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Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1)

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  84,351 ratings  ·  5,047 reviews
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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

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Cup a tea It's a great book, in fact, it hooked me into reading the whole series. Frost writes fabulous dialogue. Cat and Bones are oozing with chemistry and…moreIt's a great book, in fact, it hooked me into reading the whole series. Frost writes fabulous dialogue. Cat and Bones are oozing with chemistry and amusing banter, but the ensemble cast is just as fab. I've read others in this genre, but Frost is one of the better writers. (less)
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Kat Kennedy
Dec 03, 2013 Kat Kennedy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who balance out their literary diet with Junk Food Fiction.
I remember someone explaining, chemically, how a cheese burger works. How the fatty meat combined with the fatty cheese and the white buns make a cholesterol parade in your blood stream that gives you endorphins that make you happy when you eat it. Something about that combination, seems to give our bodies a buzz. They were explaining that THAT'S why cheeseburgers and Mcdonald's in particular are so damn popular. They're addictive foods because we get addicted to the buzz of eating them.

When it
Calling all Spikeaholics. Warning. Warning. Sexual content abounds!

This book is the perfect fit to fill the Buffy-sized hole in my heart.

Cat is a part vamp/part human, super-strength, vampire-slaying goddess with eyes that glow green when she gets riled up. She has been slaying since the age of 16. Bones is her sleek-and-sexy, bleach blonde, British vampire sidekick who also slays vampires for kicks. And for the bounty. Together they form a kick-ass team who love to heat things up on the dance f

★★★★★ 5 'I think I've found my new favorite PNR/UF SERIES!!' STARS.


"You're not a woman. You're the Grim Reaper with red hair!"

"If you run from me, I will chase you, and I'll find you…"

Short summary:

Catherine "Cat" Crawfield is a 22-year-old half human/half vampire. Ever since she was a little girl her mother, a human who was once date-raped by a vampire and thus became pregnant with Catherine, has told her that all vampires are evil, demonic creatures that can't be trusted and tha
Aestas Book Blog
This is one of THE ABSOLUTE BEST PNR/UF series out there!! With one of the strongest long-lasting couples. Here's how I see Bones... are you drooling yet??

The greatest thing you can learn from love is to be loved in return.



I have no words about this book!I was aware that the series is addictive and really good but I didnt expect perfection and yes it was indeed perfect.The characters,the storyline and everything were so carefully developed and well written.Bones made me swoon so badly with his attitude/arrogance and his conversations with Cat either left me giggling or laughing out loud.

“You're not a woman," he said finally. "You're the G
Great book.

Lots of laugh-out-loud fun.

Best dialogue I've read in a very long time. Brilliant!

Sexy vampires and a kick-ass heroine.

Do I need to point out that the paranormal genre is NOT my favorite? It doesn't matter - this author's writing style and fantastic sense of humor sucked me right in.

No need for me to write a review on this one since I am probably the last person on GR to finally read it, but I am posting a few of my favorite quotes ...

"Lucifer's bouncing balls, Kitten, not again!"
Aug 01, 2010 Tatiana rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of very light paranormal romance
Shelves: 2010, romancelandia
2.5 stars

I feel a little torn about this book. Can't say I didn't enjoy it in some way, but at the same time I can hardly say anything in its defense.

What I liked:

1) Spunky dialog.

2) Dirty talk.

3) Steamy hooking-up - Bones is a very generous, attentive and giving lover, if you know what I mean.

What I didn't like:

1) This is not urban fantasy, this is paranormal romance. The majority of the book is dedicated to flirting, snogging, hooking up, and love confessions.

