Monday, January 4, 2010

Review: Destined For an Early Grave- by Jeaniene Frost

Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they've fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it's time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She's having visions of a vampire named Gregor who's more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn't know about.
Gregor believes Cat is his and he won't stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who has her heart, only Cat can break Gregor's hold over her. She'll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she's ever faced ... even if getting that power will result in an early grave.
(Summary from Jeaniene's website)

This is the fourth book in the Night Huntress series, and they really do just keep getting better. Once again I recommend starting from the first book and the order is listed at the bottom of this post. This book takes off in a much different direction. Cat has quit her job with the secret supernatural branch of Homeland Security and finds herself on a vacation with Bones. That cannot last, however, and Cat soon finds herself pursued by yet another master vampire, Gregor. She does know this one, even though she can not remember what happened when he thrust himself into her life when she was sixteen. They have some kind of a connection, but she's not sure how deep that goes or what that means for her and Bones. Bones refuses to listen to anyone who would suggest that Cat may not be his, and he tries to both look out for her safety while trying to figure out how to simply eliminate the competition.

Cat will be tested in what she can handle in ways she didn't think she would have to and her and Bones's relationship will be tested to the breaking point. Is there anything that could tear them apart? Is it possible that as strong as Cat is, she isn't prepared to handle what's in front of her now?

Loved this book! Tons of action. Plenty of romance. Interesting turn of events that surprised me (which does not happen easily mind you). Spade. Vlad. And of course plenty of Bones! I'm a happy girl! It's going to be torture waiting for the next book in the series, but don't fret...there's a spinoff series that's already started. Check out more info on the first book in the Night Huntress World series, First Drop of Crimson, it will go into the story of Cat's friend Denise and Bones's friend Spade. I'm going to have to get this one as soon as it comes out. It's got a February 9, 2010 release date and I for one cannot wait!

The order in which you should read the Night Huntress series:
1. Halfway to the Grave
2. One Foot in the Grave
3. At Grave's End
4. Destined For an Early Grave


Anonymous said...

I can't wait for Spade's book too. LOVE him. I didn't like Cat till I read this book. She still isn't my favorite person but I thought she really grew you know? Yes she made stupid choices like she does in every book but I think her character improved. And there was more Vlad in this book!

Stephanie G

Larissa said...

Awesome review! I absolutely love this series and I cant wait for Spade's book hehe


Amanda Leigh said...

Paranormal Haven,
Yeah, there were times that I just wanted to ram Cat's head into Bones's. Do you think that would have made a difference? Probably not. lol. And I Love me some Vlad!

Thanks Larissa! Me either!