Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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

Release Date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Avon
Source: Library
Author Links: Goodreads | Twitter | Website

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.

After 10 or 15 pages, my only thought was this:
I hope this series ends soon.

Evidently, I was the only person on earth who didn't realize that this is the last book in the series.
Ok. Well, good for Jeaniene Frost! I hate to say it, because I fell in love with these characters years ago, but I was just about burned out on Cat & Bones.
Gasp! Sacrilege!
No. I don't mean it like that. What I mean is, I'm glad that for once an author didn't milk a series until it was drier than a dead cow's tit.

I'm not going to bother with spoiler's, but I will say I'm basically happy with the send-off Frost gave these guys. There was no way for this to end in some absolutely glorious way...that everyone would love...but I think she came pretty close.
So, for that alone, I would give this book 4 stars.
But, luckily, this isn't just getting pity stars from me.
It had enough fun Cat 'n Bones stuff in it to keep my interest for the entire book. Lots of old characters made an impact on the story, and a couple of new characters kept it fresh.

It wasn't a 5 star read for me, though.
I never felt any real fear for any of the characters who were supposedly in danger. The twists were surprisingly easy to see coming, and without any shocking Reveals, it didn't quite pack the punch that would land it in 5 star territory for me. 

Still, it was a good ending to one of the first paranormal series that I fell in love with.
Overall, very well done!


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