Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Book Review: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost

Review: At Grave’s End
Author: Jeaniene Frost
No. Of Pages: 358
Release Date: 30 December 2008


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 Bone’s past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bone’s 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.

My Thoughts:

Once again, a beautiful read. I finished this in a day and was left wanting even more. We return to the story of Cat and Bones. At Grave’s End continues on a couple of months after One Foot in the Grave left off.

Cat is still a special agent and Bones is still as sexy as ever. Bones now works with Cat weeding out the rogue undead, of course being Bones, he isn’t doing this for the greater good, he’s doing it so he can protect Cat with his awesome power, which has grown more awesome since the end of the last book.

We see the reappearance of Mencheres a very powerful vampire, and although he isn’t funny as such, he is quite stoic, reading what Cat thinks of him and then internally berating herself because he can read her thoughts is hilarious.

At Grave’s End nearly had me in tears because of the way Frost writes. Some of her twists and turns in this book had both Cat and I nearly jumping off cliffs.

The introduction of Dracula (yes, the Dracula) was absolutely hilarious. For being portrayed as such a monster in Bram Stokers version, Jeaniene makes him an absolutely lovable character, because he riles Bones up something terrible, and always has a comeback.

Spade reappears in this book as well and I love how all the British have spectacular senses of humour, and the best lines.

Once again we are taken on a journey that is paced perfectly. Then ending doesn’t come or end too soon, wrapping up another thrilling book in this series, it’s what I love about Frost’s writing style, we are kept entertained by many things not just the one plot.


Other books in this series:
Halfway to the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
Destined for an Early Grave
This Side of the Grave
One Grave at a Time

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1 comment:

Sarah said...

Fab review Amanda - I'm loving this series so much! I've added your link to my review :o)


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