Grave Dance is the second book in the Alex Craft series and I’m definitely enjoying myself on this one. So far, I’m impressed enough to keep reading. Again, there’s no reinventing of the wheel, but the elements of Urban Fantasy are all well handled and the plot keeps ticking along at a very quick pace.
In this book, Alex is asked to investigate a foot, or rather several feet, which has turned up after a flood. And then the plot takes off we follow breathlessly along as Alex is pulled deeper into the worlds, and courts, of the fae and learns just a little bit about her heritage and her newly awakening powers. The love triangle was fairly annoying in this one as both men did the alpha male posturing to try to get Alex’s attention, which she fortunately found just as annoying as I did. The very real impediments to both relationships were given a second look in this one, though we seem to be ignoring the fact that Death has known her since she was a babe and HOW GROSS THAT IS but otherwise it was nice. I think Alex needs to take a good hard look at why she’s drawn to unavailable men though. My other complaint with the book is that Alex, despite stating multiple times how dangerous it is, doesn’t seem to try and hide exactly what she can do at all. She tells us exactly how dangerous it can be for someone to find out that she can see through glamour, but her behavior says otherwise. It’s an offshoot of telling not showing in writing, when a character will tell you something but doesn’t actually show you that thing with their actions.
So far, these are enjoyable Urban Fantasy, I’ll be keeping on with the series.