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Monday, February 16, 2009

One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

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Publisher: Avon
Publication Year: 2008
ISBN: 0061245097
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost picks up four years after Halfway to the Grave ends. Cat is now using her vampire slayer skills for an uber secret branch of Homeland Security. Because of circumstances that happened at the end of Halfway to the Grave, Cat hasn’t seen Bones once during those four years. She’s been trying to move on with her life but just can’t forget that Vampire she left behind. Things have been going mostly well for our heroine until she learns that a hit has been placed on her head….which was bound to happen since she’s earned the nickname Red Reaper by those in the Vampire community and they are getting tired of being killed off by her. In returns Bones via a chance meeting through a friend…but now that he’s found his ‘Kitten’ he won’t be letting her go again so easily.

This was a great installment to the series and even better than the first book. Cat and Bones are developed further as are all the secondary characters, like Cat’s mother Justina…and Cat’s infamous bottle of gin/security blanket. The writing is good, maybe not Pulitzer prize good, but its witty and engaging and doesn’t make me cringe like some other authors have been known to do. The main plot line was engrossing and filled with just enough twists and turns to keep it interesting but not so much that all that is left is a muddled mess. The secondary plots are also well told and form a solid base that supports the main story that is being told. I really loved this book and couldn’t put it down from the moment I returned from my early morning rush to the bookstore to buy it. This is a book that I read in one sitting pausing only momentarily to eat and drink. It made me laugh many times and then sigh a bit at some of the corny romantic things going on. All in all a great reading a perfect way to kill a day. I can’t wait to see what happens next…good thing I bought the 3rd book so that I can just jump right in!

Challenge Summary:
Book 14 for my 75 Book Challenge
Book 3 out of 9 for Paranormal Category in my 999 Challenge
Book 3 out of 5 for the Vampire Challenge
Book 2 out of 6 for the What’s in a Name Challenge (A book with a “body part” in its title.)