Berls Reviews Destined for an Early Grave

Posted April 7, 2022 by Berls in Review / 1 Comment

Berls Reviews Destined for an Early GraveDestined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress #4
Published by HarperCollins e-books on July 28, 2009
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 399
Format: eBook
Source: Library

Her 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 has 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.

My top thoughts:

Well my 4 star rating from last time stands! I wish I had written a review so I could compare my thoughts – but one things holds true… I remembered ALMOST NOTHING about this book. And some BIG things happened. I have no idea why these books, which are so good are also so forgettable for some reason! It’s unusual for me to like books so much and forget so much.

What I liked/didn’t like:

The one thing I did remember – irritation with Bones. OMG these two struggled to communicate in this book! And felt particularly annoyed with Bones because (1) I felt like he disregarded everything he knew about Cat and expected her to be other than who he knew she was; and (2) he really didn’t use his years of experience to create any wisdom for handling a very difficult situation. That said, I think it’s realistic for a relationship to have challenges and it makes them more believable to have some internal conflict. I should add that I feel like Cat grew tremendously in this book and I’m looking forward to seeing if this conflict, along with the more mature Cat, yields a better relationship moving forward.

Other than that – it was all surprises for me! So much happened that it’s hard to believe I forgot – so much that I can’t tell you because it would be a spoiler – but lots of things that evoke strong emotions. I can say I felt sadness, anger, frustration, love, and so much more. There’s a lot of action in this book, it’s very gripping and I found myself not wanting to put it down. One of my favorite tidbits was Vlad – what a fantastic character! I love the friendship that he and Cat have developed and I’m so excited to eventually read his books.

I’m curious to see where things will go next because (1) I don’t remember and (2) I’ve never read the spin off books. Looking forward to continuing later this month!
4 stars Pretty Great

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