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This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress #5)

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Danger waits on both sides of the grave.

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they've triumphed over the latest battle, Cat's new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance . . .

With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a speci

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Mass Market Paperback, 357 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by Avon (first published February 1st 2011)
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Quinn
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
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Alkyoni

Do.Not.Shoot.

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
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Dia
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 ^^
Kt
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
Catarina
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
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Rane
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
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
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AH
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
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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
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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
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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
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Arlene
Nov 22, 2011 Arlene rated it 5 of 5 stars
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...
Lora
Jan 02, 2013 Lora rated it 3 of 5 stars
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
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Suzanne the Mighty (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
Rhonda
****************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
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Silvana -SLiTsRead
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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
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Didi
~~~~ 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
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Nic
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
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Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
5 STARS
This book is AWESOME!!!


*****SPOILERS*******



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,
ofcourse.

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.
H
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♥  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
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The BookWhisperer
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
Sparklybearsy
Now im jones'ing for the next one!
Mandi Schreiner
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
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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 the
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Mariya
I honestly feel like I have been waiting years and years and years for the fifth Cat and Bones book to come out. I mean they are one of the most talked about couples in the Urban Fantasy Genre, but This Side of the Grave was not as exciting as I thought it would be.

There are quite a few mixed reviews out there for this book. I have been waiting forever to see what will happen next for Cat and Bones only to find the book not as entertaining as the other ones, don't get me wrong it was still good
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Julie
I can breathe a little easier now that I’ve gotten my fix. My Cat & Bones fix that is. The last ‘Night Huntress’ book, Destined for an Early Grave, came out in July of 2009. July of 2009! True, Jeaniene Frost gave us some little teases last year in her ‘Night Huntress World’ books (which were quite good). But it’s just not the same as having a whole entire book about one of the most beloved couples in Paranormal Romance. *sigh* Bones…and Cat of course. Cat too. Not just Bones. Yummy Bones. S ...more
ALPHAreader
A war is brewing . . . one that could potentially wreak havoc and destruction across the supernatural playing field.

Vampire VS. Ghoul

Undead VS Undead

And Cat is at the centre of it all. Her new vampiric powers are potentially all-consuming and powerful, and she has the ghoulish world running scared.

‘This Side of the Grade’ is the fifth book in Jeaniene Frost’s ‘Night Huntress’ series.

The new ‘Night Huntress’ book is always a much-anticipated release. Fans salivate in anticipation of the new Cat
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~J~ Riverina Romantics
4.5 Stars

I am putting my foot down and vowing to disown my family if they ever interrupt me during a book by one of my favourite authors. I felt like I bunny hopped through the first half of this book, stopping and starting so frequently that I couldn’t fully immerse myself in the storyline and to be interrupted during the middle of a sex scene… OMFG!! YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!! Honey, seriously I love you with all my heart but interrupt me during a Jeaniene Frost sex scene again and I will
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Cindyg
What can I say that already hasn't been said...what a f--king awesome read.
In this installment Cat and Bones worked together instead of one of them running off half assed and half cocked. Thank goodness, because they work so well together...
There is one scene where Cat is dominating Bones, using candles, hot wax and fangs that literally will be etched in my mind forever...it was so damn hot and sexy.
And Bones and Vlad are funny has hell, quick witted, smart asses...they both had me laughing jus
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Isamlq
Judgment Free Zone:

(This is a whole lot of nothing saying I like the series.)

I liken reading Night Huntress novels to watching Stalone/Willis* and occasional (early) Jackie Chan movies. There’s a lot of eye rolling. There's a lot of shoulder hunching so that no one you know sees you watching them. There's a lot of guffaws and “Oh puh-leezes.” On the other hand, there are also a lot of “Oh no, he didn't” moments even a lot “I can't believe it” moments. And ultimately (if the movie/book did what
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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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