISBN-10: 0451416597ISBN-13: 978-0451416599Genre: Urban FantasyAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/Grave-Destiny-...Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/grav...Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/grav...
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  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars!I always know when I open an Alex Craft book I am going to get one heck of an action packed adventure. One that will keep me rapidly turning the pages and engaged the whole way through. I have loved these characters from the very beginning and even though I once thought myself as not a fan of anything having to do with the fae, this series completely changed my mind. From the very first page it was obvious this series stood out. The deceit, the lies, the glamour, the mystery, the death 4.5 Stars!I always know when I open an Alex Craft book I am going to get one heck of an action packed adventure. One that will keep me rapidly turning the pages and engaged the whole way through. I have loved these characters from the very beginning and even though I once thought myself as not a fan of anything having to do with the fae, this series completely changed my mind. From the very first page it was obvious this series stood out. The deceit, the lies, the glamour, the mystery, the deaths, magic...just all of it. The very characters themselves are memorable and with each new installment I find myself more and more in love with it. The latest installment had even more of all the things I have come to know and love about this series. So much more was revealed and slowly meted out. The twists, the turns, that unbelievable ending! I seriously am so excited about the direction this series is headed and I couldn't be more excited for the next book. *ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
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  • Maggie ☘ (Wonderland-Reader)
    January 1, 1970
    Based on the winter themed cover I have a bad BAD feeling Alex will end up with Falin.:-/ Even after the events of the last book I still have hope (do I tho??) for her and Death. And yes, this is one of those lame UF series with STILL unresolved love triangle until the very end, maybe not even then. Half the time I think the author herself wasn't 100% decided who she wanted the MC to end up with, so back and forth it was.
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  • Rozus
    January 1, 1970
    i loved it!!! GREAT ENDING................................................................yeah six books!! pls i need more FALIN. FALIN x ALEX OTP!!
  • Patricia Huynh
    January 1, 1970
    Update 2:Ooooooh. EMMMM. GEEE. ***spoilers***My prayers to the author lord have been answered, because I have never seen a more redefining moment for a series that I loved to pieces prior. BECAUSE HOLY CRAP THAT ENDING. Was. Amazing. Grave Destiny was written well; down the pacing, action, new friendships, sarcasm, political machinations, mystery, and best of all, my desperately greatly desired faerie romance. How DID she do it???Ya'll, let me tell you, I have been FIGHTING hard core for that fa Update 2:Ooooooh. EMMMM. GEEE. ***spoilers***My prayers to the author lord have been answered, because I have never seen a more redefining moment for a series that I loved to pieces prior. BECAUSE HOLY CRAP THAT ENDING. Was. Amazing. Grave Destiny was written well; down the pacing, action, new friendships, sarcasm, political machinations, mystery, and best of all, my desperately greatly desired faerie romance. How DID she do it???Ya'll, let me tell you, I have been FIGHTING hard core for that faerie since book one. I know there's team Faerie Freaking Falin, and team Death, but there's only one true suitor. And I'll tell you I had my endless doubts with this so slow burn-I'm-practically-rotisserie-now love triangle. But Falin is forever *insert heart eyes*. <3I am beside myself because I could have sworn this book was the last, but I need more. I THINK there's a 7th book, but in all honesty I need at least two more books something. Alex still has so much to learn and to grow, but her journey thus far from Grave Witch has been a joy to read. There's still plenty left to explore, especially further into her relationship with her father and her faerie heritage. Heck, is that a new job entirely I see? I enjoyed seeing less of Death *avoids being stoned*, and seeing (hopefully) more of Dugan in the future with consideration to what transpired in Grave Destiny. Hmmm. Overall, I don't mind reading about fae politics as one of the nearest and dearest series to me was the Wicked Lovely series. In some ways, this is just good old sweet nostalgia.Kalayna, I beg you to keep writing because this is the seriously good stuff. --------Update 1:SAY WAHT SUDDEN RELEASE DATE. *drops everything to read this book*--------I JUST WANT IT.
