Title: From the Grave
Author: Karina Espinosa
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Orina Kafe ArtWorks
Editor: Beyond DEF
Publication Date: December 13th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Secrets don’t stay buried forever.
Mackenzie Grey is a lone wolf who’s earned her fair share of battle scars from the past, but that’s all over now. Or so she thought.
Known as the Freedom Princess, her heroic deeds have come with a heavy price when a mysterious new villain emerges, one who’s intent on killing Sebastian. As a new breed of danger lurks on the horizon, secrets between Bash and Kenz pile up and her worst nightmare is realized.
Mackenzie spent the last three years learning who she was in Origins. Now she will face her greatest challenges in Trials ...
More Makenzie Grey? Yes please! From the Grave is the first book in a new series by Karina Espinosa. This book follows characters from her previous series labeled Mackenzie Grey. This series has a bit of another tone to it. It still has the action and romance, but it is different than before.
The plot of this book is interesting. I really liked her other series and am very happy to see her continue with these characters. This book is all about her work at the SIU and a mystery surrounding some events that are happening. I really liked to see Mackenzie in a role she was born to do.
Mackenzie is still the same old Mackenzie. I will say I feel she has developed a lot from the first series, but she still has a ways to go. I liked that she wasn’t all perfect just because she has had several books before. She is still a character I love. Then you have Bash. Heavy Sigh. I love Bash so much. He is such an alpha. I really liked seeing him develop and seeing a more vulnerable side to him.
The heat between these two has changed a bit. I liked seeing this new side to this couple. They are still in the beginning stages of their relationship, but that doesn’t mean the heat is starting to taper out. Instead it only seems to intensify. The heat is perfect for these characters.
The writing style of this book is great. It is just as good as the ones before. The pace is steady. The story is told from Mackenzie’s point of view. This allows a bit of the story to remain a mystery. I will have to say I would kill to read some of this series from Bash’s point of view.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I cannot wait until the next book comes out. If you haven’t read the first series, I suggest you read it before picking up this one. While technically, you could read this on it’s own, you really miss the beginning of Mackenzie and Bash by skipping out on the first series.
Writing Style: 5/5
Karina Espinosa is the Urban Fantasy author of the Sins of the Fallen series and the Mackenzie Grey novels. Infatuated with travel, pop culture, and the need to write everything down, she spends much of her days in front of a computer working on her next book, shopping online, and listening to music. With nomadic tendencies, she is currently resting her head in South Florida until the itch to move strikes again. You can usually catch her on Facebook, Instagram and live-tweeting during episodes of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Orphan Black. Follow her on social media!
From the Grave: https://amzn.to/2Pxlmm6
*Disclaimer* While it’s not required to read Mackenzie Grey: Origins before From the Grave, it is recommended.
Box Set: https://amzn.to/2SbSkuX