Series: Night Huntress #3
Published by HarperCollins on October 6, 2009
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours 28 minutes
Well y’all nailed it again. I had forgotten how much I enjoy this series and I’m seriously glad ya’ll brought me back to it. When I picked up At Grave’s End, it took me no time to reconnect with the characters and, even though it’s been like a year or more since I read the last one, I quickly remembered what had happened. So high five to Jeaniene Frost, sometimes I either feel like I spend forever in a recap or lost, but neither happened with this one.
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.
I will say, though, that towards the beginning.. maybe the first 25% of At Grave’s End… I did lots of eye-rolling. I’m not sure exactly why but some of the dialogue and some of the interactions just felt forced gimmicky. *shrugs* it didn’t last that long – either I got used to it or it got better… or more likely, it was eclipsed by the awesome story, mystery and action.
Maybe the first bit tried too much to be like a PNR and At Grave’s End is so a UF and it just should have embraced that from the get go? Because At Grave’s End excels as a UF. I read the last 75% in two sittings because it was so exciting. So much was happening – I love the vampire politics and rituals. I love the magic. I love the characters – even Cat’s mom has grown on me! Shocker! And I really really love Cat and Bones – their relationship has grown so much in this one and I just love where they are as a couple. Poor Tate 🙁 And there’s some new characters introduced – Vlad anyone? – that I really hope will be around a lot in this series from here on out.
And Jeaniene Frost threw in quite a few twists! I nearly cried at one point – and if the series weren’t over and I didn’t know a bit more about it than I would have had I been reading it as the books came out, I just might have cried. But the emotion was pretty overwhelming.
So yeah, I’m re-hooked and looking forward to continuing with this series!