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  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Stars, but I’m rounding up because although it wasn’t to my personal taste, that doesn’t mean it’s not interesting and well written.Definite mixed feelings on this book. While it was nice to have a new book after a wait of two years, the storyline didn’t tick all of my boxes. When the plotline centered on the case and Alex’s talents as a grave witch/plane weaver, the story was fine. Unfortunately (for me) the case took place entirely in faerie. I’m not a huge fan of the fae by a long stretch 3.5 Stars, but I’m rounding up because although it wasn’t to my personal taste, that doesn’t mean it’s not interesting and well written.Definite mixed feelings on this book. While it was nice to have a new book after a wait of two years, the storyline didn’t tick all of my boxes. When the plotline centered on the case and Alex’s talents as a grave witch/plane weaver, the story was fine. Unfortunately (for me) the case took place entirely in faerie. I’m not a huge fan of the fae by a long stretch; they are by far my least favorite UF paranormals. While I enjoy reading the politics of various paranormal groups; I don’t enjoy reading about fae politics…because again, I don’t care for the fae. This is a personal reading bias, others may love it. On that note, I also have to say that I miss the early books which were about Alex’s cases and raising the dead to get info from them. The latter books are all fae, all the time; and the series has lost track of where it came from, which is a bummer.As to the rumor that this is to be the last book of the series, the ending gave off the vibe that it could go either way. Lots of threads were tied up a satisfactory enough fashion, including Alex’s personal dilemma with the men in her life. By the same token, the book ended in way that opened the door to a new chapter in her life, so who knows. I really think it depends on whether Price ever gets around to writing more, honestly.
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  • Melliane
    January 1, 1970
    Mon avis en FrançaisMy English reviewIt’s always a real pleasure to find a new Alex Craft novel, so how can I resist this 6th volume? Well, I can’t and I was really looking forward to finding out what the author was going to propose, and I’m thrilled!Alex needs help to control her powers, but now she finds herself in a story that is completely beyond her control. Dugan and Falin need her to investigate a murder that could well lead to a war. As a team, our three heroes will have to face several Mon avis en FrançaisMy English reviewIt’s always a real pleasure to find a new Alex Craft novel, so how can I resist this 6th volume? Well, I can’t and I was really looking forward to finding out what the author was going to propose, and I’m thrilled!Alex needs help to control her powers, but now she finds herself in a story that is completely beyond her control. Dugan and Falin need her to investigate a murder that could well lead to a war. As a team, our three heroes will have to face several monarchs but above all several plots that could well change the kingdoms in a way! But what they might find out could change the deal!I’m always a little afraid of being disappointed with the growing number of novels in a saga, but that’s far from being the case and I was completely swept away! The alliance between the three characters is surprising, but the whole thing works perfectly and I must admit that I was really curious to see how things would end. Besides, I can say that I was very surprised by the ending which makes me want to have the next one even more! Arghh, why do we always have to wait? I want the rest now!In any case, I had a really good time with this novel and I loved discovering this new story! It’s a series that I recommend!
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  • Shelley
    January 1, 1970
    *Source* Publisher*Genre* Urban Fantasy*Rating* 4.0*Thoughts*Grave Destiny is the sixth installment in author Kalayna Price's Alex Craft series. As a series summary, Grave Witch Alex Craft desperately needs training in being a plane weaver. Up to this point, she's been shooting in the dark hoping that something doesn't backfire and cause even more issues. Trouble has a tendency of following Alex around like bad luck. *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews*https://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/20...
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  • Kira
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsThe story seems to be ever increasingly rooted in Faerie. Grave magic did play a role in this although it was a small one. I miss it that Alex no longer seems to be straddling two worlds, but it may be a temporary break from that. Rather momentous things happened. Alex’s life will no longer be the same.My feelings are mixed about how some things have turned out, but it is good that Alex’s path has become more clear. She learned much more about her magic and the history of faerie. Knowin 3.5 starsThe story seems to be ever increasingly rooted in Faerie. Grave magic did play a role in this although it was a small one. I miss it that Alex no longer seems to be straddling two worlds, but it may be a temporary break from that. Rather momentous things happened. Alex’s life will no longer be the same.My feelings are mixed about how some things have turned out, but it is good that Alex’s path has become more clear. She learned much more about her magic and the history of faerie. Knowing the history makes it easier to understand what needs to be done.The love triangle seems to have been resolved by default rather than by Alex’s choice, but I strongly emphasize seems to have been. Things went one way that strongly opened the door for one suitor, but something else important happened that may have opened the door for the other.Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me this in exchange for an honest review!
