This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress #5) by Jeaniene Frost

6871617Danger waits on both sides of the grave.

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.


Silvana's Review



And an amazing series continues and with it my love for Bones, my favorite vampire. Unfortunately this is  my least favorite book in the series. Don’t get me wrong, I love the romance, the action, the humor, the plot twists and the interaction between the characters. However I actually missed the drama between Cat and Bones, while I love how much they have progressed in their relationship, their old banter is missing. Everything seemed to go too smoothly, much too smoothly but I did enjoy chapter 21 ( not as hot as chapter 32 in book 2 but holds its own). Also there was a lot going on in the book, too many subplots that were a bit distracting. 
Vlad is definitely my favorite secondary character,  memorable and a stand out. Vlad and Cat have great chemistry together and I love their friendship, though Bones does not.
“Much slower, I turned around to see Vlad examining his fingernails, as if his hands weren’t still ablaze in the flames that had blasted the ghoul’s head off moments before.
‘what the hell was that?’ I gasped.
‘Premature inflammation,’ He replied. ‘Happens sometimes. Very embarrassing, I don’t like to talk about it.’ ”
This was still a very enjoyable read that had me chuckling a lot and the action was just as well written as in previous books.  Can’t wait to read Vlad’s books and hope book 6 in the series brings back the excitement of the first 4 books. 
Night Huntress series
Reckoning (Night Huntress, ... Reckoning (Night Huntress, #0.5)
by Jeaniene Frost
Unbound (The Hollows, #7.5;... Unbound (The Hollows, #7.5; Night Huntress, #0.5; Sign of the Zodiac, #4.5; Dark Days, #0.6)
by Kim Harrison
Halfway to the Grave (Night... Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)
by Jeaniene Frost
Happily Never After (Night ... Happily Never After (Night Huntress, #1.5)
by Jeaniene Frost
Weddings from Hell (Night H... Weddings from Hell (Night Huntress, #1.5; Brotherhood of Blood, #3.5; Nicki Styx, #2.5)
by Maggie Shayne
One Foot in the Grave (Nigh... One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2)
by Jeaniene Frost
At Grave's End (Night Huntr... At Grave’s End (Night Huntress, #3)
by Jeaniene Frost
Devil to Pay (Night Huntres... Devil to Pay (Night Huntress, #3.5)
by Jeaniene Frost
Four Dukes and a Devil Four Dukes and a Devil
by Cathy Maxwell
Destined for an Early Grave... Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4)
by Jeaniene Frost
Magic Graves (Night Huntres... Magic Graves (Night Huntress, #4.5; Kate Daniels, #0.5)
by Jeaniene Frost
Death's Excellent Vacation ... Death’s Excellent Vacation (Sookie Stackhouse #9.5, Night Huntress – Complete World #4.5, Aisling Grey: Guardian #4.5)
by Charlaine Harris (Editor)
This Side of the Grave (Nig... This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5)
by Jeaniene Frost
One Grave at a Time (Night ... One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress #6)
by Jeaniene Frost
Home for the Holidays (Nigh... Home for the Holidays (Night Huntress #6.5)
by Jeaniene Frost
The Bite Before Christmas (... The Bite Before Christmas (Argeneau, #15.5; Night Huntress, #6.5)
by Lynsay Sands
Up From the Grave (Night Hu... Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7)
by Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost

About the author

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of 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 with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.

For information on Jeaniene’s books, reading the first 20% of each book free, book trailers, deleted scenes, creature mythology, and more, please visit:


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2 responses to “This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress #5) by Jeaniene Frost

  1. Great review, Sil!! xoxox

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