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Friday, 31 August 2012

Review: DESTINED FOR AN EARLY GRAVE

Destined For An Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
Book 4 of the Night Huntress Novel series
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: paperback, audiobook

About Destined For An Early Grave:
Hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when half-vampire Cat Crawfield begins having visions of a vampire named Gregor who's more powerful than Cat's undead lover, Bones, and has ties to her past that even Cat herself doesn't know about. Original.
Source: Info in the About Destined For An Early Grave was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5604848-destined-for-an-early-grave on 04/03/2012.

Review:
That's it!! I swear this would be the last book in this series I would ever read or listen to.... until I get over my major annoyance at Cat's stupidity... however there is a big probability that I might get tempted to read/listen to the next book though given that I already got the rest of the books in this series... Cat is just over the top, ridiculously, unforgivably too stupid to live (TSTL) in this book. It's super annoying!! On top of that, for someone who survived battles aplenty, this particular heroine has a stunted survival instinct. Enemy passed by giving her a headache and she chose to ignore it... WTF!! *sigh*

The narrator... I like the french, english, southern creole and other various accents that Tavia Gilbert gave the French, the English, the Creole, etc. characters. A major plus! The plot however, is dependent on the heroine's TSTL to give the story the conflict necessary to have something to resolve in the ending. Plus it's holey to boot! Though I have to admit that the world building is superb and the story arc for the series is intriguing! For that alone I cannot give this book a less than 3.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 3.5
Character development = 3
Story itself = 2.5
Ending = 3
World building = 4.5
Cover art = 4
Pace = N/A (9.5 hours/8 CDs)
Plot = 2
Narration = 4.5

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 cherries


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3 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh no! This series would probably drive me to drink. ;) Great honest review.

Cherry said...

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com - It almost did me in :D

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Ha ha. I was curious when I saw this review. I know you are really fighting with Cat, and surprised you listened to it. So sorry about Cat.

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