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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.

Topics: Vampires, Female Protagonist, Half-Breed, Vampire Hunters, Zombies, Assassins, Undercover Agents, Revenge, Urban, Tennessee, Canada, Virginia, South Dakota, and Series

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ISBN: 9780061977565
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Their morals stray a bit far for me on this one... Too much torture and gore. But enjoyable all the same.more
Gotta love a book that hooks right into the ol' emotional keyboard, right? Yes, I find Cat -- at times -- highly exasperating and I constantly want her to get her head out of her ass, but her flaws play out with high realism and she is progressing in that same slow, head-against-the-wall most of us grow up and mature. Add to that a lot of rip roaring action, interesting secondary characters, and the occasional ok-it-isn't-embarrassing sex scene (it's hard to write a good sex scene and when you are putting in a quota of them, I gotta admit sometimes I wish for the old fashioned fade to black or even just the the three return manuscript skip).

I'm devouring the series as fast as I can, which says something about how I'm enjoying it. Whether it will be a multiple read series, I don't know yet, but my husband also likes it, which is another point in its favor.more
This third installment in the Night Huntress series just completely eradicated any 'buts' I had about the last two novels. I'd gone on and on about my love for the characters (especially Bones) and the fun, witty dialogue; but I still acknowledged that there was something lacking in Frost's plots that kept me from awarding the full 5 stars that I wanted to.

This book changed that. The plot was developed, fast-paced and sucked you in from the beginning. The other books were a lot more laid back and 'nice', even though the characters came up against troubles you always knew that they would come out on top and everyone you cared about would live to see another chapter. But this time, the author got nasty. The one really big shocking thing that happens right in the middle of the story nearly had me in tears - oh my god, could it be real? Is it true? How will the protagonist cope if it is? I won't say anything more.

One of the greatest developments in this book that I never saw coming was that of Cat's mother. Justina started off as an annoying and bigoted character that you could maybe forgive because the poor woman was raped by a vampire... and then we find out she made it all up and just kind of hate her. But not anymore. Frost has turned an annoying throwaway character into one of the most hilarious in the book, giving her wonderfully witty sarcasm and some of the best scenes (like the whole thing at Rodney's house - will not spoil it). My opinion of her has escalated beyond my previous imagining, I only hope she has more hilarity to offer.

Ah, and Bones, jealousy actually looks great on you. Yes, after poor Cat having to run into countless old flames from Bones' past, the tables have finally turned for a change. When Cat and Tate are forced to make out when on a job, Bones gets more green-eyed than usual... this apparently serves to make him even better in bed, if that is actually possible (look, I for one am still recovering from the whole blindfold thing in the last book). This book teaches women that if they make their boyfriends jealous they will go down on them repeatedly - awesome. I honestly can't believe that Frost manages to create hotter and hotter scenes as the series goes on... god knows what we can expect from #4.

Also, zombies?? Didn't see that one coming and to be honest it was a refreshing change from finding out that it was just another big powerful vampire with a century more of maiming and killing than the last big powerful vampire. This series really is so good, I can't wait to see what will happen next, but thanks to ebay I should be finding out shortly.more
Cat and Bones are at it again, "it" being kicking rogue vampire and other sundry supernatural creature butt. There are some twists and turns in this one, and no one escapes unscathed. There are betrayals, transformations, and heart breaks of all sorts in this one--it really is an emotional roller coaster. One thing, however, remains unchanged, and that is Cat and Bones' devotion to one another, no matter what. We finally get to see where Cat gets her attitude from as her mother Justina receives some nice character development and growth.more
Something so many have a problem with in this book, I actually find refreshing. We've established that Cat and Bones are a power-couple, so I'm completely fine with Jeaniene Frost leaving out extended scenes just to display Bones' sexual prowess (but, let's be real, after the-chapter-that-must-always-be-named in One Foot in the Grave, I'm not convinced there will be one that could top it). Of course, I don't read these type of books for the sex scenes anyway, so that could be why I have a different opinion than most of the readers.I loved the introduction of interesting characters - i.e. a certain well-known vampire first introduced by Bram Stoker - and the character development of the badass Egyptian Mencheres.There are some convenient plot devices that, in the interest of keeping this review spoiler-free, I won't outline. However, because the overall story is interesting and unexpected enough to counteract that, I don't consider it enough of a detriment to reduce the 4-star rating.more
Another installment in the Cat and Bones saga. Not my favorite thus far, but very good nonetheless.My favorite things about this book: - Bones, of course. Still incredibly hot and sexy, and now even more powerful than before. - Cat. I like her attitude overall. She's not a wishy-washy female lead. She sees what needs to be done and does it. She does not let emotions interfere with her actions. -Cat's mom (Justina). This book shows a whole new side of her. I was laughing so hard reading the sections about her. Rodney deserves a medal!I wish:- We would have gotten more of Dave's transition to ghoul. This book picked up about four months after the last book, so we missed the newness of him. I would have really liked to see what it was like for him and the struggles involved with that. I'm sure it cannot be easy waking from the dead!- We would have gotten more of Patra. There was so much potential for a whole background story on her and Menechres, and I feel that it was all just pushed to the side and let die. I would have loved to know more about the magic used and the daughter of Cleopatra.more
The books in this series are amazingly written with fresh new ideas and always make me lose myself into the books until I have finished it.I started reading the Night Huntress World series before I knew there was earlier history I was missing from the Night World series. I had checked them out online from the library and eventually I ran into the problem of them only having the audio version. Don't let that through you off! The audio version is spoken by Tavia Gilbert, and she does an amazing job. I haven't really liked audio versions before hearing how she reads the books.The lack of steamy scenes in this book didn't bother me at all. Sure I sometimes like real steamy but I find too much of it in a series also puts me off. These books stand out. The characters are well formed. I cannot wait to see what Jeaniene Frost will come out with next!more
One of the favorite books in the series. I was left in utter turmoil during a certain plot twist. Ms. Frost certainly knows how to excite and break down Cat/Bones fans everywheremore
In this third book in the Night Huntress series, it is all out war between vampire factions. Cat and company are on the run as they try to organize to defeat the evil Patra, leader of the evil faction. Patra is particularly interested destroying Bones, but Cat is determined to protect him. This book was really good. There was so much action you would think there would be no time for anything else but we do have character development, relationship development and we get a better understanding of how the Night Huntress world works. We also get to meet Vlad for the first time. Love Him!more
Cat is definitely coming into her own now, and her relationship with Bones is portrayed far more healthily than most in the paranormal romance category. I love the fact that she demands that he permit her to stand as his equal, rather than treat her like a delicate thing to be protected.The plot is more interesting than I recall in previous excursions, while building on the earlier books. I know there's another volume either planned or on the shelves, and I plan to read it. I wasn't so sure after the last book, but I'm glad I gave this one a chance.I still contend that the cover art, no matter how lovely, shows a woman in a position that cannot be obtained by any human who wants to walk again. Cat is supposed to be half-vampire, but that hasn't been said to give her more flexibility—increased strength, speed, and healing power, yes, but not this sort of oddity. Yes, it's a minor nit to pick, but it has bugged me since the first time I saw the cover.more
