I'm actually a day old tart, filled with maple custard. Perhaps, this reads as a rational introduction to others, and you are deliberately misreading it, because, come on, maple custard.
It is well written with it's own style, and a good story arc. I don't usually buy this genre of books, and unfortunately, I do regret using a credit for this one. I'd just read Angelfall, and was looking for another love-hate relationship book, not a romance. There might have been a love-hate in the first book, but THIS book in the series doesn't have a love-hate relationship like it advertised on Goodreads, and it's definitely a romance. It's more like the main character hates herself for being in love, and feels realistically awkward about a veterinarian. Some of the one liners are funny. Something I'd want to see in an 80's B movie.
Cat is the center of attention to ALL men, like you see in a lot of YA novels, and vampire novels, come to think of it, and most things cycle back to her. Even centuries old undead break propriety to proposition Cat in the most inappropriate situations. "I know you're stabbing me, through the heart, but while you're down there..." (okay, it was never that bad, but it was close.)
The characters gets very English, men call her 'poppet' a lot. The dialogue can go over the top, and become a cameo; stylized. Like the situations you might dream up in your head before sleep, to explain why seven ninjas would attack you in a back alley, and what cliche lines they would serve up in the scenario. That said, it IS a good read, especially for people who appreciate Laurell K. Hamilton or Charlaine Harris, and it IS well-written, and fun.
I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)
This story includes Cat dealing with her new "government" job, her feelings and her separation from Bones which does not turn out to be permanent, of course. Their reunion is entertaining, as are the scenes of tension and fights with other vampires. Other characters provide worthy foils, and the fight scenes and drama of vampire politics is quite entertaining. The way Frost writes really makes you care about the characters, because the emotion and heart she so deftly weaves through the fights and intimate scenes resonates so genuinely. Another excellent narrative performance by Tavia Gilbert...she makes Cat and the others characters very real!
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
Once again Jeaniene Frost has captured my inner vampire and keep me glued to this second book in this amazing series. Just couldn't stop listing to this book. Just love Bones and Cat. The Narrator does an excellent job also. Totally thrilling in every way and can't wait to real the next book. :)
I am a passionate devourer of chocolate and books. I also listen to audiobooks and drink chocolate. When I die, I don't want to be embalmed!
This is the second book in the Night Huntress series. Although you could read this as a standalone, I think it would be hard to relate to what was going on without reading the first book Halfway to the Grave first.
In this story, we find Cat still hunting vampires, but as a federal agent with a team of guys that act as her backup. When we hear how Cat runs her team, I tend to think of this as more of a Lone Ranger type setup and wonder why she even has a team. When they are facing the bad guys it’s, ‘okay, I’m going in alone boys. Give me 30 minutes and then come in and clean up anything that is left.’ That is not teamwork! Cat is so cocky in this book. It is a good thing that she finally runs into Bones.
Although we do get into some good fighting scenes with Bones and get to discover some of his newly revealed Master Vampire skills, it is mostly Cat doing all the fighting in this story.
I really wish Cat had a bit more feeling in this story. She seemed like a walkin-talkin-pissed off-s.o.b. through the whole thing.
I think Tavia Gilbert did a great job with this book. Each character has a different voice and she does really well keeping them all separate. This is one of those narrators that can make you forget you are listening to just one person and not a whole cast of people.
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.
The second book in the series is as strong as the first. So well done, both the writing and the narration. I have the next two books already downloaded.
I really enjoyed this book and was surprised to enjoy the sexy scenes. I usually am not interested in romance types at all but this was HOT!
I listened intently to the book from start to finish and promptly purchased the 2nd in the series.
This is the second book in the series of Cat and Bones. There's lot's of action, great dialogue and of course love. Definitely worth a credit.
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.
I finally found another vampire series that I really like, and I am quite picky. It has action, love, romance, and it is just intriguing. I love this narrator as well! Someone wrote that if you like the Sookie Stackhouse series, which I love, you would like this series! They were right!