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  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    Grave Destiny is a turning point in the Alex Craft series and I absolutely enjoyed it! This story was a thrilling read indeed as Alex’s services were engaged by two different sources in order to investigate the most inexplicable murder that she has yet to encounter. To say that everyone was stumped would have been an understatement! What really made it imperative that this mystery was solved as quickly as possible were the political implications that would arise if word was to get out about who Grave Destiny is a turning point in the Alex Craft series and I absolutely enjoyed it! This story was a thrilling read indeed as Alex’s services were engaged by two different sources in order to investigate the most inexplicable murder that she has yet to encounter. To say that everyone was stumped would have been an understatement! What really made it imperative that this mystery was solved as quickly as possible were the political implications that would arise if word was to get out about who the victims were, or rather what court they were from. Alex and her companions were pushed to their max as they worked on a very tight timeline to figure out what was happening all while trying to make sure they themselves stayed alive.Alex’s grave witch magic has always been exciting to read about and with the addition of her recently discovered truth about her heritage, well that just added an entirely new skill set to the mix. In Grave Destiny, Alex was spending way more time that she was comfortable in the Faerie courts, where her grave magic was mostly inaccessible to her, while there she would encounter situations that would force her to try and use her newly found but unreliable skills and that just kept my eyes glued to the pages! There were also many twists and turns as Alex desperately tried to find the missing pieces of the puzzle before it was too late. There was one MAJOR event that occurred in this book that had me omg-ing and I promise you that nothing is ever going to be the same in this series. I am eagerly anticipating the next installment, and I am SO excited to see where it goes!!!This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Penguin Random House. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Find this review and more at The Genre Minx Book Reviews
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  • Jen Davis
    January 1, 1970
    So good. Review to come.*ARC provided by publisher
  • Roxanne Rhoads
    January 1, 1970
    I don't care how long I have to wait between books, I will always swoop up the newest book in this series and read it right away whether I'm in the middle of another book or not. An Alex Craft novel will get my attention.Grave Destiny has Alex investigating a new case- a murder that occurred in Faerie. A member of the Shadow Court has been found dead in the Winter Court next to a Winter court resident, it's all very odd.So Alex is hired first by Prince Dugan and then by the Winter Queen to get t I don't care how long I have to wait between books, I will always swoop up the newest book in this series and read it right away whether I'm in the middle of another book or not. An Alex Craft novel will get my attention.Grave Destiny has Alex investigating a new case- a murder that occurred in Faerie. A member of the Shadow Court has been found dead in the Winter Court next to a Winter court resident, it's all very odd.So Alex is hired first by Prince Dugan and then by the Winter Queen to get to the bottom of these horrible murders.Many new characters are introduced. We don't see much of the normal cast. But it was a quick paced, engrossing read nonetheless. Price is a master story teller with characters I have fallen in love with. Alex is complicated, quirky, and mysterious. The men in her life are even more complicated and mysterious. Unfortunately they are also both forbidden.Then there's Prince Dugan, the prince of the shadow realm who I almost found myself rooting for. He really needed more consideration. But I guess two forbidden men in Alex's heart are enough, why fall for one she could actually have? I think there are many unresolved issues about the shadow realm and I would love to see this explored more in future books. I would also love to see Alex use her grave magic more. I loved the witchy side of Alex's world in the early books. Fae politics drive me batty but they do make for complicated plots and story lines.*****Spoiler Alert*****Fans of Death, sadly you won't see him much in this book. Grave Destiny takes place 99% in Faerie with the love focus being on Falin. Rumor has it this may be the last book. I certainly hope not. Alex still has too much to learn about her powers and her love life can't just fall into place by default because situations change and make one suitor more accessible than the other.I received this ARC copy of Grave Destiny from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace. Grave Destiny is set for publication April 2, 2019.
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  • Jeanny
    January 1, 1970
    Audible version.I oscillated between ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ or ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ but ultimately decided although the writing was well done it was horribly predictable with 2 exceptions. Ultimately ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ strong stars is the fair rating. I will continue the series. Audible version.I oscillated between ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ or ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ but ultimately decided although the writing was well done it was horribly predictable with 2 exceptions. Ultimately ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ strong stars is the fair rating. I will continue the series.
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    Grave Destiny is the 6th installment in the Alex Craft series. Seems like I waited forever for this one! Alex is back with Falin & Dugan trying to solve a murder in Faerie. I really enjoyed Dugan and hope to see him more, but I really missed Death! Lots of new characters and answers for Alex kept me turning the pages until the surprise ending. Didn’t see that one coming! Looking forward to what’s next for Alex. *ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
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  • Milian Glafira
    January 1, 1970
    more than one whole year??? **by the fae**!! how will we survive that long??! how many rereads during ths long horrible wait, and then knowing there's a next book.... ohdear.....
