Review: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Posted September 29, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Halfway to the Grave
by Jeaniene Frost

5 Stars


Released: 30 October, 2007
Series: Night Huntress #1
Published by Avon
Pages: 358
Format: Paperback

Each time I read it, I love it just as much as the first time and manage to devour it in one sitting.  ~ Under the Covers

Catherine “Cat” Crawfield has one mission in her life to kill the undead, vampires specifically and hopefully one day she will come across the vampire that raped her mother, getting her pregnant…with Cat. But her plans and preconceptions are soon torn asunder when Bones, a vampire bounty hunter captures her and offers her a bargain she just can’t refuse.

It has been a while since I have reread this series and I am so glad I gave into my Cat and Bones craving and cracked open my worn copy of Halfway to the Grave. Each time I read it, I love it just as much as the first time and manage to devour it in one sitting.

I know a lot of people think that Halfway to the Grave is a little rough around the edges. But I like it. I have found the recent books in this series a little lacklustre, but with this book, even if the writing isn’t as polished as the newer ones the action is vivid, the romance is intense and the emotions are raw and pour right though the pages.

If you haven’t started this series, I highly recommend it, Cat is a fierce but all too relatable heroine and Bones *pause for infatuated sigh* is just too damn delicious. Together they make a charismatic set of main characters who make this book (and series) captivating.

Here are a couple of my favourite quotes to get you started!


“There is only one way to fight, and that’s dirty. Clean, gentlemanly fighting will get you nowhere but dead, and fast. Take every cheap shot, every low blow, absolutely kick people when they’re down, and then maybe you’ll be the one who walks away.”


“I’m saying that I’m a moody, insecure, narrow-minded, jealous, borderline homicidal bitch, and I want you to promise me that you’re okay with that, because it’s who I am, and you’re what I need.”

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About Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the Night Huntress World novels. 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 from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Cat and Bones is one of the most wonderful couples!
This book is phenomenal!
Bones is legend 😀

Wonderful review Suz! 🙂

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