Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)

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...


Details Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)

TitleHalfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)
ISBN9780061245084
Author
Release DateOct 30th, 2007
PublisherAvon
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Urban Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal Romance
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Reviews Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)

  • Kat Kennedy
    2010-05-16
    I remember someone explaining, chemically, how a cheese burger works. How the fatty meat combined with the fatty cheese and the white buns make a cholesterol parade in your blood stream that gives you endorphins that make you happy when you eat it. Something about that combination, seems to give our bodies a buzz. They were explaining that THAT'S why cheeseburgers and Mcdonald's in particular are so damn popular. They're addictive foods because w...
  • Lyndsey
    2010-09-01
    Calling all Spikeaholics. Warning. Warning. Sexual content abounds!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-...
  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2014-02-23
    5 Hallo Kitten StarsFirst read 2/20/2014Reread 11/19/2015*Spoilers*"Is that a stake, Bones, or are you just happy with my new dress?"-Cat "Maybe he knew. Maybe on some deep, deep level, he could sense I was evil. I wish I hadn't been born this way. I wish I hadn't been born at all."-CatMy God I love this series. I loved this book the first time I read it and I love it more now. Night Huntress series is one of my all time favorites, and after year...
  • Debra
    2012-10-13
    ★★★★★ 5 'I think I've found my new favorite PNR/UF SERIES!!' STARS. CAT: "You're not a woman. You're the Grim Reaper with red hair!" BONES: "If you run from me, I will chase you, and I'll find you…" Short summary: 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 v...
  • Aestas Book Blog
    2011-06-09
    This is one of THE ABSOLUTE BEST PNR/UF series out there!! With one of the strongest long-lasting couples. Here's how I see Bones... are you drooling yet??
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    2012-05-03
    I am ecstatic …….a fabulicious new series!!! Sexy vampires….what else could I ask for???? Cat & Bones are now my favorite vampire couple!!!! Cat is a sexy, kick-ass half-human/half-vampire determined to kill vampires…after all her mother was raped by an evil vampire, aka her father. “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, beca...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    2012-06-19
    2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2x4Rxox3.5 starsGAH. So here's the deal: NIGHT HUNTRESS by Jeaniene Frost is one of the first UF series I ever read, so it holds a special place in my heart.That being said, there are aspects that haven't aged well. At all. Things that were cornball the first time I read them in 2007 are borderline stoopid in 2015. Things like: “I thawt I thaw a putty tat.” Okay, that was always stoopid. How 'bout t...
  • Tatiana
    2009-05-17
    2.5 starsI 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 ...
  • xrysa
    2012-06-13
    The greatest thing you can learn from love is to be loved in return. BonesCatI 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....
  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    2012-10-24
    I'm.......Conflicted. 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 so...
  • Kristen
    2011-07-28
    Solid 4 Stars! 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 t...
  • Tammy
    2009-07-15
    Great book. 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...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2013-02-23
    Re/read
  • Cece ❀Rants, Raves &Reviews❀
    2017-04-26
    Welcome to the wonderful (cliche) world of vampires. TBH I read this book for the funny title but it actually surprised me. It had a great blend of supernatural and urban fantasy world building – sexy, dark, romantic, witty, action filled plot, filled with fantastic characters. So the plot *deep raspy voice* Its been years since Cat learned of her true despicable nature, and hundreds of people have died. Some by bad luck. Others by pure stupid...
  • Emily May
    2011-03-06
    EDIT: I'm adding a honorary star to the first two books in this series, just because Frost has been consistently awesome throughout.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.Vampire... check.Killer cheekbones... check.English acce...
  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    2014-06-02
    Buddy read with Danae, Asya, Shelly, Mariana, Lea, Vicky & Robin (our official, cape-wearing stalker) starting Feb. 13, 2015.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 read...
  • Shawna
    2008-12-18
    5+ stars – Vampire Romance/Urban FantasyI 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 vampir...
  • Amy (Foxy)
    2013-06-07
    On sale for $1.99 -> http://amzn.to/1vSsSq412/15/2014---------------------------------------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 bo...
  • Sophia Triad
    2017-11-13
    “You're not a woman," he said finally. "You're the Grim Reaper with red hair!” HahahahahaCat is a feisty red-haired heroine who usually kills someone first and introduce herself and ask questions later, i.e. normally there is no one alive to ask him questions after she finishes. Half vampire and half human (an impossible, unheard-of breed), Cat has one and only purpose in her 22 years of existence: She has to kill as many vampires as possibl...
  • Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
    2014-12-15
    4 stars!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 cha...
  • Auntee
    2008-07-31
    Awesome F-U-N!! I loved this book--I'd rank it right up there with any of the BDB books. Jeaniene Frost writes in a similar witty style as JR Ward does, which I love. I swear I had a smile on my face for 90% of the book. And it was HOT! Not quite erotic, but plenty steamy. I knew that I was in for some steamy reading when the hero Bones was trying to train the heroine Cat not to blush when he 'talked dirty to her'. Whew! There was also tons of ac...
  •  ⚔ Sh3lly ⚔
    2013-11-07
    $1.99 on Amazon: June 8, 2015! I highly recommend this book for those who enjoy paranormal romance and especially those new to the genre. :)First Read: Feb 2014Second Read: Feb 2015Re-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...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    2013-07-24
    5 stars This is a book I read before I started reviewing and blogging, and it's oh so special to me. Cat and Bones are my favorite PNR couple, and when I recently got myself into a horrifyingly bad book slump, I turned to them for help. I've read this book so many times I've lost count, but I always find something new to appreciate I may have never noticed the first time around. I am so very tempted to continue rereading the rest of this series, ...
  • Carol.
    2014-08-24
    Two and a half stars.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 ...
  • Jilly
    2017-07-30
    This is the story of two hipsters who rescued, yes re-purposed, two dogs and ironically named them "Cat" and "Bones".Freaking hipsters ruining everything! Leave our doggies alone!So, just kidding. Obviously. But, the dumb-ass names are why I have never read this book series, even though it is totally in my wheelhouse. I just couldn't handle the idea of a romantic lead being named "Bones". It's stupid, so I have held off all of these years. But, r...
  • Darynda Jones
    2011-03-20
    WOW! I am loving this!!!
  • Arlene
    2010-10-14
    Blimey! That was bloody brilliant! 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. XDThere is so much I enjoyed about Halfway to the Grave, where to start...
  • Gavin
    2012-04-21
    I had fairly high expectations for Halfway to the Grave, since all my Goodreads friends seem to adore the series, and I'm happy to say the book lived up to the hype.This was an UF with definite PNR tendencies. Never a bad thing in my opinion! There was a great balance between the action, the romance, and the humor. Yeah, it was all a bit ridiculous and over the top at times, but as a hardened fan of the PNR genre I've never let that stop me from ...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2010-10-05
    I started reading this book months ago, read the first two chapters and dropped it. Don’t ask why. I don’t even know myself. I picked it up again and am wondering what the hell was wrong with me back then!?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 sit...
  • Catarina
    2014-01-06
    4,5 Great Stars!! 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 va...