June 27, 2014

Review of Halfway to Grave by Jeaniene Frost( Book 1 of Night huntress series)

This book 1 in the paranormal romance series , night huntress, by Jeaniene frost. I actually liked this book(I'm usually not a big fan of vampires) . One of the reasons for that was the nicknames of the main characters Cat and Bones. I love those names.

The premise is in Ohio which is populated by humans, vampires, Ghouls and whatnot.
And Cat and Bones i.e Catherine Crawfield and Bones( I can't say his name because it is part of a small twist, very small actually, in the story) are the dead and half-dead vampire hunters. A deadly duo, the book says.

The book was a fast and light read. It took me around five hours to finish it.
And before you decide to invest your five hours in this , let me give you the summary they have given and after that my review.

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 goodvampires? 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.

Now Let's talk about Cat and Bones.

Cat is 22 But if the author hadn't explicitly said it , I would've pegged her for a 17 year old. She is a half-breed. Something considered almost impossible (remember renesmee from twilight). By morning she is a good little daughter and works to save for her college fund. Her education something she had pushed aside to take care of her family and their farm.She is a vampire hunter, not professional, but something she does encouraged by her mother. She sees her father, the one who ruined her mother's life, in every other vampire.
She kills them to avenge her mother and protect the countless other would-be victims.

But she is not a stone cold killer.Something I immensely like about her. And she is a believer and doesn't like the use of profane words. Her belief that every vampire is evil and should be killed takes a hit when bones come into the play.

Bones has the usual pale skin, rock solid abs and diamond-cream skin ( vampires!)..I actually liked bones better than cat ,because he is the emotional one in their relationship. I feel like bones has taken her as his true mate while she is just flirting around. Her emotions for him must've been showed more instead telling us .

Bones is different from other vampires because he is a bounty hunter and kills other vampires.He is charming and always starts a sentence with either a mate,Bloke or luv.

the world building is nothing extraordinary and the author isn't very big on details.
Ghouls are an extra addition to this world along with ghosts. The way ghosts has consume liquor is hilarious.
And ghouls are totally disgusting meat eaters, I mean man eaters. I got that from the prequel which starred only Bones.

 Her mother is an interesting and totally believable character. She is one courageous women, who despite all her misgivings brought up cat and gave her rock solid support whenever others tried to bury her down.
I love her mother.

I liked this book and will surely read the next one in series.

In the next one I hope their relationship is deepened and cat will finally have a strong kickass personality.
Because that was lacking in this one.But it was a fun, fast and light read.And the ending reminded me of Rylee Adamson novels.

RATING : 3.5/5
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I hope you give this a try , even though it's lot like the other series, you'll worry about it only in retrospect, Because you would be too busy turning the pages in excitement to find out about the ending..

Don't forget to let me know about your thoughts.
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