Review: Grave Secret by Sierra Dean

Posted October 28, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 4 Comments

Review: Grave Secret by Sierra DeanGrave Secret by Sierra Dean
Series: Secret McQueen #5
Published by Samhain on March 19th 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 301 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

Rating: A-

Sometimes a secret goes to the grave. Sometimes Secret puts you there.

It’s been a hell of a year for Secret McQueen, and the last thing in the world she wants is to get caught up in werewolf drama. But when her former fiancé Lucas Rain shows up asking for her help, she knows there’s no easy way out.

After making it known she wants nothing to do with him, Secret agrees to help find Lucas’s wayward sister Kellen. After all, how much trouble could one socialite get into in the city that never sleeps?

Unless that socialite has been spirited away by fairies.

Trying to track down a missing girl in an alternate reality is just the start of Secret’s problems, though. Someone appears to be killing teenagers, and the MO looks eerily similar to something for which the half-fairy oracle, Calliope, might be responsible. Throw in a rogue wolf pack claiming allegiance to Secret’s mother, Mercy, and she’ll have miles to go before she rests.

Warning: This book contains a promise fulfilled, sex that’s out of this world, and more heartache than one hybrid assassin can handle.

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First Impression: Finally! Fans of the series know what I’m talking about and when you start this series you will know too.

Favorite Line/Quote:

“You know how Lucas is. He’s the most spoiled toddler in the sandbox, and if he doesn’t get his way, he packs up his toys and goes home.”

“I wondered if full-blooded vampires had something like blue balls for their fangs if they didn’t get to feed when they were expecting to. Like some kind of pseudo-sexual gingivitis.”

What I liked: Every little Lucas and a lot of Holden and Desmond. I’ve I mentioned how much I don’t like Lucas? Through-out the series we have seen stories around the vampires and werewolves now it’s about the fae. Secret has to go into the fae plane to save one of her friends and Lucas’ little sister, Kellen. She’s been missing and after some investing Secret has discovered that Kellen made a deal with the fae and has been kidnapped. I like reading about the addition of the fae and Dean does  a great job with mythology and giving us an interesting new character with Aubrey Delacourte who just happens to be the brother of Colliope, Secret’s fae friend. Aubrey is the fae King and after the events in Grave Secret I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him.

What I didn’t like: Lucas still lives. But seriously in the relationship department I think it’s time for Secret to make a decision. Will it be hard? YES! I’m not 100% sure who I would pick. Secret is half-vampire and half-werewolf. She has three two love interests, one for each of her “monster” sides. One sexy vampire, Holden and one sexy werewolf, Desmond. Both is good for Secret in different ways. Both are good men. Both love Secret and I believe she loves them both too. But it’s coming to a point where everyone is getting hurt by her not making a choice.

Lasting Impression: Secret is a kick butt chick that gets knocked down and gets back up swinging.

Will I continue this series: Most definitely. In fact when I’m done with this review I’m start the next book, Secret Unleashed.

Would I read this author again: uh, yeah!

Similar Books/Series: Keri Arthur’s Riley Jenson series.






About Sierra Dean

Sierra Dean is a reformed historian. She was born and raised in the Canadian prairies and is allowed annual exit visas in order to continue her quest of steadily conquering the world one city at a time. Making the best of the cold Canadian winters, Sierra indulges in her less global interests: drinking too much tea and writing urban fantasy.
Ever since she was a young girl she has loved the idea of the supernatural coexisting with the mundane. As an adult, however, the idea evolved from the notion of fairies in flower beds, to imagining that the rugged-looking guy at the garage might secretly be a werewolf. She has used her overactive imagination to create her own version of the world, where vampire, werewolves, fairies, gods and monsters all walk among us, and she’ll continue to travel as much as possible until she finds it for real.

She’s also a book lover (of course!), obsessive collector of OPI nailpolish and the owner of way too many pairs of shoes.

Portrait Credit: Megan Lara

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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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