Sunday, July 22, 2012

Review: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy, Magic, Vampires, Action, Romance, Paranormal
Published: April 29, 2008
Pages: 357
Publisher: Avon
Source: Library Loan
Format: Paperback
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Goodreads Summary

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 vampire she left behind.
Being around Bones awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline rush 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 Cat tries to keep things professional between them, she’ll find that desire lasts forever … and Bones won’t let her get away again. Original.

My Thoughts

This review comes late and that is simply due to the fact that my computer's mouse has indefinitely gone rogue. We cannot find it and I know that waiting any longer would simply prolong my views on this work. And what a piece of work it is! Ah, this book was so refreshing I cannot begin anywhere else but at the very beginning. And why not?Maria certainly thought that was a very good place to start.

Alright so my terrible 'Sound of Music' pun aside, I want to dive in by saying I was sceptic as to just how 'good' this book could be. I mean let me be frank: most 2nd books in a series tend to suck, period. It scares me, really it does, because I intend to have MANY 2nd books in the years to come; and yet everyone else who ventures towards writing a sequel comes up with a lacklustre piece of work. Maybe because working with characters you've used before is...tricky? I don't know! All I know is that I want to avoid that road as much as I'd like the bubonic plague.

Frost did. She made me love Bones again and again. To the point that I was almost wishing for a piece of silver to take Cat down with, but I loved her too much. I love it when an author does that, makes me feel like a giant hypocrite but it keeps me coming back. Maybe I like being told what's-what?

Naw, that isn't it! I just really love Bones, and really like Cat.

These two just keep getting better! They are such thick characters that I can imagine them without even trying, I can feel their pain and joys. They are People-Characters. I loved the plot and give it a smashing 5/5, it was excellent! Also, I thought I would never say this, but I love Cat's mom. Seriously her banter with Bones had my side splitting, it was perfect! I was like 'Bwahahaha ahaahahahaha haaaa!!' all the way through. Yes, I did look insane, thank you for asking!

But back to 'One foot in the Grave'. What else can I say but that it all kind of rightly flowed? Because that was what it did, I didn't feel lost at all and like I'd followed exactly where 'Halfway to the Grave' left off. It was incredible, just the thing I needed and I'm glad I listened to some crazy friends on here who insisted it would be 'worth it'.

Hey guys? It was. Excellent story and compelling characters demand a perfect 5! Way to go Frost, you up and broke the curse.

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