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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost

Posted by Irish in Review3 Comments

Publisher: Avon
Publication Year: 2008
ISBN: 0061583073
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
At Grave’s End is the third installment in the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost. This book picks up a few months after One Foot in the Grave ends and is a book that must be read in order of publication. This book continues to build on all the minor plots that were begun in Halfway to the Grave which adds a lot of depth and reality to the series. This book sees the continuing growth of Cat as she learns to accept that part of herself that is a Vampire. Previous her vampire self has always been a bit of contention but as she learns to accept that side of her genetic makeup she really starts to come into her own.

This book sees the return of many of the secondary characters that were introduced in books 1 and 2 as well as some new faces, including that most infamous of vampies Dracula (but shh…I didn’t call him that as he doesn’t like that name). Vlad is a great character and an excellent addition to the series. He is ever bit as arrogant as you would expect and a perfect thorn in the side of Bones. The two share many witty scenes that had me cracking up. But then if you’ve read my other posts on this series that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to you as this whole series had me laughing at one point in time or another. As with the first two installments I found that I read this book in one sitting and lost all track of time while reading it. That to me is a sure sign of a good book. While this is more of the brain candy book, then say War and Peace, I think that it will stand against time in that there aren’t a ton of pop culture references. I should be able to read this 5 years from now and still be able to enjoy the story. I can’t praise this book enough so run don’t walk to your nearest bookstore and snap up all three copies of the series. Then join me on my long and miserable wait (ok ok its only 5 months) for the next book in the series. Man its almost as bad as waiting for the next Harry Potter book.

Challenge Summary:
Book 15 for my 75 Book Challenge
Book 4 out of 9 for Paranormal Category in my 999 Challenge
Book 4 out of 5 for the Vampire Challenge

3 Responses to “At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost”

  1. Caspette

    OMG just checked online my local franchise book store SHOULD (though probably wont as it sucks)have this. *squeals and does a happy dance* I so want this books series it sounds awesome.

    Have you tried Kim Harrisons series Dead Witch Walking? if you see it on special I recommend picking it up.

  2. Irish

    Call ahead and see if they can look and then hold onto the books for you. They are worth the effort. I keep telling everyone about them…loved them that much!

    haven’t read the Kim Harrison books but I do own the first two (95% sure anyway) will have to dig them and move them up Mt TBR.

  3. Caspette

    ROFL I am starting to loose track of whats in my tbr pile. I keep looking at it and thinking I know whats in it but these days not so sure.