My rating: 4 of 5 genies
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy, Magic, Action, Vampires, Romance, Horror
Published: January 1, 2009
Source: Library Loan
Purchase At: TheBookDepository.com or Amazon.com
It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield’s life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she’s successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat’s worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover’s finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.
As if that wasn’t enough, a woman from Bones’s past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat’s about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she’s learned as a special agent won’t help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.
Out of all the three Night Huntress books read, this one has got to be the saddest; it was dark and edgy but very good. This one picks up where the other left and Cat is having some problems: her disguise is through and the Undead world know who she is; it helps however that she has Bones by her side. He's back too and I don't want to give what happens away, but he is a whole of a lot stronger.
Which makes him so much hotter! I felt like he was a king through all of this, really. Bones will always be smoking to me, the only ones that remotely rivalled him were Spade...and Mencheres... And Vlad...and kind of Ian in a weird way, but that was IT. Lol who am I kidding?! They were all smoking! I love Frost for her fine men, she's a gem with a truck-load of talent.
She knows her characters and definitely how to spin a plot. She made me laugh and cry almost simultaneously and one thing in particular wrenched at my heart through this book. I won't give what away, but know that for those few chapters that I believed it was true, I was in turmoil. I asked myself if it could really be happening and was delighted when things were okay again, that gave me such a scare!
Bones is crackling with Vamp energy and all is good in the world of the Undead and Judith!
But I'll keep this brief; this book was amazing. I refrained from giving it a 5 because Although it is good I have read better from this author. Bones and Cat still rock, but there was the lightness that I love about them missing, they were in so much pain I don't see how I couldn't feel that. I guess being at war will do that to people, and yet this work is an example of great control. Frost knows what she's doing, as I have mentioned before, and entices the help of characters such as Vlad to make up for the necessary seriousness by being comically full of it. He's officially one of my favourites.
I finished it in a day and a half (a new record) and will pick up the remaining two today...or tomorrow? Someday this week! But the bottom line is this was fantastic, and I want more.