Sunday, October 16, 2011
Review:This Side of the Grave by Jeannine Frost
Danger waits on both sides of the grave.
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they've triumphed over the latest battle, Cat's new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance...
With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous "ally"--the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war. ...to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.
I loved this book. As normal Cat and Bones are great. Their relationship is solid but Apollyon is determined to end Cat one way or another and has stirred up the ghouls to that end. And if the vamps knew how she fed and what it does for her a bunch of them would be glad to help. With the help of their new ally they manage to avert all out war but it leaves Cat to face the consequences which might be more than she can handle. We shall see. I am looking forward to the next one in this series as well as as the spin-offs. This one was not as meaty as some of the others but overall was a well enjoyed read. I give it 4 stars and I bought and paid for this one all on my lonesome.