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Friday, February 05, 2010

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

" 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. " - Book Cover

After reading the first few pages of that book I was already mentally slapping myself for letting this book sit on my TBR shelf for so long: This book was beyond awesome! I've heard many mentions of Cat and Bones before, but I really under estimated them.

Cat is the result of her mother being raped by a vampire. Brought up in a religious family and been drilled by her mother into believe vampires are evil, Cat is hunting vampires on her own since age 16, after being raped herself. Not everything works as planned when one of the vampires she plans to kill ganks her first.
Being offered a less than appealing deal, Cat will agree to team with Bones, a 200ish years old vampire, to kill some more blood-suckers of his choice. She will find a lot more then she bargained for though...

I don't even know where to start to tell you how good this book was. I instantly fell in love with both Cat and Bones. He keeps calling her Pet, Kitten, Luv and it kind of reminded me of Spike in Buffy Vampire Slayer.
They have a pretty interesting relationship together and between the beatings, fights and vampire slaying, Cat will have to question everything she believes in.

The story is fabulous, face-paced, action-packed. It usually takes me about a week to read a book and I read that one within 2 days, I could barely put it down.

I have to admit I was slightly disappointed with the end, not that it wasn't good, but I was hoping for a different one. I really can't wait see what's next on the plate for these two. I already ordered the following three books and they can't get here fast enough!

Bottom line, if you haven't read this series yet, or if like me you have this book sitting on your TBR pile, you need to start reading it now! What are you still doing here? I said go on and read it now =P
Jokes aside, that book is fabulous, a must read!

Read an excerpt

Night Huntress series:
Halfway to the grave
One foot in the grave
At Grave's end
Destined for an early grave

Book stats:
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages

Publisher: Avon; 5th edition (Oct 11 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061245089
ISBN-13: 978-0061245084

Book Source: Personnal Shelf

Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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11 People left their mark' :

  1. Im a fan! How can you not love Bones????????? Glad you enjoyed!

  2. I've had this for ages but haven't read it yet.. now I might have to!

  3. I've had this for ages but haven't read it yet... now I might have to!

  4. You won't regret it Prophecy!

  5. Sounds like an awesome book. Great review. :)

    Visited from the Saturday Network.

  6. I LOVE this series! Bones is my dream boyfriend! I can't wait for Spade's story in "First Drop Of Crimson"!

  7. I'm still kicking myself for waiting as long as I did to read this.

  8. This is one of my favorite series - glad to see you're enjoying it!

  9. I just read this book to, and was like cursing my stupidty for letting it wait..I think of Spike and hear his voice whenever Bones is speaking lol.

  10. I love this series!!! I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE Bones fan!!!
    The most recent book is crazy good!!! So much action and passion on each page!!!

  11. I LOVE this series.
    Each book is better than the last. I love both Cat and Bones. I think besides them Vlad is my favorite character.
    I'm very stoked to read First Drop of Crimson tonight!! Yay!!!