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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. NoLately, 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....

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up from the grave Reviews

  • Taschima
    2018-10-24 09:36

    "Yeah, well, Bones and I had a couple months of relative quiet. Guess it's time to liven things up again."This was a very good ending. If I'm being completely honest the last book of the Night Huntress series was a bit lacking, a very themed book that seemed like it needed to be more of a novella than anything else. But Up From the Grave delivers and manages to clean up whatever sour taste One Grave at a Time left behind. Full of shocking developments, and the humorous dialogue we have come to expect and love, Up from the Grave is the ending The Night Huntress series deserved.Cat and Bones are still the steamiest couple in the block. In this novel you pretty much got to see every important character in the series again, every single one made an appearance. Except for the definitely dead ones that is. It was nice that Jeaniene gave us some closure in that aspect, the book definitely felt like it was saying goodbye.Cat and Bones main predicament in this title is that four of their closest friends have gone missing, and everything seems to be pointing to the new bloke who took over Don's old job. Soon enough though, as usual, Cat and Bones will uncover something even more sinister that will turn their lives upside down.Some aspects of the plot were more predictable than others (view spoiler)[ When Bones "died" and Cat fell for it so deeply I almost wanted to smack her. She let her emotions get to her and didn't THINK even for a minute. She didn't believe Bones could possibly be as strong and cunning as he is, which is her WHOLE issue throughout the whole series. She doesn't trust other people so easily.(hide spoiler)] but it all was still very enjoyable. Let's just say that the things you wont expect will leave you with your jaw on the floor and begging for a sequel. (view spoiler)[ Cat is a mother?! I was definitely not expecting THAT one. No matter how "possible" it may be it was the kind of thing you needed to get used to and I thought it was thrown out there too suddenly (maybe in order to bring some spice back into the story?) and I needed more time to get used to the new way of things... maybe a YA sequel from the girl's POV is on our future.(hide spoiler)] Considering the way Jeaniene leaves the ending, somewhat open ended, I wouldn't be surprised if we get to visit Cat and Bones lives again, only not from their POV but through another family member.I do have to say this, IAN needs his own NOVEL. He deserves it after all the shit he goes through in this book. I want to read an Ian Novel!!Letdowns: Not a lot of sexy scenes... I guess it would be hard to surpassed such famous scenes like Chapter 32 of One Foot in the Grave. They got mild, where is Bone's famous sexy streak? Nevertheless what we do get is nice, just not as steamy as previous novels.The Night Huntress series is one I will re visit many times again in the near future. It is enticing, funny, engaging, entertaining... it is everything you might want. I am glad the last title managed to bring back some of the spark while concluding the series in the finest way. I will miss Cat and Bones, but as Cat says at the end:"Everyone... we'll see you again, some soon, some later, but as vampires say, until again."That ending was definitely for the reader. Until again my friends, until again.Old Updates:UP FROM THE GRAVE FIRST 20% of the TITLE is ONLINEI don't even care that this book is untitled, anything this woman writes I will buy and read. She is just that awesome <3THIS WILL BE THE LAST CAT AND BONES BOOK. THE END. 5/14/2012It's going to be published this year and it has a title! Up From the Grave... I am intrigued. Now for a cover and description please! In fact, keep the cover, I only need the description.Edit 6/10/2012Mother F***** it's not going to be out till February 2013. What the hell!Edit 1/3/2013 You know that with the old publishing date we could have read this by now... Just saying.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2018-11-15 15:45

    5 Red Reaper Stars First read 3/10/2014 Reread 12/6/2015“You must be taking a piss on me.” “Am I expected to know what that means?” Madigan asked coolly. Bones leaned forward, all traces of laughter gone. “Allow me to be clearer: If you think you’re forcing my wife to work for you, you don’t know who you’re fucking with.”-Bones and Madigan“Ian,” I managed. A chuckle vibrated against my lips. “Don’t fancy him joining us, sorry.” I shoved against his chest, but it didn’t move him. “He’ll hear us,” I got out before Bones’s mouth stole away my voice. Then his hand stole my reason when it slid between my legs, stroking flesh that swelled and slicked beneath his touch. Another chuckle, this one distinctly wicked. “Yes, so don’t be stingy with the compliments.”-Cat and Bones*Spoilers*OMG NOOOOOOO it can't end. I love them too much. What will I do with my life now? I think I am hyperventilating......... God I can't believe this is the last book in the Night Huntress Series. But wow what a Fan-fucking-tastic end to an epic series!!!!! This series gave me such joy. It gave me tons of entertainment, made me laugh, smile, cry, flip the fuck out and fall madly in love with a ton of amazing characters that will live in my heart forever. “We were never properly introduced,” I said in a vicious purr. “I’m the Red Reaper, and you’re dead.”-Cat“Why do you bother, Crispin? You married a fighter, so stop trying to convince her that the sidelines suit her better.” “The day you love anyone but yourself is the day I’ll take your marital advice, Ian,” Bones bit back in an icy tone. “Then today is that day,” Ian replied sharply, “for I love you, you wretched, pig-headed guttersnipe. I also love that arrogant, overprivileged dandy smirking at us”—a wave indicted Spade, whose aforementioned smirk vanished—“as well as the emotionally fractured, malfunctioning psychic who sired me. And you, Crispin, love a bloodthirsty hellion who’s probably killed more people in her thirty years than I have in over two centuries of living, so again I say, don’t bother trying to convince her that she isn’t who she is.”-Ian and BonesOf course this series goes out with a bang. Up From The Grave, was a kick-ass, emotional story. In the final installment of the Night Huntress Series, Bones and Cat are trying to find out what happened to their friends and ex team members, Tate, Juan, Dave, and Cooper, who have disappeared. They know the new boss that heads up Cat's old dept with homeland security, Madigan, is behind it. When Bones and Cat go to save their friends, they find out secrets that will tear their hearts out and may start a war between vampires and ghouls. Can Cat and Bones save their family, and friends? Can they stop the war? “My true skill is killing. I’ve excelled at it since I was sixteen, when I took on my first vampire without knowing anything about them.” Then I went over to Bones, framing his face in my hands. “It was you who taught me to judge people by their actions instead of their species. You saved me from a life of misery, regret, and well-earned recriminations. Now it’s time to let me do my thing, Bones”—I smiled wryly—“and trust that you taught me to be the best damned killer I could be.”-Cat“But you forgot who I am—a ruthless bastard who will do anything to keep you safe. So yes, I pretended one of the soldiers fired silver bullets in order that you, and everyone else, would believe I’d died. It was the only way to protect you when Madigan brought you back to the compound, and I had no doubt he’d capture you if you went to meet him. He’s waited too long not to come at you with everything he had, and if I’d told you of my plan beforehand, your reaction wouldn’t have been genuine, and Madigan would’ve smelled a trap.”-BonesBones in this book, one word, amazing. The man just gets better with every book. His unfailing love for Cat is a beautiful thing to read. Also it helps that he's the sexiest vampire ever! Just sayin'. He is so supportive of Cat. Always having her back and protecting her. I have said it before and I will say it again Bones is perfect! Cat is still awesome, lovable, kick-ass, sassy Cat, but she is a little more mature in this book. I love seeing her growth, but I love that she is still Cat. Cat is fiercely loyal, she has a good heart, and will die to protect those she loves. Cat and Bones have one of the best relationships I have ever read. We as readers get to see it start in book one and with each book grow into something unforgettable. I fell in love with their love, and they will alway be my all time favorite couple. “I love you, Kitten.” How puny those words seemed compared to the feelings strafing mine, but his voice vibrated as he said them. Then he crouched beside me. “I would never hurt you that way save for one reason: to keep you safe. I can live with your anger, your retribution—bloody hell, despise me if you must, but don’t expect me to behave as though you aren’t the most important thing in my life. You are, and I will let no one, yourself included, bring you to harm.”-Bones“Since I have this power,” Bones continued, “you can trust that we won’t hurt you for the simple reason that if we wanted you dead, you already would be.” “Bones!” I snapped. “Way to win stepfather of the year,” Tate muttered.-Bones, Cat and TateThe plot of this book shocked me. When I thought Bones died I was freaking out. Tears welling up. And the heartbreak Cat felt, I felt. I enjoyed the hell out of the ass kicking her and Bones passed around to Madigan's men. I think that Madigan got off way to easy. I would have liked to have seen a little torture maybe, and a way worse death. I know bloodthirsty right? When I found out that Cat has a daughter, I freaked, damn I so didn't see that coming. I loved Ian in this book. He also gets better with every book and I can't wait until his book comes out. I can't wait to hear his back story and the woman awesome enough to win his heart! This book was an awesome end to one of my favorite series, but it's not the end of the night huntress world. There will be more Vlad and Ian, and I hope we get to see Katie grown up. Really if you haven't check this series out already, don't take my word on how epic it is, read it and experience the awesomeness for yourself. “Are you really my mother? The old man said she was dead.” I couldn’t help it; I glanced behind me. Immediately, I wished I hadn’t. The cautious hope in Katie’s gaze nearly brought me to my knees. I wanted to smother her with assurances that she’d never, ever be alone again, then I wanted to hug her until she forgot what it was like to feel afraid. The only urge stronger was my need to kill the filthy creature who threatened her. Since I had to do that before the other, it gave me the strength to turn around, facing my enemy instead of my daughter. “The old man lied. I am your mother, and I’m not leaving you again,” -Katie and Cat“You would give up so much for another man’s child?” “Katie is my child,” Bones responded instantly. “She may not be my biological daughter, but that merely means she’ll have two fathers.”-Marie and Bones

