Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1)
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 nigh...more
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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 ...more
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…"
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 that ...more
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 ...more
It's about time I started this series!! I won't waste time writing a review for a book/series that everyone but me seems to have read.
I adored Cat and Bones. Their banter, chemistry, and humor was simply fabulous. I now understand why so many readers consider them their favorite paranormal couple. Even with the lame cliffhanger ending, which is no big deal considering the series is complete, Halfway to the Grave is a great start to what looks to be an awesome series.
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!" ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
DNF at 74%
Thou art not dreaming dear friends, it happened again. I'm the freak who didn't like the book with a stellar average rating.
First of all, let me say that my rating for this book has nothing to do with the book itself and everything to do with what I expected it to be. I had made some silly assumptions before reading this (don't ask me where they came from, I ...more
While I remember my other rereads having a little more action and adventure, and less prejudice and stubbornness, I still highly enjoyed Halfway to the Grave. There's a kickass female, a swoon-worthy male, and enough plot intrigue to keep me hooked. I couldn't ask for anything more.
It's probably a good thing I have BR's planned for the next ten years of my life (not quite but it's close), otherwise I'd devour this entire series wit ...more
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.
Killer cheekbones... check.
English accent... check.
Eloquently employed British slang ("so ...more
The series starts out with the heroine, Catherine, who’s ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Second Read: Feb 2015
Re-read with Buddies Books and Baubles Group.
New thoughts: still loved it just as much as before. I had forgotten a lot of it. Bones is still one of the best book boyfriends EVAH! It was kind of an annoying plot device to end it the way it did (view spoiler)[ with Cat leaving Bones. Not that there was any doubt he would find her. But it was still kind of irritating. (hide spoiler)] Cat's mom is such a b!otch. Great re-read, though. Still one of my favori ...more
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 ...more
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 vampires that kill humans hoping to find th ...more
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 ...more
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! ...more
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 ...more
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 reall ...more
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 ...more