Series: Night Huntress #7
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Published by Avon on 01-28-2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 8.7 hrs
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There's always one more grave to digLately, 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.
You really should read Home for the Holidays and Twice Tempted before reading Up From the Grave. But if you don’t mind a spoiler for Twice Tempted or a “when did we find that out” moment when something is mentioned that was revealed in Home for the Holidays then you can go ahead and read Up From the Grave.
I love the Night Huntress series. Especially books 1-4. I’ve reread them 3 times and would have read them a 4th for the ending but I read out of reading time. So it pains me to say that Up From the Grave was my not favorite book in the series but I did enjoy it more than the previous book, One Grave at a Time. Frost managed to wrap all the key points in the series and give Cat & Bones their HEA.
- One Grave at a Time introduced a new story arc that felt rushed in its wrap up in Up From the Grave.
- Déjà vu … we are lead to believe something that was already used in an earlier book? I can’t go into what so that I don’t spoil anyone. But I thought it was a hardship on Cat that didn’t need to be used again. (Shrugs)
- New character and their storyline. Again I can’t go into details without spoilers.
Everyone … we’ll see you again, some soon, some later, but as vampires say, until again.”
I got a little teary eyed while hearing that line at the end. It’s not a goodbye but a we’ll meet again. So here’s hoping that Cat 7 Bones will show up again at some point in our lives maybe through Vlad’s last book or if Frost decides to give us anymore Night Huntress World books.
Up From the Grave is a MUST read for the series fans. I think most people will be satisfied with the ending.
“Shame on you, Crispin. Married how long, and you haven’t spanked your wife with a metal spatula yet?”
I’d gotten used to Ian’s assumption that everyone was as perverted as he was, so I didn’t miss a beat.
“We prefer blender beaters for our kitchen utensil kink,” I said with a straight face.
Bones hid his smile behind his hand, but Ian looked intrigued.
“I haven’t tried that … oh, you’re lying, aren’t you?”
“Ya think?” I asked with a snort.
Ian gave a sigh of exaggerated patience and glanced at Bones.
Tavia Gilbert’s narration has grown on me after listening to the first book, Halfway to the Grave and Once Burned (Vlad’s 1st book). I’m still not loving her voice for Bones but I can deal with it. Tavia has a nice reading voice and her female voices are done well and she does an ok job with the male voices (expect Bones IMO). But over all the narration is doable and I would give Tavia another try with a different book to see how her narration works for different characters.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).