Title: Halfway to the Grave
Author: Jeaniene Frost
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Series: Night Huntress #1
Release Date: November 1, 2007
Reviewed Format: E-Book
Purchase: BN.com, Amazon.com, Bookdepository
Rating: Break the Bank!
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother’s life. Then she’s captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.
In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She’s amazed she doesn’t end up as his dinner—are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn’t have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.
Where has this series been my “whole” life?! How come no one said before now “get your shit together and read this series?!” I’m STILL kicking myself over not getting to this series sooner!
Let’s talk about Cat for a minute. Umm yeah, I think after that scene with the policemen and the knives Cat has jumped to the number 1 spot on my “Badass Heroine Chick” list, sorry Katniss and Tris. Even being just half vampire she’s still got a number of the vampire “traits,” endurance, the creepy green eyes when she gets riled and the creepy hearing just to name a couple of “traits.” Cat’s mission in life is kill vampires. She even has a very good reason for it but I’m not going to give that part away. Well one night she targets this particular vampire and that’s when things take an interesting twist for Cat.
Said target happened to be Bones, orgasm God of the vampire world. There is a slight “misunderstanding” and Cat ends up working with Bones. Bones, I don’t even really know how to describe Bones. He’s that vampire that’s got the good looks, Bad Ass Attitude, but still has that slight tender side that’s reserved for Cat and the ultra hot (in my opinion) accent.
Together Cat and Bones are working together to bring down Hennessey. Who is one Bad Master Vampire who’s into the vampire equivalent of human trafficking, or that’s what I thought it equated too.
There is PLENTY of action, romance (god is Bones “gifted” in the love department) and humor to keep this book going at what I thought was a break-neck pace. In addition to all that action, romance and humor there are a couple of heartbreaking moments. One of these scene’s is what lead to Cat jumping to number 1 on my list. She “manned up” and got the job done.
Basically, if you haven’t read this series do so NOW! Add this series to your list of books to buy, swap, check out of the library. Cat and Bones are just AWESOME SAUCE people!
"‘No!’ My denial was so vehement she frowned. Great, didn’t that sound nice? No, we can’t have a relationship because he’s technically dead, but my God is he gorgeous and fucks like a Trojan.”