  • Stacy
    January 1, 1970
    GRAVE DESTINY is up there with my favorite installments of the series. GRAVE DESTINY is big on Faerie. Not only does it take place in Faerie for a majority of the story, but we learn a lot more about faerie and the people that inhabit it. There are a lot of twists involved as well as mystery. Alex continues to learn more about her powers and her place in Faerie. I enjoyed the action, I enjoyed the characters and I enjoyed the storyline. A few thoughts on the men in this series. Prince Dugan—of t GRAVE DESTINY is up there with my favorite installments of the series. GRAVE DESTINY is big on Faerie. Not only does it take place in Faerie for a majority of the story, but we learn a lot more about faerie and the people that inhabit it. There are a lot of twists involved as well as mystery. Alex continues to learn more about her powers and her place in Faerie. I enjoyed the action, I enjoyed the characters and I enjoyed the storyline. A few thoughts on the men in this series. Prince Dugan—of the shadow realm— plays a pretty big part in GRAVE DESTINY and I have to say that I like him a whole lot. I wouldn't be sad if he ended up being a real contender for Alex's heart. We don't see much of Death in GRAVE DESTINY, so if you're a Death fan, you will be disappointed. And then there's Falin. I never disliked him and can see him and Alex ending up together. The events in GRAVE DESTINY definitely made that a possibility.I read on one review that this might be the last book of the series and I really hope that it's a horrible rumor because I don't feel like Alex's story is over. I really want to explore more of her world and watch her get her HEA. * This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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  • ● ᴢᴏᴇʏ ●
    January 1, 1970
    Best one in the series - couldn't have ended better!Hopefully the series continues.
  • Lorena
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley.A solid and enjoyable entry in the series. I enjoy this series more when it focuses on the fae side of Alex's heritage, and this book was all fae politics, all the time. There is also some nice movement and resolution in some of the long-running story lines, which set up some interesting possibilities for future books in the series.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    I've been with this author since the very first book in the Alex Craft series back in 2010, and because of how much I loved her writing, I even ended up reading her Haven books. I'll admit that I nearly gave up hope there for a while when there was a four year gap between Book 3 & Book 4, but I've read a lot of UF and nothing else was quite like this series, so I found myself always checking up on it even as the years went by.So this review is actually going to focus on Alex's love life, alt I've been with this author since the very first book in the Alex Craft series back in 2010, and because of how much I loved her writing, I even ended up reading her Haven books. I'll admit that I nearly gave up hope there for a while when there was a four year gap between Book 3 & Book 4, but I've read a lot of UF and nothing else was quite like this series, so I found myself always checking up on it even as the years went by.So this review is actually going to focus on Alex's love life, although that's not what the point of the series is about and I love the series for everything else. Still, I normally abhor love triangles, but this was the only one that I've read which felt actually realistic and was resolved in a way that I would also consider realistic, so I'm going to take the time to examine WHY. At various points in the series, I really did like her with Falin and with Death - I think what made the relationships acceptable in this series (when normally I would've dropped it ASAP at the first sign of a wishy washy triangle) is that it's actually handled well. Let me break it down:1. Alex's relationships with Falin and with Death both actually make sense and neither of them are grounded in just lust or instalove. She grew up with Death and he was her teenage crush and first love, but although that does work for a short term relationship, it's true that for an adult woman, despite all the feelings in the world, the barriers to their relationship are insurmountable. I'm not just talking about the whole "she's human/fae/living & he's a soul collector" but the fact that she doesn't actually know much about him, doesn't even know his name, and though it's not his fault, he's unavailable to be there when she needs him. It made a lot of sense for her to be in love with him, considering how he was her best friend and how lonely her magic had made her. However, no relationship (whether in a paranormal world or otherwise) can survive with that many deep seated issues, and I admire that Price made Alex adult enough to acknowledge those and move on.2. As for Falin, Alex bonded with him through their partnership in investigating and resolving the various threats to their lives and world. I also think that Price handled this relationship in an interesting way; originally Falin *was* actually just a lust-driven one night stand and little more than a hot guy to warm Alex's bed after use of grave magic. But despite the big underlying issue in their relationship, namely his subservience and ties to the Winter Queen, they actually got to know each other. Over the course of several books, you could see the respect and trust grow between them as they worked together and watched each other's backs.3. Although Death and Falin are neither jealous of each other at various points, neither of them acted butthurt about it or turned into giant babies over Alex's choices. And it remained firmly