Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1), by Jeaniene Frost
Reckoning (#0.5) – GR Review
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One Foot in the Grave (#2)
At Grave’s End (#3)
Destined for an Early Grave (#4)
This Side of the Grave (#5)
One Grave at a Time (#6)
Up From the Grave (#7)
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.
Why I Read This Book
I was on the lookout for a good supernatural romance and recognized Jeaniene Frost’s name from some reviews I had read. I know I just had to snatch up the first book in this series to see what Bones was all about!
As I read the first chapter of this book, I assumed it was just going to be a straight, steamy romance read – you know, vampire hunter gets it on with a lot of guys, vampires or no. But by the end of the first chapter, it was revealed to be something else entirely – a bit of romance, a bit of mystery, and a lot of fun.
Let’s talk characters. Cat is a fierce girl! I loved her from the first moment – she’s one of those people who’s full of attitude and isn’t going to take any crap from anyone. But she’s also a vampire hunter, though not a normal vampire hunter – she’s also half-human and half-vampire. Her nighttime hunting leads her to meet Bones (Bones! *swoon*), who is an awesome male lead and nothing like how I picture male vampires to be. He’s smart, emotional, and super sexy.
The relationship between Cat and Bones is epic. I loved seeing them together and watching their relationship grow from being one where Cat is just helping Bones with his mission – the two of them working together in vampire slaying fun – to two people who actually start to have feelings for one another. FEELINGS! I was rooting for them from the instant they hooked up. They absolutely kick BUTT when they’re together. It’s awesome.
I haven’t read a lot of urban fantasy before, but this really was one of my favourites. Jeaniene Frost writes some amazing characters and some super-sultry, sexy-times scenes. Things get HOT! Of course, that only solidified my love for Cat and Bones even more!
The thing I was most upset about with this book? THE ENDING! Of course, I can’t tell you what happened, but Jeaniene Frost left me on major pins and needles to read the second book in the series with that ending!
This was such a wonderful read. I love reading a book that has me hooked from the opening pages and know that the rest of the series is going to be so much fun to read. And of course, I’ll have to read it because already I’m going through Cat and Bones withdrawal!
If you like steamy, supernatural romances, READ THIS BOOK! If you like sexy vampire guys who are BADASS and superhot and have great chemistry with the leading lady, READ THIS BOOK!
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