Released: Feb 2011
Night Huntress Series #5
Back of Book:
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they’ve triumphed over the latest battle, Cat’s new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance…
With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous “ally” – the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war…to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.
I can’t believe I didn’t read this book when I first bought it on the 22nd of February! This was a wonderful addition to Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress Series and it did not disappoint me in the least! Jeaniene is such an amazing author that she really pulls you into the series and you feel a strong connection to all of her characters and you can’t help but feel what they are feeling.
This story picks up with our beloved Cat and Bones and even though they have been married for awhile you can still feel the love that they share and how strong their feelings really are for each other. I really enjoyed seeing how they interact now that they are a little out of the “honey moon” phase of their relationship and I’m so happy to see that they still have those sparks between them. I love how Bones has always accepted Cat even though she has always been different than anyone else, first starting out as a half-vampire and then turning into an odd version of the undead.
Since Cat has shown some interesting abilities as a new vampire in the last book, Destined for an Early Grave, a ghoul has taken it upon himself to use this information to try to spark a war between ghouls and vampires using Cat as his main target. Cat, along with her friends help, must try to figure out how to stop him from succeeding with his plans.
I really enjoyed that Jeaniene brought all of the main characters from her books together in this one even if they only had a small part and I loved that she brought in information from all her novels including her two spin-offs. This book contains three of my all-time favorite fictional couples, Cat & Bones, Spade & Denise and Mencheres & Kira and they all have significant parts in it while still maintaining Cat and Bones as the main focus.
This book brought all of my emotions out and I was even crying my eyes out during one part. I didn’t know that I would have that kind of reaction but Jeaniene does such a great job of explaining the thoughts and feelings of everyone that I just couldn’t help myself. I actually had to stop reading to collect myself so I could keep going…yeah I’m a softy! The book had me mad, sad, happy, laughing, frustrated, worried and so much more. Such a fantastic book to really get lost in.
I’m telling you, if you enjoy paranormal romance, some kick-ass fighting, vampires, and just a wonderful series to get lost in you HAVE GOT to go pick up Halfway to the Grave and get started on this series! On top of that, don’t knock the spin-offs and even try to read the books in order so you don’t feel like you are missing out on anything!
I am even happier to say that we don’t have to wait long to see how this series will continue since Jeaniene is releasing the next book, One Grave at a Time, on August 30, 2011! I’m so happy to get a double dose of Cat & Bones in one year and I can’t wait to see if Jeaniene does any more spin-offs on some of the other characters…Tate?!?!? or Ian?!?!?! I don’t know, I’m just throwing out ideas. 😉
Night Huntress Series:
Halfway to the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
At Graves End
Destined for an Early Grave
This Side of the Grave
One Grave at a Time (August 30,2011)
First Drop of Chrimson (Spin-off)
Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Spin-off)