  • Aly is so frigging bored
    2018-10-24 13:32

    Thoughts:-Ian is the bestest, hope he gets a book-Tate still gets on my nerves-that creeo, the CIA guy sucks ass-Bones is as devious as we remember him-Cat still has to learn to trust more-Denise getes the BFF of the year award-the kid... meh, just meh. I would have liked the book more without it mucking things up.PS: IAN REALLY HAS TO HAVE A BOOK

  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    2018-11-15 09:32

    The 7th and final book in the Cat & Bones installment of the incredible Night Huntress Series. ….No more Cat & Bones adventures!!! Oh no!!! I am so enchanted with these two characters. They have grown on me so much and have become one of my favorite couples…I loved watching the development of their relationship. ..The deep and emotional connection……..““I love you, Kitten."How puny those words seemed compared to the feelings strafing mine, but his voice vibrated as he said them. Then he crouched beside me."I would never hurt you that way save for one reason: to keep you safe. I can live with your anger, your retribution...bloody hell, despise me if you must, but don't expect me to behave as though you aren't the most important thing in my life. You are, and I will let no one, yourself included, bring you to harm. A lot is revealed…and I mean a lot…who what Madigan is and has been doing……and wow…………a new revelation about Cat!!!! Totally unexpected and totally amazing!!!!I loved seeing all my favorites again…even if some were just brief appearance…..I absolutely adored Ian in this book. He makes quite a big appearance in this story and He’s such a funny and likeable character….“The day you love anyone but yourself is the day I’ll take your marital advice, Ian,” Bones bit back in an icy tone.“Then today is that day,” Ian replied sharply, “for I love you, you wretched, pig-headed guttersnipe. I also love that arrogant, over privileged dandy smirking at us”—a wave indicted Spade, whose aforementioned smirk vanished—“as well as the emotionally fractured, malfunctioning psychic who sired me. And you, Crispin, love a bloodthirsty hellion who’s probably killed more people in her thirty years than I have in over two centuries of living, so again I say, don’t bother trying to convince her that she isn’t who she is.”PLEASE CAN HE HAVE HIS OWN BOOK??Loved the short visit Cat & Bones make to Vlad & Leila….and what an occasion it turned out to be…super and fabulous….“Before we left them, I slanted a glance at Leila, and mischievously said, "No one thought what you just did could be done, you know. You'll earn the nickname of The Dragon Slayer."Vlad glowered at me, but Bones laughed.” And Mencheres….wow, who knew he could be so COOL!!!!“Far from being offended, Mencheres went over and flawlessly executed a street-style handshake complete with finger slaps, fist bumps, and a high-low finale.” Denise & Spade, Marie, Fabian, Tate and his mates are along on this thrilling ride helping Cat & Bones on their quest to finding someone that is very important to Cat, Bones and perhaps even Tate.This was a fantastic series with such well thought-out plots, filled with emotion, humor, friendship, loyalty and unforgettable characters.A splendid, awesome, spectacular conclusion.I am sure we will see Cat & Bones making appearances in future stories…..there are so many characters that perhaps will have their own books.I keep hoping!!!!!!

  • Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
    2018-11-03 16:45

    5 Cat & Bones StarsSome people were born to be mothers,fathers, inventors,artists, speakers, preachers... and then there was us.A bittersweet finale for one of the best paranormal romance/urban fantasy series ever... Cat and Bones end their story as they started it.... with a huge BANG!Sexy, humorous, jaw-dropping, adventurous and heartbreaking, this book has it all. Add a few unexpected (or expected) twists, some special guest stars and our favorite vampire line, gathered and ready to make a stand and fight. I can't say anything else about it without spoiling the series, except that you got to READ IT!I lost a friend as this series ended, but I earned an experience and 7 books that I'll forever cherish. Cat and Bones are up there in my top 3 favourite couples, fighting for the lead with Nalini Singh's Raphael and Elena. Thank you for 7 amazing years Jeaniene Frost!

