- Taschenbuch: 352 Seiten
- Verlag: Ace (30. November 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0451416570
- ISBN-13: 978-0451416575
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,7 x 2,3 x 17,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 41.953 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Grave Visions (An Alex Craft Novel, Band 4) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 2. Februar 2016
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Praise for the Alex Craft novels
“Fascinating magic, a delicious heartthrob, and a fresh, inventive world.”—New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill
“A rare treat, intriguing and original. Don’t miss this one.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs
“An incredible urban fantasy….This is a series I love!”—Nocturne Romance Reads
“An action-packed roller-coaster ride that will keep you enthralled from the very start. An absolute must read!”—A Book Obsession
“I have totally become a fan of Alex Craft and Kalayna’s writing.”—The Reading Cafe
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Kalayna Price is the USA Today bestselling author of the Alex Craft novels including Grave Memory, Grave Dance, and Grave Witch. Ms. Price draws her ideas from the world around her, her studies into ancient mythologies, and her obsession with classic folklore. Her stories contain not only the mystical elements of fantasy but also a dash of romance, a bit of gritty horror, some humor, and a large serving of mystery. Kalayna is a member of SFWA and RWA and is an avid hula-hoop dancer who has been known to light her hoop on fire.
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Dieser Band folgt auf den deutschen Titel "Vom Tod verführt".
Alex wird krank und muss sich langsamm für einen Court entscheiden, da sie ansonsten stirbt. Am WinterCourt wird ein Skellett auf dem Thron der Winterqueen entdeckt. Alex geht einen Deal mit der WinterQueen ein, laut dem sie herausfinden soll, wer dafür verantwortlich ist. Als Gegenleistung erhält Alex Independent-Status für ein Jahr und einen Tag.
Daraufhin beginnt sie im Mortal Realm ihre Ermittlungen.
Im letztem Band, Grave Memory , wurde bereits angedeutet, das Falin bei Alex auf Wunsch der Königin einzieht. Als Konsequenz dazu schläft Alex abwechselt im Büro und in Calebs Gästezimmer, um Falin aus dem Weg zu gehen.
Also die Gründe, weshalb ich dieses Buch so schlecht bewertet habe sind folgende:
1. Die Geschichte ist überschrieben. Kalayna Price verfällt immer wieder in Erklärungen und Beschreibungen, die ihr Editor hätte streichen müssen. Quantität ist nicht gleich Qualität! Ich habe unglaublich viele Seiten übersprungen, so viel, wie , ich glaube tatsächlich in keinem anderem Buch. Stücke habe ich gelesen, sie als nichtig und langweilig erkannt, und Notizen an den Rand gesetzt, sie beim zweiten Lesen doch bitte zu überspringen. Ob ich das tu ist debatierbar, .
2. Es ist ein starker qualitativer Abstieg wahrzunehmen. Ich habe den dritten Band, Grave Memory letzte Woche gelesen, und nun diesen. Es war sehr enttäuschend, und ich glaube für Fans die wirklich ein Jahr oder noch länger auf das Erscheinen des vierten Bandes gewartet hatten, eine sehr frustrierende Erfahrung.
3. Die Lösung des Falles erscheint an den Haaaren herbeigezogen. Die Motivation wieso der Täter dies tut wird nicht klar. Denn ausser Unruhe zu stiften erreicht er dadurch nichts.
4. Das Liebesdreieck das die vorherigen Bände mit getragen hat, ist nun eher in den Hintergrund gerückt.
Wenn man diee Längen herausnimmt, dann gibt es ab der Mitte des Buches ein paar tolle Stellen.
2 Sterne. Lieber eine gute Kurzgeschichte als ein mieses Buch.
I'm still amazed this book was finally released. After all those years, I didn't count on it in any way. But hey, it's here and it's good. It took me awhile to get back into the world of the fae grave witch Alex Craft who lives in the fictitious city of Nekros, somewhere in nowadays US, where fae and magic are a part of common life, even if the actual courts are in faerie and can only be accessed through amaranthe tree portals [that in Nekros is situated in the bar “Bloom”]. And yes, I needed some time to remember the characters, their relationships and the overall situation Alex is in at the start of “Grave Visions”. But I made it and it was worth picking my brain.
The situation is as follows: Alex still hasn't chosen a fae court [let's be honest: the courts are weird in a bad way and being subject to one of the rulers sucks] and now she has to realize that being without ties to faerie will make her fade. And faster than everybody thought [well, she herself didn't know about that possibility at all]. So to avoid both fading and pledging herself to one of the courts, she needs to strike a deal with the winter queen to get a respite. And since there are attempts to undermine the queen's rule by some unknown culprit, Alex gets her deal. She has to find the perpetrator for the queen. Oh and to not make things too easy, Alex also is dragged into a case in Nekros where humans taking a new drug from faerie get killed by their nightmares having come true.
Alex spends more time in faerie than in prior books and I like it. She becomes fae more and more, although she still has no idea how to cast even minor spells or use her special snowflake superpower “planeweaving”. I would really like for Alex to become more capable and competent. Don't get me wrong, I still like her a lot, I would just appreciate it, if she were able to actually live up to the things others think her able to.
