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Halfway to the Grave: A Night Huntress Novel [Kindle Edition]

Jeaniene Frost
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (745 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.



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Take one half-human/half-vampire female with serious anger and parental issues, add in a sexy ancient vampire with his own agenda, and you have the makings for a truly combustible series. Sign me up for the sequel! --Romantic Times

Jeaniene Frost is dynamite. Halfway to the Grave is dark, sexy, and supernatural, blended with a touch of humor. I dare you to disagree--Cat will have you staked in five seconds flat. --Cheyenne McCray, New York Times best-selling author

Jeaniene Frost takes Urban Fantasy head on and makes the genre her own with a winning blend of humor, sex, and real emotion that will leave readers eager for more.--Kathryn Smith, USA Today best-selling author

HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE has breathless action, a roller-coaster plot, flashes of dark humor, and a love story that will leave you screaming for more. I devoured it in a single sitting and I can't wait for the sequel. Sign me up for Jeaniene Frost's fan list! --Ilona Andrews, New York Times Bestselling Author

About the Author

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series and the Night Huntress World novels. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to nineteen 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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  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)
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  • Language: English
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206 of 219 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all urban fantasy fans.... November 6, 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
No one believes in vampires... but Cat Crawfield knows better. She's been hunting them for the last 6 years, ever since learning her father is a vampire, a monster who raped her mother. Cat hunts partially to appease her mother, who fears Cat's unusual abilities. But then Cat meets Bones....

Bones isn't like the other vampires. Although he is a master vampire, he doesn't want to kill Cat or even stop her from killing other vampires. Instead, he has a proposition for Cat: work with him to kill specific vampires and he'll teach her all he knows. Will Cat be able to overcome her prejudices long enough to work with Bones?

HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE is the first book in a series from Jeaniene Frost, and it is incredible! Jeaniene Frost has put a new spin on the vampire hunter theme with this spectacular urban fantasy. While there are shades of Buffy, HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE is by no means a carbon copy.

Cat is a spunky heroine, dedicated to avenging her mother. She doesn't want to like Bones, or any other vampire for that matter. After all, her mother has drilled into her head just how evil vampires are... and just how evil the vampire half of Cat is. Killing vampires is the only way she can redeem herself, or is it?

Cat's desire to do the right thing is admirable. Her feisty attitude is fun but it is her dedication to her mom that makes her so likeable. Bones is the perfect vampire to team her up with. His calm and patient demeanor contrasts well with Cat's impulsive nature.

Readers should note that while there is some romance in the tale, HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE is not a paranormal romance nor is the ending necessarily complete.
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69 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! November 5, 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
When I started this book, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it but after a couple of pages I was totally hooked. The author found her stride and took off running delivering a story that was interesting, exciting, funny and just totally enjoyable. I hope she has planned on a long series. Her name has most definitely been put on my list of favorite authors.

Just a little advice - when you plan to read this book make sure you set aside time to read it from start to finish without stopping. I wish now I had started reading it on the weekend instead of having to snatch moments to read a little bit at a time. The book definitely deserves your full, undivided attention. You won't be disappointed.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed November 11, 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I'm fairly new to the urban fantasy genre and have been looking for more great authors (absolutely love Chloe Neill)--this one had so many great reviews I thought for sure I'd love it. Not so much. Cat isn't smart enough (granted she is young) and Bones is obviously a copy of Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I read about the first half of the book pretty closely and couldn't believe it when Bones is professing his love for Cat when all he has done before is make lewd suggestions, I don't buy it. I lost interest and only sort of read through the next half...I'm done with the series. Sigh, I'll just have to keep looking for another author.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Seriously Fun Book November 13, 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I'll be honest: I had a hard time getting into Halfway to the Grave. I read 25 pages or so and didn't really like either Cat or Bones at first. Well, I didn't dislike them, but I didn't love them either. So I put it down for a few days, and then picked it back up again.

When I did, I'm just glad I had time to read it in one (or nearly one) sitting because at that point there was no putting the book down again. The action, the character development, the relationship between Cat and Bones- all of it- just exploded and took off. The story was fun, fast and intense. Cat and Bones' romance is both hot and surprisingly tender. Plus, all the English slang always brought a smile to my face. The story itself races to an intense conclusion with a lot of action and quite a bit is set up (and left dangling, but in a good way) for the next book. I can't wait to read what happen next.
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123 of 158 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Disappointing Debut December 18, 2007
By Dryad
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I very much wished to like this novel. The author seems highly personable, I am drawn to supernaturally oriented works, and it came recommended.

Certainly, the author put energy into the work, and the cover art is lovely. The premise is that the half-vampire, half-human vampire slayer Catherine is in a romance with a full-blooded mercenary vampire, Bones. Together, they fight more malevolent vampires, and the plot is essentially sex and slaying. This all takes place in Ohio, which is inexplicably porous to dark fantasy.

The author gets tangled in her own web. On one hand, Catherine, a product of a vampire's sexual assault upon her human mother, becomes an avenging angel against the evil undead and sexual predators. Yet the author never misses a chance to put her in provocative clothing or in a highly sexual situation to titillate the audience.

There is little or no character development, and the character Bones is indeed a charmless copy of Spike from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." His accent is a caricature, throwing out "blimey," bloke," or "luv" at any opportunity.

The prose ranges from the cliche ("This was the moment of truth") to the awkward ("Inside my belt were jammed other deadly goodies") to the redundant ("His tone was immediately apologetic. `I'm sorry...'" ).

This is just my opinion, but other authors do this genre much better, such as Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, or the early Laurell K. Hamilton. Or if you are into classic vampire tales, I'd go with Matheson's "I Am Legend" or King's "Salem's Lot." I'd check them out before this one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ... how to blend romance and the paranormal in a good story.
Jeaniene Frost knows how to blend romance and the paranormal in a good story.
Published 1 day ago by Barbara E.
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this series !
This is one of the best vampire series I have ever read! Even the spin off great and add to the storyline
Published 8 days ago by Amanda J Maynard
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed Halfway to the Grave
I really enjoyed Halfway to the Grave. I have so much admiration for Jeaniene Frost and her ability to write such fun and interesting stories. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Sandi Shade
5.0 out of 5 stars great read!!
Cat is one kick ass heroine!! Such a great book!! Couldn't put it down and can't wait to read the rest of the series!! I think I've found a new favorite :-)
Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good series for urban fantasy fans
There's not much more I can add that other reviewers haven't said, but just to say that once I finished reading this first book in the series, I bought the second one right away. Read more
Published 24 days ago by MNFC
2.0 out of 5 stars Basically Spike/Buffy Fanfic...
Characters: I really didn't like any of the characters. They all came off as rather self-absorbed, and they didn't do a lot of thinking about their actions. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars First one
Loved this book, although was hesitant at first. Definitely glad to have found a new author. Hope the rest of the series is as good.
Published 26 days ago by Jennifer Hartley
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Pretty entertaining. Kept my interest.
Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It's nice to see female characters who are not portrayed as helpless.
Published 1 month ago by Rebecca
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it!!!!
Published 1 month ago by irene
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Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the new Broken Destiny series. 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.

For more information on Jeaniene's books, including reading the first 20% of her novels, deleted scenes, and more, go to: http://www.jeanienefrost.com/

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