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This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress #5)

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  48,590 Ratings  ·  2,199 Reviews
Setelah sejenak merasakan kedamaian sehabis memenangkan pertempuran terakhir, Cat dan Bones kembali dihadapkan pada kasus terbaru, yaitu menghilangnya beberapa vampir secara serius, yang diikuti dengan rumor akan pecahnya perang antar spesies.

Sementara itu, ada yang menyebarkan berita mengenai keunikan Cat yang membuat ketegangan antara vampir dan ghoul semakin meningkat.
Paperback, 428 pages
Published April 2012 by Dastan Books (first published February 1st 2011)
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Cara Cat states it in the book that currently it's been six years since she met Bones. This book picks up where the last left. Only after she left Bones to…moreCat states it in the book that currently it's been six years since she met Bones. This book picks up where the last left. Only after she left Bones to join Don was there an actual 'gap' in time (in years) between books.(less)
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Pardon me while I have a little rant. If you’re going to do a spin-off series, then it should be able to be read independently of the original series. Otherwise, it’s not really a spin-off series now, is it? It’s just all part of the one same series. You should NOT be able to spoil either series by not reading the spin-off series in between books of the original series, and vice versa.

Although Frost’s Night Huntress World series is supposed to be a spin-off, it really isn’t. It doesn’t just comp
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 World's Freakiest Bloodsucker Stars


First read 2/27/2014 reread 11/26/2015

"Kitten, you've been a vampire for less than a year. During that time, you've blown the head off a Master vampire through pyrokinesis and frozen dozens of vampires into a stupor through telekinesis. Your abilities, plus your occasional heartbeat, are bound to frighten some people."-Bones

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"You know, in addition to your mind-reading abilities, I may have absorbed some sluttiness from your blood,"-Cat

The hits just


I can expl…

I’m not saying that Cat isn’t the epitome of awesomeness.

I’m not saying that Bones isn’t one of the sexiest things out there.

I’m not saying that the side characters aren’t intriguing and fun to hang around with.

But look at the plot people:

Bad guy is after Cat for some ridiculous reason.
Cat goes after the bad guy.
Tones of random stuff happening.
Cat fights the bad guy.
Cat kills the bad guy.
The end.

Sounds familiar, right? You’ve read something like that before and still e
Jun 26, 2010 Dia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
OMG!! yeahhh... that rocks!! I totally thougt that the 4th book was the last... and now she brings out a 5th book!!!?? Jeanine Frost?! I love u!
haha... my fav *kick-ass heroine* vampire book series!! <3

PS.: I think I'll go crazy until it comes out! ...can't wait ^^
Feb 11, 2011 Kt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cat and Bones have had a very rough time of it lately and while they have come out on top in the last few battles, there still were loved ones lost and irreparable consequences. In this latest installment, Cat is still coming to terms with her new, mostly pulse-less status. She was unique as a half vampire, so it makes sense she wouldn't be a normal full one either. However, this spells trouble as a nasty Ghoul is using the threat of the "Red Reaper" to incite a war between the Vampires and Ghou ...more
I give credit to the Night Huntress series and my GR friends who told me about the greatness of this series from the Bones Train in getting me back into the PNR genre again. Revisiting Cat and Bones is always a fun experience, this time around though I wasn’t engaged like I was in the earlier novels.

Not that I didn’t enjoy this installment of the Night Huntress series, but found it more of a short story/filler in the overall of the series. Much of what happen in this novel was like a repeat on
Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*

“Ask me if I sparkle and I’ll kill you where you stand.”

My favorite of the series - 'The Side of the Grave' holds the best qualities of the Night Huntress books while mainly leaving the small annoyances behind.

Cat has grown on me more since she's shed some of the annoying, in the face, immature attitude. Bones is still yummy and protective. Their relationship is in no way in the new stages anymore but they still keep it fresh. They work together as a tough team that - while some natural disagree
Ho hum. Meh. A little slow.

I never would have thought that these would be words to describe a Cat and Bones book. I’ve always loved Cat and Bones and was looking forward to an enjoyable read. I found this book was slower paced and a little bit dull. Don’t get me wrong – there are some great and exciting scenes in the book, but for the most part, it was a dull read for me.

Cat and Bones were a little bland for me this time. Bones is subdued, very calm. Yes, he is still as sexy as only Bones can be
4 Awesome Stars.

