Review: At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost

Posted March 11, 2022 by Lillian in Reviews / 0 Comments

Night Huntress Readalong

Books of My Heart is hosting a year long read-along of the Night Huntress world books by Jeaniene Frost. COYER has adopted the read-along this year and is hosting chats for each book. You can see the schedule by clicking here. This is my first time reading the series though Halfway to the Grave has been sitting on my TBR shelf since it first came out. I’ve always enjoyed paranormal romance / urban fantasy, and vampires hold a soft spot for me. I’m excited to dive in. I’ll be posting reviews for each book the Friday before the chats. If you’d like to join us, find our group on Facebook here.

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Review: At Grave’s End by Jeaniene FrostAt Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress #3
Published by Avon on 2008-12-20
Length: 354 pages
Reviewing Kindle from My Book Shelf
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Some things won't stay buried . . . at grave's end

It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield's life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she's successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat's worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover's finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.

As if that wasn't enough, a woman from Bones's past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat's about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she's learned as a special agent won't help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herselfโ€”and Bonesโ€”from a fate worse than the grave.

At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost is the third book of the Night Huntress that follows Cat, a half-vampire, and her new vampire husband Bones. I’m thoroughly enjoying their adventures. In this book, Cat’s identity as the Red Reaper is out in the open. As a result, her life is hanging in the balance, and her team will do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

I found that Cat wasn’t quite as annoying this book as the last two. Her naivetรฉ gets her into all kinds of trouble as she is still learning the hierarchy and power of the supernatural world. Her stubbornness knows no bounds. I love her relationship with Bones. They complement each other so well.

This book felt like two in one. The first 30 or so percent focuses on Cat and her now recognized status as the Red Reaper. There are multiple bounties on her head that culminate in a truly horrific scene that I will be honest had me gagging (and y’all it takes a lot because I’m a former floor nurse). The last half of the book leans more into the urban fantasy genre which is why I was initially drawn to the series. It is chockfull of vampire politics, pulse-stopping action, and lots of magical/fantastical elements. For me, the last half of the book saved it for me. I struggled through the first bit and debated on if I would continue the series, but yeah that last half ๐Ÿ˜‚ The introduction of new characters and the action captured me.

Overall, I really enjoyed At Grave’s End. I laughed a lot, I cringed more than once, I hated on Tate a little, I had to set the book down and have a good cry at one point, and then I finished the last half in one sitting. If you are a fan of urban fantasy, I highly recommend it.

*I read this with Anne @ย Books of My Heartย and Stephanie @ย Once Upon a Chapter, both rated this one five stars.ย 

About Jeaniene Frost

Author Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, the Broken Destiny series, and the upcoming Night Rebel series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in Florida with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling - by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.

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