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Up from the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 7 | [Jeaniene Frost]

Up from the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 7

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.
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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

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    Hassan Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 01-29-14
    Hassan Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 01-29-14 Member Since 2009

    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= :'(

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    "Never Expected This!!!!"

    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..

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Julius NJ, United States 01-29-14
    Julius NJ, United States 01-29-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Missed Kat and Bones"

    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.

    21 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey United States 01-29-14
    Stacey United States 01-29-14 Member Since 2010
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    "OMG--Can this series get any better? You Bet!"

    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!

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Danette Melbourne, FL, United States 02-02-14
    Danette Melbourne, FL, United States 02-02-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Unhappy"

    I am sad. I was not really expecting to love this book, since I was equally disappointed with the last two installments. However, being the series finale, I was hopeful. My issue was mainly with the story, as the narration was very well done, as always, with one exception. The voice of Bones was slighlty different to my ears, and I found that annoying. The Night Huntress Series was one of my first forays into UF, and I fell head over heels with Cat, Bones and the rest of the characters in the Night Huntress World. I loved their sarcastic wit, their personal conflicts, their steamy scenes, their butt-kicking action. I loved them all, and it was easy to do. Now, I feel like the romance is over for us. This story felt forced. I think that sums it up. I was not upset about the big surprise this book revealed, I just wasn't emotionally invested enough to care at that point. I wanted to love this last book, but I found myself muttering under my breath at several points in the story. Several things were taken from previous books and "refried" for use in this one. Well, I will miss Cat and Bones. I can only hope that some of the other characters will show up in their own Night Huntress World books.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Think about this IL, United States 02-02-14
    Think about this IL, United States 02-02-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Farewell Cat and Bones"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 02-01-14
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 02-01-14 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "This is it? NO WAY!!!! I want more!!!!"

    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...

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer HENDERSON, NV, United States 02-02-14
    Amazon Customer HENDERSON, NV, United States 02-02-14 Member Since 2011

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    "I've heard this story before..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I am not sure. I loved The Night Huntress Series due to its originality. This story had the same story line as 'Underworld: Awakening"... The fact that this is the last book in the series does not make sense... the ending feels incomplete, like the author just ran out of ideas so decided to end it with book 7. I am disappointed with this one. Once again, weird similarity to a Vampire movie in the Underworld movie series.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting was the experimentation on subject A80. The least was that Cat and Bones were boring as so predictable.


    Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Just as good. She always does a great job.


    Was Up from the Grave worth the listening time?

    It was as it was a little over 8hrs and not longer, yet not an original story... very disappointing.


    Any additional comments?

    The series ending now is very disappointing and does not make sense. Soooo many unanswered questions at the end of this book. Sad.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 01-28-14
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 01-28-14 Member Since 2009

    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

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    "A Spectaculous Ending to a Totally Perfect series"
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    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 :))

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Oli 03-19-14
    Oli 03-19-14 Member Since 2008
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    I'm writing this review well aware that I'm going to be bombarded with unhelpful votes. However, books, like everything else in life are a subject to personal like or dislike and it would be against my principals to lie and say I liked this book. On the contrary, I was extremely disappointed, since this was the last one in the series. I'm hoping Ms. Frost's new series are going to be worth my credits, otherwise I'm done with her.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Karissa Eckert Minneapolis, MN 02-21-14
    Karissa Eckert Minneapolis, MN 02-21-14 Member Since 2004

    Devourer of all books fantasy

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    "Good closure, but writing was weak"

    This is the 7th and final book in the Night Huntress series. I am so happy that Frost chose to end the series here. I felt like the last couple books were starting to lag, and I would rather see the series end than completely pitter out. This was an enjoyable wrap-up to the series, it was action packed and added some really interesting things to Cat and Bone’s life.

    I listened to this on audiobook and really enjoyed it. I have listened to most of the series on audiobook because the audiobooks are just spectacularly done. Really this is one of those series I like listening to more than reading, the narrator does such a wonderful job.

    Cat and Bones have been enjoying a little peace and quiet for once. Of course that doesn’t last. Cat gets a call that her friends from the CIA have gone missing. As her and Bones struggle to figure what has happened to them, they find out that Cat’s nemesis at the CIA has been doing some crazy genetic experimentation and has created something that no one can control.

    There were some things I liked about this book and some things I didn’t. In general I think it was a good way to close out the series and I think it was time to close out this series.

    I love Cat and Bones, I love that they have finally gotten some peace and quiet. Their relationship has settled into a more comfortable happiness, there are some very steamy scenes between them which were well done.

    That being said the steamy scenes were the best written part of the book. There were a number of plot points that felt forced or didn’t really make sense. Cat again, underestimates Bones a number of times and goes behind his back...this is something that I thought Cat had grown past doing. I was a bit sad to see Cat making the same mistakes as usual. Some of the action scenes were written a bit awkwardly as well.

    There was some awkward dialogue, especially in the beginning of the book. There were also a number of times when I thought “Why in the world would ___ do that? It doesn’t make any sense.” For example Cat calling the CIA agent and having him meet her on an abandoned pier. Why would she do that? Why would he agree to meet her? Why would Cat actually think that he would come alone and not bring reinforcements...seriously is she that stupid? This was just one example of a point where I thought things didn’t really make sense or fit with the characters personalities.

    There is also a major twist in the middle of the book that I thought was just plain silly. It doesn’t fit with Cat’s personality and Cat’s sudden strong feelings towards this deadly individual were just absolutely out of place and odd.

    There are a lot of cameos in here. Mencheres is in the story, so is Denise and Spade. Denise actually plays a fairly large role in the story and I enjoyed that. Ian plays a pretty large role as well. Vlad shows up for a smallish part of the book too. All these characters have excellent back stories, although you need to read the Night Huntress World books as well as the Night Prince series to have all the background here. I am kind of hoping we see a story about Ian in the future.

    Overall a decent urban fantasy. There are some well done steamy scenes and Frost does a good job of wrapping up the series in a way that will leave readers happy. I think this was a good point to end the series at. However, this definitely wasn’t the strongest book in the series. There are some awkward moments in here; some of the action scenes weren’t written all that well, there were plot points that just didn’t make sense, and even some of the dialogue was a bit forced. Overall I definitely recommend this urban fantasy series to fans of urban fantasy, it is for the most part a wonderful series. This book was a good wrap up, but more of a necessary evil than a spectacular finale.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Great"
    Where does Up from the Grave rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Amongst the leaders and up with the best of them


    What other book might you compare Up from the Grave to, and why?

    Because of the fight over the child it is like Twilight, but is much better


    Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Follows on from the last 6 perfectly


    Any additional comments?

    Other than being a really good book, no.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel Carter
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    "Brilliant end to a brilliant series"
    What made the experience of listening to Up from the Grave the most enjoyable?

    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


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Up from the Grave?

    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.......


    What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Candi
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    "Sad to have the series end :("
    Where does Up from the Grave rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Up from the Grave to, and why?

    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.


    What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Naomi
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    "Good Ending"
    What did you like most about Up from the Grave?

    It was a suitable end to good series. Complex well written story as always.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Up from the Grave?

    The scene on the jetty where Bones and Kat meet their nemesis.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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