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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

(ARC Review) One Grave At A Time by Jeaniene Frost

Night Huntress #6
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Source: Amazon Vine
*I received this ARC free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon (August 30, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061783196
ISBN-13: 978-0061783197


The grave is one wrong step away.

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans' voodoo queen just keeps on giving--leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity--forever. But how do you kill a killer who's already long dead?


I am a little upset about the cover for this book.  I can understand that the original cover model had to change because the previous one was no longer doing it anymore.  What I can't understand is the reasoning in using a model that looks to fragile and puny to be our beloved Red Reaper.  She is pretty and such, but she is not fierce looking like the original one used.  Aside from the cover being what it is, the story was still a great read.  So the cover will be overlooked on my part since the story proved to be better than the artwork.

While I loved the action filled story, I felt that this book was more of a filler book.  Something to appease the fans until the next big book.  Yes, there is a plot and story filled with action, but at times it did get to be a little repetitive.  Find the ghost, chase the ghost, ghost gets away, then repeat.  It got a little frustrating for this reader.  Add on top of that only one great sex scene between the two great characters of Bones and Cat.  I needed some more sexiness that I have grown to love between the two.  Yes, I understand they have grown in their relationship and true love is more present between the two in this book, but only Bones can bring out the fierceness of bedroom sexy we crave! Bring it to us Bones!

While some characters from previous books are present in the story, I was a little heartbroken for their brief page time.  Vlad was mentioned once, but never seen and Tate was only shown for a small few pages.  I wanted the author to bring back the witty fierceness and romantic sexiness that we crave when reading a Night Huntress series.

Overall, it was a good book to build the next storyline that the author will reveal.  I am just disappointed that we have to wait yet again for the Cat and Bones we have grown to love.


Okay book, but it left me wanting more! 3 STARS



Blogger Candace said...

I LOVED this one! I guess I didn't find myself bored or irritated, but I can see where you felt a little tired with the repetitiveness. Maybe it was my mood or something because I thought this might be my most favorite yet. But maybe not... the last one was maybe just a bit better then this one. And I was okay with the one sex scene. I liked that it was something different. I didn't really think that was possible.
Anyway, sorry you didn't love it more!

August 18, 2011 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Mandi said...

I'm formatting my review right now and said the same thing- we needed another sex scene!!!!!

August 29, 2011 at 3:40 PM  

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