Sunday, July 15, 2012

Review: Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress #4)

Her deadly dreams leave her in grave danger.

Destined for an Early Grave, by Jeaniene Frost, is the fourth novel in the Night Huntress series. Bones and Cat take a vacation after they defeated an ancient Master vampire and her rogue undead army. During their honeymoon, Cat experiences mysterious dreams where she has visions of a vampire named Gregor who claims she is her rightful husband. Nicknamed the Dreamsnatcher, he can physically lure away unsuspecting persons in their dreams. Worse, he is more powerful than Bones and knows the truth about Cat's past.

Gregor won't stop the visions and threats until Cat is officially his again. As Cat battles between the vampire who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, she must make a decision that may cost her her humanity. If it can break the power Gregor has over her, then she will need all the power she can summon to win her freedom. The only way is to become one of the most feared in the supernatural world.

This series keeps getting better and better! This is officially the climax where readers will discover Cat's true abilities and destiny as a vampire hunter. She asks Bones to turn her into a vampire, but a surprise awaits her when she becomes a unique being that no one knew could possibly exist.

I won't spoil the plot any further, but it was certainly surprising to witness Cat question why does she cling to her humanity? To serve as a daily reminder of her duty to take down the rogue undead? She meets a foe much stronger than she can bargain for. Her "blood bond" marriage with Bones is also put to the test when they must learn how to trust each other. The stakes are high for Cat to make an ultimate decision on her future, but readers will be pleased with the novel's ending.

Stay tuned for the next novel in the Night Huntress series, First Drop of Crimson. This spin-off book focuses on Spade's (Bones' best friend) love life.

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