Title: One Foot in the Grave
Written by Jeaniene Frost
Read by Tavia Gilbert
Series: Night Huntress Novels #2
Published by HarperCollins
Publication Date: April 29th 2008
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours 47 minutes
Source: Los Angeles Public Library
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You can run from the grave, but you can’t hide…
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She’s still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.
Being around Bones awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline rush of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or half-alive—means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard Cat tries to keep things professional between them, she’ll find that desire lasts forever…and Bones won’t let her get away again.
To satiate my Cat and Bones obsession (healthy, I might add), I immediately got ahold of the second book in The Night Huntress series, Second Grave to the Right and I was equally blown away. Although not AS good as the first book Halfway to the Grave (HttG), this was still an amazing read.
After that ending in HttG, with Cat leaving Bones to save his life, I was looking forward to the first scene where Bones and Cat would meet. I was not disappointed. Second Grave to the Right picks up about 5 years after HttG ends with Cat now heading a Men In Black like team with the goal of hunting evil vampires and she is now known as the Red Reaper. Cat also has a best friend named Denise who she saved from a vampire attack (she also gets her own book with Spade!) who was getting married. It is at her wedding that she meets Bones for the first time.
In this book, I love how Bones gave Cat the lead in almost every scene: from fighting the baddies, to taking on a mission to get her father Max. Oh, did I tell you that it is in this book where her father is actually revealed, and to top it off, he was also sired by Ian, Bones’ sire?
I love the showdown at the end of the book where Cat gets to show her superb skills in front of a stadium full of vampires (and Ian, of course). I still love how Bones still stakes his claim over Cat which is not so overbearing and scary-bad.
Second Grave to the Right still had the signature Jeaniene Frost sarcasm and pop culture references that I loved in HttG. Still fast paced with more action and female badassery from Cat and Annette (the first human Bones’ turned into a vampire). The sexy times were also doubly explosive bordering to mild erotica which I thought was appropriate.
We meet the characters from the previous book in here, plus a few added on for action. The characters are still well developed and very, very interesting that I wish Frost would write a book on each one of them!
This audiobook is still narrated by Tavia Gilbert and I totally bow down to her awesomeness. She really makes the characters come alive in her narration that this audiobook became a “cannot stop listening no matter what” for me.
THOUGHTS ON THE AUDIO
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Tavia Gilbert blew me away again! Narration at its finest! I know I already mentioned it in my previous Jeaniene Frost review so I am not going to go on and on and on about the amazingness of Ms. Gilbert!