At Grave’s End is the third novel in Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series. This book continues to follow the relationship between Cat and Bones and the never-ending threats on Cat’s life. LOTS of surprises in this book…..of which, two (no spoilers on who) humans on Cat’s team are turned into vampires in this book and I think both make a fabulous addition. Another, again not giving it up, surprise is in store as far as a “hook-up” between two people that no one would have seen coming. Bones gets a kick out of it and it creates an interesting turn of events. The story line follows a threat, once again, against Cat’s life that leads back to a powerful and dangerous vampire named Patra, who also has a history with Bones, much to her dislike. The war that erupts and the series of events and fights definitely will keep the reader on edge all that way to the last page. There are also additional individuals added to the series and ones taken away through death. One interesting addition was by the name of Vlad Tepesh (aka Dracula.) Again, I think Vlad is a great addition to the series and proves helpful in the war against Patra. This book contained a lot of fast paced fantasy and non-stop action. The relationship development between Bones and Cat also gives those of us looking for the romance a definite quench in thirst. But fret not, vampire fans, there is also a story is full of blood-drinking undead goodness that will keep you quenched as well.I would most definitely recommend this book to all looking for the action and romance as well as a lot of humor in their reading. I give At Grave’s End five stars out of…..five. Fantastic!more
Looking forward to the next one. I liked this installment in the series, really enjoyed meeting some of the other master vamps (Vlad, in particular), but thought that the "big bad" died really easily. All that build up and poof....Mencheres cast a cool spell, but it just seemed abrupt. Fun.more
At Grave's End...where to begin? When I was in the middle of this book, I was 99% sure I would rate this as four stars. But the surprise at the end made me go crazy insane! I was so shocked, I couldn't believe it! And this made me change my rating almost immediately.The truth is, I really liked this book. But I didn't love it like I loved the second book. At least, I wasn't crazy about the first part of the book. Its the pacing. It kind of felt all over the place for me. It wasn't until the middle-end that things picked up and I went crazy. Everything got so exciting, I couldn't put it down to save my life.I still love Cat as always. I'm really kind of surprised that she keeps her emotions in check especially since (view spoiler)[ Bones "died" and everyone freaked out. Even Annette cried, for gods sakes. I don't know how Cat managed to stay so frigid in front of people. I would have been bawling. It made me question Cat's feelings for Bones. I mean, I know she loves him but she can't be afraid to show it, especially when she's sad.] I know I would have lost it. But I still love the girl.Bones! I love you! I'd ask you to marry me but Cat's already got you...damn. Damn damn damn. I'm glad he was so dedicated to her in this book. I smiled at everything he said. :)Tate...I didn't know it was possible but you were twice as annoying in this book. God, I'm so ready for him to just go away. Especially when he decided to...ugh I can't say it. I'm just annoyed with him.I like Cat's mom now. Strange I know but her hate relationship with Bones is hilarious. Don is still pretty meh, I still love Juan, Dave, and Cooper, and I kind of wish Annette got someone to be with.Overall, I liked this book but didn't love it. I'm going to take a minor break from this series but probably in a month or so, I'll go out and buy the rest of the series. Usually when I take breaks from series, I end up liking the books more so fingers crossed everybody!Rating: 5 out of 5 starsmore
Just amazing! what an awesome ride from the beginning towards the end. This series keeps getting better and better, not sure what else can happen now. Looking forward to more bad-ass action from Cat and Bones. Their love story is unreal and so amazing, makes you long for such a love!more
I find it funny that with all of the vampire books I have read over the years, I still have not tired of the theme. In this third book in the Night Huntress series, Jeaniene Frost continues to make life interesting for Cat and Bones and friends by adding a little magic to the mix, specifically from the legendary Cleopatra's daughter-turned-vampire, Patra, who also happens to be Bones's grandsire-turned-partner, Mancheres's wife. Life as a vampire only becomes more convoluted for Cat as Bones gains a few new abilities, and Cat learns why vamps are not allowed to practice magic. When they learn that Patra has sent "the grave" after Bones, I had visions of horror movies dancing in my head - and I was not that far off in my guesses. Since I am not a fan of this particular fad in fantasy fiction, I was glad that Frost depicted these paranormal creatures so horrifically.One of the elements that I also like about this series is the humor - which Frost delivers in the form of Cat's mother, who embraces the circumstances of Cat and friends' protection with surprising relish. Without spoiling this juicy tidbit, I will say I laughed out loud when I read about the change in Cat's mother.On the flip side, when anguish hits Cat hard, I felt her pain more than I expected to, even though I harbored doubts about what had really occurred. The emotion that Frost conveys in this section of the plot feels as real as if I felt the same loss as Cat.There are many other interesting tidbits in the book, such as what almost occurs with Tate - and the result, Juan's decision, as well as the truce that develops between Annette and Cat. This is why I love series - side characters get more plot time, subplots can continue to mature, and I don't have to leave the imagined world behind just because I closed the book! I can't wait for the next book, Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, Book 4).more
This is the third book in the Night Huntress series. It was a good addition to the series; not quite as engaging as the first two books but still very well done. This is definitely straight urban fantasy and the fun tension between Cat and Bones is decreased from previous books. I listened to this on audio book and the audio book was well done; in fact I think I enjoyed listening to this more than I would have enjoyed reading it.It's been a few months since the last book. Cat is continuing to work as bait and Bones is one her vampire hunting team. When Cat's identity is outed she is finally forced to face her father. Shortly after this Mencheres makes Bone's, an offer Bone's can't refuse. Unfortunately it is an offer that places Cat and Bones right in the middle of a vampire war with a very old and mean woman vampire who has a bone to pick with Bones.This book is a straight urban fantasy. There are a lot of great action scenes and the plot moves along at an excellent clip. We get to learn a lot more about Mecheres and he is an excellent character. We also meet Vlad, yep the original Dracula, and he was another great character that hits it off with Cat surprisingly well. While the plot, action, and character additions were all great there was something missing in this book. Cat and Bones don't have that heat and wittiness that they had in the previous two books. They both seemed in love but tired. I didn't find myself laughing out loud as much with this book; I didn't find myself absolutely enrapt by their interactions. There are a couple sex scenes but they are boring, quick, and relatively emotionless.Bones and Cat do have to face huge obstacles to their relationship. I enjoyed that they were mature with each other and made responsible decisions; they make a wonderful couple. I was disappointed though that they didn't display the enormous love coupled with lust for each other that they did in the previous two books. Let's face it these two pretty much make this series and without their witty banter things aren't nearly as entertaining and exciting. There is still some humor in the story; it is just not as present between Bones and Cat as it was in the first two books.Tate features quite a lot in this book. He makes a play for Cat in a big way. This was entertaining, but at the same time I couldn't help feeling that he came across as a bit pathetic...I felt a bit sorry for him. The scene where they fight the Grave was absolutely fantastic action-wise; just a great epic battle-type scene. I love zombies and loved their inclusion in this book :-)All that being said the book ends well, the story is progressed well, and it is a decent urban fantasy read.Overall this isn't my favorite book in the series. The plot, action, and new characters added are great. The witty banter and heat between Cat and Bones is significantly decreased; and I felt its absence profoundly. I will definitely read book 4, Destined for an Early Grave, but if it follows the path of this book I may not read anymore of this series.more
