Urban Fantasy Review: Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Up From the Grave (Night Huntress, #7)

Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: B00DKZ6HLS
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date:   January 28th 2014
Number of pages: 384
Source: Bought

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Summary:

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.

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Review:

Last book in this series and we have to say goodbye to these amazing characters. I loved Cat and Bones relationship, had some problems with the plot in some books, but in the general this series was a great Urban Fantasy read for me. Cat is strong and fair, always helping people, even if they are ghost or ghouls. But Bones was my favorite, his love was never ending and in every moment Cat needed his help, he was there for here. I can say that is a pretty awesome thing to say about a male that you chose to live with forever.

This story was different and perfect, because we get closure in the major plot and those sidelines characters, we see Ian again, he’s always there for Bones, but now is even more bittersweet after their relationship. I liked to see more of Denise and Spade, they are such a cute couple and he’s possessive of her with good reason, but the best part for me was the strange and twisted story behind that creepy guy working in her former unit for the government.

I tried not to say major spoilers for this book, but the story was fast paced and a great adventure too. If you read this series, beware to follow those books, because the last novella gave a huge push to this book.

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Series in Order

#0.5 – Reckoning
#1 – Halfway to the Grave
#2 – One Foot in the Grave
#2.5 – Happily Never After
#3 – At Grave’s End
#3.5 – Devil to Pay
#4 – Destined for an Early Grave
#4.5 – Magic Graves
#5 – First Drop of Crimson
#6 – Eternal Kiss of Darkness
#7 – This Side of the Grave
#8 – One Grave At a Time
#8.5 – Home for the Holidays
#9 – Up From the Grave

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Urban Fantasy Review: Home for the Holidays by Jeaniene Frost

Home for the Holidays (Night Huntress #6.5)

Home for the Holidays by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0062322044
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date:  November 5th 2013
Number of pages: 150
Source: Bought

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Summary:

Originally appeared in the print anthology The Bite Before Christmas.

‘Tis the season to join Cat and Bones for some holiday cheer in this Night Huntress novella by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost.

They were looking forward to a normal holiday—at least as “normal” as it gets for vampires Cat and Bones and their otherworldly friends and family. But their yuletide plans are shattered when a mysterious stranger shows up and reveals long-buried secrets that threaten to take a bite out of their holiday cheer … and lives.

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Review:

This novella was a perfect fit for the series and it got me in a good mood for the next book. The holidays are difficult times for Cat and Bones, because every year somethings happen. I liked the plot in this novella, the demons are were only talked about in a spin-off series, but I liked the concempt, plus we got to see more of Denise in this one helping Cat. It was a little difficult for me to watch the way Bones treated Cat, but in the end Ian helped. I was never a huge fan of Ian, but he’s helping a lot lately.

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Series in Order

#0.5 – Reckoning
#1 – Halfway to the Grave
#2 – One Foot in the Grave
#2.5 – Happily Never After
#3 – At Grave’s End
#3.5 – Devil to Pay
#4 – Destined for an Early Grave
#4.5 – Magic Graves
#5 – First Drop of Crimson
#6 – Eternal Kiss of Darkness
#7 – This Side of the Grave
#8 – One Grave At a Time
#8.5 – Home for the Holidays
#9 – Once Burned
#10 – Twice Tempted
#11 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)
#12 – Untitled

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Urban Fantasy Review: One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost

One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress, #6)

One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0061783196
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date:  August 30th 2011
Number of pages: 358
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Summary:

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans’ voodoo queen just keeps on giving–leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity–forever. But how do you kill a killer who’s already long dead?

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Review:

This series has grown on me, but it’s almost over and I had such a hard time finishing this book. I wanted to love this story, but it was just to simple and a little confusing too. Ghosts are not my favorite in stories, but the more strange thing was how out of nowhere now Cat is the savior of the world and now every little thing must be addressed. I think it’s understandable how Bones always gets frustrated when their plans just disappear.

My first thought was how this plot was a little strange, but we also see some developments in Cat relationship with her mother, a super plus. The new director for the government agency Cat used to work was way too creepy, but his story will have to wait until next book. Guess my problem was the ghosts.

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Series in Order

#0.5 – Reckoning
#1 – Halfway to the Grave
#2 – One Foot in the Grave
#2.5 – Happily Never After
#3 – At Grave’s End
#3.5 – Devil to Pay
#4 – Destined for an Early Grave
#4.5 – Magic Graves
#5 – First Drop of Crimson
#6 – Eternal Kiss of Darkness
#7 – This Side of the Grave
#8 – One Grave At a Time
#8.5 – Home for the Holidays
#9 – Once Burned
#10 – Twice Tempted
#11 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)
#12 – Untitled

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Urban Fantasy Review: This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5)

This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0061783188
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date:  February 22nd 2011
Number of pages: 357
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Summary:

Danger waits on both sides of the grave.

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they’ve triumphed over the latest battle, Cat’s new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance . . .

With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous “ally”; the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war . . . to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.

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Review:

My first read of the year and I rushed to finish, I liked the story but the end was a little to easy, the bad was a little soft and didn’t put much of a challenge. We could see the changing from the previous books and it was predictable to see those ghouls were up to something bad pretty soon. In this book we can see Cat and Bones trying to stop the murder of vampires. Those ghouls are following some stories that Cat could kill them all.

I liked two things from this story, we have more Vlad and all those friends decided to help. Mencheres has changed a lot since Kira became his new boo and we could see a different and more soft side of him in this book. Spade also changed, but only because now life is really dangerous for Denise and he’s always worried. For me the friends and all those funny moments made this book so much fun.

