Wednesday, March 31, 2010

At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost

At Grave's End (Night Huntress, Book 3)
Title:  At Grave's End
Author:  Jeaniene Frost
Publisher:  Avon
Publication Date:  December 2008
Format:  Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Age Group:  Adult
Series:  Night Huntress (Book 3)

In the third book of Jeanine Frost's Night Huntress series, At Grave's End, someone is once again trying to kill Cat Crawford.  But is it Cat they really want or are they just trying to get to her vampire husband, Bones?  Is the killer someone from Cat's past or is it Bones's past that has come back for revenge?  Can Cat and Bones survive to have an actual wedding?

In each book of the Night Huntress series, Frost takes us deeper into the vampire world through politics and cultural norms.  Until meeting Bones, Cat was ignorant of the true world of vampires.  Now she must learn quickly to save her own life and the lives of the people she loves most.  Frost continues to blend the vampire hunting that is Cat's job with her new social life among the undead in a way that can make the reader uncomfortable with the apparent conflict yet understand it because it is exactly how Cat must live - partly in the human world - partly in the vampire world.

Bones and Cat are becoming a power couple in the vampire world and while that does give them some protection, it also makes them a bigger target.  I love that Cat and Bones are both incredibly stubborn and how they instantly go into protective mode when a loved one is threatened.  Neither one is afraid to do whatever it takes to prove that they do not bluff and that anyone who threatens them will end up dead or worse.

Frost has created the complete package with the Night Huntress books - great characters, vivid descriptions, a strong storyline, a vampire society with laws and social expectations, and hot romance.

I borrowed At Grave's End from my local library and was under no obligation to review the book.

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