2) Many complain that Bones is Sp
Katrina Passick Lumsden
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I've been pondering for far too long regarding this book and how I feel about it. In the beginning, I dug it. I mean, I dug it! Right? I did. I mean, yeah, the writing is shallow and quick, the characters are just shoved in your face and then taken away at the author's whim, but the dialogue and action are engaging, and it keeps you reading. That's good, right? Turns out, not always. Like road trips. They're awesome until someone blindfolds you and directs you right off a
Jan 08, 2015 Shawna rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hot vampire lovers; PNR and urban fantasy fans
Shelves: pnr-vampires, urban-fantasy, author-jeaniene-frost, 2009-reads, badasses-hunks-in-leather, bikers-sexy-as-sin, favorites, hero-bad-boy-playboy-player, hero-im-gaga-over, heroine-i-adore, best-top-favorites, i-read-own-faves-keepers, favorite-romance-series, favorite-hero-marry-me-bones, hero-alpha‎, hero-cad-rake-rogue‎-scoundrel, hero-i-wanna-marry, series-night-huntress-nh-world, favorite-romance-couple-hh-pairings, captive-kidnapped-hostage-slave, hero-stalk-me-baby-possessive, heroine-kickass-spirited-strong, enemies-to-lovers-opposites-attract, pnr-angeldemon-fae-magic-witch-misc, hero-stud-mantel-hall-of-fame, hero-gigolo-prostitute-escort-porn, hero-expert-skilled-voracious-lover, pov-first-person, assassin-hitman, favorite-hottest-love-scenes-nookie, humorous-at-times-or-fluffy-fun, hero-addict-excon-lawtrouble-thief, heroine-abused-traumatic-past-rape, heroine-naïve-virgin-like-a-virgin, hero-attractive-handsome-heartthrob, 5-stars-plus, best-wittiest-banter-dialogue, pnr-paranormal-romance, best-snarkasm-humor, heroine-redhead, hero-or-heroine-illegitimate, hero-daddy-warbucks-wealthy, sizable-packages, hero-walking-hardon, a-all-time-favorite-hero, a-all-time-favorite-heroine, a-all-time-best-top-fave-dik-reads, pnr-ghosts-spirits, pnr-living-walking-dead-zombies, pnr-occult-magic, yowza-hotness, hero-abused-scarred-tortured-angst, hero-bad-guy-ruthless-villainous, hero-brooding, hero-cold-cruelbrute-dark-dangerous, hero-commoner-self-made, hero-black-sheep, hero-authentic-uber-rake, hero-redeems-himself-reformed, a-all-time-best-top-50-fave-dik, hero-my-romancelandia-husband-harem, badass-kickass-motha-fucka, heroine-plucky-lively-feisty-spunky, heroine-sassy-full-of-attitude, hero-bedroom-bad-boy, hh-same-couple-trilogy-or-series, hh-british, favorite-hottest-bjs-oral, hh-banter-bicker-sparring-foreplay, hero-husband-worthy-swoonalicious
5+ stars – Vampire Romance/Urban Fantasy

I know a review isn’t really necessary for this book since there are already so many raves for it and lots of Cat and Bones fans, so I’ll just use my review as a means for gushing over how much I loved it!

Bad-ass half human/half vampire Cat Crawfield, armed with her acerbic wit, bitchy attitude, flaming red hair, slut gear, thigh-high leather boots, and silver knives, stakes, and bullets, slays vampires with a gusto that makes Buffy look like a girl scout.
Amy (Foxy)
On sale for $1.99 ->

SERIOUSLY!!! Why’d I wait so long to read this book?! I bought it a year ago but let it sit on my kindle. Now, I’m kicking myself because this whole year I could have been experiencing BONES! Move over, Edward, there’s a new vampire in town and he’s sexy, British and has a sense of humor.

I laughed so hard while reading this book. Who knew vampires could be so humorous?!

“Lucifer's bouncing bal
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
4 stars!


I recently got caught up in this awesome anime show Naruto so I lost a lot of my reading mojo but thankfully, my friend Rachel recommended this book to me and thinking that all I needed was a break from contemporary I picked it up. Though the first quarter of the story was on the slow side, once the plot moved forward and the action and steamy scenes were showcased, I could not put this book down. The spunky dialogue, the kickass main characters, and the author’s ability to captivate me
Kristin (KC)
Dec 07, 2014 Kristin (KC) is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition

