Night Huntress Series Read-a-Long Discussion #8: One Foot in The Grave Ch. 31-The End
Welcome to another Night Huntress Series Read-a-Long Discussion Post. Today we’re chatting it up about the FINAL chapters of ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE. This is not the sign-up post; however, we’d love for you to join us. You can find all the information on how to sign-up on the Night Huntress Read-a-Long Announcement Page.
Our Rambling Thoughts on Chapters 31 – The End:
I finished up the book a week and a half ago, so please bear with me.
First off … Butt Secks … really? I’m not a prude or anything when it comes to shmexiness, but why did we need it in the story? Is that what Bones likes? Or was this some male thing to claim all her holes? I don’t know, it was just kind of like … sex sex sex BUTT SECKS! I like sex to be explained when it’s out of the norm. Was he spicing things up? Will this be an ongoing thing? We aren’t told so only time will tell. Again, there’s nothing wrong with healthy sexual exploration, but it felt misplaced within the scene to me.
OMG, Tate! I loved his reaction to Cat and how he threw her words back in her face. But I’m equally surprised that he slept with Annette. She needed a good lay and all (that wasn’t Bones) but Tate? Wow, I’d excepted it to be Juan who fell first. My heads still shaking on this one.
On to the action, the big mission almost flopped because of Cat. Poor Bones. When will she ever learn that he’s lived longer, he’s a bleedin’ vampire, and he KNOWS their world and laws. Really, I mean Ian ate that right up and tossed it back in their faces. It almost cost her … well herself and of course her relationship too. I’m happy for strong Cat, but she needs to learn that she’s not in this alone.
Max … son-of-a … But he implies something very, very hefty that I called in book one. I honestly don’t know if I believe he raped Justina as she’s said. It’s not that the hate isn’t justified either way, but it’s the words he said that plants the doubt. I think he was mortified at what he’d become, or perhaps holding onto a bit of humanity. Maybe Don’s wrong and they never gave Max a choice. I think we’ll have to let that one play out.
Bones … sigh. His biggest achievement, besides rescuing Cat and threatening everyone … the sex scene. The whole freaking chapter … naked imagery … in the throes of passion … yummy. But seriously, he brings Cat the best present, her fallen team mate, Dave comes back as Ghoul*. I mean that’s way better than roses or chocolates because she needs her team as much as they need her.
Overall, I really liked this book. I’m enthralled with the whole series and I’m finding it difficult to read anything else. I’ve even felt inspired to write more after finishing each week. Jeannie Frost’s really done a wonderful job and I can only hope it continues. I’ve already bought the next three books, and in paperback too.
**** Ok so for those that know me, you know I’m a stickler for research. It’s stated that Dave was embalmed, which means his vital organs were removed. When they dig him up, he has his lungs and heart still. While this is fantasy (who wishes it were real raise your hand! Me!), it’s little things like this that drive me bonkers.
Since Heather said everything I was thinking, I’ll only add that: a) this series ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF and b) Cat needs to get a grip and realize she knows NOTHING of vampire laws. I think that was by far her stupidest mistake. I know she thinks she can handle herself but not only was she wrong, she put everyone and the entire mission in danger with her lack of knowledge!!! I love Cat to death, but I hope she starts to ask more question, learn some history, and truly learn to trust her new husband. I think this is the only time I’ve truly been pissed off at her since the series began. I need to see her become less of a hothead and more of a rational thinker. Come on Cat, get a freaking grip!!!!
I truly loved the ending this time around. It was nice not to end on and epic WTF and have some happy tears. I can’t wait to get started on the next one! Oh and NOOOOOOO MOM! *insert more happy tears*
Tate tilted his head. “Don’t kiss me first,” he snidely remarked. (said to Bones)
“Justina Crawfield!” Max snapped. “Going to ask me what color panties she wore next?”
- Butt secks, did it work for you in the story or were you like, whoa why?
- Do you think Tate slept with Annette to make Cat jealous, as something to do, or because he wanted to?
- Did you think Annette was going to turn on Cat during the prisoner exchange?
- How did you feel about Cat deviating from the mission when challenging Ian?
- Dave … Dave the Ghoul … what were your thoughts on this?
- How do you think mommy dearest will react to having Bones as a son-in-law?
- What did you think of the book overall? How would you rate it? How would you rate the series thus far?
- What do you think is in store next for Cat and Bones as a married couple?
- What were your favorite quotes?
- What were your favorite scenes?
Remember you don’t have to answer all the questions. These are just some areas we found interesting while reading and thought they’d make a good point of reference if you aren’t sure what you’d like to discuss. #CatBonesRA on Twitter and Facebook!
HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE Recap:
ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE Recap:
The Schedule for July:AT GRAVE’S END
(Discussion will be held on Sunday, July 7 due to the holiday)
This month’s schedule has been adjusted to account for the holiday with our first discussion changed to July 7. Also please note, we will take a mini break July 29-August 2 so there is no required reading that week. Our next reading will begin promptly on August 3 with DESTINED FOR AN EARLY GRAVE. Please feel free to read at your own pace and remember that our discussions each week will contain spoilers! And we don’t want anyone to be spoiled of all the awesomeness that is Cat and Bones! Happy Reading!