  • Bethany
    2018-10-29 15:18

    What a disappointing end to an otherwise good series. -Beyond here be spoilers - This book, essentially, pulled a 'Breaking Dawn'. It was a self-indulging romp where everyone gets everything and no-one suffers. Despite the harrowing and difficult situation they find themselves in, everything ends with smiles and rainbows and fond goodbye-for-nows. Clearly, Frost lacked the heart to end the series without perfection for her characters. As Stephen King said “even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” I would have liked to see some of that. Now, while having a perfect ending for all is not terrible in and of itself, the fact that Frost took it a step further and practically rewrote the plotline to Breaking Dawn was enough for me. Here is the breakdown. Girl gets with vampire knowing she cannot have children because he has a vampire mate. Author mystically finds a crappy loophole to give lead female character a child. Without any desire towards motherhood beforehand (note: Chuck E. Cheese), lead female character immediately falls in love with daughter who ends up being a weird hybrid of species and people want to destroy said child. Mother swears to protect child no matter what. Protects child with held of everyone else. The end. Both 'Up From the Grave' and 'Breaking Dawn' follow the same stupid plot line. The only thing Frost did better in this sense it give the kid a reasonable name.I have difficulty fathoming why Frost decided that Cat needed a child. What was the point? My jaded nature makes me think this has something to do with the fact that a woman could NEVER be completely happy without a child. Since the apparent theme of this book was to gratify everyone, I can't see why else the kid would have been written into the book. Even before the demon revealed the mother of Katie as Cat, I knew the book was headed in this direction. The second it was revealed the little redhead child in the holding cell was a hybrid I saw the rest of the book panning out as it did. Duh, Cat was the mother. Clearly everything else wouldn't work. You needed to use the genetic material of someone who is already a hybrid. Of course Cat would go to any length to save this kid from impending doom! Of course Bones will go along for the ride and save the day. Of course the gang will all come through with saving everyone. The only question after that minor detailing of how Frost was going to take us through it...Frost is not even above duplicating core plots of her own in the same book! The biggest contention between Bones and Cat in this story was that Bones one-upped Cat when organising how to get Madigan. He lied by omission, making her believe he had died and entrusted other people (mainly Denise) to help him. Fine. Interesting subterfuge. But Cat literally gets into the same situation later in the book where Cat has a plan to save and rescue Katie that she believed she organised with her husband, Bones goes over her head and organises something far better with other people (namely Denise, but now also Mencheres). Another dupe! Why hadn't Cat seen this as a possibility? (Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!) I would have thought there would be another giant fight along the same lines as the original fight in the story since THE SAME THING HAPPENED but no. Contented with child. No more being bad-ass or vocal about husbands being pricks. I don't even know how the second plan got pulled off since Katie ran away and Denise was brought back to the room pretending to be Katie. How did Gordon snag Katie when she would have clearly attempted to kill him and wouldn't have gone quietly? Wouldn't Tate have seen this and realised this was a big set up since he was chasing after her? Wouldn't the mega powerful Guardians who were clearly on their way have heard the commotion? In fact, the switcharoo seemed entirely contingent on Katie bolting for it, but this occurred when something in the plan went wrong (the demon coming and bringing the ghouls). Was the original plan to have Denise waltz into the room and have someone just walk Katie out of there, get her away safely and then bring the Guardians in? Would have been nice to know what the real plan was... Just sayin'. Beyond my dismay for the second half of the plot line and its complete unoriginality, there were other points that made me irritated by the book. Firstly, the intersection between Vlad's story in 'Twice Tempted' and this novel sucked. I have serious problems seeing how someone with 2 months to end a massive government conspiracy would pack up and fly to Romania for a wedding. I felt like the only reason for this was to include Vlad in the book but had no idea real idea of how to integrate him into it. "I know, I made Cat and Bones go to the wedding in Vald's book so I'll just shove them in there. Vlads new marriage will explain Vlad's utter lack of involvement in preventing a cataclysmic war, perrrrfectly." -_-Speaking of adding characters into the book where it totally didn't need to, Frost threw nearly everyone she had at us. Even people who really weren't needed just showed up in the book for no reason (like Annette, Nathaniel and Justina). The flip side to this was the weird way in which Frost would bring people into the book for reasonable reasons, such as needing their skills, but after being used, they were never mentioned again (like Juan and Tyler – and these two were big on comic relief! Why not include them?). Also, Denise was a plot device like I've never seen one. My god, if something gets a bit hard to solve, PUT THE SHAPESHIFTER IN! EVERYTHING WORKS THEN! Literally the two biggest battles of this entire book were orchestrated by Denise running around confusing everyone. Something that also irked me was the constant plot driven nature of the story. I wish the characters had had some time for thought and reflection. They never got to really think about how things were changing or what they felt about these things. Cat and parenthood could have been explored a bit more. Bones and parenthood was never even discussed. It was pretty much assumed that Bones was to deal with it and embrace it. I would have liked to hear his take on it all, rather than just hear him declare that he would be a father. I felt like Tate and fatherhood got a better showing than Bones did. By the end of the book, most characters had become secondary to the action, including Bones. Sacrificing fluff for action was also evident in the poor showing Frost made of the customary sex scene and the general heat between characters. The book lacked for the romance we have come to expect. Overall, the novel was lacking, unoriginal and left me dissatisfied. I hope Vlad’s final book is better done than this.

  • Yvonne
    2018-11-11 08:46

    I bought this book when it first came out but I couldn't bring myself to read it right away knowing it was the last installment. I don't know what I was afraid of. Perhaps I just didn't want it to end.I think it's very difficult to review the final book of any series honestly because there's a level of bias right away which comes from the notion that no matter how hard an author tries to end a series perfectly, it'll never be.With that said; Holy Crow!!!!!SPOLIER************* psych! No spoilers here!Up From the Grave ties up most lose ends and also nicely makes the reader feel satisfied to a certain extent that things ended as they should. The story is fast-paced, thrilling , emotional, absolutely freaking heart-breakingly devastating in one part (which isn't exactly as it appears) and satisfying. It is a good ending to an awesome series and I have a feeling Frost won't completely forget about some of her supporting characters for future series as one in particular is someone we all love to hate and has really shown a lot of growth. As for Bones and Cat, it's definitely goodbye. They have sailed into the sunset and even if Frost brings back any characters for their own series, we'll never hear from our couple again the way she ended it.

