This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress #5)

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5 World's Freakiest Bloodsucker Stars


First read 2/27/2014 reread 11/26/2015 Re reread 11/24/2019

"Kitten, you've been a vampire for less than a year. During that time, you've blown the head off a Master vampire through pyrokinesis and frozen dozens of vampires into a stupor through telekinesis. Your abilities, plus your occasional heartbeat, are bound to frighten some people."-Bones

"You know, in addition to your mind-reading abilities, I may have absorbed some sluttiness from your blood,"-Cat

The hits just keep coming for this series. This Side of the Grave, the 5th book in the Night Huntress Series, was another kick ass addition to this already amazing series! Is there anything Jeaniene Frost can write that I won't love The answer to that is a big resounding No!

"You!" Timmy burst out, losing the smile while he blanched. "God, Cathy, you're still with him" I smothered a laugh at the incredulity in his tone. "Yep. Married him, too."-Timmy and Cat

"As long as you're with me, I can handle it," I said, reaching up to touch his face. "I can handle anything with you." "I'll always be with you, Kitten. Always,"-Cat and Bones

In this book a war is looming with the ghouls, Apollyon the lead ghoul, is saying that because Cat still has a heart beat at times it means she can still become a half vampire half ghoul hybrid with the power to take over both races. Of course he is just using Cat as a reason to start a war with the vampires. Cat isn't going to sit around while he uses her to kill tons of vampires and she doesn't plan on ending up like the only other half vampire in history, Joan of arc, killed to stop the war. Can she stop Apollyon before he spreads his hate and stop this war, or will she lose her head trying

"I love your hands," he sighed. "You think I look like an angel Well, Kitten, your hands are my heaven and your eyes are my home."-Bones

My Bones:

"You once told me you could stand many things." My voice was raspy from all the emotions battering against those well-honed inner defenses. "So can I. I can stand whatever Apollyon dishes out, can take the bigotry from others over what I am, the freaky ghost juju from Marie, all the craziness my mother can throw at me, and even the pain of my uncle dying. But the one thing that I would never, ever recover from would be losing you. You made me promise before to go on if that happened, but Bones" - here my words broke and tears spilled down my cheeks - "I wouldn't want to."-Cat

This book was full of sweet emotions for me. Bones and Cat had some very tender moments and some smokin' hot ones too. I thought the opening of the book, the little cave role reversal scene was adorable. Some of the things Bones says, swoon, God that man is perfect! Cat pulls some sexy bedroom moves in this book that took me back to famous chapter 32 from book one. Their relationship felt stronger in this book, more intense. 5 books in and we as readers have had tons of moments to build up a relationship with the couple to invest, to fall in love, and I am so in love with them. There was this cute, funny scene where Bones is teaching Cat to fly that I just loved. Bones and Cat are two of the most memorable, amazing characters I have read to date.

"Your instincts kicked in under duress. Falling from this height should make you experience similar duress, allowing those instincts to take over again," he replied with more calm than was fair. "Come on, Kitten, jump. Or I'll throw you off." "You throw me off this bridge, Bones, and you'll have a lot of celibacy in your future!" -Bones and Cat

My Cat:

"No matter what happens, you will never lose me," he whispered. "I am forever yours, Kitten, in this life or the next."-Bones

Even though Bones and Cat are fucking awesome characters they are not the only ones that shine in this series or book. Vlad and Mencheres had some really good parts in this book too. I loved that Mencheres and Cat really made up in this book. When Cat apologized for all the times she had been unfair to him, because of all the power he has, made me so happy, and I felt like it was a turning point in their relationship. Vlad was hilarious in this book. He really stood out. I am madly in love with Vlad almost as much as I am with Bones.

Much slower, I turned around to see Vlad examining his fingernails, as if his hands weren't still ablaze in the flames that had blasted the ghoul's head off moments before. "What the hell was that" I gasped. "Premature inflamulation," he replied. "Happens sometimes. Very embarrassing, I don't like to talk about it."-Cat and Vlad

There was a little of Ian in this book, but not nearly enough. The part of the book with Don (view spoiler)[ Don dies (hide spoiler)] I cried, like for real cried! And I was really glad Tate could finally show a little respect for Cat and Bones's relationship. Maybe it's a turning point for him too!

"Sneaky, manipulating, merciless bloodsucker . . ." A chuckle drifted up to me. "Pillow talk already You'll have me hard before we're even back in our room." "Well, I hope your hard self enjoys flogging the bishop tonight!" I snapped. His laughter only increased. "Really, luv, I'm impressed. Wherever did you learn such a salty expression"-Cat and Bones

"You know, Marie said it wouldn't happen that bad again, but just in case . . . if I do this and safely put the Remnants back, then all of a sudden start coming on to you, I don't mean it. It's just the aftereffects of being connected to the hungers of the dead. Not me suddenly having a crazed desire to jump on your jock." Vlad threw back his head and roared with laughter. Pink tears gleamed from his eyes before he reined himself in to just a few lingering chuckles. "I'll be sure to thwart any jock-jumping attempts you might make on me or anyone else,"-Cat and Vlad

This book was so good. Like in all of the books, there is a major kick ass fight. Cat, Bones, and their friends are super bad-asses of course and win. Then at the very end there was this little surprise (view spoiler)[ Don is a ghost (hide spoiler)]. I loved the whole book, no complaints. I know shocking right! Another great book in this series. If you haven't read it , you should check it out, but start with book one!

"World's freakiest bloodsucker, right here," I went on. "And you know what If that makes some of you uncomfortable, too bad. If it makes some of you so uncomfortable you want to start shit with me about it, step right up and see if I don't eat the hell out of you next!"-Cat

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 species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous “ally”; the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war . . . to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.

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