With the exception of the very last page of this book, I enjoyed it. Sure, Alex annoys me at times. Especially when she cowed in the face of dominating characters like the winter queen and the ghoul hunter, Briar (who I thought would make a great protagonist in her own novel series). But the plot held my attention, and I loved that Death was finally included more in this book than he was in the first two novels. So, it's no surprise that I was unhappy with the very end of Grave Memory.