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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)
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
Source: Purchased

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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!

Giggle-worthy Quote:
"‘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.”


  1. This is one of those books that are easy to read and are so interesting that you can't put it down. When I got the first book I finished it in a matter of hours and then I was online buying the rest of the books.
    I had the same problem describing Bones.. There just not enough words or at least I can't find the right ones to do him justice...
    I'm glad you liked it. You should read all the other books connected to the series.

    1. Yup, Bones is pretty amazing. A couple weeks ago I went out and bought the remaining books in the series. I just have to finish what I'm currently reading and a knitting project before I can carry on.

  2. haha I was just wondering if you read this series! It is one of my all time favorites. And Kat is one bad ass chick!
    "Bone orgasm God of the vampire world"
    OMG THIS!!! LOL I agree 100% Although I also love Tate, Spade, and Vlad. How far have you read so far? I actually still haven't read the latest book. The 6th one I think. My library never has it and I just overwhelmed with my review books but I need to grab it.

    1. I've only read the first book so far. But I went out and bought the rest of the series for myself a couple weeks ago.


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