Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost – a Review
There’s always one more grave to dig.
Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…
A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and those of everyone they hold dear— will be hovering on the edge of the grave
Up from the Grave by Jeaniene Frost is the 7th and final book in her wonderful Night Huntress series. I am a big fan of this series, having loved it from the start, and each year I would anxiously await a new book. I was sad when Jeaniene told her fans, that she was writing the final book for our fabulous couple Cat and Bones. But having come to terms with this ending, I could not wait to read it, and Jeaniene does not disappoint. Up From the Grave was a great final book, very exciting, lots of action, some tense moments when you thought your loved characters would die, and seeing all of our friends again; not to mention spending more time with Cat & Bones, made this that much more enjoyable.
The story begins with Cat and Bones at their home enjoying their peaceful time, and each other. Then Cat’s uncle Don alerts her that her old teammates, Tate, Juan, Dave and Cooper are all missing. They suspect that Madigan, the man who took over for Don, and runs the research compound (trying to create a unique army by uniting vampire and ghoul bloodlines) is behind their disappearance. They investigate and end up where it all began in the first book, when our Cat Crawfield was just a half vampire, and leading the attack at killing vampires; she is and always will be The Red Reaper.
I do not want to give spoilers, even more so as this being the final book and I will not ruin it for anyone. I will say that this is an exciting adventure with so many revelations, two villains, and a major major twist more then half way through. There is so much action, and it was fun just to see the old Cat fight against her enemies, even if at times dangerously close to be scary. She is one of the best kick-assed heroines in the paranormal world. I loved Bones helping Cat, and they prove once again what a great team they are, besides a wonderful sexy couple. The major twist in the last third of the book, showed another side of Cat emotionally, and how much she has learned from Bones.
One of the major reasons I loved this book, was seeing all of our favorites again, helping through this thrilling action filled adventure; Denise, who was great in this story; Mencheres, Ian, Spade, Fabian, Vlad, Kira, Leila, Marie, etc, just to name a few. Thank you, Jeaniene for allowing us to see them all together again.
Up From the Grave was a wonderful final book in this series. There are so many things happening throughout the book, but again I do not want to spoil a thing. Will we ever see Cat and Bones again? Hopefully one day in the far future, Jeaniene will give us glimpse in one of her other stories or novellas. If you have not read this series, or this book yet, it is one of the best, not to be missed. Again, thank you Jeaniene Frost for this fabulous series, and a fabulous couple. We will miss Cat and Bones.
Reviewed by Barb