This is a really enjoyable series. I like that even though Cat and Bones are together, the romance is there, but there is also plenty of action. The supporting cast of characters continues to entertain.more
Oh this was fun - a lot more action in this installment so fast paced and very visual - particularly the zombie battle scene. The romance takes a back seat which I actually liked since a little personality conflict is invetiable between lovers and i think it added a layer of interest. The supporting characters were also lots of fun, Tate and Annette angling to break them up, Vlad adding a bit of light relief and politics tripping them all up.I do feel it was a bit brief though - I read the eversion so I am not sure if it was actually a shorter book or if I just blitzed through it because I was enjoying it. Some things, like Cat becoming the head of the line, felt like they deserved more emotional detail than they got.Still an entertaining read and I am hoping I can get my challenges for this month finished early so I can read the 4th without feeling guilty.more
“At Grave’s End” is the 3rd book in the NIGHT HUNTRESS series and begins with a familiar scene with Cat playing bait to lure a vampire at a bar. From that scene forward, nothing goes as plan, since it becomes quite clear that Cat’s reputation, as the Red Reaper is becoming a problem. It seems to solve this problem; the team uses different bait, which leads to a cascade of problems that no one could have foreseen. Cat and her mother come very close to being killed. The experience reveals many truths to Cat and her mother. Tate decides to become a vampire, for a reason he will not name, which simmers of discontent for the future. Bones and Cat try to persuade him away from this path, but in the end, he is converted. While following up on a lead from the incident that happened to Cat, the entire team, including Bones, has a near miss at being eliminated. Tate was contacted to betray the team, because it is well known he desires Cat and hates Bones. This uncovers a plot to kill Bones and or Cat by a very powerful and old vampire. This book takes you on quite a trip. I was not expecting the emotional landscapes or the situational backgrounds that would appear. There is more information in this book about vampire society and Bones’ relationships with other members of his bloodline. Frankly, it makes me only like him more and more. Frost’s character portrayal of Bones is mostly through the eyes of Cat, but the knowledge can be gained from his past. She hears from many other individuals who Bones is, and what he has done. Cat’s eyes in this novel are truly opened as well as her mind as to what it means to love someone else. In my opinion, it is about time, but as a reader, I am glad for the journey. We also see in this novel how Cat makes her mark as a vampire. Until now, she had decided that she was more human. Watching her relate to other vampires, how she earns their respect, and her actions, makes it clear that even though she is a half-breed, Cat is a strong vampire. Bones has given her the confidence through their love to believe in her abilities. Mencheres is also a big presence in this novel. His past and present actions will intertwine with Cat and Bones’ destiny. There are some celebrity sightings in this book as well, but I will not spoil the fun. Many of the characters from the past books will be back to help our duo fight this ancient foe, and some unresolved issues concerning them become resolved at the same time. There is loss and there is love in this book. There also is a bigger question of loyalty. In the end, when the battles are all over, we still have Cat and Bones, and I can tell you that is what I call a great ending.more
Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyIt’s taken me a couple of books to find the rhythm of this series. It’s not quite urban fantasy, and not quite paranormal romance. The Night Huntress series is a rare combination of both. We don’t ever jump POV from Cat to Bones, and the emphasis on world building is just as crucial as in urban fantasy, but the romance is the life blood of this series. You couldn’t lift it out and be left with the same story. The first two Night Huntress books have been an emotional rollercoaster where Cat and Bones met, tried to kill each other, fell in epic follow-you-to-hell-and-back love, were apart for several years before reuniting in the infamously Chapter 32 of ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE. AT GRAVE’S END opens with both Cat and Bones both working for the FBI hunting down murderous vampires. It wouldn’t be a Cat and Bones book if somebody didn’t get their still beating heart ripped out of their chest at least once, and I’m not referring to the blockbuster action scenes. Tragedy befalls the couple yet again and fuels a massive showdown with a big nasty vamp from Bones and Mencheres’ past. And to add more trouble a little closer to home, Cat’s colleague and friend Tate decides to make a play for Cat big time. Overall, this is my favorite Night Huntress book yet. Cat has grown into her own woman. She’s unbelievably resourceful and strong without sacrificing an ounce of her femininity. She makes hard choices but doesn’t beat herself up over them for the rest of the book. She’s exactly the kind of woman you can see someone like Bones loving, which is about the highest compliment I can give her. Sexual Content: References to rape. A scene of sensuality. A couple graphic sex scenes.more
Another amazing adventure in the The Night Huntress series, this third book in the series certainly kept my heart pounding. Bones was as entertaining as ever and I absolutely love how the relationship between him and Cat continues to develop. The wit, humor, and overall personality of these two characters is what keeps me enthralled with the Night Huntress series. I will say that the author managed to scare me half to death in this book (not funny Ms. Jeaniene!) and the plot kept me wanting more. When starting a Jeaniene Frost book, I already know that I'll be up all night with it!In "At Grave's End" Cat and Bones once again are facing obstacles that could tear them apart, possibly forever. This time in the form of Patra, a centuries old vamp with a vendetta and an army of vampires, ghouls, and humans who think she is a goddess. Patra makes no "bones" about using the foulest, most forbidden magics against Cat, Bones, and their friends either. Dracula himself cuts an impressive figure, sarcastic, blunt, and arrogant, he seems to goad Bones past all endurance, while Cat seems to have a certain fondness for him. And he was certainly able to be there as a friend when Cat most needed one. Tate continues to annoy me to no end. I don't feel a bit sorry for him. He isn't even a character I love to hate, I just don't like him. But with all the other amazing characters to love on in this series, I can easily forget about one that irritates me. Tavia Gilbert once again does an incredible job narrating these books. I know that I would still love the paper version of the books, and have them on my Christmas list because I want them on my bookshelf! Gilbert brings something so extra special to her narration and to the characters that before I "read" the series in book format, I definitely want to finish the entire series as well as the Night Huntress World series in audio. Regardless how I read them though, this is a series that I will hate to see come to an end!more
Superman saves Lois again... what do you mean 'vampires aren't Superman?' In this book they are: they can fly, they can tear the roof off cars, they can fly *with cars*, they can heal people who've had their throats torn out, they can read minds from miles away... and NO KRYPTONITE to distract them! How come they don't run the world already?Ummm... well... I think the author was in a hurry to add this book to the series.The story feels rushed, like a series of 'events' were pieced together rather than a storyline evolved. There were tons of new undead characters introduced but they weren't really fleshed out. There's a scene that is supposed to be heart-wrenching, but it doesn't feel believable - the reader "knows" that the whole event is not what it seems... and because of this, the development of "dramatic tension" never occurs. Even the little tidbits of funnies that were in the first books - you know, the ones that came out of the blue and made you giggle out loud - weren't in here.If this had been the first book by Frost I'd read, it definitely would have been the last. As it is, I'll still read book 4 to see if she got back on track.more
Two minute review for “At Grave’s End” by Jeaniene FrostThis is the third in the Night Huntress series. The story is about Cat Crawfield and Bones, her vampire lover. These two have a lot of enemies. Cat and Bones work for a government agency taking out the bad element of the supernatural. This endeavor is dangerous enough with out adding personal grudges. Bones has lived for a long time, that is a lot of grudges. Patra, an old lover of Bones, is out to get him. The minor characters are great fun. This is a book that you can imagine in your head easily because of the vivid details. I do love every bit of drama in it.more
