Review: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress #1
Release Date: October 30, 2007
Publisher: Avon Romance
Source: Purchase
Pages: 358
Reviewer: Elizabeth
Rating: 5 Stars
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Flirting with the Grave...

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.

Elizabeth's Thoughts
On Cat’s sixteenth birthday, her mother reveals to her a huge secret; Cat is half-vampire. Cat knew she was different from other kids but a vampire? Cat also learns the circumstances of her conception and birth and decides to hunt down this vampire that fathered her and kill him for what he did to them.

In Cat’s search for her father, she crosses paths with a gorgeous platinum blond vampire with an English accent. The trap is set but it seems this vampire is smarter than Cat believes and instead of killing the vampire she ends up chained in a cave, and at his mercy. Oh what shenanigans these two get into!

I loved this book. Cat is a strong, yet battered woman. Her own mother hates her because Cat is a constant reminder of her mom’s rape. Cat is out there constantly killing vampires trying to gain her mother’s love and acceptance even though she is “the devil’s spawn” and “evil” in her mother’s eyes.

Bones compliments Cat so well. He helps her learn more about her vampire half and ends up falling head over heels for the stubborn redhead. There is a cliffhanger at the end so you may want to have the second book handy.

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