Night Huntress #4
Published July 2009 by Avon
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert | Blackstone Audio
355 pages | 9 hours 33 minutes
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Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
Series: Halfway to the Grave | One Foot in the Grave | At Grave’s End | Destined for an Early Grave | This Side of the Grave | One Grave at a Time | Up From the Grave
Rating: LIKED IT
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. (Source: Goodreads)
[Repost from 2/9/2012] I heard warnings that the Night Huntress series starts getting a little bit formula. Once again, my favorite vampire couple is ripped apart. Each of them not knowing if they’ll or their love will survive. OK, so that has been pretty standard in each of the books so far. This time it is a little over the top. Cat finds out that she was bound to a different vampire when she was 16. What the crap? He is the Dreamsnatcher. Sounds cool, but he isn’t. The misogynistic SOB needs punched in the face by a chick. In trying to not be snatched away while she sleeps, we witness lots of cranky times between Cat and Bones. The most absurd thing is when the Dreamsnatcher sends thousands of ghouls to their compound in order to force Cat to him. It felt like something Peter Jackson might produce. Seriously? With all that being said, I couldn’t put it down. I read till 1:30 in the morning and woke up at 7:00am to finish it. Cat and Bones are worth following into a horde of ghouls. Vlad is back. I like him almost as much as Cat and Bones. Vlad’s role as Cat’s friend is very intriguing in this book. I can’t wait to see what happens next. I am sure it will be BIG.
[Additions from my ReRead] TAVIA GILBERT totally broke my heart for Bones. He laid his soul bare in front of Cat about not being all in and being over her prejudice of vampires. I could seriously feel the ache. I loved how JEANIENE & TAVIA are able to pull off Bones being incessant and demanding toward Cat and not seem in the least bit a sexist Neanderthal. The words and the narration had me an emotional mess. I felt all the hurt and all the love Cat and Bones have toward each other from cover to cover. If I didn’t already dislike Gregor, her asshole-frenchy voice for him would have taken me there for sure. At this point, I can’t see any way other than audio as I approach my first reading of the final book in the series.