  • Olga
    2018-10-18 14:37

    If I were to rate this book based on my love for the characters or the fact that this was our good-bye, then I would have given it 5 stars. But that is not what rating a book is about.I will always hold close to my heart Cat and Bones, the characters that with some help from Sookie and Eric got it all started a few years ago. My reading obsession. But as much as it hurts me I find myself writing the review of the final Night Huntress novel and rating it 2 stars. I could barely recognize the characters in this one. As if I had been reading something else entirely, the wrong book, the wrong series. There are at least some constants. Ian is the same and I can’t wait to read his own book one day, and the sex scenes (there was only one really) are just as steamy. All this notwithstanding, I was disappointed. Disappointed in the way the author chose to wave good-bye to her characters, in the weak and anticlimactic plot, and the detached air of the entire book. It was like reading a newspaper. I don’t know what happened, but I know when it started. About 40% through the book, when I was supposed to be reading Up From the Grave, I thought I was in front of a TV watching Underworld: Awakening instead. If you have seen the movie that is all you have to know about this last installment. But I’d had no idea at the moment just how much so. It only went spiraling down from there.I hate it when I’m reading a book and I think “Well, isn’t that convenient!” about some story arc. I caught myself thinking that a lot with this novel. Bones’s new powers and capabilities, Marie Laveau‘s involvement, Don…(view spoiler)[I'm angry that we didn't get a wedding. Instead we got a child. I don’t understand why Cat needed to be a mother when she herself had said that children scared her and that she was alright with not being able to have her own one day. And more than anything I couldn’t grasp her insta-motherhood. One moment she's learning about her eggs being stolen, the next she's in mother-hen mode. The whole plot involving the child (and everything that happened inside that facility) was a no-go for me. And mind you I’m a sucker for those endings. But not for PNR. And most definitely not for Cat and Bones. It was just right for them that way, just Cat and Bones. I would love, say, for Kate and Curran (Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews) to have a child in the end, or see Raphael and Elena’s (Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh) child wrap its father around its little finger, but not here. For some reason, Cat and Bones were designed to function just like a team of two. I thought it was the right thing for them. It didn't fit in this world, it was forced, and it was rushed. It felt pulled out of the ass. But that is me. (hide spoiler)]I’m just glad that when the writer feels like they are getting tired of their characters and want to move on to new projects they do just that instead of stretching it out for all eternity. This finale just made me realize that Cat’s story should have ended a couple books back. But I’ll always have the previous books I loved so much, and the novellas. Oh, the novellas. Some of them are better than the main books!I will miss you like hell Cat, Bones, Ian, Kira, Mencheres, Justina! Good thing I can always go back and enjoy the rest of the books all over again. Thank you for that, Jeaniene Frost.

  • Mandi Schreiner
    2018-10-20 12:32

    The final Cat & Bones book – I’m sad this is the end because I do love these characters, but to be honest the past couple books have only been okay for me. I still remember starting this series and thinking how incredible the world and these characters are. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail with this book but I do have a few thoughts. This book starts off a little slow – the first couple chapters dragged for me. But then good things start to happen. There is a ton of action and violence. Bones and Cat kick some big booty.The author brings in all of the supporting characters – Mencheres, Spade, Vlad, Ian. Can we just have Ian’s book already because that man gives me a lady boner every time he is on the page. He has a great scene in this book that is so…Ian. I think Mencheres made me laugh the hardest with this scene:When we followed him to the room he’d converted into a tech lover’s paradise, however, the black-haired boy beaming at his computer was human. And he looked about seventeen years old.“I am the shee-it,” the adolescent said in a singsong voice. Then he swung around, smirking at the nearly five-thousand-year-old Egyptian vampire.“Who’s your daddy, M?”Far from being offended, Mencheres went over and flawlessy executed a street-style handshake complete with finger slaps, fist bumps, and a high-low finale.“You are the shit,” he solemnly agreed.There were many scenes that made me smile. We also get a pretty good sex scene with Bones and Cat – as always I’m greedy for more.So why am I giving this book a C+? There is an event that happens late in this book. A twist of sorts. You’ll know what I’m referring to when you read it and honestly it felt forced and rushed. I didn’t need it in the story to be satisfied. It actually had the opposite effect on me. I didn’t like it, it didn’t feel like it fit. Maybe if it had happened last book or at the beginning of the book I’d have been more at peace with it. It’s been about a week since I’ve read this book and it still upsets me. Not only do I feel like it was just slapped in at the end of the story but the way it comes about doesn’t sit well with me either.Also, while we get a romance scene – I really wanted something particularly romantic between these two since it’s the last book. I’m not saying a massive sex scene (although I wouldn’t complain about that) but I wanted some good quality times with just the two of them. I loved the action in this book but I wanted more intimacy.Overall this is a series I’ll always recommend. The first couple of these books had such an impact on my reading life – I will always look upon them fondly. And to the fans of this series – we will always have chapter 32 – bless you chapter 32.Rating: C+

  • Jilly
    2018-11-02 12:22

    For all of us who suffered through the Sookie Stackhouse ending debacle, can I just say: Bravo, Ms. Frost!! For ending this series on a high note.We all know that she could have milked the love that people have for Cat and Bones until we couldn't stand the sight of them, but she didn't.Now.... please write a book starring Ian and I will become you're fan-girl.

  • Aestas Book Blog
    2018-10-18 08:25

    Ooooo cannot wait for more Cat & Bones - they so are paranormal romance's power couple! :)

