Friday, August 12, 2011

Review - One Foot In the Grave (Night Huntress, Book 2) by Jeaniene Frost (5/5 stars)

One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, Book 2)Reading level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Size: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: April 29, 2008
ISBN: 978-0061245091
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Night Huntress series
Source: Audio book from
Rating: 5/5 stars

This is the second book in the Night Huntress series by Frost, the sixth book (One Grave at a Time) is due out Sept 2011.  This book was just as good, if not better than, the first book in this series.  Cat and Bones are fantastic together and it is wonderful to see Cat as a power in her own right.  I listened to this book on audio book and the audio book is really well done.  In fact this is one of those books I would recommend listening too; the narrator gets Bones' voice spot on and does an excellent job with Cat too.

This book starts 4 years after the first book ended.  Cat is working for a special vampire hunting division of the FBI.  She has her own team of human vampire hunters under her command.  Cat is known only by the nickname the Red Reaper in vampire circles. Now someone has found out her identity and is out to kill her.  Who will help her figure out who is out to get her?  Well after all these long years of separation Bones may be just the vampire Cat needs to hunt down the person trying to assassinate her.

Cat and Bones were awesome together in the first book, but they are about ten times more awesome in this book.   The reunion of Cat and Bones was absolutely outstanding and just took my breath away.  Both of them are funny, sincere, and absolutely engrossing as characters.  It was fun to see Cat hold her own in fights and to watch her finally admit how much she cares about Bones.  Bones is absolutely everything you could want in a male lead and them some; he is funny, sincere, witty and just absolutely wonderful.

Cat finally has some friends in this book and it was great to see her hanging out with her girlfriend and joking around with her FBI team.  It was nice to see she had a great support group and that her whole life wasn't hinged on her relationship with Bones.  Cat seems to be finally gaining some balance in her life and her relationship with Bones is so loving that it is fun and heartwarming to read about.  There are also a couple very steamy scenes between Cat and Bones that are exceedingly well written, very creative, and very...well...steamy. 

It's not all about Cat and Bones though; we meet some great new characters.  The plot is well done and I love how parts of the story from the first book are tied into this book as well.  The action scenes are really well done and there are plenty of them.  Things are set up nicely for the next book, At Grave's End, and I can't wait to read that one too.

Overall a absolutely stellar addition to this series.  Cat and Bones make this series fabulous; the are so funny, witty, caring, and just fantastic as a couple.  Not only are there wonderful, creative steam scenes between them throughout; they honestly seem to really care about each other.  In addition to that the book is very well written, has an excellent and engaging plot, spectacular action scenes, and wonderful new characters.  Really there isn't anything here that I don't like.  Fans of the Anita Blake series, who have been turned off by the turn the later books in the series have taken, should definitely check out this Night Huntress series.  I absolutely adore this series.

This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
- Horror and Urban Fantasy Challenge
- 100+ Reading Challenge
- Audio Book Challenge List

One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, Book 2)


  1. The reunion of Cat and Bones was absolutely outstanding and just took my breath away.
    Completely agree! That's one of my favorite scenes from the entire series. So glad to hear you enjoyed this book. Jeaniene is one of my favorite authors and I always squee when I see others enjoying her books. I haven't listened to the audiobooks yet... maybe that needs to be my next project.

  2. Kaity,
    Thanks for the comment. I already started reading the next book in this series! Thi series is very additive :-)

    - Karissa