that: ALEX's choice, with neither of them pulling some macho bullshit or trying to guilt her one way or another, and with both of them still ultimately having her well being and happiness in mind. THANK GOODNESS. I've come to realize my major gripe with love triangles isn't that there IS a triangle, because in real life relationships and love do get confusing, but the fact that authors often handle them in such immature and petty ways... 4. Including not resolving the triangle for ages. Ok, so the Alex-and-Death vs Alex-and-Falin did stretch on for a while, but at no point did she cheat on one or the other (another HUGE gripe I have with love triangles) and again, both relationships were shown in an adult and realistic manner. There were really good reasons for her breakups with both of them and good reasons for her love of both of them. Alex wasn't wishy washy because she didn't know her feelings, but because despite her feelings, there were insurmountable issues and because of that, she cut herself off from both of them as best as she could.5. The resolution. Ok, I saw this one coming (where else have we seen the heroine break the fae knight's oath/bonds to his crazy bitchy queen...coughcough...Sarah J Maas & Throne of Glass, Book 3...) but I'm glad that the triangle wasn't resolved by turning one of the guys into an evil asshole, aka retconning the whole series. I've seen too many authors make the heroine "choose" by revealing that all along, one dude was just using the heck out of her and was like the Worst Guy Ever. My gripe with that is twofold: A) you don't string along readers for several books only to retcon the heck out of your own character and his background, and B) it suggests that not only are your readers incredibly stupid, your heroine is almost too stupid to live if the possible love of her life was this giant scheming evil dude from day 1. I'm also glad that the resolution didn't involve what I call the deus "ex" machina, aka where the ex is abruptly kicked out of the running by dying. And above all, the one thing I can't stand about love triangles is if the author actually wimps out and tries to go with both because now you've got a vocal, angry fandom split between Team Dude'sName and Team OtherDude'sName.
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  • Eva Millien
    January 1, 1970
    While trying to come to terms with her changing powers and her growing ties to Faerie, Alex is asked to investigate a politically sensitive murder by a fae prince. With FIB agent Falin Andrews along as her backup, Alex soon discovers that the intricate of web of alliances and intrigue in the Faerie courts is strained to the limits and war is about to break out.Adrenaline pumping thrills and chills abound throughout this explosive Alex Craft novel. Falin and Alex’s chemistry sizzles with lots of While trying to come to terms with her changing powers and her growing ties to Faerie, Alex is asked to investigate a politically sensitive murder by a fae prince. With FIB agent Falin Andrews along as her backup, Alex soon discovers that the intricate of web of alliances and intrigue in the Faerie courts is strained to the limits and war is about to break out.Adrenaline pumping thrills and chills abound throughout this explosive Alex Craft novel. Falin and Alex’s chemistry sizzles with lots of sparks as she reluctantly allows him to back her up but their relationship is still full of emotional turmoil and obstacles that has Falin holding back. The story also has hints of chemistry between Alex and other previous relationships which adds to the spice and turmoil of the story, while also adding depth to the characters. Readers have to keep turning the pages as the fast pace of the intriguing and adrenaline pumping events ensure that there is never a dull moment to be found throughout, while remarkable twists surprise readers along the way ensuring that they can’t possibly guess what might happen next. The conclusion is one that readers can’t possible imagine beforehand and the suspense of the story covers both Alex’s personal life including her growing abilities and the happenings in the courts which makes this story so entertaining that readers don’t want to blink in case they miss something.
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  • Penny Noble
    January 1, 1970
    What a treat to be back in this world; I did miss it. I also just read there is one more book which I am very eager for so the story can be wrapped up. Back to this book, Alex is dealing with her new powers when she is contracted to help solve the murder of two faes. But things are not as they seem, and it isn’t long before Alex’s life is in danger once again. Because of the author’s great writing, I enjoyed this book from beginning to end, and I don’t want to say much, but I’m glad the suitor I What a treat to be back in this world; I did miss it. I also just read there is one more book which I am very eager for so the story can be wrapped up. Back to this book, Alex is dealing with her new powers when she is contracted to help solve the murder of two faes. But things are not as they seem, and it isn’t long before Alex’s life is in danger once again. Because of the author’s great writing, I enjoyed this book from beginning to end, and I don’t want to say much, but I’m glad the suitor I prefer is the one she seemed to be with at the end. I’ve always had a clear favorite, and he’s winning. The Mender also made a cameo appearance, and I can’t wait for the next book so see how everything will shake out. If you are a fan of this series, this book does not disappoint. If you haven’t read this series, what the heck are you waiting for?!? I highly recommend this book! I was provided the e-book which I voluntarily reviewed.
