Sunday, July 22, 2012

Review: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
My rating: 5 of 5 genies
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy, Vampires, Romance
Published: October 30, 2007
Pages: 358
Publisher: Avon
Source: Library Loan
Format: Paperback
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Goodreads Summary

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.

My Thoughts

This book had sex. It seems like a weird thing to say, but more importantly this book WAS sexy. I enjoyed it, and though hardly naive I hadn't been expecting sex per se. Still it was a ride from start to finish and I really want to start this review by digging in...

One thing I can say about Ms. Frost is that she is a writer after my own heart. Her prose is thoughtful without being drab and hard-thought, she knows well how to make a story flow. I didn't feel like I might have had someone else tried to tell this story, because only Frost could make it really something stellar. No it was reflective and fun, like you're reading a recap from your best friend. Yeah, I met a smoldering hot vampire, what of it?! Not...



Cat was so cautious about the decisions she made, I loved it. I adore a heroine that enjoys to think. She weighed everything out and didn't go running after Bones like some lovelorn Mary Sue. I loved her. But certainly not more than I love Bones, If I ever wanted an undead Boyfriend, he would be it. Really I have prejudice's against British men because rarely have I seen one HOT. There's Prince Harry but other than him all I see are stuck-up men with pale skin and a quickly balding Prince to rule them. Sorry William! Needless to say, I did not watch the royal wedding. Not only did I forget when it was, but I believe people tend to marry every day and to glorify one figurehead for getting hitched is a concept foreign to me.

Nothing against William or Kate, I am just thoroughly waned by the stickers and post stamps and collectible engagement rings EVERYWHERE. Really people, REALLY?! Anyway, Bones definitely changed that for me. He was smooth and dangerous and I wanted him sorely, that is why I am determined to read all the books in this series and anything else by Frost, because just like Cat I love a vampire named Bones.

I liked this book more than I thought I would and loved how real everything felt. It was gory and heart-tugging and totally took over my life for what...2 days? Sounds about right!

What drew me to this novel was the fabulous blurb at the back and the believable characters, the reviews for it were high and I decided to check it out! As you can expect, I'm glad I did and I'm waiting for my library to send me the 2nd book.

Again there is profanity and sensuality, so keep that in mind, but I give 'Halfway to the Grave' 5 giant blood-pouches. Sink your teeth into that, folks.

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