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Night Huntress Series Read-a-Long Discussion #18: THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE Ch. 11-29

Welcome to another Night Huntress Series Read-a-Long Discussion Post. Today we’re chatting it up about chapters 11-29 of THIS SIDE OF 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 11-29:

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Hi guys! I’m back again to help out this week! (Thanks Diayll and Heather for inviting me!)
So much to go over this week! I tried to catch the parts that really stuck out to me, but feel free to bring up any you think I missed in the comments!

So Cat can fly? Hmmmmm…. I thought only master vampires could do stuff like that. I guess she gets it from Bones’ blood, but I thought she cut back on drinking that?

I really want to know why they bothered to worry about a security key. I mean both of them are strong enough to pop the door open right? Plus they are trying to not draw attention to themselves…

So now Apollyon doesn’t want her dead? He wants her alive to cause a war…but no one realizes he is being a manipulative power hungry lunatic? What I don’t get is that there are other vampires out there that are as old as Mencheres if not close to in age, and probably some ghouls too, so why do they let him get away with it?

So I kinda figured Cat at some point would end up drinking ghoul blood, but I figured that she would want it the way she wanted vampire blood. Does this mean if she had been made into a ghoul she would want to eat ghouls? Also while I knew Marie was going to have something up her sleeve, I didn’t think she would risk having Cat drink her blood. Why would she want to give her her powers too? I did like that we found out a bit more about Marie, I really wish though that we could find out more. I like her as a character and the little bits and pieces that we’re teased with are frustrating.

Who knew Bones was a masochist? I mean but sex is one thing, but the candle wax? Then the biting of the one “fat thing” on him? Also I just loved that description! I laughed out loud at that one.
I also need to bring up the fact that since we are reading the book s about Cat and Bones in order it would have been nice to know that the other books in the Night Huntress world would have such an impact on what is happening in this book. Plus comments like Mencheres destroying parts of Disneyland and a viral video of him changing Kira into a vampire.


Also trying to picture Mencheres with blond hair and just can’t!
Also why is everyone going along with Cat’s plan? Just curious since all of her plans seem to end up making things worse…
How many had the same thought that I did that Cat should have answered the phone when Bones kept calling?
So uber curious as to know what that one thing is that Cat wants to do once they have the Apollyon mess cleared up.
Also isn’t Cat worried that if she keeps hugging Dave that some ghoul will smell her on him?
I like the fact how Vlad doesn’t play by the rules either. He wouldn’t have Cat in a graveyard trying to summon ghosts if he did.






Well, Kitten, your hands are my heaven and your eyes are my home” – Bones Pg.201




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We Have Much To Discuss!! 😀

  1. Why don’t more people (ghouls/vamps/whatever) stand up to Apollyon?
  2. Do you think Marie gave Cat her power so that she could use it against Apollyon?
  3. What do you think of Marie in general?
  4. What do you think the one thing is that Cat wants to do after they solve the Apollyon problem?
  5. What do you think of the ghouls running a mortuary? And using it as a food bank?
  6. What were your favorite quotes?
  7. 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!
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Week One Discussion: Chapters 1-7
Week Two Discussion: Chapters 8 – 14
Week Three Discussion: Chapters 15 – 21
Week Four Discussion: Chapters 22 – The End



Week Five Discussion: Chapters 1-10
Week Six Discussion: Chapters 11 – 21
Week Seven Discussion: Chapters 22 – 31
Week Eight Discussion: Chapters 32 – The End



Week Nine Discussion: Chapters 1 – 9
Week Ten Discussion: Chapters 10 – 18
Week Eleven Discussion: Chapters 19 – 27
Week Twelve Discussion: Chapters 28 – The End!




Week Thirteen Discussion: Chapters 1 -9
Week Fourteen Discussion: Chapters 10 -18
Week Fifteen Discussion: Chapters 19 – 27
Week Sixteen Discussion: Chapters 28-The End




Week Seventeen Discussion: Chapter 1-10







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