  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    2018-10-21 15:22

    3.5-4 ★'sWell, this is it. The last book in the Night Huntress series and it was sad to read the end of Cat and Bones. I'm sure we will hear more about them in the spin off books but this is the last of their story. I'm not sure what I expected but it wasn't what we got. I knew there would be drama and certainly the prologue sets us up, but I wasn't prepared for what happened. The first part of the book was good...lots of action, a little steam, and lots of appearances by all our favorites. But I knew, I KNEW, as soon as Cat got into the facility that things took a turn...and not for the better!I just can't believe a series famous for its sexy scenes and kickass characters could turn into...TWILIGHT! That's right, I said it! WTH happened? I'm still shaking my head. If you've read it, think about it for a moment...switch Cat for Bella, Bones for Edward and ya know, some other changes and it's all Twilight. I kid you not. That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it...because I did. I loved all the characters being such an important part of the story, heck, we even got a bit of Annette! But I love, LOVE Spades and Ian. ~sigh~ Please JF write an Ian book...YOU MUST!! But the star of the show was Denise...she rocked! A big complaint was what happened to the sexy scenes?? We did get a taste but then it was mostly fade to black. That was hard to take but we did get a lot of Bones being his badass Alpha self and ALWAYS taking care of Cat whether she likes it or not. Not sure I could forgive him for what he did as easily as she did though. And what was up with Richard Trover? As soon as his name came up, all I could think of was Karl Rove! Anyone else? As if he wasn't creepy enough! The epilogue was nice but we don't get too much into the future and I think I'm kind of okay with that. It's nice to just your imagination sometimes.I will miss Bones!!Favorite Quotes♥ “You don’t? Shame on you, Crispin. Married how long, and you haven’t spanked your wife with a metal spatula yet?”♥ “You make me ache with how beautiful you are, Kitten.”♥ “Ian, I’m not going to hug you,” I stated as I approached him. “I know you like this better.” With that, I slapped him hard enough to rock his head to the side. When he’d straightened, he flashed me a wicked grin. “Finally, you give me what I want. Knew you loved me, Reaper.”♥ “I love you, Kitten."How puny those words seemed compared to the feelings strafing mine, but his voice vibrated as he said them. Then he crouched beside me."I would never hurt you that way save for one reason: to keep you safe. I can live with your anger, your retribution...bloody hell, despise me if you must, but don't expect me to behave as though you aren't the most important thing in my life. You are, and I will let no one, yourself included, bring you to harm.”

  • Lulu
    2018-10-19 09:30

    Up From The Grave is the final book in Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. I've been a big fan of Cat and Bones and was eagerly awaiting this final installment and, wow, what a disappointment. It's totally predictable, flat, with an ending I really hated.From the earliest pages, it's pretty obvious where the plot is headed so when Frost reveals the "shocking" twist at the 2/3 mark, it isn't shocking at all. Along the way, you'll recognize pretty much every plot device from earlier in the series, some having been used over and over. (When you get to those parts, you'll know exactly what I'm referring to.) So the big scenes meant to make the reader gasp and weep over the horror, don't resonate and aren't in the least bit sad since it's fairly obvious how it will all get fixed. On the positive side, some of the battle scenes were fun and appropriately gory. Ian is again the star of the show, with some of the best lines. Cat and Bones are totally devoted to one another, and I like that. Bones continues to be scorching hot, but Cat is not her usual sparkly, snarky self. She continues to go off and do whatever the heck she thinks is right. It doesn't seem that she has matured in the least over the course of the series though, instead of her behavior causing a rift between her and Bones, now they talk and quickly move past it. As for the "shocking" twist, even though I knew it was coming, I absolutely hated it. (view spoiler)[ During all the testing she endured years ago when working for her Uncle Don, Cat's eggs were stolen. Using sperm from the different guards who worked there at the time, Cat's daughter is conceived and trained to be a relentless little killer, though Cat knows nothing about her existence. It's insta-love for Cat once she finds out about her. 1 in 20 odds that Tate is the father as he was one of the 20 guys who were there at the time but there is no way to tell absolutely for sure as little "Katie's" DNA was manipulated over and over. Tate of course uses this to claim fatherhood and insert himself back into Cat and Bones and Katie's life. Aaargh!!! (hide spoiler)] Frost could possibly have rescued the ridiculous scenario she sets up, but instead glosses over the entire situation with no dialogue whatsoever between Cat and Bones, and no meaningful discussion between Cat and (view spoiler)[ Tate. Words cannot express how much I dislike Tate over how he just steam rolls into the situation, deciding that he is Katie's "father" though odds are that he isn't and doesn't know her any better than Cat, and how Cat and Bones let him do this. (hide spoiler)]. Then, Frost is rushing us through to the end and one of the silliest epilogues ever. (view spoiler)[Poor Bones, stuck for quite some time with both Justina and Tate. (hide spoiler)] Awful.Overall, this book feels slapped together because Frost had to end the series. It seems she lost interest in writing about Cat and Bones quite awhile ago. Without a doubt, the weakest book of the series and my least favorite.

  • Lyndi
    2018-11-14 08:37

    I hate that people have rated this book when it hasn't even been finished. YOU TIME TRAVELERS RUIN EVERYTHING.01/30/14: I got my copy! *dances* But first, I need to reread the previous six books. I'm not at all ready for this series to be over, but I'll accept it with poise and grace... and crying in the corner while tearing out swaths of hair.

  • Jo ★The Book Sloth★
    2018-11-16 10:31

    4.25 The End StarsWe all remember how Cat's and Bones' tale started. Cat, blinded by her mother's hatred for vampires, out to kill every single one of them, with little knowledge of them and no idea at all that vampires can be anything more than gold blooded killers. Bones there to teach her how to be an effective huntress and to shed light on her many prejudices and misconceptions. A great love story born from hatred and mistaken theories.We all remember the possessiveness and the borderline insane love for each other. All the crazy jealous fits and way too bold statements.We also all remember the cheesy moments when love was overflowing and honey wouldn't have been so sticky sweet compared to these two. The moments when we thought, "Oh, get over it already. Go back to being Badasses and killing people and stop with this lovefest." But that we guiltily also found pleasure in because Bones' love for Cat is one of the most consistent in Urban Fantasy lit. From Book 1 to Book 7 there wasn't a moment that I doubted that Bones loved her.We also all remember how awkward Cat could make a situation when she opened her mouth. How many hilarious "I didn't just say that out loud"s she had. How many times she should have thought a little first before blurting something that usually embarassed her and entertained every one else.So we got to see a great love story developing in a series full of action and badass moments. All the books weren't great, some were borderline boring, but I still came back for more and I loved the ride. I loved to see how the characters grew with time, came to accept themselves and the others, overcame obstacles and became better. So I love this series and I'm glad it ended while I still loved it.The spoiler is my opinion on this book in particular but it containes many spoilers on the book so I wouldn't advise reading it if you haven't yet read the book.(view spoiler)[This book started strong. I liked the storyline with the whole "CIA agent condacting experinments with Cat's genetic material to create supersoldier". It was a great addition to the series because let's be honest, if there were vampires out there, there would be military guys trying to use them to create exactly such a thing.I loved the fights and the action and the fact that all our favorite secondary characters make an appearance. Ian and Denise win the "Best Friends Awards" in this book by far. I also liked the twist with Cat's daughter.Katie was badass just like her mommy. I'm seriously hoping for a spin-off on the girl, or maybe a single book on the "Night Huntress World" series. If she ends up with Ian(in about 20 years or so because right now she is just a kid and it would be yuck) even better.I generally loved the story, so one would ask why I didn't give this a solid 5. 3 reasons.1) Why did JF have to make Tate Katie's possible biological father? Tate needs a happy ending, he needs his own life and ending up raising a little girl in a threeway parental unit with Cat and Bones isn't gonna help the guy move on. On this front I hope JF will decide to give him a story(a short one because I can't stand him) and a happy ending.2) I hated Don on this. All this secrets and hurting his niece. I just couldn't. And he didn't fess up despite seeing how it was hurting Cat.3) The end was lukewarm for me. We had a great book but the ending was bittersweet and kind of unsatisfying. I'm still hoping for more stories on the Universe though so I won't give up hope that there will be a more satisfying overall feeling in the end.That's about it. A great series, an Epic romance and some pretty badass characters. JF has created an awesome UF series and she luckily ended it before it lost its shine. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Amanda
    2018-10-17 13:38

