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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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 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