In this fifth book we have Cat and Bones in the middle of an extreme war.
Ghouls and vampires are starting a war between them and when previous allies suddenly take different sides nothing good can come from that.
Since Cat is under threat she and Bones have to seek help with the most unexpected resources and once again, fight a dangerous war against their lives and this time, against their own species.
But well, Cat is Cat and Bones is Bones and they together are pure awesomenes
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
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Lonna | FLYLēF
Oct 11, 2016 Lonna | FLYLēF rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While this fifth installment mainly follows Cat’s mysterious evolution and exploration of her intriguing, mystical powers, it continues to fuel to my desire for more of this lovely couple and their myriad adventures.
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
3.5 Stars

I was so excited to get this book, and start reading it as soon as it came out! I've been on Cat & Bones withdrawals because the 4th book in the series was a bit mehh, and then we got 2 books in the Night Huntress World spin-off, and I was not so happy with Spade's, and I did liked Mencheres.

But here we are back with Cat & Bones.... Ahhhh... Opening scene... LOVED IT! I wouldn't mind having him shackled to a cave wall! After that though it started going really slow for me.

The st
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
Ok, so this is going to be short and sweet since this is a later-in-the-series book.

I LOVED IT! Now, onto the inside flap cover...

I do have a question, inside flap, isn't Bones missing a nipple? I was looking (ok I was looking really hard) at the picture of Bones and realized his nipple (I think it was his left nipple since I don't have the book in front of me) or at least a portion of his nipple should be showing just on the edge of his leather vest. Ok, I didn't take calculations or anything b
Lala_Loopsie [fire breathing B!tch Queen]
5 stars because...

Ghosts are the weirdest thing here. And they go around unexplained much... Just very strange, in my opinion.

And even thought Cat and Bones are still made for each other... I love Vlad, and i ship him with Cat (Vlat)
Laura the Highland Hussy
I love how in this installment of the Night Huntress series, we have Bones and Cat happy.

It may sound cheesy, but there it is. In the last book Destined for an Early Grave, they were so far apart it hurt me to read it. While I love the tension of them at odds with each other, I hate how hard it is to read about what we know is a perfect-for-each-other-couple fighting.

