Sunday, 18 September 2011

One Grave at a Time: Reviewed

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by Jeaniene Frost

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 do love me a Cat and Bones books, and this is a great Cat and Bones book, plot driven rather thn relationship driven this one takes on a wild ride through their lives, giving snippets of things to come and a fantastic battle against ghosts. We meet old friends, make new friends, have the blindfold whipped off our face when we are tricked and smile when Cat and Bones make time for each other.

For me this is one of the best in the series (and again, if you have not read any of the others you could read this as a stand alone) Cat and Bones are asked to help Elizabeth, a ghost friend of Fabian, rid the world of Heinrich Kramer. Kramer tried her for a wicth and killer her and even though he is dead, he is still doing it, Elizabeth has tried for years to stop him, but can not. Cat and Bones agree to help, but this is only one story in the book, the other involves Don and a new character Madigan. Madigan is well known to Don, but there are secrets about their past together which Don seems unwilling to share. With Don haunting Madigan at the compaound we hear snippets of what is probably a plot to come and it is an intriguing plot!

Cat and Bones are a sexy as ever, passion and turmoil seems to swirl around them but they make it look good! The plot is tight and intriguing, we have new side characters, Tyler (a medium) in particular who is creative and extremely funny, especially when discussing sexy vampires. But for me it is Ian who steals the show in some sense as he does get the best lines, it also allows us to try and get to know him better. I do love how Bones, Spade and Ian interact with each other, a friendship and loyalty which transends personalities, very much like family.

I realise I am rambling now, but I truly do not want to spoil someones joy of watching the story unfold and figuring out the secrets, or laughing out loud and one of the many oneliners.

A great read! Engaging and exciting. I give it 4.5 frillies out of 5.


Book ♥ Soulmates said...

This is my favorite PNR ROM series and even though I was kind of disappointed w/ the villain in "This Side of the Grave", Jeaniene totally made up for it with this book. Grr, Kramer *shakes fist at*.

I agree that this book was much more plot/story driven than relationship driven which I was OK with. I like that you finally see Cat's more vulnerable side and she gave us that awesome moment of "awww".

Oh, and the moments when Tyler was totally flirting with Bones cracked me up!! Loved him! I really loved this book and am ready for more of Bones...and Cat too, lol.


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