Grave Matters

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Grave Matters

A Night Owls Novel, #2

Grave Matters by Lauren M. Roy is the second book in the Night Owls series. Usually when the first book in a series is successful, the second book falls short. In this case, I'd say that the second book was better than the first. While I'm not sure if Roy is a newer author, I feel like with the experience she gained in writing Night Owls applies well to Grave Matters.

Since there really didn't need to be any introduction into the world, and the characters I thought the book would move a lot quicker. However, it starts off rather slow in my opinion, but picks up later. There are separate story lines following each character. Their each involved in a different "case" so-to-speak, but all of them converge into a united plot.

I like the characters. Elly, Cavale and Chaz are my favorites. I think Elly is stronger than she gives herself credit for, and stronger than Cavale wants her to be, because then she won't need him. Chaz, in my mind, is the underdog. He wants to be able to hold his own in the supernatural world around him.

I found the premise and plot to be quite interesting. A Necromancer is controlling ghosts and ghouls, but what is his goal? Vampires are revolting, and trying to take territory. Does Val need to get involved? How much danger is Elly in by working for Ivanov. Roy's writing, particularly her metaphors, and simile's are beautiful to read. I liked the way she chose to describe things, which can be everyday normal things like the wind, and she made it sounds like something almost new.

If you enjoyed the first novel give Grave Matters a chance. If you like Urban Fantasy, check out the Night Owls series.


Book Blurb for Grave Matters

Night Owls bookstore always keeps a light on and evil creatures out. But, as Lauren M. Roy's thrilling sequel continues, even its supernatural staff isn’t prepared for the dead to come back to life…

Elly grew up training to kill things that go bump in the night, so she’s still getting used to working alongside them. While she’s learned to trust the eclectic group of vampires, Renfields, and succubi at Night Owls bookstore, her new job guarding Boston’s most powerful vampire has her on edge—especially when she realizes something strange is going on with her employer, something even deadlier than usual…

Cavale isn’t thrilled that his sister works for vampires, but he’s determined to repair their relationship, and that means trusting her choices—until Elly’s job lands all of the Night Owls in deep trouble with a vengeful necromancer. And even their collective paranormal skills might not be enough to keep them from becoming part of the necromancer’s undead army…


Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2015 4.00