Audio Review: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

May Contain Spoilers

Wow! Where has this series been all my life? I loved it. It’s humorous, morbid, grotesque at times, and sexy. And Bones. BONES! “If you run from me, I’ll chase you. And I’ll find you…” Normally I would think stalker, but it works here.

Talk about star-crossed lovers. And I haven’t read about a character like Cat before. She hunts down and murders vampires to atone for her existence. There are many mommy-daughter issues here, and by the end of the book, I couldn’t stand her mom. I know that she was brutalized by a vampire, but for her to take it out on her daughter, for her to constantly encourage her to put herself in danger, and then to turn her back on her when she finally found a little happiness for herself. I don’t know. I wouldn’t have given up everything for someone who couldn’t accept me for who and what I am.

If you haven’t read this series yet, snap it up! I am loving some of these older UF series that I missed out on. The Night Huntress series is admittedly much like a summer blockbuster – lots of lights, explosions, and sexy times, and not much else But, damn! this is a fun start to the series. It kept me chuckling throughout, the fights were a blast, and Bones! This was just what I needed to get me excited about reading again.

Grade: 4.75 stars

Review copy borrowed from my local library

About the book:

Flirting with the Grave…

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.