Friday, March 25, 2011

Review: This Side of The Grave by Jeaniene Frost

This Side of the Grave is the fifth book in the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost and a novel of Fiction from Avon.

Book Blurb:

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.

My thoughts:

Cat and Bones are taking a much needed break to rest and recuperate from their latest battle. Cat is also trying to come to grips with her new found abilities. Abilities that not everyone is happy about - Apollyon in particular.

Apollyon is a ghoul and he has decided that Cat - as a half-vampire, has the ability to combine her vampire abilities with those of the ghoul and unite all vampires against the ghouls.

It would be a senseless bloody war that Cat has no interest in whatsoever. But Apollyon has his supporters and he has convinced them that the only way to prevent a war is to kill Cat.

Right. Easier said than done, mate. Especially if Bones has anything to do with it.

On a personal note: Cat’s Mom has been forcibly turned vampire. Her Uncle Don is not in the best of health and her cat may have abandonment issues.

I absolutely love the Night Huntress series - it gets better with each installment. :)

I give This Side of the Grave 5 out of 5 stars.

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