Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BOOK REVIEW - HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE by JEANIENE FROST - NIGHT HUNTRESS # 1 - 4 SMEXI STARS!!

By : Jeaniene Frost
Published By : Avon
Released : Available Now
Details:  Paperback from library , 384 Pages

RATING : 4 SMEXI * FANS ONESELF* STARS!!

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.



BOOK REVIEW:

Catherine aka Cat, half human, half vampire.  Blame her father who raped her mother while he was a new vampire and still had some giggle juice left in his loins... 5 months later out pops Cat. 

Now Cat is 22 yrs old and she has spent the past 6 years slaying vampires, using herself as bait , a total of 16 vampires she has notched up. Slaying vampires keeps her mum happy as mum has a rather large chip on her shoulder when it comes to vampires. Mum needs a bit of a wake up call, in my opinion.


Enter Bones...the British ex pick pocket, beggar, ex whore, now vampire bounty hunter, who lives in a cave and is over 200 years old. 

Now, I didn’t watch a lot of Buffy , but the bit I did see , I can see where Bones visually has a bit of a Spike thing going on. Bones having got his fingers caught thieving in his early twenty’s was sent to Australia to a penal colony in 1790. He eventually gets bitten by his fellow penal colony mate, Ian, who is now his master. Twenty years later he manages to get himself back to England, having picked up a couple mates from the penal colony along the way who are now vamps as eternal friends.


Bones has great dialogue/banter with Cat. I love the way he calls her ‘Kitten’. He teachers her who is boss, but she doesn’t go down without a fight. He needs her as bait to lure in the big fish that have a price on their head.


Bones has been tracking Hennessey, a major big fish for 11 years , with Cat he may just be able to catch him.


I like the dude Bones calls up , his ‘to do’ man, good ol’ Ted rocks up anytime asap in his truck and pretty much disposes, no questions asked, of all evidence left behind by Bones. Evidence normally would be a vampire carcass, flash car and bloody mess.


Cat starts to learn there is more to Bones. After some crazy times as bait and trying to put herself through college, the book starts to take a much different turn. Enter Tate Bradley Special Forces Sergeant and Donald Williams, Agent for Paranormal Behavior Division.

Things are about to change.


Halfway to the Grave was a nice easy read that I really enjoyed, a fun romp. I do love me a bit of smexi , for book #1, it was reasonably quick Cat’s relationship, considering the number of books in the series, but then I haven’t read past book #1 so things could get hairy. 

There was a fave scene in 'Bite' nightclub, Ralphie and Martin had helped Cat along and it turned into a rather smexi dance.

Bones is a definite smexi *fans oneself* character.


FAVE QUOTES:


“Either you make a very sincere apology to Timmie now, or you leave and slither back to your cave like the festering ball sack you just acted like. I don’t know what’s gotten into you, but he’s a nice guy, and you probably just made him pee in his pants...”





“You’re pretty. You’re so pretty.”

Bones glanced back at me. “Bloody hell. You’ll hate yourself in the morning for saying that. You must be absolutely pissed.”






Michelle

3 comments:

  1. Great quotes! Thanks for the comments.
    New follower.

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  2. Hi Read Phoenix, no problems always happy to say 'hi'. I'm waiting for book 2 from library:D

    Michelle

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  3. Man oh MAN I LOVE this series.
    The humour is one of the best parts. I love a book that makes me laugh out loud. Plus: Cat and BONES? ONG. They're on FIRE.

    I love the bit in the graveyard with the perverted ghost poltergeisting her panties. Hehe :D

    Bones is a definite smexi *fans oneself* character.
    ^^^ THIS! :D

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