Title: Destined for an Early Grave
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Previous Book(s) Review(s):
1. Halfway to the Grave
2. One Foot in the Grave
3. At Grave’s End
Date Started: November 3
Date Finished: November 8
Format: Mass Trade Paperback from my local library
Cat finally got her happy ending. She quit her special FBI team to live her life with her husband Bones. They’ve been traveling the world, enjoying their honeymoon. But she forgets that whenever she’s happy something is just around the corner to screw it up. And this thing comes in the form of dreams. She’s been having nightmares lately where she’s running from Death and almost into the arms of a vampire who isn’t Bones. She thinks they’re just dreams, but Bones and Menchares know better.
The dreams she’s having are being sent to her by a vampire named Gregor, a Dreamsnatcher – if Cat touches him in her dreams she will be snatched away in the real world to wherever he is. So why has he taken an interest in her? Well, apparently when she was sixteen Gregor came for her, having visions of the awesomeness that she would be capable of, and whisked her away to France for two months. The problem is, Cat doesn’t remember this time with him, and that’s because Menchares wiped her memories of that time, which he shouldn’t have done. Gregor is making a claim on her now, saying that he is her true husband and not Bones. To say that it causes problems between Bones and Cat is a massive understatement.
So the only reason this book didn’t get five stars is because of the tension between Cat and Bones. Between book 1 where Cat left Bones, book 2 where Cat had been away from Bones for four years, or book 3 when Bones was dead for a good fifty pages, I’m kind of getting tired of Frost forcing these two apart. I understand that all relationships go through their hardships, but jeez, these two have gone through enough for their lifetime. Although the twist that Gregor and Cat knew each other way back when was kind of interesting – okay, a lot interesting, I couldn’t put the book down at work on Friday even though I was supposed to be writing.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Cat’s wit is entertaining as always, and the separation between her and Bones was so heartbreaking to read that I couldn’t put the book down until they were back together again. The other twist in this book should be interesting to see play out in the next one. I can’t wait.
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