Longer than the first two, but not really any meatier. Unfortunately, many "twists" were predictable, but I appreciated the character growth and consistency. I enjoyed this series, and am glad I read these books (my first real jump into paranormal romance)!more
Wow another great book. So you dont need another long review so ill just say that I love this series, I love Cat and Bones. Great Read!more
Ah!! The third installment, At Grave's End, of Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series is BRILLIANT! I loved it. Loved it. I'm sorry, I should have warned you to brace yourself for all the excitement that probably just smacked you in the face. I will try to calm myself from here on out- and remind myself that I'm not talking about a new lover (because that is what it sounds like!) Whoo, ok- getting serious now.At Grave's End was an intense, thrilling read that made my toes curl. They curled whilst I blushed and giggled... and when I was made nervous for our heroine's life. Talk about an emotional (and gruesome) rollar coaster. I have to start describing the book for you now or I will get carried away with how enamored I am with it... I think the book had a more Urban Fantasy feel to it with Cat and Bones jumping from one issue to the next with their special ops team. Lots of fantastic gore and chaos- wonderful, witty, sarcastic dialoge... tons of humor! There is a good bit of blood in this one- so you blood thirsty readers out there will be pleased. Cat and Bones encounter the extremely powerful, dangerous enemy (ha, and wife!) of Bone's grandsire. She wants to see Cat and Bones dead. Bones declares a vampire war and all must choose sides. Thankfully, Bones has chosen to allie himself with his grandsire and gains some sweet new powers.There is a moment in this book that made me tear up. Cat and Bones are slapped in the face with the possibility that one may have to live without the other... again. This scene is completely heartbreaking- imagine your worst fear being realized and then coming true. (Don't worry, we get some delicious *intimate* bedroom scenes. Should I have mentioned that earlier?) Nothing can come between this power couple... Not even Tate. Yea, you, Tate! Even though some characters become boring when they find their happily ever after- this devoted couple didn't disappoint me. I was hooked until the end. I really enjoyed their occasional spats- Even the most perfect couple isn't in constant bliss. It made them seem like a normal couple... I love realistic, logical fights.You have to read this book. The banter between Bone's and Justina is hilarious! Justina gets a lover... oh, and so many other things happen that will just make you pump your arm and say 'yessss.' I wish I could spill more beans, but I'm not into spoilers. ;]It is really late and I haven't eaten all day, so let me apologize for what I've written above. I will be too lazy to go back and change it tomorrow. FIVE stars for Ms. Cat Crawfield! And GOODnight!!more
In the third book of Jeanine Frost's Night Huntress series, At Grave's End, someone is once again trying to kill Cat Crawford. But is it Cat they really want or are they just trying to get to her vampire husband, Bones? Is the killer someone from Cat's past or is it Bones's past that has come back for revenge? Can Cat and Bones survive to have an actual wedding?In each book of the Night Huntress series, Frost takes us deeper into the vampire world through politics and cultural norms. Until meeting Bones, Cat was ignorant of the true world of vampires. Now she must learn quickly to save her own life and the lives of the people she loves most. Frost continues to blend the vampire hunting that is Cat's job with her new social life among the undead in a way that can make the reader uncomfortable with the apparent conflict yet understand it because it is exactly how Cat must live - partly in the human world - partly in the vampire world.Bones and Cat are becoming a power couple in the vampire world and while that does give them some protection, it also makes them a bigger target. I love that Cat and Bones are both incredibly stubborn and how they instantly go into protective mode when a loved one is threatened. Neither one is afraid to do whatever it takes to prove that they do not bluff and that anyone who threatens them will end up dead or worse.Frost has created the complete package with the Night Huntress books - great characters, vivid descriptions, a strong storyline, a vampire society with laws and social expectations, and hot romance.more
Is anyone else picking up the theme here? Girl gets in trouble, boy saves her? I mean sure in this book they play it up that it's Bones who has a crazy after him, but Patra (the crazy) goes after Cat. That being said, I still love this series, I can't get enough of Bones and Cat. I couldn't stand to put this book down. There is a lot of action (both in and out of the sheets), and I can't wait for the next installment.more
Third installment of the Night Huntress series starts with Cat's father, Max. He held Justina (her mother's home) as a bait so he can get to Cat. It was terrifying and downright disgusting, here Frost showed the good vs. th bad in all people and the supernatural. Max belonged to the truly evil. He tortured Cat just in the nick of time that her knight and shining armor had rescued her. We were then thrown into a whirlpool of events. Tate volunteered to become a vampire. Bone's grandsire Mencheres asked Bones is he could ally with him. He have a gift of seeing glimpse into the future, and told them that was is coming. At the ceremony a hors d'oeuvre of humans exploded on the spot not long after that the whole mansion was engulfed with flames. They caught one vampire and confessed the name of his Master. The name is Petra, the daughter of Cleopatra, we then found out that she is Mencheres estranged wife set to kill out Bones and she thought if she kills Cat first Bones will be an easy target. You see grandsire told his propesterous wife that in time a vampire will marry a non-human nor a vampire, he then will stab her with a silver knife that will lead to her permanent death. After that, a plan was formulated but a betrayal lead to a strong possiblity that no one ever anticipated.Book three is a totally in a different ball game. No sickly sweet undying love or endless Chapter 32s (Don't fret my luv. There's still libido haywire inducing scenes that we all like, just nothing that can top 32). Book three is darker, more action pack and a lot suspenseful and made our characters stronger. I was an emotional ride. The plot was driven by vengeance out of lost love and test of loyalties. If book one was all about introduction, book two was all about second chances at love, this book is all about what breaks it and what bonds it stronger. There was jealousy, faith, friendship, grief, and strength. The banter between Bones and Justina were laugh out loud. Once again Ms. Frost impressed me, the same love I developed for Vampire Academy and Southern Vampire Mystery has been born in reading this series. Well written, I couldn't even explain the intensity every chapter brings. If you haven't read any book in this series. You are missing a lot! Grab a copy and place this book on your list of top priority must-reads.more
I didn't buy this book new & I'm glad. The first book showed a lot of promise, the second book didn't live up to even that forlorn hope & this book circled the drain. I don't think she can salvage this series now. I think 2 stars is generous.She has a neat premise, a new take on vampires, ghouls & such. Unfortunately, her writing has gone downhill along with her plot, characterization & overall theme. There was no doubt about how the story would play out. Her characters are too powerful - more powerful than the world around them. If someone jumps from the third floor down to a residential first floor, they're going to at least damage the floor, if not go through. Just one of many examples of poorly fitting the 'real' world into this fictional one. The good guys always had things their way & were too powerful to worry about much.I felt the book was rushed. Poor writing; sentence structure, dialogue & more, were all through out. The 'excitement' fell flat, was overdone & underdone, depending on the jerky flow.more
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Their morals stray a bit far for me on this one... Too much torture and gore. But enjoyable all the same.more
Gotta love a book that hooks right into the ol' emotional keyboard, right? Yes, I find Cat -- at times -- highly exasperating and I constantly want her to get her head out of her ass, but her flaws play out with high realism and she is progressing in that same slow, head-against-the-wall most of us grow up and mature. Add to that a lot of rip roaring action, interesting secondary characters, and the occasional ok-it-isn't-embarrassing sex scene (it's hard to write a good sex scene and when you are putting in a quota of them, I gotta admit sometimes I wish for the old fashioned fade to black or even just the the three return manuscript skip).

