Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: October 30th 2007
Number of pages: 358
Challenges: Night Huntress Series Read Along; 2013 TBR pile challenge; 2013 Mount TBR Reading Challenge; 2013 Immortal Reading Challenge; 2013 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge; 2013 Ebook Challenge; New Authors Challenge 2013; NetGalley November and Clean out your E-Reader Challenge;
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, aiming for the father who ruined her mother. Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, captures Cat, and agrees to train her until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. But a group of killers pursue them. Bones is as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.
I had a very difficult time getting into this book, so it took me a few days to actually finish it. That’s the second time I started this book and needed to get to know Bones better. So many bloggers said good things about it and I do like Urban Fantasy because of their powerful and kick ass females, but Cat was a crying baby in the first couple of chapters. My problem was Cat and I couldn’t get past the drama she kept complaining.
I liked Cat and Bones relationship when we actually get to it, and I think Bones was definitely right in hiding some things from her. She’s too powerful and a cannonball with less finesse. Bones was actually a great guy and I liked his style and his job. He’s a charming british and talks with that sensual voice, so the sparks flying between these two were extra hot.
I liked pieces of the book and could actually enjoy this series later on. Bones was perfect, Cat’s mom was an extremist, I think Cat’s father will appear some day, I didn’t like the ending on this book and expect more of grumpy Bones soon.
Series in Order
#0.5 – Reckoning
#1 – Halfway to the Grave
#1.5 – Happily Never After
#2 – One Foot in the Grave
#3 – At Grave’s End
#3.5 – Devil to Pay
#4 – Destined for an Early Grave
#4.5 – Magic Graves
#5 – This Side of the Grave
#6 – One Grave At a Time
#6.5 – Home for the Holidays
#7 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)