Saturday, September 8, 2012

April's review of "Destined for an Early Grave" by Jeaniene Frost

Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress #4) by Jeaniene Frost
Publication Date: July 15, 2009
Publisher: Avon
Number of Pages: 355
Format: Paperback
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Description:  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.
 I do believe this has to be my favorite book in the series so far. I think it had everything that I feel like was missing from Cat and Bone's romance in the beginning. It was also kind of weird reading with her not actively killing vampires. And even though I knew she wouldn't stay with her job forever, it's kind of a shock that she actually quit. Cat's strange dreams about a vampire name Gregor is no coincidence. Gregor is claiming that he had married Cat long before she had met Bones. Early on in the book I could tell that it's the truth. Bones goes into over protective mode. And honestly I thought he was being an ass through the whole thing. When Cat thinks that Bones and all her family and friends are in deadly danger, she runs to Gregor to get her memories back. 

When she makes it back to Bones his anger is more than she can bare. It seems that he has decided that he doesn't want to be with her anymore. She runs off to Vlad. I absolutely love Vlad, and his friendship with Cat. When Spade calls to tell her that Bone is cornered in New Orleans, she knows she has to find a way to get him out of there. Once the rescue mission is complete, she feels like she still isn't ready to face Bones; especially given the fact that there's been proof that he's been sleeping with other women. Before Bones can see her, her and Vlad rush back to his place. But it isn't long before Bones shows up and is ready to kill Vlad to take back what he believes is his. 

There's a few surprises in the book. There's a death that made me just cry. And not only does Cat decide to turn into a full vampire, but another character gets turned against their will. Turning a half vampire into a full vampire isn't easy. For one, she doesn't like the taste of human blood, and there's the fact that when her emotions run high her heart still beats. 

If you haven't read this series yet, then you should. You won't regret it. 

Rating: 5/5

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