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Destined for an Early Grave
Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they've fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it's time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She's having visions of a vampir...more
First read 2/23/2014 Reread 11/22/2015
"Let's see how long someone lasts if they suggest that my wife is not my wife."-Bones
"Bloody sneaking bastard," Bones ground out, even as my jaw dropped. "I'll congratulate him on his cleverness - while I'm ripping silver through his heart."-Bones
My heart OMG my heart. Destined For An Early Grave, the 4th book in the Night Huntress Series, was a nail biting, angsty read! The drama is so high in this book my stomach t ...more
Considering this is one of my top preferred PNR series, that Cat and Bones are my favorite kick-ass romance couple, that Bones is my #1 all-time beloved bad boy vampire hero, and that I LOVED the previous three books, especially my favorite One Foot in the Grave; my expectations for Destined for an Early Grave were incredibly high. After all, it’s Jeaniene Frost, who writes some of the snarkiest, funniest, and most entertaining dialogue that I’ve had the j ...more
This is the book where Cat and Bones are crazily in love and married and spend a few lazy days in Paris.
And suddenly hell breaks loose.
Cat starts having dreams that are nightmares or memories. Someone or something tries to snatch her away while she dreams. And Mencheres will have a confession to make about Cat's teenagehood, when she was young and clueless and she followed a certain someone to Paris. And how him, the powerful Mencheres made Cat forgot and Gre ...more
Gosh girls, how many times have we all had this thought? If I had a nickel for every time I thought this, I would have.... well, considering I'm thinking about it now... a nickel. Okay, not really going to buy mama some new shoes, but still, it made me laugh.
Cat makes me laugh a lot, which is one of the things I love about this series. But, sheesh, the angst in this book!!!
Tell me about it, kid. It was brutal.
You know those couples that ...more
In book 4/7 of the Night Huntress series, Cat is pursued by an egotistical asshole vampire - in her dreams. Gregor is a dreamsnatcher, meaning he can transport people to his side while they are sleeping. He goes after Cat, who he claims is his wife. Another full-out vampire war breaks out - haven't we been here before? Makes me wonder how anyone under Bones' line has survived since Cat showed up.
I had lots of fun reading this; like I said, it was dr ...more
On the bad side, Bones and Cat fight a lot in this book. Maybe it's just me, but it felt really off. They butt heads and had a few fights in the first three books but not on the same level as this book. I think it's more that instead of their fights escalating throughout the bo ...more
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*The 'meh' in the series*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱
Second re-read: 07.11.2018
The forth book in the series starts months after book three (six years from book one). Half-vampire Catherine ‘Cat’ ‘Cathy’ ‘Kitten’ ‘Commander’ ‘The Red Reaper’ Kathleen Crawfield (27) and her vampire bounty hunter/hit man Crispin Phillip Arthur Russell III (Crispin was his human name) ‘Bones’ (247), are now in another mess; someone is claiming that Cat's their wife, not Bones' and this is causing quite a wall between the two of ...more
I have a bit of a confession to make before I talk about this book. First off, I wasn’t too keen on the Night Huntress thing when I started the series earlier this year. In fact, I hated Cat and her beliefs about vampires and wasn’t that enamoured by Bones in the previous three books. That being said, I was skeptical going into this book because I was hoping and praying that this one would capture my attention. Going into this, my favourite book ...more
“Slumber party with Dracula, all things considered why not?”
And this is where the series finally stakes a deeper claim in me and starts improving. Other friends seemed to salivate over this series from the start but I found too much annoyed me to fall head over heels with it. With this fourth book it fares better - the things that annoyed me before aren't there anymore and the characters are driving the story without too many distracting sex scenes.
The biggest game changer is that Cat no lo ...more
A lot of the time when I'm coming towards the end of a book, I start to think about what I want to say in my goodreads review and with this Night Huntress novel the first word that came to mind was 'rollercoaster'. I then skimmed other reviews and found I was far from the only one.
When I first read the plot description before beginning, I was unsure about the story. Books 1 and 2 had been more sex/relationship focused rather than putting emphasis on the story behind it and though this didn't st ...more
Cat and Bo ...more
I think the only thing that saved this ENTIRE series for me was the relationship between Bones and Cat. Passionate, loving, flawed, sometimes almost breakable, realistic. I don't know and since I had to turn my brain ...more
The plot is as amazing as always, and its Cat's crazy ex that is in the way of their relationship. The whole team is still present in this part, (view spoiler)[ except for Tate and others in Homeland security who just made an appearance, mainly cause she quit. (hide spoiler)]. The writing style is astounding and fast paced.
Yup, and something about Marie! :D
Out of the 4 books I have read, Destined for an early Grave is my favorite so far. Gah, this book had me twisted up!
I love Bones and Cat and I love how each book has a crazy storyline and the awesome couple has to overcome whatever is thrown their way.
In this book someone wants Cat and he claims that he is her TRUE (a.k.a. her first husband). He can walk into her dreams and she is no longer safe as she sleeps.
This book was probably the hardest book out ...more
Jeaniene Frost strikes another out of the ballpark with Destined for an Early Grave, thinking by now her books would be somewhat lagging or dragging by now, not with Frost they don’t! This books pick up a few weeks later after At Grave’s En ...more
In this fourth book Cat and Bones are facing the most personal battle of their lives: their love.
A powerful vampire that has been locked for the past twelve years believes Cat is his and will do everything in his power (and he has a lot!) to get her.
Bones will also do everything to keep her, and Cat will fight for their love either, but when secrets for the past are revealed putting everything they used to believe and their own feelings at stake, in the end probably won’t be ...more
Catherine (Cat) Crawfield started out as a bad-ass, tough woman; who was an intelligent, take-charge leader. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way we lost that character. Through the majority of "Destined for an Early Grave", the 4th book in the Night Huntress series, the reader is forced to listen to the inner dialogue of a woman with a very low self-esteem. When did Cat become this woman? ...more
One of my favorite things about the whole book was that, for the first time, Bones had a little “competition” for Cat. Throughout their relationship to date, Cat had nothing compared to the history that Bones had and I found it rather entertaining that he felt so threatened by Gregor.
Destined for an Early Grave took a (slight) step away from action packed fight scenes galore and a step toward dealing with some much deeper issues. The book starts off with Cat and Bones getting some much needed R&R. Trouble soon presents itself when Master vampire, Gregor aka "the Dreamsnatcher" starts inhabiting Cat's dreams and threatens to literally snatch her from Bones. (view spoiler)[ You know, cuz apparently ...more
Cat and Bones are ready to enjoy a leisurely honeymoon filled with sex and well, m ...more
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The fear of that made my reply snappy. “Hey, Walks Like An Egyptian, how about for once you drop the formal stuff and talk like you live in the twenty-first century?”
The shit’s gonna splatter, start buggin’, yo,” Mencheres responded instantly.
I stared at him, then burst out laughing, which was highly inappropriate considering the very grave warning he’d just conveyed.”