Review: Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7) – Jeaniene Frost

Posted 5 March, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 19 Comments

Review: Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7) – Jeaniene FrostUp From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress #7
Published by Avon on 28 January 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Purchase

4 Stars

There’s always one more grave to dig.

Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…

A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and those of everyone they hold dear— will be hovering on the edge of the grave.

Up From the Grave is the last installment in one of my favorite series ever, and wow, did it take me for a wild ride! My emotions were all over the place, and this review is going to be very hard to write without spoiling anything – but I still promise there are no spoilers.

Cat is true to herself in Up From the Grave – always ready to give her all to save the ones she care about, and there is a lot of sacrifice going on in this story. However, a lot can be achieved with a little help from our friends, right? From on crisis to the next, there is never a dull moment, and a lot of characters who were present in prior books in the series make an appearance to do everything possible to keep everyone safe.

As the readers are taken both on a memory lane and on a new path, Up From the Grave has different paces for different situations, and I frankly thought my heart would both stop and break at times. I did get a little upset with the way Cat and Bones still did not completely trust each other after all this time, though. They are my favorite couple, one of those couples that lasts, and I would have enjoyed this story even more if they had been more open with each other when the shit hit the proverbial fan.

There is still character development in Up From the Grave, though, but there is also a lot of heartache and hurt. And some pretty amazing fights, as well as a very strange resolution to some of the problems our friends face. All in all a satisfying end to a series I love, and I am hoping there will be other novels in the Night Huntress World series.

 I stayed where I was. One cat waiting at the door was enough, thanks.

Then he took his coat off, revealing an indigo shirt that clung to his muscles as if reveling in them.

I didn’t know how he managed to make the question sound indecent, yet he did. I would’ve said the English accent helped, but his best friends were English, and their voices never turned my insides to jelly.

We’d been through so much together. Surely we hadn’t come this far to fail now.

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19 responses to “Review: Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7) – Jeaniene Frost

    • Cat and Bones are the bestest ever! I hope you’ll continue to enjoy this series as much as I have, Brandee 🙂

      I have had a wonderful Wednesday – busy and fun!

      Thanks for stopping by, my friend *BIG HUGS*

    • Yes, there are crossover with the Vlad books, and there might be in other spin-off series as well 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • I know what you mean about needing more time, Melliane! Cat and Bones are one of my favorite fictional couples, though, so this series and the spin-offs make my day!

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • Oh my goodness, Braine, I have to admit I’m a little jealous that you can just sit down and read all the books in one go if you feel like it 😀

      I love the spin-offs as well, but as you said, I already knew the characters quite well when I read them.

      Thanks for stopping by.

    • Oh yes! Ian! He’s one of the funniest side-characters I’ve ever encountered! I need to feature him in one of my Sidekick Showcase posts 😀

      I have really enjoyed both the Vlad and the Mencheres spin-offs so far, though 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by, Traci.

  1. I read the first book in this series a while back, and really loved it! I miss Urban Fantasy reads! I’ve been reading mostly contemporary stories for the last year, and am getting burned out on them. This sounds like such a great series wrap-up. I love when the last installment brings previous characters together, goes down memory lane, and still brings surprises! Wonderful Review Lexx!!!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape recently posted: Group Read : The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
    • Lindy, now you have no excuse to not read the whole series – and the spin-offs 😀 I love Cat and Bones, and the whole universe in the Night Huntress series is awesome!

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • Oh my, we should chat about those darned spoilers, Carmel! I’m sad to say goodbye to Cat and Bones, too, but there will be more books in this universe, so I can’t help but feel hopeful there will be some sightings 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

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