Monday, September 19, 2011

Review - One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress, Book 6) by Jeaniene Frost (4/5 stars)

Reading level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Size: 384 pages

Publisher:  Avon
Release Date: August 30th, 2011
ISBN:  978-0061783197
Stand Alone or Series: 6th book in the Night Huntress series
Source: Bought for Kindle
Rating: 4/5 stars

This is the sixth book in the Night Huntress series.  It was a good addition to the series but was more of a transitional novel.  It was good to see Cat and Bones get something of a break and fun to read a story involving ghosts.

In this book Cat and Bones are asked to track down a killer ghost by one of Fabian's friends.  When Cat becomes one of the ghost's targets her and Bones have no choice but to try and figure out how to fight something non-corporeal.  As a side story Cat's old team is dealing with some tough management changes after Don's death

This was a fun story and a quick read.  You learn even more about ghosts in this book as Cat is still suffering from the affect of drinking Majestic's blood in the last book.  There are some new characters that join the story as ghost hunters that are amusing, but not in the story for all that long.  You also learn about some additional powers that Bones is developing as well.

While this was a fun read and had some great action scenes in it; it was more of a one installment kind of book.  The majority of the problems presented are wrapped up nicely.  The only thing I found disappointing was that there didn't seem to be any multiple book encompassing story introduced.  It made me wonder what it next for this series.

It was nice that Cat and Bones got to stay together as a couple through the book.  They work wonderfully as a team and didn't have to suffer as much heartache in this book as in previous books.  It is wonderful to see them as a happy couple with a relatively healthy relationship.

Overall this was a nice addition to the series.  It was fun to learn more about ghosts and to see Cat and Bones develop more powers and learn to control them.  This seemed like more of a transitional novel though; there wasn't a new story line introduced that will span multiple books.  This makes me wonder what is next for this series.  I did enjoy the fact that Cat and Bones got a bit of a break in this book and that they got to spend the book working things out as a couple.  I will definitely read the next book in this series, but I wonder where this series is going long term.

Quick side note, this is the first book in the series that I read versus listened to on audiobook.  I have to say I enjoy the audiobooks a lot more, in the future I will try to get these on audiobook instead.

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1 comment:

  1. No one is more surprised than Cat when her uncle, the recently departed, Don Williams-former head of an elite group of Homeland Security-can't seem to move on. With her new-found powers, you'd think she'd be able to do something to help the man who meant so much to her, but it's not to be and when she's tasked with killing a ghost and centuries-dead, former witch hunter, she needs all the support she can get.