Thursday, January 12, 2012


By: Jeaniene Frost
Published By : Avon Books
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from library, 357 Pages


Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Danger waits on both sides of the grave.

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they've triumphed over the latest battle, Cat's new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance . . .

With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous "ally"—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war . . . to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.


I must start by saying that I didn’t read ‘First Drop of Crimson’ ( Spade’s book) and ‘Eternal Kiss of Darkness’ ( Mencheres’ book) before I went onto ‘This Side of the Grave’. Maybe I should have as there is reference to Spade and Mencheres’ relationships which are talked about in this book. Their stories are Night Huntress World # 1 and # 2. I would recommend reading those 2 books before going onto # 5 or else you get a couple spoilers, nothing too major but, enough. Dang me for not realising!!

Cat has some extra grief in this instalment. Not only is Apollyon with the whip around hairdo trying to start a war over Cat, Vampires vs Ghouls, truly, she should feel flattered the amount of trouble that follows her, hehe! But, she has Majestic pushing her buttons and keeping Bones on the clock for a couple days. No wonder he needed a cigarette *waggles eyebrows*.

Bones is picking up strays and ghouls are doing their best to eliminate vampires. Cat takes a thrilling elevator ride ( one of my worst fears) and prepare for a major lump in your throat. You just want to bawl. Justina for once has grown a set, even if it was just to snatch some extra time and Tate is not happy, Jan!

Dave goes undercover and Cat has a new fragrance she wears..ha!

Cat has to work out Marie’s secret in saying goodbye to Remnants on command and Vlad and Cat have a rather interesting scene together. Shame she didn’t work out the less painful answer beforehand.

Denise was a surprise to me, because well that would be one of the spoilers if you don’t read Spade’s story first, but she came in handy.

Oh, and there is another one of those uber , uber smexi chapters...* fans oneself and throws bucket of ice water over my head, repeatedly*

It’s all hands on deck trying to sort the Apollyon problem out which makes for a kick butt action scene.

I loved this instalment, Jeaniene writes Bones like no other lead guy, he is something spesh.


“You think I look like an angel? Well, Kitten , your hands are my heaven and your eyes are my home.”

“Sweet bleedin’ hell , luv, this was a smashing idea.” His voice strained , and his hands were now clenched into fists.

“Am I the only one who has a wood over that little vixen?” Ian asked cheerfully even as he cleaved his sword right through the center of a ghoul.


1 comment:

  1. I have enjoyed the other books in the series, but didn't really care for this one. If you enjoyed the others and want to keep up with the story, you'll have to read this one too. But it was not an enjoyable experience.


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