Synopsis: 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.
At Grave’s end by Jeaniene Frost
Night Huntress, Book 3
Review: So here is the third installment of the adventures of our favorite couple! Cat and Bones are finally together. But he had to do a lot of concessions to be with her, like negotiating with Don so she can continue to work as leader of the special unit. Now he goes everywhere she goes. But the missions are more and more dangerous. All the undeads know her reputation of cold-blooded killer. So vampires are more vigilant and acting as bait has become very difficult for Cat even if she is disguised. And as if all of that was not enough, there is another very serious threat hanging over their heads.
I found that there was a lot more action in this volume than in previous ones. In fact the very first pages start quickly. It is also a darker book, compared to others. For the first time since the beginning of the series, Cat will know what pain and suffering are and we will even be scared for her. There are several passages in this volume where we’re heartbroken and the least we can say is that this time, Jeaniene Frost did not spare her heroine. We learn many things about Max and Don. Moreover, the reunion between father and daughter is terrible. But that’s not all: our heroes and their friends will have to face a powerful vampire who is determined to come to eliminate Bones and his lineage. A war is about to explode and to overcome this battle, new alliances will be forged.
The always quiet and reserved master vampire Mencheres will be more present in this book, as well as Spade, Annette and even Ian! Spade is still loyal to Bones. However, Ian surprised me; we realize that ultimately, he is not such a bad guy. Well he’s not perfect either but he has made efforts! As for Annette, like Spade, she remains loyal to Bones. It is difficult for Cat to appreciate her as she is in love with her man, but in these difficult times she can count on her. In addition to the characters we already know, a newcomer appears in this volume: Vlad. And I can already tell you that I love him! He is really a very interesting character and he leaves no one indifferent. He is unique! This is undoubtedly my new favorite secondary character and I can’t wait to know more about him! Then we also meet other secondary characters but most of them are just passing through and they will disappear as quickly as they came.
As regards of Cat’s co-workers, we have Tate who is still annoying! Worse, he has a petty attitude and does everything he can to separate Cat and Bones. It was good to see Dave in top form, especially when we know what happened to him in the previous book! Justina, Cat’s mother, is also changing, she still has prejudices against vampires but seems more tolerant. Rodney’s influence must surely have something to do with that!
In short, you’ll understand, I loved this book! It was better than book 2! And now I’m going to hurry to read book 4.
Love this series. Loved Rodney and Cat’s mom too! ROFL
Oh and I think that is exactly why I want Ian’s book. He is just enough bad boy but not completely to want to see him fall madly in love with one person. 😀
You’re right! That would be great!!!
He’s one of my favorite secondary characters (after Vlad of course!) lol
Great review as always. You tempt me, even though I was not over the moon when it came to book 1
Thank you 😀
I was a little disapointed by book 2 but I really enjoyed this one.
Yes, maybe you should give a second chance in this series. 😉
I cried. SO much. That scene on the cliff with Vlad and *sobs*
SO glad you loved it. It’s one of my most favorite series, and… I loved how there was a deepening of Cat and Bones’ relationship in this one ♥
I almost cried too!
And you’re right, that scene on the cliff was so poignant!
Surely one of the best books of the series! ^^