I'm devouring the series as fast as I can, which says something about how I'm enjoying it. Whether it will be a multiple read series, I don't know yet, but my husband also likes it, which is another point in its favor.more
This third installment in the Night Huntress series just completely eradicated any 'buts' I had about the last two novels. I'd gone on and on about my love for the characters (especially Bones) and the fun, witty dialogue; but I still acknowledged that there was something lacking in Frost's plots that kept me from awarding the full 5 stars that I wanted to.

This book changed that. The plot was developed, fast-paced and sucked you in from the beginning. The other books were a lot more laid back and 'nice', even though the characters came up against troubles you always knew that they would come out on top and everyone you cared about would live to see another chapter. But this time, the author got nasty. The one really big shocking thing that happens right in the middle of the story nearly had me in tears - oh my god, could it be real? Is it true? How will the protagonist cope if it is? I won't say anything more.

One of the greatest developments in this book that I never saw coming was that of Cat's mother. Justina started off as an annoying and bigoted character that you could maybe forgive because the poor woman was raped by a vampire... and then we find out she made it all up and just kind of hate her. But not anymore. Frost has turned an annoying throwaway character into one of the most hilarious in the book, giving her wonderfully witty sarcasm and some of the best scenes (like the whole thing at Rodney's house - will not spoil it). My opinion of her has escalated beyond my previous imagining, I only hope she has more hilarity to offer.

Ah, and Bones, jealousy actually looks great on you. Yes, after poor Cat having to run into countless old flames from Bones' past, the tables have finally turned for a change. When Cat and Tate are forced to make out when on a job, Bones gets more green-eyed than usual... this apparently serves to make him even better in bed, if that is actually possible (look, I for one am still recovering from the whole blindfold thing in the last book). This book teaches women that if they make their boyfriends jealous they will go down on them repeatedly - awesome. I honestly can't believe that Frost manages to create hotter and hotter scenes as the series goes on... god knows what we can expect from #4.

Also, zombies?? Didn't see that one coming and to be honest it was a refreshing change from finding out that it was just another big powerful vampire with a century more of maiming and killing than the last big powerful vampire. This series really is so good, I can't wait to see what will happen next, but thanks to ebay I should be finding out shortly.more
Cat and Bones are at it again, "it" being kicking rogue vampire and other sundry supernatural creature butt. There are some twists and turns in this one, and no one escapes unscathed. There are betrayals, transformations, and heart breaks of all sorts in this one--it really is an emotional roller coaster. One thing, however, remains unchanged, and that is Cat and Bones' devotion to one another, no matter what. We finally get to see where Cat gets her attitude from as her mother Justina receives some nice character development and growth.more
Something so many have a problem with in this book, I actually find refreshing. We've established that Cat and Bones are a power-couple, so I'm completely fine with Jeaniene Frost leaving out extended scenes just to display Bones' sexual prowess (but, let's be real, after the-chapter-that-must-always-be-named in One Foot in the Grave, I'm not convinced there will be one that could top it). Of course, I don't read these type of books for the sex scenes anyway, so that could be why I have a different opinion than most of the readers.I loved the introduction of interesting characters - i.e. a certain well-known vampire first introduced by Bram Stoker - and the character development of the badass Egyptian Mencheres.There are some convenient plot devices that, in the interest of keeping this review spoiler-free, I won't outline. However, because the overall story is interesting and unexpected enough to counteract that, I don't consider it enough of a detriment to reduce the 4-star rating.more
Another installment in the Cat and Bones saga. Not my favorite thus far, but very good nonetheless.My favorite things about this book: - Bones, of course. Still incredibly hot and sexy, and now even more powerful than before. - Cat. I like her attitude overall. She's not a wishy-washy female lead. She sees what needs to be done and does it. She does not let emotions interfere with her actions. -Cat's mom (Justina). This book shows a whole new side of her. I was laughing so hard reading the sections about her. Rodney deserves a medal!I wish:- We would have gotten more of Dave's transition to ghoul. This book picked up about four months after the last book, so we missed the newness of him. I would have really liked to see what it was like for him and the struggles involved with that. I'm sure it cannot be easy waking from the dead!- We would have gotten more of Patra. There was so much potential for a whole background story on her and Menechres, and I feel that it was all just pushed to the side and let die. I would have loved to know more about the magic used and the daughter of Cleopatra.more
The books in this series are amazingly written with fresh new ideas and always make me lose myself into the books until I have finished it.I started reading the Night Huntress World series before I knew there was earlier history I was missing from the Night World series. I had checked them out online from the library and eventually I ran into the problem of them only having the audio version. Don't let that through you off! The audio version is spoken by Tavia Gilbert, and she does an amazing job. I haven't really liked audio versions before hearing how she reads the books.The lack of steamy scenes in this book didn't bother me at all. Sure I sometimes like real steamy but I find too much of it in a series also puts me off. These books stand out. The characters are well formed. I cannot wait to see what Jeaniene Frost will come out with next!more
One of the favorite books in the series. I was left in utter turmoil during a certain plot twist. Ms. Frost certainly knows how to excite and break down Cat/Bones fans everywheremore
In this third book in the Night Huntress series, it is all out war between vampire factions. Cat and company are on the run as they try to organize to defeat the evil Patra, leader of the evil faction. Patra is particularly interested destroying Bones, but Cat is determined to protect him. This book was really good. There was so much action you would think there would be no time for anything else but we do have character development, relationship development and we get a better understanding of how the Night Huntress world works. We also get to meet Vlad for the first time. Love Him!more
Cat is definitely coming into her own now, and her relationship with Bones is portrayed far more healthily than most in the paranormal romance category. I love the fact that she demands that he permit her to stand as his equal, rather than treat her like a delicate thing to be protected.The plot is more interesting than I recall in previous excursions, while building on the earlier books. I know there's another volume either planned or on the shelves, and I plan to read it. I wasn't so sure after the last book, but I'm glad I gave this one a chance.I still contend that the cover art, no matter how lovely, shows a woman in a position that cannot be obtained by any human who wants to walk again. Cat is supposed to be half-vampire, but that hasn't been said to give her more flexibility—increased strength, speed, and healing power, yes, but not this sort of oddity. Yes, it's a minor nit to pick, but it has bugged me since the first time I saw the cover.more
