"Ms. Frost debuts in this fast-paced, action packed, contemporary urban fantasy"
Every once in a while a book comes along that I just have
to tell the world about and Halfway to the Grave is most
definitely one of those books. Newcomer Jeaniene Frost
makes her writing debut in this fast-paced, action packed,
contemporary urban fantasy.
The story focuses on our heroine, Catherine Crawfield --
Cat, for short. Cat is the product of a date rape between
her mom and her long, lost bloodsucker of a dad. She's a
half-vampire born with some added vamp strength and
abilities, but minus the fangs. Her mission in life is to
seek vengeance on the undead by taking out as many of them
as she can, all the while hoping she might get lucky one
day and one of them might turn out to be dear old dad.
She's got a score to settle with him for ruining both her
and her mom's life, after all.
One night while trolling the local bar scene in hopes of
finding her next target, she winds up being captured by
Bones, a sexy, English-speaking, two-hundred-year old,
vampire bounty hunter. After he finds out that she is half-
vampire, he forces her into an unwilling partnership with
him. In exchange for him helping her find her father, she
in turn, will allow him to better train her for their
battle with undead. And despite her promise otherwise, Cat
still has every intention of staking Bones' cold, dead
heart the first chance she gets. After all, the only good
vampire is a really dead vampire. Right? But what Cat
soon finds out is that not all vampires are created equal.
Halfway to the Grave is a fantastic read that not only
takes you on a dark and sexy paranormal roller-coaster
ride, but it will also have you laughing out loud at the
various bits of humor laced throughout the book. I also
loved Cat & Bone's interaction with each other. One thing
I really liked about their relationship was that it was
built over time and was not a case of "one week they hate
each other and then the next they are madly in love".
Since the book takes place over a time period of about six
months, it was very easy for me to believe that this strong
bond they'd built between two of them was real. There's
nothing magical or mystical about it - just a product of
two people spending a vast amount of time together, and in
the process, building their trust and friendship with each
If you are a fan of urban fantasy, I highly recommend this
outstanding new series. I truly believe that Jeaniene
Frost will be a phenomenal addition to the paranormal genre
and anxiously await the release of book two of the Night
Huntress series, One Foot in the Grave, coming April 2008.
Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted November 3, 2007
A Night Huntress Novel
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.
Genre: Urban Fantasy