Before I get into the more review-ish part of this post, I have to say that I totally wrote ‘sexcited’ in the title, but really when I’m talking about Cat and Bones and Jeaniene Frost’s awesome vampire world, it wouldn’t totally be off base …
I absolutely LOVE Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress world. It’s one of those guilty pleasure series for me because I just know that when I can’t figure out what to read, or if I’ve overdone it on a certain kind of book or genre, I can always pick up the next book in this series and I will be happy.
Really, when Bones is in a book, you can’t NOT be happy. He’s just awesome.
The next book I had to read was Devil To Pay, #3.5 in the series. This one doesn’t really include much of Cat and Bones, but is more about Blake and Elise. I liked the story, but I felt like the relationship between Blake and Elise moved really fast. I’ve loved seeing Cat and Bones’s relationship grow over the past 3 books in the series, so it’s kind of hard to really believe a relationship like this one in a story so short. But I guess with it being a novella, there’s not going to be as much development as I would have liked.
It was definitely a short story, and almost too short for me. I figured it would reach about 50% in my Kindle, but it stopped just as it was getting good! Ah well, though. I know the novellas are completely different from the main story, but I just expected more.
The next book in the series, Destined for an Early Grave, was pretty awesome. It was Cat and Bones in all their glory!
I looooooved this book! Gregor was the perfect villain and it was perfectly creepy to think about how he could steal someone in their sleep. Not only that, but he had connections with Cat that made my skin crawl … and not only mine, but Bones, too! I’ve loved Cat and Bones’s relationship right from the get-go, so it’s hard to imagine what he would’ve been going through in this book. Of course, part of me was like, “It’s BONES! Of course he has nothing to worry about …”
The whole story was crazy intense and I love that we got plenty of Bones and Cat time. They’re just so perfect for one another! I actually find it really hard to talk about this book without just going “Cat! Bones! I love them!” over and over again, so let me try and think about other awesome things …
So something happens to Cat in this book and she gets some new amazing abilities. It’s actually pretty cool. AND we get to see more of Vlad! I couldn’t remember Vlad in the last book, but when I mentioned I was going to start this one, someone (I think Felicia?) said, “Yay! You get to see Vlad!!” and I was like, “Who was that again?”
Well, call me silly because NOW I remember Vlad! Totally awesome — and gorgeous!! — character. Usually I try to have at least the next book in this series on hand, but once I met Vlad, I wanted to read his books in the series, but they’re not until the very end … call me crazy now, since I ended up buying the next 6 books in the series JUST so I could keep reading and eventually get more of yummy Vlad.
Yeah, when you hear the term “crazy book person” it’s probably referring to me.
Anyway, when I think about how much I love Cat and Bones, I have to also say how much I love Bones and Vlad. They’re relationship is just sooo masculine and funny. You wouldn’t think that someone like Bones would have anything to worry about, but maybe Vlad just rubs him the wrong way with his interactions with Cat … jealous are we, Bones?
So yeah, this book was pretty awesome and I knew I had to continue on with the series immediately after finishing! How fun is it to binge read a series? SO much fun!
One For the Money is book #4.5 in the series and is included in the book Magic Graves (also featuring a story by Iliona Andrews). I think I like the novellas best when they have Cat and Bones in them. While the first one I talked about in this post had just a glimpse of Cat and Bones, in this one they were front and center!
Well, kind of.
This story had them trying to protect a spoiled heiress, who was definitely trying to steal the spotlight! Not only that, but we’re also getting more of Justina, Cat’s mom, in the stories. I will admit that I wasn’t the biggest fan of her character in the beginning (for lack of a better word, she was kind of a bitch), but she’s growing on me. Just as we see Cat’s character really developing throughout the series, Justina’s character is really growing, too.
Still, a little too short than I would’ve liked, but I guess that’s why these novellas are additions to the main story. I’m so glad that I still have so many novels to read since I’m not sure I’m ready to be totally caught up with the series yet! I love all of the characters and, like I said, they just make me happy whenever I start reading them.
Are you a fan of Cat and Bones? Have you read the novellas in this series? What did you think of them?