“…and remember, be good only if being bad ain’t more fun!”
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost is the first book in the Night Huntress series. This series so far also has two spin off called the Night Prince series and Night Huntress World series. This is the first book you should read if you want to start any of these aforementioned series. See the author’s Goodreads for more reading order information.
is half-vampire and has a personal vendetta to kill the undead in the hopes she may one day catch up with her deadbeat father. After successfully luring away and killing a number of vampires Cat makes a mistake in trying to kill a strong vampire called Bones
and winds up as his prisoner. After discovering Cat’s history Bones cautiously enters in a partnership with her to track down and kill vampires.
Cat trains with Bones, night stalker and vampire bounty hunter, in exchange for help tracking down her father. Though Cat hates vampires, working with Bones and others opens her eyes to the reality that vampires aren’t always bad. After pissing off some very powerful undead killers Cat and Bones must work together to not only hunt down vampires but protect each other from them too.
“Cat, hmmm? From where I sit you look more like a Kitten.”
My head jerked around and I shot him an annoyed look.
Oh, I was going to enjoy this, all right.
“It’s Cat,” I repeated firmly. “Cat Raven.”
“Whatever you say, Kitten Tweedy.”
I loved this book. Cat is so sassy and Bones is a gorgeous British vampire. What more can you ask for right? This book and further the Night Huntress series follows Cat and Bones primarily. However other characters who feature in spin off series do pop up occasionally and the back story is needed before you move onto those other series. You could possibly read them without this series but it will make a lot more sense if you do.
I absolutely could not stand Cat’s mother in this book but did come around to her somewhat throughout the series. She isn’t winning any ‘best mother’ awards though that is for sure.
“One corpse, extra crispy! Do I hear a thousand dollars? ”
Anyway this series is definitely worth a look. While I’ve found some books in this series and the other spin offs hit and miss, most have been great and they are a relatively easy read. Give this one a go if you to read something with humor and action.
Thanks for reading!