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Night Huntress Series Read-a-Long Discussion #20: ONE GRAVE AT A TIME Ch. 1 – 8

Welcome to another Night Huntress Series Read-a-Long Discussion Post. Today we’re chatting it up about the first eight chapters of ONE GRAVE AT A TIME. 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.

 

 

 

 

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Our Rambling Thoughts on Chapters 1 – 8:


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Aimee

 

 

Hey it’s me again! Thank you to Diayll and Heather for inviting me to gab at you all month long! So let’s get started.

 

So Don can’t cross over huh?  Anyone want to hazard a guess as to why? Maybe subconsciously he’s just too stubborn to die. That’s my theory anyway.

 

Just curious, but I thought the cold didn’t affect the undead in the same way as mortals.  So why is Cat always cold?

Oooooo….an evil ghost who comes to life every All Hallows Eve to kill women he says are witches. I like this storyline so far. Plus because it’s October and closing in on Halloween it just seems like perfect timing.

 

So I want to know if there’s more to Elisabeth than meets the eye.  For one thing, why hasn’t she tried going to Marie with her problem?  Kramer seems like just the type of guy she would like to kill.

 

I soooo like Tyler!! Frost better not kill him off!  I swear if Bones hadn’t healed him…. The only thing that bugs me about Tyler though is he seems really rude once he gets to Cat and Bones’s house. Maybe it’s just his reaction to being suddenly exposed to Vampires and violent ghosts.  Hopefully he gets some manners or I think I’m going to start not liking him so much.

 

What I want to know is how come Cat couldn’t summon Kramer back? Not only does that seem like the obvious thing to do, it seems like the obvious thing that Cat would do.  Also who else thinks she should voice her concerns to Bones about Kramer sneaking up on them? Every other time she’s held something back from Bones it has come back to bite her in the butt.  I thought she learned her lesson already.

 

 

 

 

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Heather


 

 

Don’s a ghost dun dun dun and … we have an evil ghost dude who is quite creepy … dun dun dun

 

Okay, but seriously the flower shop scene. I loved that one. Between hitting on Mr. Yummy Pants and the mind reading stuff, I was laughing pretty good. It was nice having that balance again, but I hope it isn’t short lived.

 

For the love of vampires … The fade to black scenes … I’m cringing and cussing over here. They’re vampires, two sex crazed, love driven, insatiable vamps … I want to see! Okay maybe not Cat … but I’m like on Bones withdraw. I want to see Mr. Yummy Pants sans his trousers.

 

Predictions … hum … Well there’s a book 7 so Cat lives, but can’t say the same about anyone else. Someone usually dies, but I’m hoping it’s just Mr. bad ghost dude.

 

My thoughts on the ghosts … From book one we learn that they existed, but

they’ve played a very minor role. Fabs, I love him. He’s a sweet specter who obviously loves the new ghost chica (I’m drawing a major blank on her name). But whether he’s into her or not (Um can ghosts even get it on with another ghost?) I think he would have helped her.

 

My Cat & Bones moment is when she though he would object to helping and Bones was all for it. I really dug this scene because he’s only been tolerable of the ghosts and this is the first time he appears accepting of Fabian (Yeah I do know his name but I like Fabs better). To me it shows compromise because we all know the reason Fabs is there is because Cat wanted him there. So bravo for Bones and pulling up the big girl panties. For once it feels like he’s doing the right thing, but not just for Cat, it’s for the greater good.

 

Rewind to the old team and the audit with Mr. idontknowhisnamebuteveryonehateshim? I wonder what he’s looking for, and why he didn’t show his face until after Don died. Is it Brahms or was Don hiding something? I felt bad for Tate and the team having to put up with his pencil pushing BS, and I’m wondering if it’s tied to our meanie ghost dude.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Quotable:

“I’ve watched you barely escape death several times, and each instance killed me a little inside…we have enemies both cunning and cruel. Knowing you possess the power to defeat most of them doesn’t threaten me, luv. It relieves me to my very core.” – Bones Pg. 58

 

 

 

 

 
This Side of The Grave Book Cover
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Discussion
Questions:

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We Have Much To Discuss!! 😀

  1. Why do you think Don is still around?
  2. Who else is waiting for Mr. Yummy Pants to drop his err pants?
  3. Why do you think Madigan is really hanging around the compound and the team?
  4. Your thoughts on the ghosts?
  5. What do you think of the story line so far? Better or worse than previous story lines?
  6. Do you think that Marie knows about Elisabeth and Kramer?
  7. Do you think Cat is falling back into her old ways with not telling Bones how she feels? Do you think it’s gonna cause problems later on down the line?
  8. Thoughts on the guy poking around the old team?
  9. Thoughts as compared to book 5?
  10. What were your favorite quotes?
  11. 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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HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE Recap:

 
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
 

 

ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE Recap:

 
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

 

AT GRAVE’S END Recap:


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!

 

DESTINED FOR AN EARLY GRAVE Recap:


 

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

 

 

THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE:


 
Week Seventeen Discussion: Chapter 1-10

Week Eighteen Discussion: Chapters 11-29
Week Nineteen Discussion: Chapters 30-The End

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Next Week October 5-11: Chapters 9 – 16