Currently Reading… One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost

by Maryse on September 4, 2011 · 12 comments

in Jeaniene Frost, What I am reading today

One Grave at a Time: A Night Huntress Novel
Guys. Is it just me? I’m bored. I’ve been reading this book for three days straight, I adore Cat and Bones to death, and yet, I keep putting this one down. I’m only 60-something percent in. I’m bummed, because my favorite vampire crew have turned into boring ol’ super-sleuths. It’s a paranormal mystery, but that’s about it. Urban Fantasy (but it’s always been that). The story is solid, mind you. It’s got a bit of danger, a bad guy (or maybe two?), people to save, a problem to solve and an all-consuming, very important purpose.

But what it doesn’t have? Excitement. Passion. Tension. I’m not in the least bit worried. I don’t feel anything, but anxious to be done, so I can start another book.

*woops* That’s not nice. I feel bad now. But it’s the truth.

I can’t wait to read something exciting and gripping. Something that made me feel all nervous, like the earlier books in the series. Of course, Cat and Bones can’t always be going through emotional turmoil, I know that. I’m happy for them. It’s good for a couple to be where they are. But I’m just not *feeling* it, overall.

From the responses I’ve been receiving via my email and Facebook, I already see that some of you are not feeling it either. Yet, on the other hand, it’s getting tons of GREAT reviews on Amazon, so some of you did enjoy it! ;)


Oh well. I’ve still got 40-something percent to go. Maybe that’ll fix it! Review coming soon. I’m planning on finishing it today.

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patricia nesbitt September 4, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Well now I can feel not so guilty, because I didn’t feel it either. I was begining to have readers remorse. Don’t get me wrong I got the the do it in a truck t shirt*****but this one******just left me bored. Let’s hope tonights episode of trublood gets me going again

Christina September 4, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Have you read Bloodlines yet? I found that one completely boring and I read every Vampire Academy book during the Thanksgiving holiday last year. I was completely dissatisfied with Bloodlines, and now that you are saying this one was boring, I’ll skip it! I love Cat and Bones (even though everytime I read one of their books, Bones always looks like Spike from Buffy for some reason) but I can’t take another disappointing book.

patricia nesbitt September 4, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Oh no Christina take that back….hahahahaha…did you not read the ending? The dedication to Adrian!!!!!!!!!

Maryse September 4, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Christina… Bloodlines (I started) but put it aside to read Cat and Bones cause I was so excited. I’m still not far enough into Bloodlines to gauge my interest in it…

Patricia :) Now I’m not feeling as guilty either ;)

Shreya September 5, 2011 at 4:09 AM

CAt & Bones have lost their THRILL………i didn’t like reading “One grave at a time” at all…..
as for Bloodlines…….it’s not as gripping as the VA series…..reasons for such feelings???
1>i definitely miss ROSE and her fire….Sydney is pretty level-headed and a bit boring(compared to Rose ofcourse ;) )…
2>i miss the sizzling chemistry with between the leads(there is NO Adrian “&” Sydney yet :( )…!!!
apart from these problems the story is good and i feel it will catch speed from second book onwards……..
BUT……….for me, the ending of Bloodlines was pretty good…….. :D :D
3>her friends

Kalesa September 5, 2011 at 5:25 AM

New here, but LOVE your blog!

I’m going to have agree with everyone, One Grave at a Time is definitely lacking in the ” awesomeness ” category. There’s not enough tension and excitement, and was rather like reading a jacked up Mystery Gang book. ” those pesky vampires!” lol

Sara September 5, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Grr.. I pre-ordered One grave at a a time and now I probably won’t even be able to start it knowing I’ll be disappointed. I’ll have to wait patiently for something good to come out. Been finding a lot of Rock Band books lately..but haven’t read them yet. Have a ton of Indie books downloaded and I’ll have to work on those. Wishing Trey’s book would come out sooner then next year!!! .. and then have to wait on Jaces too.

Maryse… any books that are coming out this fall/winter that you are looking forward to?

Christina September 5, 2011 at 3:20 PM

The only part of Bloodlines that really got my attention was the very end. It still wasn’t that good. I’m hoping the second one really gets interesting. So I don’t take it back!! Hahaha

Ivie Sparaco September 6, 2011 at 12:41 PM

I read it. While it wasn’t as great as the other books, I still love me some Cat & Bones.

Tina Reber September 7, 2011 at 12:11 PM

I still can’t finish this one either! I’ve put it aside now for 2 other books and then I toggle past it on my Kindle. Like meh, if there’s nothing else to read I might consider it again. I understand that Cat and Bones have to reach a level of maturity with their marriage but honestly I think it was all of the angst between the two that did it for us. Now, meh. Wanna watch some tv? No. You? No. Wanna dig limestone out of our old cave and trap a ghost? Meh, not really. You? We can green-eye them a few times for kicks. Okay, that might be fun, as long as I can stand in the chilly stream and then take a hot bath to get the silt out of my toenails. Oooh, bath. Wanna show me your naked leg? Meh.

Kandie Bush September 7, 2011 at 12:42 PM

I can not belive I pre-ordered this. I love Bones & Cat, but with this one I felt like I was reading a Scoobie-Doo novel. There was no intrigue or sex involved in this one. Wait I am wrong, there was the fly by sex, but really who does that. I mean hello this was just silly. It was like she really really went off in left field with this. Ok, I have to admit that the mental slap that Bones gave that guy had me rolling. I really did love that part, but other than that nothing. Let’s hope the next one is going back to the original way she writes because there are 3 more in this series.

Maryse September 8, 2011 at 1:03 PM


OMG my husband and I were laughing in the car as I was reading him your comment. Hilarious!! And the toenails… Ick!

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