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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Review: Up from the Grave (Night Huntress Series #7) by Jeaniene Frost

Up From the Grave (Night Huntress, #7)
Title: Up From the Grave
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress Series
Book #: 7
Pages: 384
Reading Level: Adult
Book Rating: Photobucket
Goodreads Rating: 4.44
Published: Jan. 28th, 2014

There’s always one more grave to dig.

Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…

A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and those of everyone they hold dear— will be hovering on the edge of the grave.

Taschima's POV:

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"Yeah, well, Bones and I had a couple months of relative quiet. Guess it's time to liven things up again."
This was a very good ending. If I'm being completely honest the last book of the Night Huntress series was a bit lacking, a very themed book that seemed like it needed to be more of a novella than anything else. But Up From the Grave delivers and manages to clean up whatever sour taste One Grave at a Time left behind. Full of shocking developments, and the humorous dialogue we have come to expect and love, Up from the Grave is the ending The Night Huntress series deserved.

Cat and Bones are still the steamiest couple in the block. In this novel you pretty much got to see every important character in the series again, every single one made an appearance. Except for the definitely dead ones that is. It was nice that Jeaniene gave us some closure in that aspect, the book definitely felt like it was saying goodbye.

Cat and Bones main predicament in this title is that four of their closest friends have gone missing, and everything seems to be pointing to the new bloke who took over Don's old job. Soon enough though, as usual, Cat and Bones will uncover something even more sinister that will turn their lives upside down.

Some aspects of the plot were more predictable than others When Bones "died" and Cat fell for it so deeply I almost wanted to smack her. She let her emotions get to her and didn't THINK even for a minute. She didn't believe Bones could possibly be as strong and cunning as he is, which is her WHOLE issue throughout the whole series. She doesn't trust other people so easily. but it all was still very enjoyable. Let's just say that the things you wont expect will leave you with your jaw on the floor and begging for a sequel. Cat is a mother?! I was definitely not expecting THAT one. No matter how "possible" it may be it was the kind of thing you needed to get used to and I thought it was thrown out there too suddenly (maybe in order to bring some spice back into the story?) and I needed more time to get used to the new way of things... maybe a YA sequel from the girl's POV is on our future. Considering the way Jeaniene leaves the ending, somewhat open ended, I wouldn't be surprised if we get to visit Cat and Bones lives again, only not from their POV but through another family member.

I do have to say this, IAN needs his own NOVEL. He deserves it after all the shit he goes through in this book. I want to read an Ian Novel!!

Letdowns: Not a lot of sexy scenes... I guess it would be hard to surpassed such famous scenes like Chapter 32 of One Foot in the Grave. They got mild, where is Bone's famous sexy streak? Nevertheless what we do get is nice, just not as steamy as previous novels.

The Night Huntress series is one I will re visit many times again in the near future. It is enticing, funny, engaging, entertaining... it is everything you might want. I am glad the last title managed to bring back some of the spark while concluding the series in the finest way. I will miss Cat and Bones, but as Cat says at the end:
"Everyone... we'll see you again, some soon, some later, but as vampires say, until again."
That ending was definitely for the reader. Until again my friends, until again.

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