At Grave’s End is the third novel in Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series. This book continues to follow the relationship between Cat and Bones and the never-ending threats on Cat’s life. LOTS of surprises in this book…..of which, two (no spoilers on who) humans on Cat’s team are turned into vampires in this book and I think both make a fabulous addition. Another, again not giving it up, surprise is in store as far as a “hook-up” between two people that no one would have seen coming. Bones gets a kick out of it and it creates an interesting turn of events. The story line follows a threat, once again, against Cat’s life that leads back to a powerful and dangerous vampire named Patra, who also has a history with Bones, much to her dislike. The war that erupts and the series of events and fights definitely will keep the reader on edge all that way to the last page. There are also additional individuals added to the series and ones taken away through death. One interesting addition was by the name of Vlad Tepesh (aka Dracula.) Again, I think Vlad is a great addition to the series and proves helpful in the war against Patra. This book contained a lot of fast paced fantasy and non-stop action. The relationship development between Bones and Cat also gives those of us looking for the romance a definite quench in thirst. But fret not, vampire fans, there is also a story is full of blood-drinking undead goodness that will keep you quenched as well.I would most definitely recommend this book to all looking for the action and romance as well as a lot of humor in their reading. I give At Grave’s End five stars out of…..five. Fantastic!more
Looking forward to the next one. I liked this installment in the series, really enjoyed meeting some of the other master vamps (Vlad, in particular), but thought that the "big bad" died really easily. All that build up and poof....Mencheres cast a cool spell, but it just seemed abrupt. Fun.more
At Grave's End...where to begin? When I was in the middle of this book, I was 99% sure I would rate this as four stars. But the surprise at the end made me go crazy insane! I was so shocked, I couldn't believe it! And this made me change my rating almost immediately.The truth is, I really liked this book. But I didn't love it like I loved the second book. At least, I wasn't crazy about the first part of the book. Its the pacing. It kind of felt all over the place for me. It wasn't until the middle-end that things picked up and I went crazy. Everything got so exciting, I couldn't put it down to save my life.I still love Cat as always. I'm really kind of surprised that she keeps her emotions in check especially since (view spoiler)[ Bones "died" and everyone freaked out. Even Annette cried, for gods sakes. I don't know how Cat managed to stay so frigid in front of people. I would have been bawling. It made me question Cat's feelings for Bones. I mean, I know she loves him but she can't be afraid to show it, especially when she's sad.] I know I would have lost it. But I still love the girl.Bones! I love you! I'd ask you to marry me but Cat's already got you...damn. Damn damn damn. I'm glad he was so dedicated to her in this book. I smiled at everything he said. :)Tate...I didn't know it was possible but you were twice as annoying in this book. God, I'm so ready for him to just go away. Especially when he decided to...ugh I can't say it. I'm just annoyed with him.I like Cat's mom now. Strange I know but her hate relationship with Bones is hilarious. Don is still pretty meh, I still love Juan, Dave, and Cooper, and I kind of wish Annette got someone to be with.Overall, I liked this book but didn't love it. I'm going to take a minor break from this series but probably in a month or so, I'll go out and buy the rest of the series. Usually when I take breaks from series, I end up liking the books more so fingers crossed everybody!Rating: 5 out of 5 starsmore
Just amazing! what an awesome ride from the beginning towards the end. This series keeps getting better and better, not sure what else can happen now. Looking forward to more bad-ass action from Cat and Bones. Their love story is unreal and so amazing, makes you long for such a love!more
I find it funny that with all of the vampire books I have read over the years, I still have not tired of the theme. In this third book in the Night Huntress series, Jeaniene Frost continues to make life interesting for Cat and Bones and friends by adding a little magic to the mix, specifically from the legendary Cleopatra's daughter-turned-vampire, Patra, who also happens to be Bones's grandsire-turned-partner, Mancheres's wife. Life as a vampire only becomes more convoluted for Cat as Bones gains a few new abilities, and Cat learns why vamps are not allowed to practice magic. When they learn that Patra has sent "the grave" after Bones, I had visions of horror movies dancing in my head - and I was not that far off in my guesses. Since I am not a fan of this particular fad in fantasy fiction, I was glad that Frost depicted these paranormal creatures so horrifically.One of the elements that I also like about this series is the humor - which Frost delivers in the form of Cat's mother, who embraces the circumstances of Cat and friends' protection with surprising relish. Without spoiling this juicy tidbit, I will say I laughed out loud when I read about the change in Cat's mother.On the flip side, when anguish hits Cat hard, I felt her pain more than I expected to, even though I harbored doubts about what had really occurred. The emotion that Frost conveys in this section of the plot feels as real as if I felt the same loss as Cat.There are many other interesting tidbits in the book, such as what almost occurs with Tate - and the result, Juan's decision, as well as the truce that develops between Annette and Cat. This is why I love series - side characters get more plot time, subplots can continue to mature, and I don't have to leave the imagined world behind just because I closed the book! I can't wait for the next book, Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, Book 4).more
This is the third book in the Night Huntress series. It was a good addition to the series; not quite as engaging as the first two books but still very well done. This is definitely straight urban fantasy and the fun tension between Cat and Bones is decreased from previous books. I listened to this on audio book and the audio book was well done; in fact I think I enjoyed listening to this more than I would have enjoyed reading it.It's been a few months since the last book. Cat is continuing to work as bait and Bones is one her vampire hunting team. When Cat's identity is outed she is finally forced to face her father. Shortly after this Mencheres makes Bone's, an offer Bone's can't refuse. Unfortunately it is an offer that places Cat and Bones right in the middle of a vampire war with a very old and mean woman vampire who has a bone to pick with Bones.This book is a straight urban fantasy. There are a lot of great action scenes and the plot moves along at an excellent clip. We get to learn a lot more about Mecheres and he is an excellent character. We also meet Vlad, yep the original Dracula, and he was another great character that hits it off with Cat surprisingly well. While the plot, action, and character additions were all great there was something missing in this book. Cat and Bones don't have that heat and wittiness that they had in the previous two books. They both seemed in love but tired. I didn't find myself laughing out loud as much with this book; I didn't find myself absolutely enrapt by their interactions. There are a couple sex scenes but they are boring, quick, and relatively emotionless.Bones and Cat do have to face huge obstacles to their relationship. I enjoyed that they were mature with each other and made responsible decisions; they make a wonderful couple. I was disappointed though that they didn't display the enormous love coupled with lust for each other that they did in the previous two books. Let's face it these two pretty much make this series and without their witty banter things aren't nearly as entertaining and exciting. There is still some humor in the story; it is just not as present between Bones and Cat as it was in the first two books.Tate features quite a lot in this book. He makes a play for Cat in a big way. This was entertaining, but at the same time I couldn't help feeling that he came across as a bit pathetic...I felt a bit sorry for him. The scene where they fight the Grave was absolutely fantastic action-wise; just a great epic battle-type scene. I love zombies and loved their inclusion in this book :-)All that being said the book ends well, the story is progressed well, and it is a decent urban fantasy read.Overall this isn't my favorite book in the series. The plot, action, and new characters added are great. The witty banter and heat between Cat and Bones is significantly decreased; and I felt its absence profoundly. I will definitely read book 4, Destined for an Early Grave, but if it follows the path of this book I may not read anymore of this series.more
This is a really enjoyable series. I like that even though Cat and Bones are together, the romance is there, but there is also plenty of action. The supporting cast of characters continues to entertain.more
