Saturday, January 2, 2010
Review: At Grave's End- by Jeaniene Frost
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.
(Summary from Jeaniene's website)
This is the third novel in Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. I really do recommend reading them in order. Cat and Bones are both wonderful characters, and I have enjoyed their development both alone and together.
Cat has gone from hating vampires to embracing her vampire-half in order to become a stronger woman and accept herself and Bones completely. She has to embrace that vampire side in this book in order to make it through all of the trails that face her and Bones from an enemy that she doesn't even know, named Petra. The toughest thing yet lies ahead, and things beyond their imagining are about to unfold.
I have to mention the addition of a secondary character in this book. Vlad Tepesh, otherwise known as Dracula, makes his first appearance, as Bones's reluctant ally. The enemy of your enemy is your friend. I believe he is my favorite secondary character so far...well, there is Spade as well, who also makes a reappearance in this book. In fact there is a long list of secondary characters for this one, which is great because I love them all! Jeaniene has not disappointed with this book, in fact I continue to fall in love with the Night Huntress world and Bones more with each book and cannot wait to start Destined For an Early Grave, in fact that's what I'm going to go do right now!
Night Huntress novels in order:
-Halfway to the Grave
-One Foot in the Grave
-At Grave's End
-Destined for an Early Grave