Monday, May 21, 2012

Review: One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress #2)

"You can run form the grave, but you can't hide..."

One Foot in the Grave, by Jeaniene Frost, is the second novel in the Night Huntress series. Half-vampire Catherine "Cat" Crawfield works as a Special Agent for the federal government to depose rogue vampires and other supernatural beings. It has been five years since she has last seen Bones, her former vampire lover. She uses everything her former lover taught her in her professional role. With a new identity and new friends, her mother is under the best protection and Cat leads her own military team in expeditions. It was the best deal given her predicament in the previous novel. Nevertheless, her new life still feels empty.

When Cat finds herself the target of a failed assassination attempt, she must turn to the man she left behind. Her survival depends on teaming up with Bones again. No matter how much she tries to act professional, she realizes that her passion and desire for Bones grows stronger than ever. Furthermore, she may finally meet the man who is responsible for her existence. With this piece of news, there's no turning back for her, or her dearest friends may become his next targets.

Frost continues to impress me with her story-writing skills. I read this novel in three days; that's how much I enjoyed this novel. She also amps the magic with erotic sexual scenes that will make you swoon with passion. Vampire politics and hierarchies are explored in greater detail. Finally, the mysteries behind Cat's father and Bones' master are also revealed. How will Cat react in both situations?

Many years (five to be exact) have passed between the two novels. Now 27-28 years old, Cat is a mature professional woman who pursues her government job very seriously. Although she sacrificed the love of her life with this decision, she befriends new people and lives a stable life for once. Although she tries to date a human, a twist of fate occurs when Bones reappears in her life in the most surprising way. Surprised by his appearance, Cat almost loses her composure and feels relieved to be reunited with him again. With a bounty on her head, she needs his guidance and protection to live another day.

Stay tuned for the next novel in the Night Huntress series, At Grave's End

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