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One Foot In The Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Friday, April 20, 2018
Sometimes I wonder if I would have read this series at all when I look at the original covers and compare them to those, the German editions have. Not that the English covers aren´t good looking, but to be honest, they aren´t really my taste. On the other hand, I would have missed some great books, if I would have gone after that.

One Foot in the Grave
Author Jeaniene Frost
Night Huntress Series #2
Publisher Avon Books on April 29, 2008
Genre Vampire 
Pages 357
Format Paperback
Source German Publisher 


I hunt on behalf of the government Undead. I have not seen my ex-boyfriend Bones for a long time, after all, he is a vampire and therefore actually my prey. But now I need his help – Bones, however, has very own plans for me … (personal translation)

Thoughts

It was a fascinating read, to be honest, and one I don´t want to miss. 

Cat has embarked on a deal with the government. Then comes the day when her skills and knowledge are no longer sufficient, and she needs the help of another vampire. Bones. But how will the reunion be? And how will her supervisor react when he learns that the dead vampire down in the cooler is not Bones at all?

The reader experiences a true firework of sparkling and quick-witted dialogues, an action-packed plot and unbelievably enthralling scenes. The story is fast-paced and catches your interest from start to finish. With a lot of wit, charm and delicious humor, Jeaniene Frost disjointed some clichés about vampires in a refreshing way.

She hasn´t changed her writing-style or her use of words and that way it is guaranteed that you will get easy access to the story as well as to the wonderfully created characters.

The author´s language is blunt and a great mix of sarcasm, irony, and cynicism. Cat is a figure that has her very own way of dealing with things. Not matter if she is in a fight or dealing with authorities and rules.

Jeaniene Frost describes her characters with a mixture of their traits and their appearance in a short but entertaining way. Very different characters and personalities collide, and it is a real pleasure to experience their encounters and accompany them as a reader.

Especially smashing is Annette. An English aristocrat from head to toe and a stunning vampire beauty. Between her and Cat it is dislike at first sight and the fight scene between the two is an absolute pleasure. In my opinion one of the best scenes in the book. What a woman – Cat, I mean.

Conclusion

Just awesome! A great continuation of a not ending reading pleasure. Well, of course, every book has an end sooner or later. No, what I mean is the reading pleasure itself. I could have read this forever. Thankfully there is the next book. 




Happy reading














*The German edition was published Kuss der Nacht by Blanvalet on July 13, 2009 






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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 cookbooks frighten her. 

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I am Vi, avid reader, book blogger and painter who loves to talk and write about books. A day without one in my hands is a wasted one. Skilled florist with a degree in writing - oh yes, that works. I like many genres, but horror is nothing for me! Have fun.

2 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this series, Vi! Cat is such a great female character, and Bones always makes me both laugh and swoon :) Great review!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thank you for the compliment. I love this series too, though I wasn´t very happy with the last two books. Thanks for stopping by, Lexxie!

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