Wednesday, December 12, 2012

This Side of the Grave

Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series:  Night Huntress, Book 5
Year: 2011
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert

Audible Description:

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.

No doubt about it. I love these books. They're fun, exciting, dangerous, sexy and hilarious. I love the way that Frost has her characters grow and mature. We see Cat struggling to change her beliefs and her behaviors. We see her and Bones working to make their relationship work and not upset one another. Frost does what Janet Evanovich fails to do in her Stephanie Plum books - she allows her characters to change and evolve and grow. 

By this book, Cat and Bones are secure in their relationship and we don't have them doubting each other or struggling to stay together. Now, they're settled in with each other and working as a team. I love watching Cat deal with her growing abilities and learning how to deal with things. And I absolutely loved seeing so much of Vlad. (Can't wait to get to his books.)

Gilbert's narration is very good and I've long since gotten past my aversion to the voice she uses for Bones. 

I highly recommend these books for the pure pleasure felt when reading them.


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