    excited to find out the secrets of madigan, don's replacement. also ian needs a girl! Frost should write a book for him in the night huntress world series!i love that kat and bones have a daughter, katie!!! Too bad it might also be tate's biological daughter because he is super annoying. regardless, katie will have a lot of love and kat and bones can be together and be happy. Marie lavoux will keep their secret. bummer they have to go into hiding to hide katie's existence but i'm glad they get to finally settle down and live their lives. also glad madigan is gone. great book! sad the series is over!

  • Ferdy
    2018-10-31 14:28

    SpoilersI'm so glad this series is over, the last few installments were kind of rubbish. Nonetheless, I'll still miss Cat and Bones as they're books were one of the first Urban Fantasy series I'd ever read. I loved the first 3 or 4 books in the Night Huntress world but I hated the last two, they were so boring. And because of that I didn't think I'd enjoy this one but I actually ended up liking Up From the Grave. I wasn't blown away by it, I had a number of issues with it but overall I was entertained. I think a part of my enjoyment was down to being a tad nostalgic about saying goodbye to a series I started years ago and one which motivated me to fully get back into reading. I'll most likely re-read the series (except book 5 and 6) at some point in the future if I'm ever in a reading slump, I'm sure it'll help me get out of it.Random Thoughts:-Cat's old team (Tate, Cooper, Juan, Dave) missing. Cat and Bones think their disappearance has to do with the team's slimy new boss (Madigan). Cat/Bones find out that Madigan has been experimenting on vampires and ghouls and trying to create super soldiers that are a mix of both. They have to stop him before a war starts over the super soldiers.-Cat finds out she has a seven year old daughter (Katie). Madigan stole her eggs and used a surrogate so he could have his own part vampire/human to experiment on. I wasn't expecting that twist at all, Cat has never talked about kids before, she was happy with just being with Bones, so her being a mother wasn't something I thought would happen for her HEA. -I loved that Cat had a child and not Bones. In pretty much all PNR/UF series it's always the hero with a kid and the heroine has to be the stepmother and take on the child as her own… So it was nice having the hero being the step parent for a change. -Even though I enjoyed the Katie twist, I would have liked if Cat had found out about her earlier on in the book instead of late in the latter half. I wanted more scenes of Cat and Katie together, Cat and Bones discussing Katie, and Cat trying to come to terms with being a mum. There wasn't enough pay off to the Katie twist, I needed more of Cat and the gang interacting with Katie.-Katie was a little badarse, it was great how she took down both Tate and Denise in seconds, she was definitely her mother's daughter. It was tight how she grew up without family or love and was instead locked up and raised to be a killer. She was only seven yet she'd already been forced to killed hundreds. At least she'll be able to hold her own when she's older. I kind of loved how she talked like a little soldier, it was cute.-I was disappointed that Katie's biological father was an unknown, I know Tate believed it was him but that wasn't definite. I felt like the author left it ambiguous just so Bones fans wouldn't be upset that Cat had a connection with Tate or some other guy. I just didn't buy that Madigan or the scientists who were trying to create a one of a kind super soldier kid would think it unimportant who the biological father was. They were scientists, details should have mattered, also they could have used that information later on to manipulate an older Katie. It made no sense them thinking her father was unimportant just because he was human. The whole thing didn't add up. It would have been good if Katie showed some physical traits similar to Tate or whoever the bio father was, after all Katie could just as easily have been Copper or Dave's kid… They could be missing out on knowing and raising their daughter. Yea, I really wish Katie's parentage had been cleared up.-I've not liked Bones since he emotionally manipulated Cat into becoming a full vampire in book 4, my estimation of him went way down. I still kind of hate him but not quite as much as before — him embracing Katie as his daughter and protecting her even though it put his and Cat's life at risk raised my opinion of him.-Cat was the same as ever… tough, stubborn, loyal, a little TSTL, and never thinking things through. It was odd her being so maternal with Katie when she'd never really wanted kids before. I guess after how her own mum treated her growing up she wanted to be better and wanted Katie to feel normal and loved.I did find Cat a tad sexist and judgmental at times, she looked down at any woman who showed interest in Ian or some other sexy vampire. Since when has women fancying hot guys been wrong?! It really grated on me her thinking less of women for being attracted to a nice looking guy. I don't remember her being like that before.-How did Cat not realise that Bones wasn't actually dead when he was shot? She knew he had that power where he looked dead, how could she not put two and two together especially when the last time she thought he was dead, he was actually alive??-Why didn't Bones tell Cat his telekinetic powers had increased or tell her about his 'pretend to be dead so he could sneak into Madigan's compound' plans? He was such a hypocrite banging on about trust only to keep things from her. It was a double standard, he expected Cat to tell him every little thing about her but when he didn't do the same in return it was fine and dandy because it was for her own good, there was always an excuse with him… Yet he would never accept any excuse from her. Ugh.-I hated Spade in this. He was so pissy and bitchy at Cat and Bones just because Denise chose to help them… It was Denise's choice to risk her life to help Cat's daughter. He acted like Cat/Bones had done something horrific in letting Denise help them save Katie. They did nothing wrong, and Denise was more than capable of making her own decisions. Ugh, he was such a dick.-I felt quite sorry for Denise, in her book she was desperate to have a child of her own but instead it was her best friend who had no interest in kids who ended up being a mother. I hope Denise gets pregnant at some point, I'm sure Spade would be cool with her going to a sperm bank or something.-Bones's British dialogue was atrocious. Like this (Bones replying to someone who he thinks is fucking with him):“You must be taking a piss on me.”Really?! That's not the expression at all… It's 'you're taking the piss' or 'are you taking the piss (out of me)' - I hate when dialogues are written badly.-I didn't like the addition of Trove or whatever his name was as the villain. I hate when the villain or one of the villains in the final book of a series is someone new or never previously mentioned before. I expect final books to not have a villain-of-the-week type plot.-There might be an Ian spin off book at some point which I'm quite looking forward to. I just hope the author doesn't somehow age Katie and make her his heroine, that would be sick.-I wouldn't mind reading a spin off book about Annette, Marie, or Veritas. Even though I quite like Ian, I'd much rather read their stories than his, they seem far more interesting than him — he's just the typical fun loving manslut which has been done loads of times before. Whereas Veritas, Marie, and Annette seem more complex and have a lot more going for them.All in all, a decent enough end to the series.

