Monday, December 23, 2019

Review - One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost

One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
Series: Night Huntress #6 / Night Huntress Universe #8
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date: August 30, 2011
Date Read: December 18, 2019 (Re-read)
Length: 9 hours and 6 minutes
Source: Purchased
★★★★☆
The grave is one wrong step away.

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans' voodoo queen just keeps on giving - leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity - forever. But how do you kill a killer who's already long dead?
My Review

I had such a good time with this book.  I first read this book almost 7 years ago and was pretty eager to revisit it.  I didn't remember a lot of the details from this book so it almost felt like I was reading for the first time.  I thought that this was a really fun installment in the series even if it wasn't one of my favorites.  It was really great to spend a few hours with some of my favorite vampires.

This book picks up shortly after the events in the previous books.  Of course, things will not stay calm for long for Cat and Bones.  Cat learns through her ghostly friends that there is a very powerful ghost that is able to commit the same crimes he did during his life but only on Halloween night.  They must work to protect his targets as he proves just how strong he really is.

My favorite thing about these books is the characters.  It was great to spend time with Cat and Bones and I love the way they both continue to grow in every book.  Their relationship is very strong and it is a lot of fun to watch them interact with each other.  I do really enjoy the bigger cast of characters as well and it was great to see Spade, Denise, and Ian playing an important role in this book.  I, of course, would have liked to see Vlad make an appearance but I guess I will just have to read his spin-off series to get more of him.

Tavia Gilbert does a phenomenal job with this series.  She has been consistent with the character voices from the very beginning so everything just seems to flow easily.  I think that she adds a lot to the story and is able to make everything more exciting at times.  She has a very pleasant voice and reads the story at a perfect pace.  Her narration only added to my enjoyment of this wonderful story.

I would recommend this book to others.  This is a series that really does need to be read in order to be fully appreciated since many of the events and character relationships have been developing throughout the series.  This was a fast-paced and exciting addition to a much-loved series.  I cannot wait to continue my re-read of this series.


The Night Huntress Universe


Book #1 - Halfway to the Grave - My Review
Book #2 - One Foot in the Grave - My Review
Book #3 - At Grave's End - My Review
Book #4 - Destined for an Early Grave - My Review
Book #5 - First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World #1) - My Review
Book #6 - Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World #2)- My Review
Book #7 - This Side of the Grave - My Review
Book #8 - One Grave at a Time
Book #9 - Once Burned (Night Prince #1)
Book #10 - Twice Tempted (Night Prince #2)
Book #11 - Up From the Grave - My Review
Book #12 - Bound by Flames (Night Prince #3)
Book #13 - Into the Fire (Night Prince #4)
Book #14 - Shades of Wicked (Night Rebel #1) - My Review
Book #15 - Wicked Bite (Night Rebel #2) - Coming January 2020!
About the Author

Jeaniene Frost is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author whose works include the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, and the Broken Destiny series.  To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her. Jeaniene is represented by Nancy Yost at Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

8 comments:

  1. I've heard lots of good things about this author, but I've never read any of her books. This one must have been really good if it called out to you from 7 years ago. Yay! Hugs, RO

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  2. Oh yes I did read the series a while ago when it was translated in French

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  3. I loved this series. At some point I'll have time for a complete re-read of it!

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  4. I read the first couple of books in this series and then stopped. It wasn't holding my attention.

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  5. I gave up after book 1, but...I always wonder with some if audio would not have been betetr

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  6. It's so fun to revisit favorite series. So this series is one of my favorites but I stopped after this book, because maybe I didn't want it to end. I own book #7 in ebook and paperback. I am not sure I am a fan of Tavia Gilbert.I listened to The Beautiful Ashes trilogy and didn't enjoy her or the series very much. But I do own all 4 of the Vlad books on audio, so I'll get a chance to try her again. Great review!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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  7. I really love this author/narrator combo. I'm glad you're enjoying your revisit on audio. Have a wonderful holiday.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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  8. I love any books with vampires and I am glad you could enjoy revisiting the series so much :D It's always nice to go back and reread things.

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