At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost
Also by this author: Halfway to the Grave, One Grave at a Time
Series: Night Huntress #3
Also in this series: Halfway to the Grave, One Grave at a Time
Published by Avon
Genres: Adult, Romance
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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. - via GoodReads
I was finally able to come back to the Night Huntress Series and I couldn’t be happier. I have been attached to this book for the past few days and once it was over I knew it still wasn’t enough of one of my favorite couples, Cat and Bones. Of course coming back to this series meant I was thrown right back into the action as Cat and Bones take on more vampires for her job with her Uncle Don. Everything was just as great as I remembered it being but since book two was mainly all about how Cat works at her new job I knew we wouldn’t forever be stuck on this single killing vampires focus.
Luckily, I was right and the story started to move into deeper plot lines. The vampires might just end up being at war all because one vampire can not accept the fact that she didn’t get her way so long ago. With war close at hand you really get to see our who gang of characters step up to the plate to prepare for war. At this point we finally got to see more of how the vampire world really works, before it was just about killing them, now it is about understanding their culture, their rituals and preferences. This was a really great part of this book because I always wanted to know how Bones operates in his vampire world and I finally got to see it happen.
Aside from the story the characters are a huge part of what to love about this series. Cat herself is a great kickass heroine, she isn’t afraid to go out there and get her hands dirty and there was one fight scene inparticular where Cat was in rare form, it was great to watch. Ok, so I might have become a little blood thirsty… take that how you may! Plus we have Bones, I love him to pieces, there is nothing I would change about this former man whore, every drop of him is perfect. Plus we get to watch Bones get jealous quite a few times which was very entertaining. Speaking of entertaining all of the characters of Cat’s team like to joke around and make light of the situations they are in which was present in this book, if not as much in the previous book. Oh and while we are on the subject of characters, ladies I have one name for you, Vlad! Oh I about died when I finally got to meet him! So many people are talking about him lately because his book is publishing very soon. Oh I already think I love Vlad’s character and I only just met the man!
Overall, I know I have a ton of praise for the story, the loveable characters, and the great vampire history. There were a few things for me that didn’t make me all out love this book. I was sad to see that this book was lacking just slightly in love scenes. I know we don’t read romance just to watch a couple have their moments of passion but I missed that this time around. I know Bones is capable of some very wicked things and I for one missed that this time around. I need more in the next book because I love Cat and Bones. Also another small complaint is that while I love all of the characters in this series it was hard to remember who everyone was. There are so many people involved that it can be easy to confuse them if it has been a while between reading each book, so just keep this in mind if you start this series. Other than my two minor complaints it really was a great story that deserves 4.5 hearts.