Saturday, June 28, 2014

BOOK REVIEW - UP FROM THE GRAVE by JEANIENE FROST - NIGHT HUNTRESS # 7 - ADULT URBAN FANTASY - AVON


By: Jeaniene Frost

Published By : Avon
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 372 Pages

RATING: 5 BRILLIANT URBAN FANTASY SERIES STARS!

Blurb : Goodreads 

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.






BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

“Yeah, well, Bones and I had a couple months of relative quiet. 



Guess it’s time to liven things up again.” 

I have to admit it is hard to say goodbye to Cat and Bones, they have been such a pleasure to read about in the urban fantasy world.

From the great book titles to the humor and romance, this series is a must read for lovers of urban fantasy.

Cat and Bones, are one of the best adult urban fantasy couples around, in my opinion. I'm not forgetting some others, that is why I said one of the best

Bones will make you purrrrr, he is just something special to read when he loves his woman, Cat. He is loyal and a whole pile of thesaurus words.

Jeaniene knows how much her reader audience love Bones and we enjoy a nice long descriptive of him when he first enters the room. We soak up her words and our imaginations go wild.

Eyes so dark they were nearly black met mine. Once they did, my amusement turned into feminine appreciation. Bones’s cheeks were flushed, and the color accented his flawless skin, chiseled features, and sensually full mouth. Then he took his coat off, revealing an indigo shirt that clung to his muscles as if reveling in them. Black jeans were snug in all the right places, highlighting a taut stomach, strong thighs, and when he turned to hang up his coat, an ass that could double as a work of art. By the time he turned back around, his slight smile had turned into a knowing grin. More emotions enveloped my subconscious while his scent-- a rich mixture of spices, musk, and burnt sugar-- filled the room.

“Missed me, Kitten?”




I love Bones’s humor.

“Something’s up,” I said in a gasp.

White teeth flashed before Bones lowered his mouth to my chest. “How cliched, but true nonetheless.”




Cat is a kickass lead who often puts others first. She takes plenty of knocks, but gets up every time. I’m going to miss her.

Bones and Cat have a romance that is hard to forget. This widely popular series has many devoted fans. There will never be another Bones. I doubt another character will be called Bones in urban fantasy. He took that name and wore it well.

He owns it.

I was never worried about how Jeaniene would handle the last book in this series, she just has a talent for giving the readers an entertaining, memorable time.

The way Jeaniene finished this series off, I felt satisfied, a little emotional, I felt like I had lost some very special friends to spend time with.

Who knows? There is a brilliant opportunity for a spinoff, but sometimes it’s good to go out on a high.

I’ve still got Vlad’s series, Night Prince, to keep me happy. Who knows, you might be able to find some of the gang popping up in there?

Will Ian get a series? Sure hope so, he is such fun to read. The lad grew on me as the series continued.

Damn, Ian was already here. I braced myself as he came out from behind the RV. He sniffed, his nose wrinkling. Then he looked over me and my blond captive, grinning.

“Managed to squeeze in a golden shower along the way? How lecherous. I’m impressed.”




With a casual swipe of his hand, he ripped his shirt open, causing buttons to fly everywhere. Another swipe took his sleep mask all the way off. Finally, he finger-combed his shoulder-length hair and smiled at his reflection in the rearview mirror.

“I am, after all, irresistible.”

... "Ian,” Bones drew out warningly.
He waved a hand. “Stop growling, Crispin. I’m well over my former attraction to your wife, but the point remains that I’m stunning.”



There was a scene that just had me drooling and laughing at the same time. Jeaniene had a lot of fun with Ian and gave us readers a little moment too.



“For the record, I tried to stop this,” I said grimly. Then I turned my attention back to Ian.

The afternoon sun gave his copper-hued hair golden highlights and he made sure that the hard lines of his chest and abdomen were on full display as his pace kept his shirt billowing behind him. Grudgingly, I had to admit that several heads turned, and more than a few cars slowed down as female drivers gave him a second, third, and fourth look. Ian responded by flashing them a dazzling smile, making him appear almost angelic to anyone who didn’t kow that he was a conscienceless slut.

As he crossed the street, a downward tug on his waistband had his jeans sitting even lower on his hips. Another couple inches, and he’d be flashing groin cleavage, and from the avid stares aimed his way, that could be met with spontaneous applause.

“Have some dignity, ladies,” I muttered.




The last book in this series finished up tidyly, we got Bones moments, Ian moments, Cat kicked ass, Mencheres did the Mencheres thing, we got a strong villain with some hidden extras, sub characters popped up for some more air time before the curtains came down and I had a bonza time. 

We also got some noooOOoooOOooo, moments.

I take my hat off to Ms Frost, she sure brought it when she gave us Bones and Cat.


* glove clap *



Michelle






These are two of my fave Cat and Bones fan artwork from Alex Bennett.

You can find all her deviant art HERE 
Just scroll about she is brilliant. 

She does different books/series fan art.

2 comments:

  1. Oh man, Michelle. You have me itching to crack this one open. I've been putting it off because I hate to say goodbye, too. Sounds like Frost did an excellent job though. And you're right - Cat & Bones - there'll never be another couple like them. Great review!

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    1. Hey Brandee, you better scratch that itch...hehehee :) I do hate reading a last book, I am doing them all now, 2 a month is my quota. I have done that this month, with this one and Gayle Formans 2nd book. I am fighting my phobia :D

      Thanks!

      Mich

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