Book Review: At Grave’s End (Night Huntress Series #3)

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My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1390129397″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />

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This may be my favorite book in the series, for a few reasons. A lot of the characters we’ve only just “met” before have a larger role so we “get to know them”, as it were. Vlad is introduced (He becomes a fave of mine. I really enjoy his and Bones’ dislike of one another). There’s a lot of action in this one. It seems like something is constantly going down. And I don’t mean sexy time action. This book might have the least amount of sex in the whole series; however, the emotion and passion in this one are so intense, the sex scenes are practically unmissed.

***SPOILER****

This may be the only romance that has ever made me tear up. When Cat thinks she’s lost Bones, it’s pretty devastating. Not to mention Bones’ other friends’ reactions.

The zombie fight scene: awesome. Though it does get a little jumbled and hard to follow in places. Like maybe the author got so swept up in her own imaginings of it, she couldn’t quite relay it in words.

I really liked how all the characters were so distraught after they lost their friends in the zombie battle. It seems like a lot of authors would have used that as a “yeah lets get revenge!” motivator. But all the characters were truly grieving for their fallen brethren.

Patra was too easily killed. She’s over 2000 years old. You mean to tell me all they had to do was find her and have some wraiths beat her up then stab her? That’s it? It kind of pisses you off seeing as Mencheres could have dispatched her so easily this whole time and a couple of dozen people would never have had to die. F*ck you, Mencheres.

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Book Review: Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress series #1)

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My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1390102278″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />

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Full discloser: I gave all the books in this series 5 stars because I love the Night Huntress series so much. However, some books, of course, are much better that others. This is the 1st book of the series and to be honest, I only read the next book because I was intrigued by the lead up at the end of this one (trying to avoid spoilers). Cat’s character initially turned me off. I mean, get over it already. The other kids picked on you and a boy you hooked up with in high school hit it and quit it? Boohoo. I was (and still am) tired of the virgin, or almost-virgin, romance heroine (which is why I like the Riley Jensen Guardian series so much). But I adore the character of Bones and his influence on Cat’s personality redeems her a bit, and you can really see her personal growth towards the end of the book. <br>Also what I like about this book, is that Jeaniene Frost isn’t lazy with her introduction to the characters’s relationship. A lot of romance books start with the characters being “inexplicably drawn’ to each other and immediately falling into bed despite having just met, and knowing right away they had to have each other and being in love after the 1st time having sex. I get it. There’s only about 300 pages, let’s start the romance and sex as soon as possible. Bones and Cat, though, actually get to know one another 1st, and even though Bones is smitten right away, Cat starts off hating him, and then trusting him, and then liking him, and then “like” liking him. And doesn’t admit to him or herself that she’s in love with him for quite awhile. Which seems more believable to me.<br><br>All and all, this book is worth reading as a set-up for the series as a whole.
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