Friday, April 20, 2012

Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost

4 Stars
(Night Huntress Book 4)

Her deadly dreams leave her in grave danger

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 vampire named Gregor who's more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn't know about.

Gregor believes Cat is his and he won't stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor's hold over her. She'll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she's ever faced . . . even if getting that power will result in an early grave. description

My thoughts;  What if you woke up one morning and everything you thought you knew turned out to be wrong? Well that is exactly what happens to Cat in this installment of Night Huntress. Imagine waking up one morning from a recurring dream only to find out it really isn't a dream at all. And then find out that you have a big chunk of you memory missing. Others telling you about things that happened when you were a teenager but you have no recollection whatsoever.

The hurt I felt for Cat through this entire book was excruciating. She loves Bones with everything she has. And she believes he loves her just the same. But then things happen that make her start to doubt the very fiber of their relationship. And then it all becomes a battle between heart and mind. Her heart is pleading with her to feel what she knows to be true. While her brain is telling her to believe what is right in front of her eyes. When Cat turns to Vlad for help, he is exactly the friend she needs. He is kind and caring and there is a kinship that develops between the two that I am sure will be unbreakable. I said after the last book (when I first met Vlad) that I knew I would fall head over heels for him and I am true to my word.

As with any war there are causalities and I am sad to say it was someone I love deeply. I am not happy about it at all and I really wish that it had been written differently. It was truly heart wrenching to lose them. And the story will not be them same. Also, a major "holy cow" moment that will leave your jaw hanging toward your chest. A part of me saw it coming but the other part was shocked into a literal gasp. If you have not started this series I would recommend you do right away. While they may not have you stalking the bookstore for the next one in the series, they are most definitely worth the read.

Happy Reading!! :-)