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Destined For An Early Grave (Night Huntress, Bk 4)
Destined For An Early Grave - Night Huntress, Bk 4
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they've fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it's time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She's having visions of ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061583216
ISBN-10: 0061583219
Publication Date: 7/28/2009
Pages: 385
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 377 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Destined For An Early Grave (Night Huntress, Bk 4) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
So I was really looking forward to this book. I was so not happy with it. The first three were awesome. But this one was good in the beggning and the end. What she had Cat and Bones go through was just to much. I really think she should have left them alone and go after Gregor together. Not sure if I will read the next book in the series.
reviewed Destined For An Early Grave (Night Huntress, Bk 4) on + 188 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I have to say that this was my least favorite of the series, but enjoyable nonetheless. I just want Cat and Bones to be happy and there was way too much emotional angst going on. I get that things need to be a bit spicy to keep things interesting, but it was almost like a soap opera. There was one point that I was really wondering how things were going to get resolved. It almost seemed hopeless, but the author did a great job with the resolution. She has a knack of keeping things real and I can't help but get sucked into the upheaval as well. The ending was a bit abrupt, but I am anxiously awaiting the next adventure featuring Cat and Bones.
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Helpful Score: 3
I love this series and this installment really pulled at my heart and emotions. This book also had me laughing myself silly, tears running down my face with one of the best scenes Ive read in a while between Cat and Bones sire, Mencheres

"Then you remember the dream, Mencheres stated. That bodes ill.

The fear of that made my reply snappy. Hey, Walks Like An Egyptian, how about for once you drop the formal stuff and talk like you live in the twenty-first century?

The sh**s gonna splatter, start buggin, yo, Mencheres responded instantly. I stared at him, then burst out laughing, which was highly inappropriate considering the very grave warning hed just conveyed."


In this story, we learn a little bit more about Cats life before she met Bones. We find out theres a vampire who is much older than Bones who is staking a claim on Cat, demanding she be returned to him as she is apparently his wife and has bonded with him. Obviously, Bones isnt going to accept that lying down and compliance is definitely not in his vocabulary either. The scary thing about this vampire is that he can snatch Cat away through her dreams.

Bones also does a very convincing job of making Cat think they are through after she goes to Gregor to try to help the situation by convincing him to leave her alone. I should say the operative word here is try and of course it doesnt work. Gregor is insistent that she belongs to him and is very persistent and its not in a good way at all. Bones even convinced me that he and Cat were through and it made me sad and a little annoyed at Cat for creating the situation, no matter how good her intentions were.

There are some major events in the book that came as a shock and a surprise. I wont go into them so as not to ruin the story for any of you who havent yet read it. I struggled with the rating for this book because I love this series and I did love this book. However, something devastating occurs that I felt didnt need to and I think it will make the series lose some of its charm. Its not enough for me to stop reading, but I feel like the author chose a path that didnt need to be travelled.

The devastating event notwithstanding, I highly recommend this book and the series. Fans of this series will enjoy the witty dialogue and snarky comments we have come to expect and enjoy. The awesome in your face fight scenes and the smoking hot love scenes all combined to deliver another fantastic installment to the Night Huntress series.
reviewed Destined For An Early Grave (Night Huntress, Bk 4) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Let me start off by saying WOW...I was up until 3 am this morning finishing this book because I could not put it down!! Another fang-tastic read from Ms Frost! This book revolves around Gregor believing he was bound to Cat when she was 16 and wants her to return to him. Cat and Bones try to keep 1 step in front of him but he keeps invading Cat's dreams and following her trying to get her back. There is so much I could say plot wise but I don't want to ruin the book for anyone! I Loved it...and I am DYING for the next book!!
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Helpful Score: 1
A powerful vampire named Gregor claims that Half-Vampire Cat Crawfield is his wife. Bones is not about to let Cat go anywhere near Gregor. They begin moving around the world, trying to stay one step ahead of Gregor who is a "dreamsnatcher" and has the ability to take Cat away from Bones while she is sleeping.

Another great addition to the Night Huntress series. Frost's characters are very well drawn and feel like real people. It was very upsetting to have a vampire from the past try to come between Cat and Bones. This plot has lots of twists and turns. Just when I thought I figured out what would happen next, the story would go in a completely different direction. I can't wait for the next book in the series. My rating: 5 Stars.
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reviewed Destined For An Early Grave (Night Huntress, Bk 4) on + 276 more book reviews
It's hard to realize that you can hate a character in a book as much as I did Gregor. What a slime. Of course I love Kat and Bones. Hmmm I'm beginning to wonder if I get a little too invested in a series.
This book was very emotional and sensual as usual. What a great series.
reviewed Destined For An Early Grave (Night Huntress, Bk 4) on + 596 more book reviews
This entry in this series has a few sad points for me. I wondered what would happen with Gregor (don't get me started on those vampire laws). I liked how Cat and Bones were figuring out their relationship, but I felt the make-up was to fast and thought more explanation was needed. I think it would have been nice to read some of it from Bones' perspective. Looking forward to Spade's book.
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Good - but not as good as the first two.

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