Author: Jeaniene Frost
Rating: 4 Stars
Synopsis: Vampire Huntress Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband, Bones, must face their most deadly adversary yet and it is unknown whether they will come out completely unscathed.
I'm obviously in the minority but Cat and Bones's relationship is still not appealing to me. What little chemistry they had in the first two installments has fizzled out completely and now it seems like they are simply going through the motions. Moreover, it is difficult to summon up any emotional engagement with either Cat or Bones during the more angst ridden section of the book.
In contrast, the secondary characters have far more personality. Mencheres, Ian and Vlad are fleshed out well and Vlad, in particular, is very intriguing. Tate, on the other hand, needs to be sent packing as soon as possible as his character has turned into a whinny whelp. Denise and Spade get very little page time and this is surprising given that they have their own book - one expect their characters to be better developed by now.
The plot revolving around the machinations of a powerful and vengeful Egyptian vampire from Mencheres and Bones's past is solid and the incorporation of magic and zombies make for some exciting action scenes.
All in all, although Cat and Bones are not really my cup of tea, the Night Huntress world building is compelling, Frost's writing style flows and the storylines are engaging enough to continue with the series.