Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jeaniene Frost 'One Foot in the Grave'

I enjoyed this book much more than I would have expected. Don't get me wrong, I'm up for the whole vampire romance thing, I just think when a sub-genre gets so popular there are a lot of books thrown at the wall to see which ones might stick. And since we all have to buy 'em before we read 'em, they're all sticking whether they should or not, if you can follow my metaphor better than I can.....

Cat Crawfield is a half-breed vampire (the only one known to exist) who works for a special branch of the government developed to kill vampires. Four years ago she ran away from the love of her life, a vampire, and now he's found her and is determined to not only protect her from a new threat, but to never let her get away again.

Cat is a strong, smart character and Bones (her love) is pulchritudinous (i.e.; gorgeous: I just learned that word and it so sounds the opposite of what it is, I love it), lethal, and wants nothing except Cat's happiness. That's hard not to like. If there were some hard to believe elements, why exactly did Cat leave Bones? or how is this group discerning which vampires to kill again? It's possible these questions were better answered in the first book of the series; truthfully they weren't large enough issues to stop me enjoying the story, and in genre fiction, that's pretty much all I ask.

Paranormal Romance 2008: 4.5 of 5 ghoulish resurrections.


Ciara said...

Oh good. I enjoyed the first one, but haven't read the second yet. I think I was a little annoyed that Cat ran from Bones at the end. The book can't decide if it wants to be a UF or a PR. Bones is so very Spike. I'll have to read the 2nd!

The Bookworm said...

hi, great blog! wonderful reviews...welcome to the romance reading challenge :)

Anonymous said...

I didn’t find the post for the reading challenge, so I’ll post here.

Welcome to the 100+ Reading Challenge! :-D I have posted your link on the right sidebar of the blog. Another thing I am doing something, at least I think it is. I'd like to start posting the participating members favorite book for each month on the blog. Jan - April are already up. If you send me your favorite book and author of the book for those months, I’ll post it in the photo slider.

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