Destined for an Early Grave
(Night Huntress, #4)
By: Jeaniene Frost
Published: July 28, 2009
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Her deadly dreams leave her in grave danger
Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they’ve fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it’s time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She’s having visions of a vampire named Gregor who’s more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn’t know about.
Gregor believes Cat is his and he won’t stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor’s hold over her. She’ll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she’s ever faced . . . even if getting that power will result in an early grave.
This is one of the most intense books in the series so far. Cat and Bones decide to go on a little vacation and when they do Cat is almost “dream snatched” by her husband. No, no, not Bones… her first vampire husband… Gregor. Whom, she doesn’t even remember knowing, let along the fact that she would marry a vampire at the age of 16 when at the time she despised vampires. Gregor will do anything to get Cat back, including but not limited to, cheap shots and low blows. This book kept me on my toes the entire time. Who knew so much could go down in only a few hundred pages. My one and only complaint… there was no Tate! :'(
Where do I begin, Cat is the typical Cat. She is still just as stubborn as Bones. She still feels like she needs to protect everyone from danger, which still lands her in a heap of trouble. Which leads to Bones getting the most pissed off I have seen so far. Emotions run high throughout the entire book. Vlad steps up and becomes a good friend to Cat and comforts her through a tough spot, which of course Bones misinterprets. More huge battles, more huge losses and some new developments to give the story a twist.
I think that pretty much sums up the book without giving too much away. With all the action that is going on, Frost has still found time for some amazing one on one time with Bones and Cat. I could barely put this book down and stayed up until the early morning trying to finish it. This book very well may have been my favorite from the series so far. It had action, suspense, steamy scenes and heart break all wrapped up in one intense book.
One of Cat’s enemies comes up to her at a gathering and they exchange civilized covered insults. Cat of course has the last word.
“Vlad of course made no attempt to hide his laughter. Mencheres gave me one of those you’re-not-being-prudent glares, and Bones looked like he wanted to throttle me. Well, too bad. Appollyon had tried to incite people to kill me and other vampires, all based on lies and paranoia. Damned if I was going to kiss his ass and say it tasted like candy.”