Kinx's Book Nook: Halfway to the Grave

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Halfway to the Grave

I LOVE Cat and Bones!  Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost is the first book in the Night Huntress series. I will open up with saying that this book is not my favorite in the series. However, I really do love this series.  The dynamic between Cat and Bones keeps you turning pages. I will warn you that there is strong sexual content in this book and throughout the series. If that is not your cup of tea, then I wouldn’t pick this one up.

When you meet Catherine Crawfield (a.k.a. Cat), she is on the prowl hunting vampires. She was born and raised to really hate them. Funny thing is, she is one. Or should I say half vampire. Her mother had the misfortune of meeting a really nasty vampire one night and the result was Cat. All she thinks about is one day killing her undead, deadbeat father. Cat was raised to kill every vampire that she comes across. The consequence of being raised a vampire huntress is a real identity crisis.

Enter Bones. One night when Cat is on the hunt, she has an unforgettable meeting with a 400 year old vampire.  She tries to kill him, she loses, and he captures her. Quite an introduction! They come to find out that they share a common goal.  Kill vampires!  Bones is a contract killer in the vampire world and realizes that Cat can be a deadly weapon on his hunts. He trains Cat to be an even more deadly killer. As you can imagine, as they work closely together, an attraction ripens.

You can feel the conflict within Cat on who she is and what she wants. She is human but has the instincts of a vampire. But all she knows is hatred for all things vampire. When she meets Bones, everything is blown apart. Ms. Frost does a really good job describing the conflict and the passion between Cat and Bones. Furthermore, I really like the way she treats them like a real couple. Lots of insecurities, arguments and full blown fights.  You can really feel Cat’s fear, anxiety and self-doubt when it comes to Bones. But it in the end, she will make an incredible sacrifice for him.

Ms. Frost also gives us some really good supporting characters. These characters are so good you wish that Ms. Frost would write a book focusing on him or her.  Wait, she does!! As you read more of Ms. Frost’s work, you will discover that she a created a fun and exciting world. Like I said before, this is not my favorite of the series, but it is a good first step.  Ms. Frost introduces fun and addicting characters.  As you read through the series, you will want more and more of Cat and Bones.


  1. I LOVE Cat and Bones too, one of my favorite series ever! :)

    1. I'm so happy that Vlad is getting his own series. He is one of my favorite characters.



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