Review – Halfway to the Grave


Halfway to the Grave


Night Huntress #1


Jeaniene Frost


Urban Fantasy


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 unlikely partnership.
In exchange for help 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 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.


5stars rating

This was a re-read from years and years ago. *sigh* I totally forgot how good it was, even now I’m like… I HAVE TO READ MORE!
That’s what Cat and Bones do to you 😉


A rich (and volatile) present-day urban fantasy, what more do you want? We have sentient ghosts, English vampires and who knows what else out there.
While Cat is part of the supernatural scene, she doesn’t know much about it, so we get all the info alongside her. There never is an information dump, but we slowly and steadily get to know what’s going on in the vampire world and how close it is tied to our own.
Scenes and environments were very well described and detailed enough to stay fully immersed in the story.

Character development:

Our cast is amazing, seriously. Prepare to get emotionally invested and enjoy the wild ride.
Catherine, but call her Cat, is a hybrid: half-human and half-vampire. She has been hunting and killing vampires for the last 6 years until one fateful night she met Bones. Ahhhh where to start… I really like that he’s so different from the usual vampire stock (as in not dark and broody). I mean, he’s English! 😀
Both of our main characters are well fleshed out, with a colourful past, their own fears, hopes and dreams for the future.
I don’t know, but Cat and Bones just make such an awesome pair. Yes, they kick ass and protect each other, but it goes way deeper and that just makes me sigh with a grin on my face.

Pacing & Flow:

As I’ve said before, it’s a wild ride, but sooooo worth it! There is a lot of action going on but perfectly balanced by the conversations that drive the story forward.
There wasn’t any part that I felt took too long or felt rushed. The story was told at its own pace and that was perfect.

The book itself:

The book itself was well written with no (noticeable) errors. There is sex described (if that is important to you).
It’s 358 pages long, spread over 27 chapters and told from Cat’s point of view.

Final Thoughts:

To hell with it, I’m reading the next book immediately afterwards! I can’t recommend this series often enough, even if you’re not sure, read a sample and you’ll be as hooked as I am 😉 That just leaves me with one more thing to say: enjoy 😉