  • Anne
    2018-10-24 13:18

    Also reviewed for Addicted2Heroines.After 10 or 15 pages, my only thought was this:I hope this series ends soon.Yep.Evidently, I was the only person on earth who didn't realize that this is the last book in the series.Whoops.Ok. Well, good for Jeaniene Frost! I hate to say it, because I fell in love with these characters years ago, but I was just about burned out on Cat & Bones.Gasp! Sacrilege!No. I don't mean it like that. What I mean is, I'm glad that for once an author didn't milk a series until it was drier than a dead cow's tit.(view spoiler)[Hi Charlaine! How's the Sam & Sookie fan club these days? (hide spoiler)]I'm not going to bother with spoilers, but I will say I'm basically happy with the send-off that Frost gave these guys.There was no way for this to end in some absolutely glorious way...that everyone would love...but I think she came pretty close.So, for that alone, I would give this book 4 stars.But, luckily, it isn't just getting pity stars from me.It had enough fun Cat 'n Bones stuff in it to keep my interest for the entire book. Lots of old characters made an impact on the story, and a couple of new characters kept it fresh.It wasn't a 5 star read for me, though.I never felt any real fear for any of the characters that were supposedly in danger. The twists were surprisingly easy to see coming, and without any shocking Reveals, it didn't quite pack the punch that would land it in 5 star territory for me.Still, it was a good ending to one of the first paranormal series that I fell in love with.Overall, very well done!

  • It's just me Shelly B
    2018-10-17 11:31

    It's OVER....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!No more Cat and Bones.....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!These two characters are larger than life!!!!!!!! It kills me that this is the last book in this series......OMG I have LOVED them both for years!!! I want this series to go on to INFINITY!!! However it's not just Cat and Bones the secondary characters are out of this WORLD!!!! Crazy good!!!! This series is hands down one of my ABSOLUTE favorites!!Bones....You sexy English bastard....I love you!!!!! I want more of you.....I don't want it to END!! However even if I whine and cry it's still over but just know that I will always remember you and your ruthlessness but also know YOU are one of my all time favorite BADASS VAMPS!!!Cat.....Good God woman......I love a heroine that takes NO SHIT and you delivered that every time to everyone!!!! Your character never faltered through out .......hell I LOVEyou as much as I do Bones and that's not typical of me.This series takes you on many ups and down but the RIDE is so WORTH it!! However the series is completed so there's NO reason for anyone not to read it!! That is if you are a lover of PNR/UF bc I'm telling you now it's one of the BEST!!Now I'm going to have to give a shout out to my secondary characters bc they are just as spectacular!!Ian....dear lord I want to have vampire babies with you!!!Charles "Spade".....loyal to NO END!!!Mencheres.....Mega-Master vampire, I don't know if I want babies with you or if i just want to watch you in all your glory!!!! You are HOT when all amped up!!Denise....you are a ROCKSTAR always coming through in a pinch:)Tate.....get a clue bastard!!!Juan....I NEED your BOOK!!!Annette....MWAH!!!!! I need your book too!!!! You slut!!!Vlad...Vlad...Vlad....Show Hound!!! We have your books!!! You are fabulous!!!!My advice is to READ THIS SERIES PEOPLE!!! You will not be disappointed!!!

  • Elizabeth
    2018-11-13 12:28

    Miércoles 07/05/2014Leí este libro el mismo día que se publico, pero es hasta ahora que puedo darle una calificación. Antes de leerlo le había dado 5 estrellas porque el amor que siento por estos personajes es inmenso. Lamentablemente este libro me dejo con ganas de mas porque no me dio lo que deseaba. Al ser el ultimo libro de la serie(por el momento) me esperaba algo mejor, mucho mejor. Porque es lo que merecemos.En Up From the Grave no vi al Bones del que me enamore y vi poco de la Cat que se hizo mi idola 6 años atras...¿donde estaba mi pareja adorada? Fue decepcionante ver como después de tantos años Bones y Cat todavía no confían completamente entre ellos, y que todavía tienen la necesidad de hacer planes por su cuenta acabando siempre en situaciones peligrosas. ¿Donde esta mi romance? ¿Donde están esas escenas que me hacían sonrojar?Como ha pasado tiempo desde que lo lei no recuerdo muchas cosas de lo que paso en el libro, a excepción de ciertas cosas ...y eso es triste ya que prueba lo "Meh" que fue este libro, porque aun recuerdo muchas escenas de los 3 primeros libros que leí hace 6 años :(Fue un libro ok, como el puente para otro libro pero definitivamente no fue un libro que finaliza una de las mejores series de vampiros que he leído. No voy a tocar el tema de Katie porque ya lo discutí hasta morir con mis amigas, pero definitivamente fue un momento WTF. Estoy bien con ello pero definitivamente necesitaba que se expandiera un poco mas.OH, casi olvido algo.....Odio a Tate .....bye!

  • Jonetta
    2018-11-01 11:38

    Don contacts Cat & Bones when he can't find or reach his old team (Tate, Juan, Dave and Cooper). They've been out of communication for weeks so it doesn't take long for them to connect their disappearance to Madigan. With the assistance of Ian, Spade, Denise, Mencheres and Kira, they begin the dangerous mission to find their friends and finally put an end to this creep.I put off reading this long enough, dragging my feet, knowing this is the last book in the series. It was time for the series to end but I've enjoyed them so saying farewell was a little hard. This story met or surpassed my expectations in every regard, even after a little slow start. There were some of the old expected skirmishes but blended in with some surprises, twists and unexpected turns. I like how it ended, even though it was bittersweet. And, there seems to be a huge door open for that much clamored for book starring Ian! I loved the story and it was a fitting end to a thoroughly enjoyable series. 4.5 stars

  • Emily May
    2018-11-01 08:38

    Thank. God. It's. Finished. This series should have ended three books back when all the romantic/sexual tension seeped out of Cat & Bones' relationship. I love them, but there's a time for every series to end and this one had gone past it. Oh well. I'll still look out for Frost's future work.

