Vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband, Bones, have faced many threats over the years, among them ghouls, ghosts, other vampires, and the U.S. Government. This last threat resurfaces in the latest Night Huntress novel, with a vengeance. Cat and Bones discover a diabolical plot involving genetic testing on humans and paranormal species, conceived and perpetuated with disturbing calculation by rogue CIA agent, Jason Madigan. Cat and Bones must stop these experiments in order to save the lives (dead and undead) of those they hold most dear. In the process, they uncover a horrifying super-secret project that brings Cat face-to-face with her deepest fears.
Bringing the Night Huntress series to a close with this seventh volume, best-selling Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance author Frost doesn’t pull any punches. Up From the Grave is sensuous, gritty, a little bit scary, and at times laugh-out-loud funny. Fans of the series will be pleased with the appearance of all of our favorite characters, including Tyler, the blasé medium, and ghoul queen Marie Laveau.
While I am sad to see the series end, I must admire Frost, who felt that she had told all of the Cat and Bones stories she wanted to tell and decided it wouldn’t be fair to fans of the series to drag it out only for the sake of book sales. She intends to focus her efforts on her New Adult (meaning the characters are either college-age or in their early twenties) and her Night Huntress spin-off novels, featuring Cat and Bone’s co-stars. But that’s the great thing about vampires. They (almost) never die.