THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE, Cat and Bones, Book Five, Night Huntress series
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Release date: February 22nd, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Danger waits on both sides of the grave.
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they’ve triumphed over the latest battle, Cat’s new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance . . .
With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous “ally”—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war . . . to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.
I found the Night Huntress series By Jeaniene Frost a bit later in the game just last year. Having loved the story, characters and style of writing, I read all of the books back to back in two weeks time. Reading all of her previous books along with the short stories, for me to say I was excited to read her latest release: THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE is an understatement. I pre-ordered this on Kindle as soon as it was available and read it in four days although I would have been done much earlier if I could’ve gotten away with ignoring everything else around me :).
This was a fun and fast paced read. The flow and pace of the book were expertly done. The chemistry between Cat and Bones was better than ever and this book shows how they have evolved as a couple as well as individuals. Other favorites of mine also made appearances such as Vlad and Mencheres. There are many twists and turns. Some were exciting and others sad. Although, in the end everything worked itself out.
There was also a sneak peak of book six included at the end of this which is due out Fall 2010. I recommend THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE to all fans of Jeaniene Frost and those that have yet to read this series. Go to: http://jeanienefrost.com/books/
for a list of all of these books, teasers, book trailers, and to read the first couple of chapters of each book.
For those who are unfamiliar with the Night Huntress series, It is a Paranormal Romance with vampires, ghouls, ghosts (and ghost-like beings), and shapeshifting creatures.