Oh this was fun - a lot more action in this installment so fast paced and very visual - particularly the zombie battle scene. The romance takes a back seat which I actually liked since a little personality conflict is invetiable between lovers and i think it added a layer of interest. The supporting characters were also lots of fun, Tate and Annette angling to break them up, Vlad adding a bit of light relief and politics tripping them all up.I do feel it was a bit brief though - I read the eversion so I am not sure if it was actually a shorter book or if I just blitzed through it because I was enjoying it. Some things, like Cat becoming the head of the line, felt like they deserved more emotional detail than they got.Still an entertaining read and I am hoping I can get my challenges for this month finished early so I can read the 4th without feeling guilty.more
“At Grave’s End” is the 3rd book in the NIGHT HUNTRESS series and begins with a familiar scene with Cat playing bait to lure a vampire at a bar. From that scene forward, nothing goes as plan, since it becomes quite clear that Cat’s reputation, as the Red Reaper is becoming a problem. It seems to solve this problem; the team uses different bait, which leads to a cascade of problems that no one could have foreseen. Cat and her mother come very close to being killed. The experience reveals many truths to Cat and her mother. Tate decides to become a vampire, for a reason he will not name, which simmers of discontent for the future. Bones and Cat try to persuade him away from this path, but in the end, he is converted. While following up on a lead from the incident that happened to Cat, the entire team, including Bones, has a near miss at being eliminated. Tate was contacted to betray the team, because it is well known he desires Cat and hates Bones. This uncovers a plot to kill Bones and or Cat by a very powerful and old vampire. This book takes you on quite a trip. I was not expecting the emotional landscapes or the situational backgrounds that would appear. There is more information in this book about vampire society and Bones’ relationships with other members of his bloodline. Frankly, it makes me only like him more and more. Frost’s character portrayal of Bones is mostly through the eyes of Cat, but the knowledge can be gained from his past. She hears from many other individuals who Bones is, and what he has done. Cat’s eyes in this novel are truly opened as well as her mind as to what it means to love someone else. In my opinion, it is about time, but as a reader, I am glad for the journey. We also see in this novel how Cat makes her mark as a vampire. Until now, she had decided that she was more human. Watching her relate to other vampires, how she earns their respect, and her actions, makes it clear that even though she is a half-breed, Cat is a strong vampire. Bones has given her the confidence through their love to believe in her abilities. Mencheres is also a big presence in this novel. His past and present actions will intertwine with Cat and Bones’ destiny. There are some celebrity sightings in this book as well, but I will not spoil the fun. Many of the characters from the past books will be back to help our duo fight this ancient foe, and some unresolved issues concerning them become resolved at the same time. There is loss and there is love in this book. There also is a bigger question of loyalty. In the end, when the battles are all over, we still have Cat and Bones, and I can tell you that is what I call a great ending.more
Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyIt’s taken me a couple of books to find the rhythm of this series. It’s not quite urban fantasy, and not quite paranormal romance. The Night Huntress series is a rare combination of both. We don’t ever jump POV from Cat to Bones, and the emphasis on world building is just as crucial as in urban fantasy, but the romance is the life blood of this series. You couldn’t lift it out and be left with the same story. The first two Night Huntress books have been an emotional rollercoaster where Cat and Bones met, tried to kill each other, fell in epic follow-you-to-hell-and-back love, were apart for several years before reuniting in the infamously Chapter 32 of ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE. AT GRAVE’S END opens with both Cat and Bones both working for the FBI hunting down murderous vampires. It wouldn’t be a Cat and Bones book if somebody didn’t get their still beating heart ripped out of their chest at least once, and I’m not referring to the blockbuster action scenes. Tragedy befalls the couple yet again and fuels a massive showdown with a big nasty vamp from Bones and Mencheres’ past. And to add more trouble a little closer to home, Cat’s colleague and friend Tate decides to make a play for Cat big time. Overall, this is my favorite Night Huntress book yet. Cat has grown into her own woman. She’s unbelievably resourceful and strong without sacrificing an ounce of her femininity. She makes hard choices but doesn’t beat herself up over them for the rest of the book. She’s exactly the kind of woman you can see someone like Bones loving, which is about the highest compliment I can give her. Sexual Content: References to rape. A scene of sensuality. A couple graphic sex scenes.more
Another amazing adventure in the The Night Huntress series, this third book in the series certainly kept my heart pounding. Bones was as entertaining as ever and I absolutely love how the relationship between him and Cat continues to develop. The wit, humor, and overall personality of these two characters is what keeps me enthralled with the Night Huntress series. I will say that the author managed to scare me half to death in this book (not funny Ms. Jeaniene!) and the plot kept me wanting more. When starting a Jeaniene Frost book, I already know that I'll be up all night with it!In "At Grave's End" Cat and Bones once again are facing obstacles that could tear them apart, possibly forever. This time in the form of Patra, a centuries old vamp with a vendetta and an army of vampires, ghouls, and humans who think she is a goddess. Patra makes no "bones" about using the foulest, most forbidden magics against Cat, Bones, and their friends either. Dracula himself cuts an impressive figure, sarcastic, blunt, and arrogant, he seems to goad Bones past all endurance, while Cat seems to have a certain fondness for him. And he was certainly able to be there as a friend when Cat most needed one. Tate continues to annoy me to no end. I don't feel a bit sorry for him. He isn't even a character I love to hate, I just don't like him. But with all the other amazing characters to love on in this series, I can easily forget about one that irritates me. Tavia Gilbert once again does an incredible job narrating these books. I know that I would still love the paper version of the books, and have them on my Christmas list because I want them on my bookshelf! Gilbert brings something so extra special to her narration and to the characters that before I "read" the series in book format, I definitely want to finish the entire series as well as the Night Huntress World series in audio. Regardless how I read them though, this is a series that I will hate to see come to an end!more
Superman saves Lois again... what do you mean 'vampires aren't Superman?' In this book they are: they can fly, they can tear the roof off cars, they can fly *with cars*, they can heal people who've had their throats torn out, they can read minds from miles away... and NO KRYPTONITE to distract them! How come they don't run the world already?Ummm... well... I think the author was in a hurry to add this book to the series.The story feels rushed, like a series of 'events' were pieced together rather than a storyline evolved. There were tons of new undead characters introduced but they weren't really fleshed out. There's a scene that is supposed to be heart-wrenching, but it doesn't feel believable - the reader "knows" that the whole event is not what it seems... and because of this, the development of "dramatic tension" never occurs. Even the little tidbits of funnies that were in the first books - you know, the ones that came out of the blue and made you giggle out loud - weren't in here.If this had been the first book by Frost I'd read, it definitely would have been the last. As it is, I'll still read book 4 to see if she got back on track.more
