I came across this author by accident. And she has moved into my top 5 list.
I don't know if its the way the book is read by Tavia Gilbert, but I have fallen in love with Cat and Bones.
I enjoy her spin on vampires and ghouls.
I highly recommend this series.
I'm glad I gave this series another chance. The banter between characters is entertaining and often laugh out loud funny, but doesn't take away from the main plot. This book also had a great mix of steamy sex, romance between Cat and Bones, vamp killing and justice. Just got books 3 & 4 and can't wait to hear them.
One Foot in the Grave takes place around four years after book one in the Night Huntress series, Halfway to the Grave. Cat is dealing with a lot in this book, mainly her decision to leave Bones, which haunts her every day. She knows he is the love of her life, but she made a bargain with the devil, oops, I mean government, and for his safety must stay away from Bones. Yeah, that plan is working really well until she ummm bumps into him, at her BEST FRIENDS wedding! Coincidence? Who knows! The point is, what she left behind years ago is back and he comes with a vengeance that promises to never let her go again!!
Overall, I was pleasantly pleased with this book. I really like the way the narrator, Tavia Gilbert portrays Cat. Enthusiastic, Sarcastic, Sensitive, somewhat Cocky, Fearless...these are just a few of the traits I love in Cat and and she emanates them flawlessly. Even the side characters sound pretty realistic, my favorite being Cat's nut-case of a mom, Justina. My only gripe, is the narrator's portrayal of Bones. In my mind, Bones is this hot, macho-ey man with a deep sexy, sultry voice!! When Bones comes to mind, I immediately think Man Candy. Unfortunaltey, the narrator's interpreation of Mr. Bones is a tad, wee-bit underwhelming! She gives him an English accent (sort of) that sounds like a mix between Mary Poppins and the witch from the Wizard of Oz. And no, not the good witch Glenda, I am talking about the Wicked Witch from the West. Yeah, the creepy green one. [hunches shoulders...curls fingers and squeals...."I'm melting, I'm melting, what a world...what a world!] Shutting mouth now!!
Okay, so overall, and despite my previous Bones banter, I really did enjoy this Audio book. Sidenote- If your a newbie to the Night Huntress world, I suggest you actually read the book first. Then, if you like it as much as I do, che
I"ve read all the Cat and Bones books and they are sooo good. The chemistry between them is electric! Good narrators are so important and Tavia is wonderful!
I loved this book. I actually listened to it back to back I liked it so much. Good story line, twist and love the sex scenes. The can't get these on Audible fast enough!!!
I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)
I've read so many vampire books that by now I'm hard to impress but let me assure you that this series is good, very very good. What I love most about this series is the heroine Cat. She's a kick-ass vampire slayer, strong, independent and does not need to be rescued. And Bones is the first vampire hero who's not too possessive, sicko and manipulative. He's just hot! Super hot and treats her so good.
This book has fast paced action, humor, an awesome cat fight and it's just so interesting! The romance is still powerful and the sex scenes are hot. Very. Hot. I would recommend this book for many reasons but there is one extended amazing love scene that is so amazingly hot that I had to actually listen to it twice to remember every little detail. It is one of the hottest scenes I've ever read in a paranormal romance book. Even the police was called twice that's how powerful that was! I must say I really like Bones!!
Narration: Tavia Gilbert is an excellent narrator. I only gave her two stars because although she does a great job with 99% of the characters, her portrayal of Bones is horrible! Why did she chose that terrible annoying voice for the sexy vampire Bones? Why, oh whyyy? Bones voice actually takes away from the story. The action and the story itself deserve another chance so I guess you really have to try to imagine Bones and not focus on how he sounds.
So many books...so little time! :)
This second book made up for the last one! Thank you Jeaniene! I hated how things ended in the last one, and was sooo happy when things turned around in this one!
After getting through this one, I downloaded the rest of them right away. This book also has one of the best love scenes out of all of them right now, and I am currently on book five.
Keep listening, as they only seem to get better! From the story to the narration...everything about this one is great!! A must have!!
Yes , the story is great the Frost writes a compelling story with comically witty characters/
Tavia is a great Narrator.
The whole series and is rates up there with the rest of them
If you have not listened to this series get the first book and you will be hooked
Great mix of action, humour and romance, I bought the first book and now have purchased all of them. Tavia Gilbert gives a great performance its almost a dramatisation rather than a reading she does such a good job with the different characters
Now with government sanction. Fast forwarding from the last book by 5 years, we catch up with Cat as she has become part of the government organization that took her in at the end of the last book, still pining for Bones. Which is good since Bones quickly shows up after searching for her the past couple of years (not buying her note that she left him). She does have a strong support group, new friends and coworkers that very much like her (some a little too much) but other her work she doesn't have all that much else going on in her life.
We learn a little more about the quirks of the Vampire world, meet Cat's father (or sire depending on interpretation) and overall quickly move along on a whirlwind plot. All of which leads full circle to the beginning of the book, and a suprise decision that shows that Cat is more than just a vengence demon out for blood against rouge vampires (talk about daddy issues).