Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband, Bones, have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they’ve triumphed over the latest battle, Cat’s new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance.
With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous “ally”—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war—to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.
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Von Lea Am hilfreichsten 06.04.2016
picking up the pace
after my disappointment over the last Night Huntress book, this one is finally picking up its usual pace. A new storyline, unforeseen plottwist plus Tavia Gilberts expert reading made it really entertaining. (allthough, Miss Gilbert, perhaps wind down on the sex gasping a little?)
Von Johanna Am hilfreichsten 26.09.2013
In their fifth novel, Cat and Bones are finally facing Apollyon. Plus Cat still has to deal with some new abilities and her life as a full-blooded vampire now. I liked the role Marie played in this book, she's so scary and Gilbert really gives her an edge with this raspy voice. What I loved most was that Frost has found her humor again. Cat really knows how to say the most embarrassing things which made me laugh out loud a few times. Bones is is usual charming self, I was sort of missing Ian though. Maybe there will be more of him in the next novel. And I also think he deserves his own spin-off.
In order to keep things interesting between our married couple, Frost seems to feel some pressure to come up with new and original ideas in each subsequent novel. I wonder what they will "try out" next and hope they'll still be the characters I came to love so much.
I know I can usually just rant on about how amazing and wonderful Tavia Gilbert reads the Night Huntress books. And she does, really. But I don't know which fool told her to take it up one notch because that was so not necessary. Now, when she read a love scene, all this panting and moaning... well, I don't know, some things should be better left for imagination. Otherwise, I feel like I'm listening to porn, like an intruder in Cat's and Bones' sex life, which I definitely don't want to be. And when there was some intense fighting going on, her panting reminded me of .... *argh*! Way over the top! You know how it goes: doing more with less. That applies here too.
This Side of the Grave gives us fans all that we need and are used of from a Night Huntress novel: heart-stopping action, laughing-out-loud humor, tear-wrenching heartache and lots of new developments in the paranormal world the author created. I loved it and can't wait to get on to the next book!