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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Review of Urban Fantasy Novel, Halfway To The Grave (Night Huntress Series) by Jeaniene Frost

Title: Halfway to the Grave
Series: Night Huntress, book 1
Author: Jeaniene Frost Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy

Official Synopsis
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 new found 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.

My Review
This book in one sentence: An action-packed, danger-filled story with murder, mystery and thigh-clenching, need-to-take-a-cold-shower romance that will have you racing through the pages and leave begging the author for me.Wow, that is one long sentence...lol

This story centers around Cat. She is a freak of nature with a mission. As a half-vampire, half-human, she uses her additional abilities to hunt down evil vampires in order to avenge her mothers rape by one of the undead, resulting in the birth of our bad-ass heroine. Her plan was simple - hunt as many of the undead suckers down until she's dead or they no longer exist. She was planning to do just that, until she met her match in Bones.

Bones is a Master Vampire and a sort of bounty hunter, killing vamps with a price on their head. When a beautiful human seems to be eyeing him in a dangerous way, he lets her think she has bested him, but he turns the tables. He soon finds out that she is not a human, but a half-breed. One that could prove useful on his vigilante deals. He makes her an offer she can't refuse, be his partner and together they can kill a bunch of blood-suckers, or die. She chooses t partner up with him, neither knowing that this partnership will change their lives forever.

This book is AWESOME! Where have you been all of my life?! Sorry, I had to get that out of my system. Heart-pumping action, scorching romance, a snarky fearless heroine who is coming into her own, and a Master vampire with an British accent, tons of power and some serious skills in the bedroom. What's not to love? Every page was filled with murder, mystery danger and action - it was non-stop. I couldn't tear myself away!

Cat is everything I love in a heroine. She is tough, brave, and yet has this vulnerability that makes her relatable. She is truly coming into her own and realizing that she was blinded by prejudice when it comes to vampires, especially Bones.

Bones is not your ordinary hero. He can be cruel, brutally honest, and dangerous, but when he loves - it is whole heartedly. His rough edge makes the tender moments that much more enjoyable. He is swoon-worthy, drool-worthy,take-me-I'm-yours-worthy...you get the picture.

Add of all of those elements I loved and pair it with a shocker, cliff-hanger ending, and "Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner."

This book is a must-read for every urban fantasy and paranormal romance fan. This book is 5 fangs of unputdownable goodness!

Have you read the series? Who is your favorite character?


Jennifer said...

I can't even tell you how long I've wanted to read this. I need to catch up on other series first but your review had me give it a quick look on amazon. I've not ordered it but its only £4.61... Damn you, willpower!

Under the Covers said...

Great review! I love this series, Bones is THE MAN! I wish English guys were like him...sadly not! LOL!


Evelyn Amaro said...

Jennifer - this series is amazing. A little birdie told me that there is going to be a suprise giveaway on Paromantasy and a book of the readers choice will be up for grabs - hint, hint ;-)

Suzanne - haha, you're too funny. I am with you - it's not true. I have an Englishman for a boss..lol

Karen said...

Glad you finally got to meet Cat & Bones. This is one of my favorite books. I've read it quite a few times.

Jen at Red Hot Books said...

I love the early books in this series. Every PNR fan should give this one a try!

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