Saturday, January 14, 2012

BOOK REVIEW - ONE GRAVE AT A TIME by JEANIENE FROST - NIGHT HUNTRESS # 6

By : Jeaniene Frost
Published By : Avon Books
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 358 Pages

RATING : 4 DELICIOUS BONES STARS!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

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?

BOOK REVIEW:

The Night Huntress series is like a delicious chocolate that you savour and you are licking your lips for more. Nothing beats a piece of chocolate that you find yourself reaching back into the packet to get another piece until you are so satisfied that you go to bed happy. It is your guilty pleasure.



Bones is my guilty pleasure and in turn Cat is his. I am addicted to this series based on these two characters. Then Jeaniene stirs in a little at a time, Vlad, and now Ian is growing on me and getting stirred in to the storyline. But when I don’t get a lot of Bones and Vlad seems to have disappeared and Ian although he has popped into the mix a bit more, he isn’t Vlad... well, something was a tad missing from this installment.


I do enjoy some sub characters getting a bit of air time, but Elisabeth and Fabian didn’t really satisfy me in this book. Every time I heard the name Kramer , I was thinking of Seinfeld, now that isn’t a good sign.


It was a great little mystery, but it didn’t have all the regulars playing their part. Juan and Tate and the banter were gone. Don, well he is playing super sleuth and Madigan adds interest but then that kind of faded in and out of the storyline.


I think when Cat can heal herself with all her Vampire mojo, makes it hard for Bones to be that guy he was in the early books. Cat needs his protection even less. I like the female lead to get a bit of a beating , be strong , but also need a helping hand. Cat, really no longer needs a helping hand. She kind of has it all going on which leaves little room for needing protecting. A car gets slammed on top of her, bones are broken etc, but just give me a jiffy and I will be good to go another round. Sure she ends up bald in this installment, like that is going to worry Bones, but apparently there was a solution for Vampire Baldness as well... ha!


I want Cat to lose some powers that she is garnering off certain more powerful characters and need to be protected again. I want her to be a strong character but she is getting too strong, which starts to leave no room for needing anybody to be there for her when she can heal in seconds, fly, leap tall buildings in a single bound ( well you get what I mean) , be stabbed, shot, body slammed by a car and not to mention set on fire. It’s a case of give me a jiffy and I will be all good.


Helsing and Dexter get more air time than Vlad. I liked Tyler and his love of ogling the boys and his comments, they were fun. I do enjoy Jeaniene’s banter she has with her character’s, it lightens all the killing that is inevitable in her books. I enjoy the uber smexi, but , I was having a tad trouble with the mile high club, like ... really?


I still recommend this book and love the series dearly, but I did think that maybe the story was not overly satisfying like it usually is. I want to get back to fighting the good fight and maybe the pro bono for the ghosts is one for a novella.

FAVE QUOTES:

"Tyler, meet Ian," I said without bothering to turn around.
"Daddy like," Tyler breathed.
.........."I thought Bones looked like a little slice of heaven, but you're the whole cake, aren't you, sugar?"


That face , that body....and you know he's packing , look at the angle of that dangle!



"Killer ghost?" Ian perked up, gently batting Tyler aside with a  "Yes, yes, I'm truly stunning, but this interests me," remark.






Michelle

6 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle!

    Sorry I haven't let you know about the envelope. I've been so scattered lately. Yes, I did get it. I actually forgot to post it with my last IMM as I put it away for safe keeping, but it's wonderful. Thanks!! I'll hopefully sort out the giveaway aspect of it soon too. I swear, so much to do, so little time. LOL.

    Anyway, thanks so much :) xx

    Rachel @ The Rest Is Still Unwritten

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  2. Hi Rachel,

    I was just making sure it wasn't floating around out in Postie land, hehe!Blogging is lots of work and time, so I get you.

    Have fun with them. xx

    MIchelle

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  3. Oooh, fab review! Cat and Bones are my--hands down--favourite lit couple. I ADORE this series... but it was just missing a tiny bit of the spark I've come to expect, if you know what I mean? *sigh*
    And Vlad wasn't even in it, was he? I think she's trying to build our suspense for the Night Prince books, so fingers crossed :)

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  4. Sarah , I know what you mean. I did if I was real honest think this could have been a novella story. When an author omits a character and you know Vlad's got a story coming it does possibly equate to that being the reason, but...just a teeny Vlad would be lovely:D

    I adore this series and can't wait for more. Now I shall get Spades and Mencheres books to tie me over.

    Michelle

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  5. The release of this book could not have come at a more perfect time for me and this installment was exactly what I was looking for..pure unadulterated entertainment.

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  6. This Series my fovuurite series but this book Turkey still did not :'(

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