Book Review: Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress #4) by Jeaniene Frost

Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they've fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it's time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She's having visions of a vampire named Gregor who's more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn't know about.

Gregor believes Cat is his and he won't stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor's hold over her. She'll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she's ever faced . . . even if getting that power will result in an early grave

This was another winner by Frost.  This series is so much fun.  It is my favorite guilty pleasure.  I was keeping Destined for an Early Grave to read later, but I have been going through a hard time lately and just had to treat myself. 

I love Frost's pacing, writing style, plot twists, and action-packed stories.  I think book three in the series, At Grave's End,  is still my favorite, but this one is a close second.

There were several times during the book where I thought my dreams were going to be shattered, but Frost saves certain characters just in the nick of time.  And the plot twists!  They were so surprising, especially what happens with Cat's mom.  Talk about poetic justice...

Reading a Jeaniene Frost novel is like eating the perfect piece of cake: delicious, sinful, and over way too fast.  The only exception is that I don't have the calorie guilt after a Frost book!  I have read some reviews saying that the new Night Huntress world spin-off series is not quite as good, but that will in no way deter me from saving those books for a special treat.  I plan on reading anything and everything Jeaniene Frost writes! 

Just One Gripe: 
I think that Cat's decision at the end of the book was made almost lightly.  I'm not going to say more because I don't want to give anything away, but I was definitely surprised she changed her mind so relatively easily.

The Best Thing About This Book: 
The plot twists, the pacing, the suspense, all of it!

Appropriate for a younger audience: 

Characters: 5/5
Plot: 5/5
Setting/Imagery: 4/5
Originality: 5/5
Ending: 4/5
Total Score:  23/25


  1. Ahhhh, this is definitely one of my guilty-pleasure books.
    I have stopped reading after the second one
    really trying hard to pace myself, but forgot I actually had these books on my shelf in the process !
    I hear the fifth book is coming out soon.
    You got me fired up again ! Cat and Bones, here I come!

  2. Yes! Perfect description! Like a sinful piece of cake!

    I'm having Jeaniene Frost day on my blog tomorrow! I love this series!

    Great review. Thanks

  3. I need to re-read this book, or at least the ending, before the next book comes out. I'm really glad you enjoyed this series!

  4. Great review Kelli, I really love this series :o) Bones is wonderful!! I've read First Drop of Crimson & really liked it - Spade is HAWT!! I'll be posting my review over the weekend probably. I've linked this review to mine :o)


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