My rating: 5 of 5 genies
Genre: Adult/Mature, Urban Fantasy, Magic, Vampires, Action, Romance, Paranormal
Published: July 28, 2009
Source: Library Loan
Purchase At: TheBookDepository.com or Amazon.com
Hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when half-vampire Cat Crawfield begins having visions of a vampire named Gregor who's more powerful than Cat's undead lover, Bones, and has ties to her past that even Cat herself doesn't know about. Original.
Plot: I really adore the way this author is so capable at making the reader forget. Really, when I read any of her books it makes me leave my world for a little to be with Cat and Bones and I am so grateful for that! This book in the 'Night Huntress' series follows Cat and Bones as they face a new terror: Gregor, Cat's first husband!
Characters: Cat and Bones are as entrancing as ever, they never will get dull, that is one thing I am certain of. The characters are always so fresh and something interesting is always happening! I cried for some of them. Tate was also fantastic. It is so weird because I feel for him, I really do, but the sole thought of Cat and Bones apart is not a pleasant one. My dreams for 'Cate' aside, I don't want to see Cat or Bones separated.
Which is precisely why I hated Gregor! Man he took possessiveness to a whole other level.[when he was hitting Cat after he found out that she slept with Bones? Just sickening, my stomach was in knots. I was glad when he died. (hide spoiler)]
Vlad did not disappoint and I'm so ecstatic that my Dark Prince gets his own series!!! I cannot wait. He is such a well-rounded character, and in this book Frost did good by him.
Setting: It was great. I especially loved the New Orleans setting, the Big Easy was perfectly depicted. Plus, all those ghosts made for such a hauntingly pleasing atmosphere.
H.M. (honorable mention): This title goes to Marie - the ghoul Queen and my hero! Man she's got a twisted sense of humor, and I like it. She will always be alright with me and she only helped the book, which is a lot more than I can say for other characters in other novels. I do not understand the point of planting a character only to have them contribute absolutely nothing. That is what frustrates me and I am glad it did not happen here.
P.A. (problem areas): I didn't like the pace of this book as much as the others. It was fast-paced as always but still it dragged a little on certain parts, and being one not always high on patience, I despised the wait leading to the resolution between Cat and Gregor! Still this series is the bomb and is it any wonder I plan on reading everything by this author?
There are erotic scenes and crass language, so mind that if you are younger. If not, grab a copy!