Sunday, July 22, 2012

Review: Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost
My rating: 5 of 5 genies
Genre: Adult/Mature, Urban Fantasy, Magic, Vampires, Action, Romance, Paranormal
Published: July 28, 2009
Pages: 355
Publisher: Avon
Source: Library Loan
Format: Paperback
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Goodreads Summary

Hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when half-vampire Cat Crawfield begins having visions of a vampire named Gregor who's more powerful than Cat's undead lover, Bones, and has ties to her past that even Cat herself doesn't know about. Original.

My Thoughts

Okay so here I go to FINALLY get around to writing up a review for this! I think because it's been so long this review will be brief, I'll rate Characters and plot and point out the strong as well as weak parts to this read. So without further adieu, here goes:

Plot: I really adore the way this author is so capable at making the reader forget. Really, when I read any of her books it makes me leave my world for a little to be with Cat and Bones and I am so grateful for that! This book in the 'Night Huntress' series follows Cat and Bones as they face a new terror: Gregor, Cat's first husband!

Characters: Cat and Bones are as entrancing as ever, they never will get dull, that is one thing I am certain of. The characters are always so fresh and something interesting is always happening! I cried for some of them. Tate was also fantastic. It is so weird because I feel for him, I really do, but the sole thought of Cat and Bones apart is not a pleasant one. My dreams for 'Cate' aside, I don't want to see Cat or Bones separated.

Which is precisely why I hated Gregor! Man he took possessiveness to a whole other level.[when he was hitting Cat after he found out that she slept with Bones? Just sickening, my stomach was in knots. I was glad when he died. (hide spoiler)]

Vlad did not disappoint and I'm so ecstatic that my Dark Prince gets his own series!!! I cannot wait. He is such a well-rounded character, and in this book Frost did good by him.

Setting: It was great. I especially loved the New Orleans setting, the Big Easy was perfectly depicted. Plus, all those ghosts made for such a hauntingly pleasing atmosphere.

H.M. (honorable mention): This title goes to Marie - the ghoul Queen and my hero! Man she's got a twisted sense of humor, and I like it. She will always be alright with me and she only helped the book, which is a lot more than I can say for other characters in other novels. I do not understand the point of planting a character only to have them contribute absolutely nothing. That is what frustrates me and I am glad it did not happen here.

P.A. (problem areas): I didn't like the pace of this book as much as the others. It was fast-paced as always but still it dragged a little on certain parts, and being one not always high on patience, I despised the wait leading to the resolution between Cat and Gregor! Still this series is the bomb and is it any wonder I plan on reading everything by this author?

There are erotic scenes and crass language, so mind that if you are younger. If not, grab a copy!

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