Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, Book 4)
Her deadly dreams leave her in grave danger Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they've fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it's time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She's having visions of a vampire named Gregor who's more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn't know about. Gregor believes Cat is his and he won't stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor's hold over her. She'll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she's ever faced . . . even if getting that power will result in an early grave.
Wild Vampire Ride (B+ Grade)
By Katie Babs "Katiebabs" - July 28, 2009
When I had finished At Grave's End, the third book in Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series, I was on the fence whether I wanted to go ahead and read Destined For An Early Grave. I can say with much certainty that Destined For an Early Grave is Jeaniene's way of basically sitting on top of me and say- "I won't let you go without a fight!". This book was a wild ride with a lot of action, drama and more snark then ever before. And the steamy, passionate love that Bones and Cat share that I found lacking in At Grave's End? That has been pushed up a notch. Bones does love to use his fangs on Cat in so many ways. Destined For an Early Grave digs deeps into the psyche and emotions of Cat and Bones. This time they are not only tested by both outside sources, but also their inner turmoil. There is one such individual who wants Cat because he had her first before Bones. And then there are those doubts Cat still has when it comes to Bones. Cat may know how to kill the bad guys with great... read more
In which there is angst; Or, Cat eats ice cream and drinks gin
By Kylin N. - July 31, 2009
I am a humongous fan of this series.
In a world where there's so much to read and so little time, I've reread "Halfway to the Grave" at least three times since I got my kindle 2 back in March of 09. It's the characters! They're so compelling.
Bones is my favorite male lead of any romance series I've ever read. He's beautiful, he's badass, he's got a great sense of humor, and he's emotionally balanced.
Cat is also a compelling heroine. In the first three books, she's hard-nosed, courageous, and vulnerable, but she's also afraid of her feelings and judgmental. I liked that, misguided as she is sometimes, she loves Bones so much that she's willing to sacrifice her own happiness for his safety.
The plots of the first three books are great, but it's this dynamic between Kat and Bones that keeps me coming back over and over.
Which, of course, is why I was horribly disappointed to find it... read more
The honeymoon didn't last long
By Susan - July 28, 2009
First, let me preface this by saying I loved the first three books (Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, and At Grave's End). My friends loved the books too as evidenced by my extremely well worn copies. That being said, this is by far the worst book in the series. One of my least favorite plot contrivances is the "great misunderstanding" that drives a hero and heroine apart. That happens here in spades. Since Cat was willing to commit suicide in the last book when she thought her true love was dead, I find it hard to believe that she would just turn around and ditch him over a bad case of PMS. This is compounded by another horrible plot cliché - the repressed memory. It turns out that Cat had a secret past that was conveniently wiped from her memory. Now this long forgotten relationship will drive another wedge between Cat and Bones.
Luckily for fans of the series, the book gets better. Trust me on this. If you can make it to Chapter 20, you will be... read more
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