In this book, they aren't fighting with each other. Bones' past isn't thrown in our faces, and they have a sweet and tender moment
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Will Cat and Bones ever get any peace? The answer to that question seems to be a big resounding NO! Thank goodness! Without their ability to piss off everyone in a 100 mile radius I wouldn't be able to obsess over everything about this series! This book continues the vampire vs ghoul war that seems to brewing because of Cat's unusual abilities now that she has been turned in to a vampire. But she not only has the paranormal war to worry about, but her mothers recently forced vampirism and her Un ...more
~~~~ 4 STARS OR 8/10 ~~~~

Do you know what the best thing is about this series?
There are never any cliffhangers used in place of a good story to keep readers invested!

Do you know why people keep coming back to read more?
Because it's not the cliffhanger that keeps us coming, but the incredible stories.

With every instalment there's a build from the previous book but things are always mostly resolved inclusively. This was of course a great read. I love Cat and Bones. They're a perfectly compatible
Aug 30, 2011 Arlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Arlene by: Buddy Read - Crystal
My review would be a broken record at this point. What can I say that I haven't mentioned already? I love the lore. I love Bones. I love the fierce action. I love Bones. I love the secondary characters especially Vlad. I love Bones. I love the steamy scenes. I love Bones. I love the relationship between Cat and Bones. I love Bones. See broken record.

One of my favorite paranormal series, but I must be clear... it's not a Young Adult book. Definitely not YA...
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This book is AWESOME!!!


5th Installment of This Side of the Grave or TSOTG as everyone has
been calling it, totally blew me away. I think I can safely say this is
my fave of all the books in this series. With the exception of Ch 32,

Cat now a full pledge vampire is learning how to use her powers as
well as her place in the undead world. She has also matured in
everyway. Most importantly her decisions to do things. No more quick
and harsh decisions for our Heroine.
Dec 08, 2010 Lora rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: devoted fans of the series
Shelves: pr-uf-crossbreed
This truly saddens me. Each of the first four books in this series were astonishingly entertaining, and I had begun to wonder if Frost would ever deliver a book without it being wrapped in perfect packaging and tied with a gorgeous bow.
Unfortunately, that time has come. While I figured Frost would have to hit a plateau eventually, I had hopes that that time would never come. Looks like This Side of the Grave is it. After being so pleased by the first four installments in this series, it is clear
Mar 05, 2011 Rhonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
****************slight spoiler, not pertaining to the plot*************

Let me start by saying, that, I liked this book. This is the first book in the series that I have given less than 5 stars to. Let me explain.

I love Jeaniene Frost!!! She has given me so many hours of entertainment, whether it’s with the Night Huntress series, or the Night Huntress world. Frost has written some fabulous characters that I love dearly, and have enjoyed watching them evolve, especially Cat and Bones.

I really li
Erica Ravenclaw

So boring. So many paragraphs of things I already knew. So many useless words. I mean, listen, this is typical in the beginning of a long running series, gotta keep the readers in the know and all that jazz. But, the entire book? Nah. Stop. Countless paragraphs started with "I can't do xyz because of that time I did 123 *reference some shit that happened in previous books* then go on to talk about it in detail? Like, I read that book. I KNOW WHY YOU FEEL THIS WAY. WE ARE HALFWAY THROUGH TH
Oct 17, 2014 Kristi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this was my least favorite so far.
Emily May
Apr 26, 2011 Emily May rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, paranormal-uf, 2011
If I'm honest, this book would have got 4 stars had I not read the other 4 installments in the Night Huntress series. The story, in my opinion, was quite weak and I can't find much to interest me in Marie's character. It's surprising actually because she's another quirky and unique member of Frost's creations, and I so adore all the others. Frost's true gift lies in creating wonderful and memorable characters, with no repetitions amongst them; by that I simply mean all of them are very different ...more
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness
First things first, lets get some favourite quotes out of the way shall we?

Pg 339 – “Am I the only one who has wood over that little vixen?”- Ian.
Pg 273 – “I know, Im delicious. Nummy...nummy,”- Vlad
Pg 134 – “Premature inflammation,” he replied. “Happens sometimes. Very embarrassing, I don’t like to talk about it.”- Vlad
Pg 82 - “Ask me if I sparkle and Ill kill you where you Stand,”- Bones

I feel like I have had a reunion of sorts after reading this book. Get what I mean? I spent so long reading
Favourite Quote: "Ask me if I sparkle and I’ll kill you where you stand.”

This Side of The Grave was a blast to read! It is full of action and adventure, smexy romance and plenty of laugh out loud moments.

Frost writing has great pacing constantly keeping you on the edge of your seat while being entertained especially by the dialogue full of humour. I don't think this This Side of The Grave is the strongest plot wise in the series but still it is good. Frost still manages to come up with interest

With this installment, a great series continues and with it my love for Bones, my favorite vampire. Unfortunately this is my least favorite book in the series. Don’t get me wrong, I love the romance, the action, the humor, the plot twists and the interaction between the characters. However I actually missed the drama between Cat and Bones, while I love how much they have progressed in their relationship, their old banter is missing. Everything seemed to go too smoothly, much too smoothly but I d
Mandi Schreiner
Jan 14, 2011 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Favorite Quote: “Ask me if I sparkle and I’ll kill you where you stand.”

When Bones and Cat meet two masterless vampires who tell them several of their friends have gone missing, Bones and Cat know something fishy is going on. They have also noticed an influx of ghouls to the Ohio area, the same area Cat is from. Cat is not a full vampire, but she is still very unique. She gets the occasional heartbeat, and she must drink undead blood. When she does, she picks up the talents of those she drinks f
The BookWhisperer
Dec 23, 2010 The BookWhisperer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, favorites
As an avid follower of The Night Huntress series I have never had anything, but wonderful things to say about this series. Jeaniene Frost is one of the best authors I have come across in my years of reading. Her ability to create a story with an action packed storyline and a mouth water romance makes her one of the best author out there. The first of this series, Halfway to the Grave, was a book that I just happened to pick up when its cover caught my eye at the grocery store. Just pages into th ...more
Fiction Fool
Rating: (♥ ♥ ♥ 1/2)
"Keep squirming, luv. Rubs me in all the right places, it does."

I am so not going to be popular after this review. Just thinking about writing it gave me insomnia last night. I had visions of an enraged horde of Frost fans wielding pitchforks and torches while chasing me through a darkened landscape. But I gotta be honest with my feelings. Question is… do you want the good news first or the bad news? Either way, I have a feeling I’m going to be donning my running shoes by th
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Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside fr ...more
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  • Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4)
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  • Up from the Grave (Night Huntress, #7)

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