Title: At Grave’s End
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Previous Book(s) Review(s):
1. Halfway to the Grave
2. One Foot in the Grave
Date Started: September 27
Date Finished: October 1
Format: ebook from the digital library
The last time we left Cat Crawfield she had just seen her father for the first time ever, and passed up the opportunity to kill him for good in order to maintain peace between two clans of vampires. She also ‘married’ Bones. When At Grave’s End begins, she’s on another mission to destroy rogue vampires and that’s just the beginning of things. Buckle up, folks, you’re in for one hell of a ride…
A brief overview of some of the things that happen in this (with some things left out so as not to spoil all of the fun…):
- Cat is now more commonly recognized as the Red Reaper and so can’t really act as the bait anymore on her missions because it could endanger more lives. Don brings in the vampire her team has been practicing with to run a mission and things go sour fast.
- Tate is turned into a vampire. He says it’s so he can be more of an asset to the team, but both Bones and I agree that it’s just so he can worm his way into Cat’s pants. Kind of wished the transformation hadn’t worked. I really hate love triangles.
- Cat’s father – Max – doesn’t play by the rules of the vampire clan and goes after Cat through her mother. Both are held and tortured until Bones shows up to save the day and Ian comes by and makes an apology for his Max’s behavior.
- It turns out that the people who paid Max to go after Cat are also behind the other attempts on her life. This person turns out to Bones’ grandsires’ former wife Patra, who you know, is Cleopatra’s daughter. Not that you really find out that bit of information until after Bones accepts power from his grandsire which ultimately gives him the ability to read minds, including Cat’s.
- I guess I should mention that Bones does officially ask Cat to marry him with a ring and everything.
This book basically made my mind explode a few times. You couldn’t really catch your breath and calm your heart, because another battle or big info bomb gets dropped. The ending was a little too rushed for my tastes, but otherwise, whoa. I’m kind of curious to see how Frost tops this one.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Love triangles. Death. Zombies. Dracula. This book had it all.
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