Words I live by: Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others~Jason Mason Brown
Will not disappoint you.
Cat and Bones of course... the chemistry sparks each word.
I have read and listened to the books. Tavia makes the Audio books. No one else could read this series and make it work like she does. She embodies the characters.
There is an emotional part *** Spoiler Alert *** where Cat thinks Bones is dead and it makes me cry because you never know what the writer may do but it works out well. Trust me.
Buy it, you wont regret it.
***CONTAINS SPOILER***I had a hard time staying focused in this book. The story felt like it was all over the place at times. I don't like Tate being SO in love with Cat and his character really annoys me. However, I can say that I was actually depressed when I thought Bones was dead! I read a lot of supernatural series and they always have one or two books in the series that just moves the series along and this felt like one of them. Tavia Gilbert still did a fantastic job! Oh...and I love Vlad!
I love books, but busy mom that doesnt have time to read them. So having audible has been a blessing to me. Shower or car listening is great
.......I enjoyed this 3rd book of the series, and still like that has its own originality that each of the books have from one another in this series, while still every much staying connected to one another.
BUT....... I got a little overwhelmed with so much going on that at times towards the end of the book I wasn't sure who was what, or what was happening when.
YET.......I still would listen to it again because it defiantly was entertaining while I wasn't confused!
One thing I like about series books is you get to watch characters grow and you get caught up in their adventures. I really wasn't crazy about the first book in the series as I wasn't crazy about Cat but she has grown a lot since the first book. This book was pretty gory at times as there's a war between vampires and one side fights pretty dirty. There's great chemistry between Cat and Bones and all the side characters are also pretty well developed. I also love Cat's sense of humor and thoughts. We get introduced to a few new creatures you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley. All in all it was pretty fast-paced and on the edge of your seat at times wondering what was going to happen next.
I think the narrator does a great job with all the voices. I really love the way she does Bones.
Yes- the narrator is great!!
When Bones came back after we thought he was dead.
Her changing of voices with the characters- she really helps you feel like you are right there. She keeps it exciting!
When Kat finally accepts Annette.
This is a great series!
I started reading this series a while ago and then sort of forgot about it. I recently started the series over on audio book and have loved every minute. Cat and Bones are an awesome pair and there's always something going on. Don't limit yourself to just their stories though. Check out the off shoots too. This is for adults only though. Worth the cash or credit. Gilbert does an excellent job with the narration.
In this installment Cat and Bones and the gang end up taking on Cat's father, and Mencaries wife and she is formidable.
Author's Recommended Listening Order
HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE
ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE
AT GRAVE’S END
DESTINED FOR AN EARLY GRAVE
FIRST DROP OF CRIMSON
ETERNAL KISS OF DARKNESS
THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE
ONE GRAVE AT A TIME
UP FROM THE GRAVE
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. ~Paul Sweeney
Probably not. It was fun the first time but it does not have the re-read ability for me. There was nothing ground breaking enough to make me feel like I would need to experience it twice.
No spoilers here ;)
She does great voices. I really liked the way she did Bones' voice.
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was another great addition to the series. Cat and Bones are still a great couple in this series and I really enjoyed seeing what they had to face next.
Cat is a half-vampire that works for a government agency killing and/or capturing bad vamps that kill humans. Her husband (at least in the vampire world) is a vamp named Bones (Yum!) who is over 200 years old, a master vamp and will do anything to ensure that his woman (Cat..that lucky girl!) is kept by his side and safe. They've had separations in the past and are determined not to let anything come between them now. Cat and Bones are a great couple...one of my fave PNR couples in fact. They have a great chemistry together and the way they interact just makes it obvious that they're perfect for each other.
Cat is working for the government agency and Bones is helping..not because he really wants to but because Cat wants to and Bones will do whatever he needs to to give Cat what she wants while still keeping her safe. Unfortunately, because of her years hunting vamps, a lot of the vamps are familiar with the rumors of "the red reaper" and now it's become even more dangerous for Cat to preform as the bait for their vamp traps. They end up trying to use a captive vamp (promising freedom for cooperation) but it doesn't end up working too well and causes more problems than it's worth. Cat ends up having some major issues when her father decides to come after her again. Cat barely comes through it but on the good side it helps her and her mother's relationship improve so some good comes of it. Cat's mother actually shows some slackening of her hatred of the undead in this book and it's a welcome, although surprising, change in attitude. There's also an unexpected development as Mencheres (who is Bone's grand-sire and an extremely strong and old vamp) offers Bones a partnership where they will merge their lines, become co-rulers of their lines and Mencheres also will give Bones a power boost (something rare and very sought after).
Bones agrees to Mencheres' offer and they become co-rulers. In addition to becoming stronger in general, Bones gets some spiffy new powers with the power boost that end up being very helpful. Unfortunately, just as they become partners, someone tries to blow the mansion up that the merging ceremony is taking place and it becomes apparent that war has come calling. Mencheres and Bones draw the lines and gather their allies for the coming conflict. There is much planning and some unexpected allies show up. The fighting begins and both sides throw some punches, there is some trouble and for a while, no one knows where Bones and Cat (and her allies) are made to think that he's dead. Things are rough for a bit but Cat is determined to forge on and do what needs to be done to hold things together and avenge Bones. This ends up being unnecessary but in the mean time, Cat makes a new friend (I love Vlad!!) and shows everyone just how tough she is. Fortunately, Bones returns safe and sound (so to speak) and is happily reunited with Cat. This doesn't end the fighting though and they have to go through more danger and friends are lost as their enemy uses magic (which is against vampire law for vamps to use) to attempt to kill them all. With perseverance, Cat & Bones and their allies are able to get through the tough times and finally take out their enemy. It's a very good story and very interesting. Although the romance between Cat and Bones is set, I never felt like the story let their relationship suffer or fall to the side. The action story line was great and kept me hopping until the end and wondering what will happen next. The books ends with the current conflict settled and Cat and Bones together and ready for the next thing that life throws at them.
This was another greatly enjoyable addition to the series. I love Cat and Bones! Really, I love all the characters in the series, even the secondary ones are great and add a lot to the stories. This book was very well done and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. I"d recommend this book. 2 thumbs up! :D