Time to meet Cat & Bones!
Foxy, your excitment is contagious...joining youuuu! ;)
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Jul 13, 2009 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of JR Ward or Kresley Cole's IAD--or anyone who enjoys a wickedly exciting paranormal
Recommended to Auntee by: All my GR buddies
Awesome F-U-N!! I loved this book--I'd rank it right up there with any of the BDB books. Jeaniene Frost writes in a similar witty style as JR Ward does, which I love. I swear I had a smile on my face for 90% of the book. And it was HOT! Not quite erotic, but plenty steamy. I knew that I was in for some steamy reading when the hero Bones was trying to train the heroine Cat not to blush when he 'talked dirty to her'. Whew! There was also tons of action with Cat as a kick-ass, yet vulnerable, lovea ...more
Feb 05, 2011 Eastofoz rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who love heroes with accents and lots of wit
Recommended to Eastofoz by: Auntee
If it weren’t for the hero this book would be like any other vampire PNR, this poster boy for “hot honeyness” totally steals the show from page 1. The writing overall is quite good with strong characters but the best thing about it is the Brit speak. Those one liners from the hero will either have you laughing your head off (though I wonder if the Brit speak would be as funny for someone from the UK?) or melting in a little puddle of goo :)

The series starts out with the heroine, Catherine, who’s
Emily May
May 03, 2011 Emily May rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PR fans, buffy fans :)
Shelves: pnr, paranormal-uf, 2011
EDIT: I'm adding a honorary star to the first two books in this series, just because Frost has been consistently awesome throughout.

If you know me at all, you'll know about my teeny tiny obsession with a certain TV show, and one certain character in particular... even if you don't know me, anyone who's read this book has probably guessed it, right?

So, let's see:

Platinum blonde hair... check.

Vampire... check.

Killer cheekbones... check.

English accent... check.

Eloquently employed British slang ("so
Oct 03, 2011 Arlene rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Arlene by: Booker Challenge - Lora
Blimey! That was bloody brilliant!

Thank you so much to my Street Corner Booker friend Lora for challenging me to start the Night Huntress series. She anticipated I would love the series, but I bet she never guessed I’d need a drool bib for Bones! Whoaza! I know this guy isn’t real, but I still need to say…. IS.HE.FOR.REAL? :O Pass the laminator, I’m updating my list. XD

There is so much I enjoyed about Halfway to the Grave, where to start? It’s funny, sensitive, full of action, and bad a$$ momen
4,5 Great Stars!!

Kat is a half-vampire that kills vampire in form of revenge against her father. Yeah, you’ll understand more of this later.
One night in a bar she meets Bones, a master vampire and vampire bounty hunter that makes her a deal she can’t refuse: he will help her in her vengeance and in return he will train her and she will work with him.
But vampires are dark creatures and soon they find themselves in a war against a powerful vampire… and against their own feelings for each other.
Two and a half stars.

If you love this, great. I'm happy you and Frost have found each other, and I wish you many hot and heavy installments. But I suggest moving on to another review, because I'm going to be very blunt: I remain unimpressed by paranormal romance, and Frost's Halfway to the Grave seems a rather mediocre example of the genre.

I occasionally get tempted to try paranormal, searching for that one story to surprise me. In this case, a number of friend reviews, particularly Mimi's revi
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I started reading this book months ago, read the first two chapters and dropped it. Don’t ask why. I don’t even know myself. I picked it up again and am wondering what the hell was wrong with me back then!?

Halfway to the Grave was a solid UF read. For me, UF is either a hit or miss with me. I either love it or hate it and I think with the Night Huntress series, I never really gave it a chance because I dropped it all those months ago. But sitting my ass down and reading it actually paid off in t
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*

♥♥♥ 4.25 AWESOME STARS ♥♥♥


Come one, come all, bloodsuckers! The Red Reaper's ready for you!


I had been wanting to read this for quite some time. EVERYONE would not stop talking about Bones. So, I finally gave in and read it. Oh, Bones was so RIGHT!! He was amazing!!

