There's always one more grave to dig.
Lately, 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.
©2014 Jeaniene Frost (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers
I first discovered this series on a sale! It was one of the best deals I got. I immediately bought the rest of the series up to book six. When I saw this in pre-order--it was a hands-down buy! I eagerly awaited the book. It seems the Gods were with me since I had a snow day today. I listened to this book all day. And I could not stop listening!
I kept wondering how Cat and Bones were going to deal with the new director.The ending for the director was a bit of a let down. However the other enemies they have to fight are richly rewarded. We learn why Uncle Don is still around and we have a visit or three with Marie LeVeau and a further link between Cat and Tate. As usual, when Cat and Bones need to solve a problem, they have different views on how to do it. Bones does not let Cat in on the "real" plan while pretending to give her the impression she has her way. We also see why Bones and Ian are friends. Ian is soooo misunderstood--still promiscuous--but sooo misunderstood.
I was as heartbroken as I was elated throughout this book. Each chapter in Cat and Bone's life just keeps getting better. As always Ms. Frost’s blends, death-defying action, intense emotional scenes, and hot-hot-hot intimacy. I only wish the series did not have to end. By the by, if you have not read the short "Home for the Holidays" or Vlad's series, you will be confused by some references and the timeline.
Other than that, I don't know how to explain more without giving away spoilers. I just know that this is one of my favorite in the series. It is a must read if you love Cat and Bones and their antics. I am already starting my second listen! Enjoy!
There is a new addition that I would have never thought of! Please, please let there be more of this series coming soon, It can't wait as long as we did for this installment for the next. Tavia's narration is second to none and she really brings this book to life compared to another populare series; the Black Dagger Brotherhood which I don't really like but everyone else seem to love, maybe it me but I think it's the BDB's narrator (I think he's just awful, I think Robert Petkoff would have done the series justice). This series is simply amazing, for me this is the best series I've listened to and would recommend it to anyone. Everyone I've suggested this series to couldn't believe how well written and read it is. The twists, turns and tie-ins between the other books are handled so well I would like the opportunity to meet Ms. Frost just to pick her brain. If you like the Night Huntress series, You will not be disappointed with this book.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
I give this the book over 5 stars, it deserves it. Jeaniene Frost did an amazing job.
A fantastic addition to a fantastic series.... I have never even thought of such a plot in this series... I was speechless during this book, couldn't believe the things that happened, and couldn't believe its ending....
This isn't the usual book of a mission and and ending.. its packed with life changing events.. This means that the next book will be a new, fresh, and exciting book!!
Narration is great as always..
Didn't realize this was the last book of the series, until I read the publishers review, but it's a great book to wrap-up the characters and the series. Everyone from past books seem to be involved with the pursuit of one special little girl. If you have followed the series, then this one is a must listen. I probably wouldn't start with this book, cause of all the characters involved from the other books (background is needed to appreciate it)
I was glad to see the series end before the characters and writing became stale. So many authors these days drag out a series too long, to the point of the writer and reader loosing interest. I would say this one worked out just right.
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
I Stayed up all night, I was so excited to get this book and get listening.....
With some fun reveals, one that’s very surprising and ultimately a bit frustrating, Cat and Bones end their adventures with a bang. I started Up From the Grave with a bit of sadness knowing that this was it, the last book in this amazing series. Cat and Bones have been a fun fixture in my reading life for years and it’s always sad to say goodbye.
The story starts with Cat learning that her old team of Tate, Juan, Dave and Cooper, have been missing for weeks and Cat’s ghostly uncle Don fears that Madigan (evil leader, that’s all I ever refer to him as) has them and if that’s the case, they’re as good as dead. Cat won’t just leave them in Madigan’s hands so she and Bones start to follow leads to figure out where the guys are and this leads to some very disturbing revelations about what, exactly, Madigan has been researching all these years. He’s been one of the master minds behind some dangerous genetic testing that goes all the way back to the days Cat was working for her Uncle and leading her team. What they currently find is that the testing was successful and has resulted in a 7 year old girl, who is a vampire/ghoul hybrid and threatens to start a war between the groups. Cat and Bones need to rescue her old team, find the little girl and figure out who the main person is above Madigan that’s been funding and backing this research. The answer proves to be a dangerous one for Cat and her friends along with a huge reveal that revolves around the young girl, Katie.
The action is everything fans of this series have come to expect. Many past characters are nicely woven into the story and plot and all play pivotal roles, especially Denise and my personal favorite Ian. It was nice to see them all interact together for one last hurrah and they ended up needing everyone’s abilities to take on the book’s big bad. There are deaths, deceptions, lots of violence – it’s action packed and exciting.
I love seeing the progression of Cat and Bones relationship. They’re not perfect, but they’ve both grown together so much that just as Cat believes, they really can weather anything together. While we do get some sexy moments between them, personally I wanted something more. I can’t say that anything specifically was missing it was just for the last time we’re going to see this couple on page, As you may be able to tell, I'm having trouble letting go of this series lol......
It was bittersweet listening to the last page of this book. Cat and Bones and their lives and the many adventures they've taken me on will always hold a special place for me. I finished this book and felt like, yes, their story is complete.............. Ending this review On a very positive note (just trying to tell my brain this) - I can re-listen to the series as often as I like. YA :))
Yes, this entire series was great, the story shifted and stayed interesting. The story was sexy, action packed, and I couldn't get enough.
