Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Review: At Grave's End (Night Huntress #3) by Jeaniene Frost

Synopsis (Goodreads):
It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield's life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she's successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat's worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover's finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.

As if that wasn't enough, a woman from Bones's past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat's about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she's learned as a special agent won't help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.
My Thoughts:  I thought I'd try to write up my reactions as I read the book (instead of all at once after I'd finished) but then I realized that all my reactions went something like this:
OMG!
NO!
NO!  BONES!
CAT!
WATCH OUT!
OMG! OMG! OMG!
SEXY!
NO!
WTF?!?!
ARRRRRRRGGGGGH!

At that point I figured that this wasn't the best idea.  Therefore, I'm sticking with my tried and true method of review writing.  It goes something like this: WHOA!  JUST...WHOA!

So, yeah.  I loved this book.  I made me think in all caps, for Pete's sake.  Continually.  I might still be thinking in all caps.  Which makes answering phones at work difficult because I'm like, "CAN I HELP YOU?" when I really mean "Can I help you, you wonderous person who's calling me and interrupting my time with Cat & Bones?" and people are afraid.

In news that doesn't involve me screaming inside my head, this series just keeps getting better.  Cat and Bones are the most freaking awesome couple in the history of this week.  I've say they're the most awesome couple ever but I read a lot and conceivably there could be a more awesome couple somewhere in the literary world.

I honestly love how into each other they are.  Things aren't perfect between them all the time - Cat feels intense jealousy whenever the many women in Bones' past come up, Bones sometimes tries too hard to shield Cat from his more ruthless side - but they never fail to work things out.  I also love how Bones is willing to put aside his jealousy to keep Cat safe.

Beyond Cat and Bones, though, I've come to adore the menagerie of vampires they're slowly collecting.  Mencheres, Spade, Annette, Ian, Vlad.  They're all so brutal and well-fleshed out.  In a character sense, not a physical sense.  Or maybe I do mean in a physical sense.  Whichever, I like those guys.  They add so much depth to both the storyline and the main characters themselves.

Action-packed and bloody, this installment hit the spot and left me grinning like a fool.

Other reviews in this series:
Book 1: Halfway to the Grave
Book 2: One Foot in the Grave

More books by Jeaniene Frost

Reading challenges: The Paranormal Romance Challenge, The Vampire Challenge, The Horror & Urban Fantasy Challenge, The Morbid Romantica Challenge

1 comment:

  1. I love this series as well. I was a little disappointed in the most recent one, but I'm hoping the next book will return Cat & Bones to their former glory!

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