The cases are cool and well devised, although I knew who the villain is at a very early stage. But then, I have to admit that in the characters' world, it would be harder to jump to my conclusions.
And if you're interested in the romance, er, then you need to look elsewhere. Alex is supposedly Death's girlfriend, but that relationship is forbidden and she doesn't even know his name. Then there is ex-boyfriend Falin, who is sworn to the winter queen and compelled to do her bidding, whether he wants to or not. So I'd say, Alex doesn't really have a love-life. No matter if you're team Death or team Falin, there isn't anything to write home about.
Anyway, “Grave Vision” is a good addition to the series and if you liked the previous books, you'll like this one as well. I know that I did. Glad the book came out!
Ich habe mich bei den Ausführungen ehrlich gesagt auch nicht gelangweilt, sondern fand sie der Situation angemessen und hochspannend. Alex kämpft in diesem Band mehr denn je gegen die Uhr, denn sie siecht langsam dahin und um dies aufzuhalten muss sie alles aufbieten was sie hat und über sich selbst hinauswachsen. Dann wären da auch noch Falin und Death...und eine neue Droge, die dazu führt, dass Menschen von ihrer schlimmsten Angst getötet werden.
Ich habe das Buch in einem durchgelesen und konnte kaum aufhören. Ich hoffe wirklich sehr, dass wir noch ganz viel von dieser Autorin lesen und das die Fortsetzung diesmal etwas schneller kommt :)
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Alex is fading because of course "Fae can’t survive without a tie to Faerie." So she gets roped into help the Winter Queen find the person responsible for the new glamour-infused street drug "Glitter" which makes the users fears real! Since she's fading she must do this all before she a.) dies, or b.) has to give up her life as she knows it! I zoomed through this book barley wanting to put it down even though I had too a couple times. It was without out a doubt my favorite book of the year. The writing was on par, the story telling pulled me in, and I couldn't wait to find out who the bad guy was. The mystery is interesting with a dubious bad guy who is with out a doubt cray cray! Probably certifiably nuts, or in other words a complete Psychopath.... Though I had several suspects, one of them ended up being it, and it was totally vindicating! I also was happy there was no huge cliffhanger. Though there are still many threads needing to be resolved, and I really hope we get that chance to follow through with this series.
I was a little disappointing that there still seems to be a love triangle. Also that Death still just as cute only gets small cameo parts! Falin who is still as gorgeous as always still can't be trusted, even though I want to (sigh)! What else oh yeah Alex's Dad really is still unbelievable, I'm just not sure there is are any redeeming qualities in him! He pulls out a dusey of a humdinger in this book for Alex! Alex herself is still a little uncertain of her future, still doesn't know how to fully use her powers, but I have hope for her! There are openings made in this one for her to learn, though why Falin/Caleb haven't even really tried to help her learn is beyond me. They could have taught her at least glamour by now. There is a lot to enjoy in this one and not much to hate!
I recommend this to any one who previously enjoyed this series, or who loves urban fantasy. Though if your new to the series I suggest you start a the beginning with Grave Witch!
In this part of the series, Alex must face that her faeries lineage is catching up to her and she must choose a court to affiliate herself to or fade from existence. With her planeswalker abilities,there are several courts looking to bring her into the fold. Unfortunately, that would mean leaving the mortal realm and everything she sees as part of who she is.
There is also a new strange string of murders that stinks of magic and affords Alex an opportunity to fix some of her many personal problems.
If I had one criticism, it would be the lack of humor in this installation. Previous books had a little more of a light feel where this seems to be all problem-focused. Alex is a great character, don't let her get too bogged (pun intended) down.
The 4th book in the Alex Craft novels. Now that Alex is out as a fae, she is trying to figure out all the rules that she didn't grow up with and how to deal with the big one of not knowing (and not currently wanting) to swear allegiance to any fae court. Unfortunately, she has a faerie household and without the strength of a court, they are draining her of energy and she is now risking fading. The Winter Queen is now summoning her to attend a grisly murder in her court that is obviously a threat directed at her while the human law is asking for her help in a series of locked-room murders. On top of all that, one of her best friends is getting married and she is part of the wedding party. Somehow she must help with the murders and find the culprit so she can get the Winter Queen to allow her to be an unaligned fae which can halt her fading. Unfortunately, time is not on her side and it may be better to align with a court than risk the consequences.
It's been several years since the last book was published so I was a little confused on where things had left off previously but thankfully this book did a good job of adding in just enough reminders to jog the memory but didn't do the whole "in the last book..." type of thing. The fae court stuff going on in this one was very well done and there was some nice intrigue going on for a bit but the main baddie was pretty easy to figure out pretty quickly so it was more a matter of waiting for the main characters to catch on and have the evidence necessary to prove it which is not always so fun. I prefer to figure it out with them, not ahead of them. Otherwise, a good installment and I hope whatever it was that put this one off for so long is now happily resolved and regular installments can continue.