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Series in Order

#0.5 – Reckoning
#1 – Halfway to the Grave
#2 – One Foot in the Grave
#2.5 – Happily Never After
#3 – At Grave’s End
#3.5 – Devil to Pay
#4 – Destined for an Early Grave
#4.5 – Magic Graves
#5 – First Drop of Crimson
#6 – Eternal Kiss of Darkness
#7 – This Side of the Grave
#8 – One Grave At a Time
#8.5 – Home for the Holidays
#9 – Once Burned
#10 – Twice Tempted
#11 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)
#12 – Untitled

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Urban Fantasy Review: Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost

Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2)

Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0061783161
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date:  July 27th 2010
Number of pages: 361
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Summary:

An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness . . . And now one woman has stumbled into the shadows. 

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.

At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master vampire who thought he’d seen it all. Then Kira appears, this fearless, beautiful . . . human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life. Yet sending her away is unthinkable.

But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose either the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.

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Review:

Mencheres was not high on my list, but after this book and the way he behaved while in love we can clearly see that he was just turned of the actions his wife created. I loved seeing this side of him and the discoveries while hiding. It’s nice not to know everything that’s about to happen. His Egyptian and there’s way too much story behind him, I never would had imagined him as a pharaoh.

I liked Kira and her way of helping people and avenging those wrongs. She’s a really strong woman and Mencheres deserved someone like her to show the world can be different and that selfish bitch that almost  killed Bones. Kira is full of life, but at the same time she knows how humans are dangerous. I liked that she didn’t get completely scared, but she also can understand this different world. Her changing was a bit abrupt, but in a way, was better than waiting forever.

I didn’t understand the point of having a Law, when not even the vampires working for it use it clearly. But I love to see more of Vlad and the couple of Cat and Bones.

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Series in Order

#0.5 – Reckoning
#1 – Halfway to the Grave
#2 – One Foot in the Grave
#2.5 – Happily Never After
#3 – At Grave’s End
#3.5 – Devil to Pay
#4 – Destined for an Early Grave
#4.5 – Magic Graves
#5 – First Drop of Crimson
#6 – Eternal Kiss of Darkness
#7 – This Side of the Grave
#8 – One Grave At a Time
#8.5 – Home for the Holidays
#9 – Once Burned
#10 – Twice Tempted
#11 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)
#12 – Untitled

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Urban Fantasy Review: First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost

First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, #1)

Magic Graves by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0061583227
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date:  February 9th 2010
Number of pages: 371
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Summary:

The night is not safe for mortals.

Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows – her best friend is half-vampire Cat Crawfield – and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family’s dark past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness – and a demon shapeshifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on an immortal who craves a taste of her.

He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human – even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the demon nightmare together…

Because once the first drop of crimson falls, they will both be lost.

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Review:

This book was not on my list for this month, but after finishing the last Cat and Bones adventure, I needed more so decided to read this spin-off, and all I can say is how much I’m going to miss these vampires when this series is finished. Lucky for me I have all the books now and don’t need to wait because Spade was just as good and Denise made me mad so much. Come on, she’s a big girl and knows too much to simply assume things would be fine in the end.

I loved watching this different side of Spade. Never would have imagined how much he suffered and he still has hope for humanity. I loved this soft and very gentle vampire falling in love and trying to save his human. Denise was boring most of the book and kept running. Her husband died over a year, so last assume it’s enought time for her to start living again.

I understand her reasons to step away from this world, but when things got strange the first persons she asked for help, hmm, let’s see, the vampires. Don’r get me wrong. I loved the story, but hate a heroine that only knows how to whine and complain of the fortune life trow at her.

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Series in Order

#0.5 – Reckoning
#1 – Halfway to the Grave
#2 – One Foot in the Grave
#2.5 – Happily Never After
#3 – At Grave’s End
#3.5 – Devil to Pay
#4 – Destined for an Early Grave
#4.5 – Magic Graves
#5 – First Drop of Crimson
#6 – Eternal Kiss of Darkness
#7 – This Side of the Grave
#8 – One Grave At a Time
#8.5 – Home for the Holidays
#9 – Once Burned
#10 – Twice Tempted
#11 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)
#12 – Untitled

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Urban Fantasy Review: Magic Graves by Jeaniene Frost

Magic Graves (Night Huntress, #4.5; Kate Daniels, #0.5)

Magic Graves by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: B005KSRURS
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date:  September 1st 2011
Number of pages: 162
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Summary:

Jeaniene Frost’s story, One for the Money, features vampires Cat and Bones trying to protect a spoiled heiress with a price on her head and an undead hitman on her trail. Previously published in Death’s Excellent Vacation. Also includes the first three chapters from Jeaniene’s story in The Bite Before Christmas anthology, as well as a sneak peek at ONCE BURNED, the first novel in the new Night Prince series.

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Review:

Since I’ve already read and reviewed the other short story, this is only a couple of my thought for the Night Huntress novella. I’m loving this series and it was quite nice to see Cat and Bones normal again, plus another image of Cat’s mother after she became a vampire. That is a strange notion for me until now, but I enjoyed seeing her help save a little human in trouble.

The fighting was more dangerous than I expected because this is just a novella, but for a moment I thought Cat was going to be finished, since she’s still leaning to deal with her vampire powers. Bones sure does have some great friends. Fun story and a great past time for the night.

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Series in Order

#0.5 – Reckoning
#1 – Halfway to the Grave
#2 – One Foot in the Grave
#2.5 – Happily Never After
#3 – At Grave’s End
#3.5 – Devil to Pay
#4 – Destined for an Early Grave
#4.5 – Magic Graves
#5 – This Side of the Grave
#6 – One Grave At a Time
#6.5 – Home for the Holidays
#7 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)

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