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One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, Bk 2)
One Foot in the Grave - Night Huntress, Bk 2 Author:Jeaniene Frost You can run from the grave, but you can't hide... — Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She's still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vamp... more »ire she left behind.
Being around him awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline kick of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head -- wanted: dead or half-alive -- means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard she tries to keep things professional between them, she'll find that desire lasts forever... and that Bones won't let her get away again.« less
Marcy F. (marcyjo) reviewed One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 16
I have been anxiously awaiting the release of One Foot in the Grave since the moment I finished the first book in the Night Huntress Series --Halfway to the Grave -- in October. My hope was that the sequel (One Foot in the Grave) would be every bit as good as the original. Guess what? It's even better!
The witty sarcastic tone of the first book (along with Cat's hilarious inner banter) is even more honed than before. This book retains the perfect balance of romance, suspense, action, and humor that made book one such a joy to read (and re-read.) The humor is funnier, the romance is sexier, the action is more edgy, and --as unbelievable as it seems-- Bones is even hotter. I would be lying if I said I weren't grinning like an idiot throughout much of my marathon read today.
The main characters have evolved without changing the core of who they are. I was pleased at the presence nods to some of the characters from book one, and there were new characters that quickly become important to the reader, (which I hope to see again in book 3, At Grave's End)
All in all, it was everything I hoped it would be, and more. There is no doubt that Jeaniene Frost is comfortably finding her place amongst the most talented authors in the genre, and I expect to see many more great things from her.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'll just order takeout for dinner and curl up for a reread of my new favorite book.
I was excited to read the sequel to Halfway to the Grave, and I wasn't disappointed. Although, I do think that the first book was better. This book starts off four years after the last book ended. Cat has lost all contact with Bones as she had planned, and she is now an FBI agent. She's in trouble now with an assassin on her tail, and Bones is the only one that can help her. It was good to see Bones back, and as much in love with Cat as a Vamp can be. And let me just say, why don't I have bones in my bedroom? He's just too sexy for words. He reminds me of Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He's quick, funny, and always has a smart ass remark. Cat also has a very sharp tongue, so anyone who gets in her way better watch out. Plus, she can throw a knife like no one's business! Now, that's a girl I can admire.
I liked the new characters that Jeaniene added. They are loyal to Cat and trust her so much, that they will do whatever she says. I loved how everything just started unraveling towards the end. All the pieces started falling into place, and it was exciting to read.
I was a little (I mean just a smidgen!) dissatisfied with the ending, but I don't want to post any spoilers. I'll just say that sometimes people are better off dead. Even though I can't help but like a happy ending. If you like action, there were some really fantastic fight scenes in this book. If you like romance and sex, same deal.
A good sequel and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. It's also spending its third week in a row on the USA Today, NYT, and Borders best seller list! With that let's all applaud Jeaniene on a novel well done!
I read the first book in this series and i didn't like it at all, and i decided to read the second, just because..... I'm glad i did.. This is book is WAY BETTER than the first book!! And now i'm hooked to it... I can't wait to read the next one....
I was roaming around the book store and came across this book. I took a chance buying book 2 in a series that I knew nothing about. Boy was I glad I found it.
I found Cat's inner banter and witty sarcastic tone uplifting and funny. It make you feel like Cat's a real person more real to life then most characters in books. Anyone who really doesn't want to read the erotic paranormal books there's one scene in this book and it's not a whole lot of detail.
First, not nearly as much sex as the first book but still far too graphic, in my opinion, for young people. More vampire politics and intrigue but far less action and battles than the first book. Interesting ending.
Four years ago, Cat abandoned her lover Bones, as well as her former life to join a secret branch of the U.S. government that was formed to hunt vampires. She did it thinking it was the only way she'd be able to save Bones from the men that were threatening her.
Now, however, she's facing Bones' sire Ian, as well as a contract on her life, when Bones suddenly reappears in her life. She is overjoyed to see him, but she knows it still won't work. Or will it?
In the second book to the Night Huntress series, we get a lot more Cat and Bones action, more fighting, and some awesome new characters, in Don, Juan, Tate, Denise, and Annette. We also get to see more into the vampire world with glimpses of Ian, Spade, and Mencheres.
I love this book, and honestly, I think it's my favorite of the whole series. It's the only copy I have of the series that's literally falling apart with how many times I've read this.
This book is where we really get to see how Cat and Bones feel about each other, and heh, there's one certain scene where it's really obvious. If you don't know what I'm talking about, pick up the book. You won't regret it, if just for that scene. ;)
We also get to meet what will become some key characters in later books. Don is the head of the governmental operation that Cat is the main "fighter" for. Tate is one of the men who follows her, who also happens to be in love with her, and Juan is another one of the followers, who is obsessed with women (this is not an overstatement. He's really that obsessed). Annette is one of the first vampires Bones ever changed, and Denise is Cat's best friend.
This book picks up in an interesting spot, because when I picked up the book, I thought it would pick up immediately after the last book ended, but it doesn't; it picks up four years later. Which in truth, is a very good thing, since it develops the characters, as well as the scenes more.
All in all, as I said, this is my favorite book of the series. If you haven't read the series, pick up the first book, and be prepared for the magnificent sequel.