UP FROM THE GRAVE
by Jeaniene Frost
Night Huntress (Book 7)
E-Book, Audio, Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon (January 28, 2014)
Received ARC from publisher for review purposes. All opinions presented herein are my own except as noted and no remuneration was exchanged.
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. http://jeanienefrost.com/books/up-from-the-grave/
There’s so much I could say, and so much I cannot. To say too much would reveal too much.
Did I LOVE it – YES!
At times UP FROM THE GRAVE is absolutely shocking: sometimes it’s a GASP!-I-think-I-lost-my-wallet feeling and other times it’s a walking-along-and-falling-off-a-cliff-stomach-dropping-heart-stopping shock. And it happens over and over throughout the book. The term roller-coaster-ride was never more apt.
This shock is not just for us though, you know the characters are going through it over and over too.
Yes, but didn’t Jeaniene say we might see Cat and Bones again in stories featuring others in the series? She does say that yes, but you will never be sure.
There’s a bit of “old home week” revisiting in the book; it is the final in the series so we revisit a few characters and locations from the past 6 books and short stories. There’s a lot of sentiment there and Cat and Bones make the rounds.
I was shocked, at one point, in a bad way over a particularly brutal act by a beloved character; a favorite. Not that it wasn’t called for but it is brutal and upset me a bit.
Other than that this is everything you expect from one of Jeaniene’s books. It is superbly written and well-plotted, the characters are at their best, and worst. It’s inventive and not the same old Cat and Bones story — not that there is such a thing. And the love between Cat and Bones is deeper and richer than ever; that’s the crux of the series’ success.
It is a MUST READ, but not as the first book in the series! If you are new to it then it is time for you to do yourself a favor and get reading it. Really, I love it and I have never seen people more devoted to a series or characters. That includes how people feel about the Sookie Stackhouse series. People think Bones is the hottest male character over and over again. If you haven’t read it start now. And if you have and you have not preordered it do it immediately. I read this in almost one sitting. Almost. It did take a day. Because of it being a roller coaster, I would occasionally have to put it down to come to grips with my emotions and prepare for what I though might be coming.
Throughout I was saying, “But she said she doesn’t kill them, she said it!!” Is it a final curtain for the series or “Curtains!” for Cat and Bones? I just was not sure throughout, it’s an edge of the seat kind of story. You have to read it to find out. THIS IS A MUST READ!
I’m left with the question — what series to read next?
What series do you recommend reading now??
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