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  • B.C. Deeks
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series! It has a perfectly imperfect heroine, a flawed anti hero, and an intricate alternate universe that becomes more nuanced with each new story. Add the fact that the series weaves in a solid police procedural plotline in each book and I'm completely hooked. In case you're a latecomer- Grave Destiny is #6. Alex Craft is a Grave Witch who was raised as a human. She has set up a small private investigation business to use her ability to interview the 'shades' of the recently murder I love this series! It has a perfectly imperfect heroine, a flawed anti hero, and an intricate alternate universe that becomes more nuanced with each new story. Add the fact that the series weaves in a solid police procedural plotline in each book and I'm completely hooked. In case you're a latecomer- Grave Destiny is #6. Alex Craft is a Grave Witch who was raised as a human. She has set up a small private investigation business to use her ability to interview the 'shades' of the recently murdered. This is a unique take on magical talent, based on my reading experience, which makes every story fresh and exciting for me as a reader. The only liitle note I'd send out to the author is that, despite the fairly lengthy training scene with The Mender, I didn't really follow the explanation of Alex's plane weaving talent. Maybe you could take another shot at that for me in the next novel? 'Cause I really hope there wiill be another novel in this series and that it will hit my bookshelf asap.
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  • Anita
    January 1, 1970
    Sixth book in a series that I always enjoy, but seldom remember after I've finished a book. I don't know why I keep forgetting this series exists. I do honestly like it. It's about a mostly fairy with a rare power who was raised human. She gets embroiled in all sorts of plots and schemes while solving mysteries. She also has a not common, but not rare ability to raise the shades of the dead for questioning in various investigations. In this one, there's been a murder in the winter court that imp Sixth book in a series that I always enjoy, but seldom remember after I've finished a book. I don't know why I keep forgetting this series exists. I do honestly like it. It's about a mostly fairy with a rare power who was raised human. She gets embroiled in all sorts of plots and schemes while solving mysteries. She also has a not common, but not rare ability to raise the shades of the dead for questioning in various investigations. In this one, there's been a murder in the winter court that implicates the shadow court, but fairies can't lie, and the shadow prince very plainly stated all sorts of assurances that they didn't do it. So Falin, Alex, and Dugan investigate. It gets plenty complicated and Alex ends up learning what she owes the Mender from a previous deal she made. She also starts to understand her powers better. Eventually, the whole political chess board changes.
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  •  Vanessa B. ☽♡
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 STARS.I think it was the best book of the series so far. I like Alex and from all of her suitors I want her with Falin. This time I did get confused because Dugan is way too mysterious and kind of charming.In Grave Destiny we spend almost all the time in Faerie and we learn a lot more things about the courts and the royals, than in all the other books together. What I missed were Alex's friends.. I think there is going to be one more book in the series and I hope it's not 2 years of waiting 3.5 STARS.I think it was the best book of the series so far. I like Alex and from all of her suitors I want her with Falin. This time I did get confused because Dugan is way too mysterious and kind of charming.In Grave Destiny we spend almost all the time in Faerie and we learn a lot more things about the courts and the royals, than in all the other books together. What I missed were Alex's friends.. I think there is going to be one more book in the series and I hope it's not 2 years of waiting again, cause in a series like this 2 or 3 years of waiting makes me lose interest, since I tend to forget a lot of things that might have happened....
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  • Darcy
    January 1, 1970
    For most of this book things were fairly normal. Sure Alex is investigating a crime, but they follow the leads, learning things at each turn. It wasn’t til towards the end that things really picked up. You realize that the infighting between the “Fae Royalty” is huge, with one of them seemingly to take a step too far. Sure they know about it, but they really couldn’t do much until Falin took a step that changed everything. It will be interesting to see where things go from here.
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  • Nicole Luiken
    January 1, 1970
    Chapter one was practically a textbook on how to set the stakes, public and personal. Good pacing made for a fast read, and by this point in the series (book six) I'm heavily invested in the characters (I'm on Team Falin). It was great to see Alex level up her planesweaving powers, and I loved how the ending totally changed the status quo.
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  • vaderbird
    January 1, 1970
    Something about the book kept me engaged.
  • Mirabella
    January 1, 1970
    omg, this is so far the best book in this series! the first three quarters were real good, but the last part was absolute fantastic! and now I want the next book pleeeaaase :-D
  • Ann
    January 1, 1970
    Honestly, this series just gets better and better!
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