Catherine 'Cat' Crawfield is a vampire hunter. She's been doing it since she was sixteen and is very good at what she does. Why? Because she is half vampire herself. She is determined to kill all va
I've never been a fan of the TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer but I've seen some episodes and was kept up to date with the story arc by my sister who was crazy about it and couldn't stop "sharing the love", LOL. Why am I talking about that? Well, while I was reading this book, I couldn't help but wonder if Ms. Frost was in any way inspired by the aforementioned TV show when she decided to create the Night Huntress series considering that the basic setup was the same: the kick-ass heroine (Cat/ ...more
Opening Line: "I stiffened at the red and blue lights flashing behind me, because there was no way I could explain what was in the back of my truck."

I'm a little late jumping on this bandwagon but anyways...
Wow this was good mostly due in part to our delicious hero Bones. He is absolutely fantastic and oh so sexy. His character alone will have me reading the rest of this series, reminding me on one level of Edward from Twilight in his unwavering love and protectiveness of Cat but of course diffe
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**Crazy good deal- This book is only $0.99 at Amazon US today! 1/7/12**

**4.5 stars**

I've had this paperback sitting in my bookshelf for about five months now, just sitting there, begging me to read it. I've grown so attached to my Kindle that the thought of picking up a paperback... just didn't seem appealing. So the minute my beloved Kindle Paperwhite crapped out I reached for this little gem, hoping to find something to hold my attention. And hold my attention it did!

I loved this book so much!
So this is my second time reading this book and I must admit I even liked it much more than the first one. I still believe this book is not as good as are the rest in the series but definitely a 5 star read IMHO.

There's nothing better than a good UF with tons of romance on it. Don't you agree? And it gets even better because all the books in it are about the same couple so we get to know them really well. You will have to agree with me when it comes to Cat and Bones, there's just not better roma
Darynda Jones
WOW! I am loving this!!!
Feb 06, 2011 new_user rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Solid 3 stars. Urban fantasies and paranormal romances sharing the same roots and borrowing the same legends usually differentiate themselves in subtle measures: prose, wit, world-building or characters.

In Halfway to the Grave, Jeaniene Frost's vampires only differ from the garden variety bloodsucker because they can go "anywhere they please," as Bones says; they enter homes uninvited. Frost doesn't bother to add more to the foundation Buffy the Vampire Slayer built nine years ago.

In fact, Bone
Hallo, luv!

And... another series that I am officially OBSESSED with!

I had ever heard of this series, although I had heard the name "Bones" here and there from my good friend, Megan. She insisted that the audiobook of this was amazing (yeah, yeah, yeah, she was right, but don't tell her that... :P) and once I added it on here I couldn't believe how many people love this series, so that made me super curious. I now see what all the hoopla is about! The fact that this is an adult series is really
Sep 30, 2009 Rane rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rane by: The Bones Fangirls
Catherine "Cat" Crawfield life has always been far from normal, part human and part vampire, she’s out to get revenge from her father who raped and her mother and all the evil vampires out there. Doing okay for herself as a vampire hunter, one night she runs into a vampire she can’t beat and when this vampire strikes a deal with her, she feels she just made a deal with the devil called Bones.
Then as Bones starts to show her all vampires are not bad, a band of killers are on their trail and she
Although the spine indicates this books as a paranormal romance, I feel that it was more a kick-butt, fiction, with a dose of romance. The romance was NOT the main focus of the book, but a nice addition. Very mild steam, not graphic. However, the action scenes were graphic and gory.

Enjoyed the humor! A lot of laugh-out-loud moments and cute one-liners. :-) The h/h made a good team. Catherine Kathleen Crawford "Cat" was half vampire/human and due to her mother's prejudice for all vampires became
It's just me Shelly B
Let me start by saying I very seldom re-read but when I do.......I PICK THE BEST ONES!!!!!!

Good LAWD I love this BOOK!!! Hell I LOVE the whole series and the spin-offs!!!!

The best things about this book....

2. Cat

Hallo Bones!!!!! I just want you to know you are the SHIT!!! I freaking LOVE YOU!!

I'm so glad I picked up my old paperback and started this because it's just what I NEEDED!!

Review to come......maybe....honestly I want to reread book2 now:))) I want to read it so bad I don't wan
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Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside fr ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Night Huntress (7 books)
  • One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2)
  • At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3)
  • Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4)
  • This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5)
  • One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress #6)
  • Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7)
One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5) First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, #1)

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