I was disappointed that Bones' accent was slightly different in this book...in the previous books and this one was slightly off, similar to Ian which threw me off completely. It just didn't come off as the same Bones I've come to love. :(
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I totally love me some Cat and BONES! OMG>.. I was almost crying... seriously crying... during the middle b/c of Bonezie!!! I could feel Cat's pain... OMG, OMG!!!
Awesome writing... Frost is always an instant download, like Ward or Cole... You know there are just a few author who just can't seem to get it wrong...
Narration was subper, one of the best...I even download books simply because of Gilbert's narration sometimes...
Must have Buy, Credit or Sale if you have the entire Night Hunter Series... If not... go get book 1 now...
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Well it's pretty much all been said before so all I can add is a BIG thank you to Jeaniene Frost for giving her fans such a brilliant, witty, action-packed story that was full of drama, loveable characters, surprises and, as Cat and Bones sail away into the sunset together, finally a joyous HEA is awaiting them. I will miss these two special characters that have given me many hours of listening pleasure.
Also, thank you Tavia Gilbert for your skilled narration, you breathed life, soul and emotion into Cat and Bones and also the many characters that crossed paths with them.
Worth a credit? I stand clapping and shouting ENCORE ENCORE but I will just have to face the fact that the final curtain has fallen on this particular act. Hell YES worth ALL the credits, ALL the sleepless nights and ALL the many take-outs when I was just too engrossed in the plot to cook.
AKA The Geeky Blogger
Listened/Read for Fun (Kindle/Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Up From the Grave was a bit rushed at the end but I enjoyed spending time with the characters that I know/love!
Quick Review: Since this is a book that will have been read and reviewed a bajillion times I am going to just jot down my quick thoughts. I thought overall this series ended as it should have but I didn't like some of the loose ends. My only hope that is some of them are addressed in the spin off series. Also if we don't get series for at least two of the characters (which will remain nameless but you know who they are) then I will be really disappointed.
Narrated By Tavia Gilbert / Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
Tavia was perfect for this series. She did a great job in the last book!
Final Thoughts: Up From the Grave was a good end to a great series :)
I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.
This was a strange book and while i liked it, there's a plot line that just doesn't really fit. The whole book felt like a lot of fan service. I think that it could have been OK, but I didn't buy it all the way. They start off trying to figure out how to get to Madigan, after a quiet period for Cat and Bones. Things quickly get out of control, and they use their allies to try and save themselves and prevent a war. That's the quick synopsis. There's a lot of characters in this book that get a quick nod or shout out. It's very fan servicey. It wasn't that it was poorly done, but it was just glossed over. The story was a little weak, and I don't know that there was enough for a full book here. It felt rushed and parts weren't fully developed. I gave it 4 stars overall, but Tavia Gilbert's performance was top notch as always, and it does pull everything together. If you've read the other books in the series, this is a must read, but it doesn't break new ground.
The Katie story line was pretty silly. The reaction by Cat felt really over the top. I get the basic concept that she now has a 'daughter' but the whole I must protect her at all costs even though I hardly met her felt very forced. Even my wife rolled her eyes at it. I get the whole parenting situation, but this felt forced because it was a paranormal romance and Cat's mom was a bad mother, so Cat needs a daughter so she can be a good mom didn't work. Having her probably be Tate's kid as well made me really roll my eyes, and I didn't think he was all that likable of a character, but maybe he was? I'm still looking forward to see where she takes her storytelling next.
It was a suitable end to good series. Complex well written story as always.
The scene on the jetty where Bones and Kat meet their nemesis.
No, I couldn't listen to it at one sitting - the scene on the jetty and the immediate aftermath was so well written, I found it stressful and I had a little weep - I had to put the story aside for a little while.
It was a good end to a very well written series - the action scenes were strong and the book made me laugh and cry. If I have one negative it would be the narrator who as read all 7 books in the series sometimes forgot that the 'hero' Bones was English cockney and read him as upper crust which I found confusing but the slips did not detract from a powerful story. I know I will read the whole series.
Amongst the leaders and up with the best of them
Because of the fight over the child it is like Twilight, but is much better
Follows on from the last 6 perfectly
Other than being a really good book, no.
"Brilliant end to a brilliant series"
I have loved all of this series and I was wondering how she would draw it to an end without killing anyone off. I have read some reviews on Amazon and they were not that favourable but I loved this book right from the start!! Usual snappy dialogue and laugh out loud moments. Lots of highs and lows - a true roller coaster of a book
Plot spoiler here but when Bones was killed I was gutted - couldn't quite see how they would manage to get him to come back BUT then I remembered an earlier book.......
I love the fact that you know who is talking by the accent she uses. At the beginning Bones' accent slipped a bit but she was soon back into the swing of things. She puts so much feeling into the reading that it makes a good book even easier to read.
"Sad to have the series end :("
As a series I have to say it is one of my all time favorites and is very easy to listen to it over and over. From the series it's one of my favorites but have moments that were all very predictable.
This is more of a series question and I would have to say the only books I have red that are similar is the Yellow-rock Series and the Nice Girls series.
I think she really does desperation very well. When Kat is in a battle and struggling or upset, Gilbert manages convey that all very well.
Because all the big drama scenes I predicted the hidden twists long before they happen. So I would have to pick when Marie Laveau told Kat not to cry.
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