  • Ren
    2018-11-08 12:31

    EDITJust see Jeaniene Frost's announcement about Up From The Grave will become Cat and Bones's last book here :http://jeanienefrost.com/2013/08/the-...As much I (want to) understand, it's still make me sad. I can't even want to said goodbye to Bones *sobs*+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Jeaniene Frost just said that the tentative release date is push back to the end of this year!!I don't care all of you prefer Vlad, but I want Bones!!! I need my Bones fix! *huff*UPDATEGuys, Jeaniene just update the cover for book #7! Finally its have cover and blurb! I do prefer the old model, but this one is not bad either. Just less fierce, Cat must fierce ;). But, I'm quite surprised to see the stepback :*le gasp!*They change the model for Bones!! And he has moustache, waaaaa!! :(( Can we get Paul Marron instead? (and damn, they already use him on Vlad cover!)Dob't worry Jeaniene, I still buy Up From The Grave, despite its cover. You're still my favorite author after all ;)

  • Aure `Reading With The Dark`
    2018-10-27 11:36

    Well... It could have been worse, right? Not sure what to say. Same old problems, same characters, plenty of action, same old humor ..Oh and Ian and Denise really shined in this one!And Wtf with Vlad? And does this mean there will be no more books even in Night Huntress World?? Cause Ian really needs a book!!!! And Vlad.. seriously? whats up with that?Anyway, I'm sad/glad it's ovah.. Peace,A.

  • Patrycja
    2018-11-01 13:17

    Bittersweet ending of my favorite UF series. After seven years of following adventures of Cat and Bones the only thing I can say is THANK YOU JEANIENE FROST.

  • Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover Reviews❤️
    2018-10-25 15:28

    ** 5 Bittersweet Stars **Well Jeaniene Frost did not disappoint us with the last Night Huntress book!! This book had it all...surprise revelations (one huge one), old friends and allies, and all our favorites from the past. I'm so sad to see this series end!!!Cat & Bones once again find themselves fighting for survival against powerful forces that want they're kind eradicated by causing a war between the Vampires & Ghouls. Evil Madigan plays a part in this but we learn that he is actually working for someone very powerful and it will take Cat, Bones, and all of they're formidable allies to win this race war. Don finally reveals his connection to Madigan when he goes to Cat and informes her that Tate, Juan, Dave, and Cooper have disappeared and he fears they're dead, which leads us into the final book.What a fantastic end to the series! But it really doesn't feel like the end...maybe wishful thinking but JF definitely left the door open for more. Perhaps sometime down the road she'll revisit and give us more of her wonderful Vampires, Ghouls, and Ghosts.....one can hope. On a final note...Mrs. Frost has indicated on her website that there will be one more Night Huntress World book. Please, please, please let it be that naughty vamp Ian!!! We need Ian's book!!!…so there you go, something to look forward to along with Vlad's final book.

  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    2018-10-19 10:33

    The ending of a series isn’t necessarily a bad thing, even if it is a well-beloved one. Sometimes, the timing is just right, and with Cat and Bones, it was already a bit overdue. These strong and passionate characters had very little left to give, it was time to put them to rest. The Night Huntress series was always a rare treat – halfway between urban fantasy and paranormal romance, it had the best of both genres. The first few books were simply fabulous, action-packed, often funny and steaming hot. Frost’s biggest strength is her sense of humor, but she also writes fabulous romances and her secondary characters are always fleshed out and memorable, a fact proven by her three very successful spin-offs. However, with the fourth installment, the series clearly started losing its steam, and the last two were almost embarrassingly bad. Yes, I read them solely because I was eager to reunite with the characters, but the disappointments kept piling up and it was clear to me that Frost was a bit tired of this story arc. Up from the Grave unfortunately offers more of the same. It is finally time to face Madigan, a strong enemy from the previous two books, under the threat of an all-out war. Cat has a huge personal investment this time, and she fights for her race, her friends and her family. The action scenes were always one of Frost’s strengths, and yet in Up from the Grave, the action seemed almost cartoonish. In fact Frost herself (in Cat’s voice) compares the biggest fight scene to a cartoon. Another thing that bothered me immensely was the repetitiveness. There was a great emotional, almost devastating moment earlier in the series which was basically repeated in Up from the Grave, with similar results. As heartbreaking as it was the first time around, this time, the outcome was pretty clear from the start, and I was mostly bored and severely annoyed. Now, I love and need my happily ever after as much as the next girl, especially after seven installments, when I care about the characters so much it hurts. But believe it or not, there is such a thing as a too perfect ending, when things align to give the protagonists (and everyone else) something no one even dreamed about. One of these was served to us on a silver platter in this book, and while it was emotionally satisfying, the rational part of me was quite unhappy. Nevertheless, after years of following this series, it was nice to say a proper goodbye. I do hope we’ll see more of Cat and Bones, in spin-offs or novellas, but I’m perfectly happy even if we don’t. I was more than ready to part ways with them.

  • Memi
    2018-10-27 15:32

    19/02/2013Refreshing page all day, all night ...What do they mean when they say ''2013'' :( I hope not december 2013 < /// 3 that would break my heart D:30/4/2013Book!????? Are you there?? Anywhere? 5/5/2013 January 28th 2014Please tell me I am reading it wrong... please tell me it doesn't say 2014 ... WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY ! off to break some stuff 23/8/2013I seriously don't do the updates thing with any other book D: This is so killing me. I come here every week hoping and HOPING that they moved the date to september 2013 :( I can't wait awoiefjaksdf doesl dknjgioekdslkm kfj dsl, x <--- me being nervous , because I can't wait >_____________<Too lazy to find some gif expressing my feelings :( I am still breaking plates in my kitchen [enter the gif from above]

  • Jen
    2018-11-14 08:41

    Cat and BonesFreaking fantastic end to the series. I am pretty sad about it being over. But I think (no spoilers) we will be seeing more of this couple. Maybe. Hopefully.Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

  • Amy
    2018-10-24 16:36

    Dedication"To the fans of the Night Huntress series, thank you for letting Cat & Bones into your lives. This one's for you!"I believe Jeaniene Frost did a stellar job pulling the whole Night Huntress series together in the final book. While it's obvious that Cat & Bones have established a deep love for each other throughout the series, I still would have enjoyed more sexy moments together. Perhaps another memorable love scene given this was their final book but Chapter 32/One Foot In the Grave still remains the most epic and one I can re-read. Although some parts of the plot were predictable, I still enjoyed how Frost brought all of our favorite characters back to join together in the action packed finale and I hope she will allow us more snippets of Cat & Bones in the spinoff books.Thank you Jeaniene Frost for a great ride with one of my favorite fictional couples ever. I can't wait to see what's next up your creative sleeve! "Everyone...we'll see you again, some soon, some later, but as vampires say, until again."4.5/5 stars