Series: Night Huntress #7
Published by Avon on January 28, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
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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 filled me with emotions; the comfort and enjoyment of picking up a well-written familiar series, the anticipation and excitement of seeing where it was all going to go, the anxiety and nervousness of things being in an array at the start of the novel and the despair that this would be the last installment featuring Cat and Bones.
All of these feelings are those you’ll feel at the end of a long, wonderful, well loved series as the characters finally get their happily ever after. The last installment of the Night Huntress series was as exciting, fast paced, sexy and emotional as the rest, as Cat laments on what she’s achieved in her time as a vampire and says goodbye to old friends.
Cat’s experience throughout the novel is as varied as mine, as she discovers the truth of her uncle’s betrayal which has resulted in her worst nightmares for genetic testing. Since the events of the last book, Cat’s friends Tate, Juan and Don have gone missing which she must recover from her nemesis Madigan. Cat enlists the help of the ghoul queen Marie and her shapeshifter friend Denise throughout her adventure and experiences extreme joy, shock, numbness, pain and elation at both friendship, family and love.
The side characters are fantastic as always, with the hilarious Ian finally admitting his bro code with Bones and we finally see Vlad get his happily ever after.
I have shipped Cat and Bones’ relationship throughout the series, they are both strong, independent vampires with a sexy, passionate and fierce attachment to each other. These two have been through so much together, and I really enjoyed their development through out. While they have had their share of arguments and tough times, they’ve realised that they are sole mates and there’s nothing they won’t do for each other, in life or death.
“In my thirty years on this earth, I’d already seen and done more than many people would in a lifetime, but I wouldn’t have made it this far if not for love. That had been the solid ground beneath my feet when everything else around me had crumpled, and despite the danger and uncertainty of what lay ahead, I knew it would be again.” – Cat
The wonderful and imaginative urban fantasy world of half-breeds with powers, master vampires, ghoul queens, FBI forces and other supes was a fantastic one. I’m glad the Night Huntress Universe is an extensive one and I’ll be catching up with the other spin-offs and finding another couple to ship all over again.
Thank you Jeaniene Frost for delivering a brilliant, action-packed and mindblowing series all the way through and giving Cat and Bones the happy ending they deserved. Night Huntress is one of my favourite vampire series of all time and I thoroughly recommend it to everyone who loves strong, well-developed characters, an indepth world filled with romance and vampires.
Rating: 5 out of 5