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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost

Some things won't stay buried . . . at grave's end
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.” – Book Cover
Cat is working jobs for Don with her friends, Bones is by her side, and her mom is slowly progressing into acceptance of her son-in-law. One could think Cat finally got her happily ever after but they would be wrong. After a very unfortunate meet up with her father Max, all hell breaks loose and her patriarch is the least of her worries. A very ancient power, in the form of an Egyptian vampire is out to get their blood.
Frost delivered yet another action-packed novel. I really am in love with this series for it’s great characters, fantastic plot and the wide range of emotions Jeaniene brings to her readers. I laughed out loud, felt like biting my nails ‘cause of unbearable suspense and also shed a few tears. 
Cat is still as strong as ever and will show even more character when she will be in a crisis situation that can’t compare to anything she ever faced. I really felt for her in that book, thanks to Jeaniene’s fine writing I really shared Cat’s desperation and grief. We also get to see a much more revengeful side (Is that even possible?) to Bones and he will surprise more than one, allies and foes mingled. Tate is still hanging to the hopes of being with Cat and I have to admit, while I understand his reasons, his stubbornness is starting to annoy me, I just wish he would get over it already. I was happy to see Spade and Rodney again, I really like those two, especially the latter, he just has that little something that makes him special. 
We were also introduced to Vlad, also known as Dracula. Him and Bones really hate each other but I found myself quite found of him, especially after a little acting act he pulled with Cat in a cinema and after a moment when he helped Cat bounce back after a very painful event. This character has more to offer than eye can see and I really hope to see him again in the following books.
Some characters also died in this book and it really broke my heart, hopefully Jeaniene won’t make an habit of killing her actors.
The end was special, we got a demonstration of what vampire powers can be like and it’s rather scary. I can’t wait to see the consequences in the following installments.
Overall I really love this series, I already have the fourth book at home, but I think I won’t read it just yet ‘cause we have so long to wait until the next C&B book. If you haven’t started this series yet, I strongly suggest you do, you won’t regret it!

Night Huntress Series:
Halfway to the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
At Grave’s End
Destined for an Early Grave
Book Stats:

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages

  • Publisher: Avon (Dec 16 2008)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0061583073

  • ISBN-13: 978-0061583070

  • Book Source: Personal Shelf

    Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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    3 People left their mark' :

    1. I love this series. It is on my favorites list... Glad to hear you like it as well.

    2. Great review Tynga! I'm glad you're loving the series, it's one of my favorites and the latest book in the series is awesome! Vlad is one of my fave characters by far and on her blog, Frost did hint that she'd like to do a spin off series with him as the star.

    3. I am looking forward to reading this series! I can't wait especially after finding out C. Harris would marry Bones!