Two minute review for “At Grave’s End” by Jeaniene FrostThis is the third in the Night Huntress series. The story is about Cat Crawfield and Bones, her vampire lover. These two have a lot of enemies. Cat and Bones work for a government agency taking out the bad element of the supernatural. This endeavor is dangerous enough with out adding personal grudges. Bones has lived for a long time, that is a lot of grudges. Patra, an old lover of Bones, is out to get him. The minor characters are great fun. This is a book that you can imagine in your head easily because of the vivid details. I do love every bit of drama in it.more
Longer than the first two, but not really any meatier. Unfortunately, many "twists" were predictable, but I appreciated the character growth and consistency. I enjoyed this series, and am glad I read these books (my first real jump into paranormal romance)!more
Wow another great book. So you dont need another long review so ill just say that I love this series, I love Cat and Bones. Great Read!more
Ah!! The third installment, At Grave's End, of Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series is BRILLIANT! I loved it. Loved it. I'm sorry, I should have warned you to brace yourself for all the excitement that probably just smacked you in the face. I will try to calm myself from here on out- and remind myself that I'm not talking about a new lover (because that is what it sounds like!) Whoo, ok- getting serious now.At Grave's End was an intense, thrilling read that made my toes curl. They curled whilst I blushed and giggled... and when I was made nervous for our heroine's life. Talk about an emotional (and gruesome) rollar coaster. I have to start describing the book for you now or I will get carried away with how enamored I am with it... I think the book had a more Urban Fantasy feel to it with Cat and Bones jumping from one issue to the next with their special ops team. Lots of fantastic gore and chaos- wonderful, witty, sarcastic dialoge... tons of humor! There is a good bit of blood in this one- so you blood thirsty readers out there will be pleased. Cat and Bones encounter the extremely powerful, dangerous enemy (ha, and wife!) of Bone's grandsire. She wants to see Cat and Bones dead. Bones declares a vampire war and all must choose sides. Thankfully, Bones has chosen to allie himself with his grandsire and gains some sweet new powers.There is a moment in this book that made me tear up. Cat and Bones are slapped in the face with the possibility that one may have to live without the other... again. This scene is completely heartbreaking- imagine your worst fear being realized and then coming true. (Don't worry, we get some delicious *intimate* bedroom scenes. Should I have mentioned that earlier?) Nothing can come between this power couple... Not even Tate. Yea, you, Tate! Even though some characters become boring when they find their happily ever after- this devoted couple didn't disappoint me. I was hooked until the end. I really enjoyed their occasional spats- Even the most perfect couple isn't in constant bliss. It made them seem like a normal couple... I love realistic, logical fights.You have to read this book. The banter between Bone's and Justina is hilarious! Justina gets a lover... oh, and so many other things happen that will just make you pump your arm and say 'yessss.' I wish I could spill more beans, but I'm not into spoilers. ;]It is really late and I haven't eaten all day, so let me apologize for what I've written above. I will be too lazy to go back and change it tomorrow. FIVE stars for Ms. Cat Crawfield! And GOODnight!!more
In the third book of Jeanine Frost's Night Huntress series, At Grave's End, someone is once again trying to kill Cat Crawford. But is it Cat they really want or are they just trying to get to her vampire husband, Bones? Is the killer someone from Cat's past or is it Bones's past that has come back for revenge? Can Cat and Bones survive to have an actual wedding?In each book of the Night Huntress series, Frost takes us deeper into the vampire world through politics and cultural norms. Until meeting Bones, Cat was ignorant of the true world of vampires. Now she must learn quickly to save her own life and the lives of the people she loves most. Frost continues to blend the vampire hunting that is Cat's job with her new social life among the undead in a way that can make the reader uncomfortable with the apparent conflict yet understand it because it is exactly how Cat must live - partly in the human world - partly in the vampire world.Bones and Cat are becoming a power couple in the vampire world and while that does give them some protection, it also makes them a bigger target. I love that Cat and Bones are both incredibly stubborn and how they instantly go into protective mode when a loved one is threatened. Neither one is afraid to do whatever it takes to prove that they do not bluff and that anyone who threatens them will end up dead or worse.Frost has created the complete package with the Night Huntress books - great characters, vivid descriptions, a strong storyline, a vampire society with laws and social expectations, and hot romance.more
Is anyone else picking up the theme here? Girl gets in trouble, boy saves her? I mean sure in this book they play it up that it's Bones who has a crazy after him, but Patra (the crazy) goes after Cat. That being said, I still love this series, I can't get enough of Bones and Cat. I couldn't stand to put this book down. There is a lot of action (both in and out of the sheets), and I can't wait for the next installment.more
Third installment of the Night Huntress series starts with Cat's father, Max. He held Justina (her mother's home) as a bait so he can get to Cat. It was terrifying and downright disgusting, here Frost showed the good vs. th bad in all people and the supernatural. Max belonged to the truly evil. He tortured Cat just in the nick of time that her knight and shining armor had rescued her. We were then thrown into a whirlpool of events. Tate volunteered to become a vampire. Bone's grandsire Mencheres asked Bones is he could ally with him. He have a gift of seeing glimpse into the future, and told them that was is coming. At the ceremony a hors d'oeuvre of humans exploded on the spot not long after that the whole mansion was engulfed with flames. They caught one vampire and confessed the name of his Master. The name is Petra, the daughter of Cleopatra, we then found out that she is Mencheres estranged wife set to kill out Bones and she thought if she kills Cat first Bones will be an easy target. You see grandsire told his propesterous wife that in time a vampire will marry a non-human nor a vampire, he then will stab her with a silver knife that will lead to her permanent death. After that, a plan was formulated but a betrayal lead to a strong possiblity that no one ever anticipated.Book three is a totally in a different ball game. No sickly sweet undying love or endless Chapter 32s (Don't fret my luv. There's still libido haywire inducing scenes that we all like, just nothing that can top 32). Book three is darker, more action pack and a lot suspenseful and made our characters stronger. I was an emotional ride. The plot was driven by vengeance out of lost love and test of loyalties. If book one was all about introduction, book two was all about second chances at love, this book is all about what breaks it and what bonds it stronger. There was jealousy, faith, friendship, grief, and strength. The banter between Bones and Justina were laugh out loud. Once again Ms. Frost impressed me, the same love I developed for Vampire Academy and Southern Vampire Mystery has been born in reading this series. Well written, I couldn't even explain the intensity every chapter brings. If you haven't read any book in this series. You are missing a lot! Grab a copy and place this book on your list of top priority must-reads.more
I didn't buy this book new & I'm glad. The first book showed a lot of promise, the second book didn't live up to even that forlorn hope & this book circled the drain. I don't think she can salvage this series now. I think 2 stars is generous.She has a neat premise, a new take on vampires, ghouls & such. Unfortunately, her writing has gone downhill along with her plot, characterization & overall theme. There was no doubt about how the story would play out. Her characters are too powerful - more powerful than the world around them. If someone jumps from the third floor down to a residential first floor, they're going to at least damage the floor, if not go through. Just one of many examples of poorly fitting the 'real' world into this fictional one. The good guys always had things their way & were too powerful to worry about much.I felt the book was rushed. Poor writing; sentence structure, dialogue & more, were all through out. The 'excitement' fell flat, was overdone & underdone, depending on the jerky flow.more
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