Monday, 17 February 2014

Up From The Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…

A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and those of everyone they hold dear— will be hovering on the edge of the grave.

Warning: spoilers for previous books.

This is the seventh and final installment of Cat and Bones' story and Frost did not disappoint or hold back. It continues with the troubles with Madigan, the CIA jackass that took over the operation after Don's death, and the trouble he is stirring is something that Cat has to stop, for the sake of her friends lives. But of course nothing is as easy as it seems, and it turns out that Madigan was involved in something much more dangerous than Cat's old team gone missing, and his horrific experiments could even lead to a war between vampires and ghouls if he succeeds.

As per with Cat and Bones' stories, I am left breathless and reeling from dramatic rescues and shocking twists, as well as the funny and sexy side that I've come to expect from Frost's writing. As it is the final book, Frost does a good job in wrapping everything up quite neatly and although some twists were easy to spot, I was so caught up in the drama that I didn't see them! Some things never change, which is why I sometimes wanted to smack Cat for not trusting Bones when she should have, and also want to smack Bones and a couple of others (*coughs Tate) for being over-protective. But domestic issues are side-lined when they have to save the world - again. 

Marie, the voodoo queen, makes an appearance, as well as old favourites Mencheres and Ian. God, I love Ian, he is a welcome distraction, not to mention a great fighter to have on the good side. And Cat needs all the allies she can find because they are on the hunt of a little girl able to bring down the undead world. 

This is a world that I have loved for years and I cannot believe it is over. Cat and Bones' story is enticing and entertaining and one I will definitely re-read over and over.

Published 28th January 2014 by Avon. 

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