Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Review: Halfway to the Grave

Reviewed by Jen
This is absolutely one of my favorite series of all time.  It’s a fast paced mix of action, urban fantasy, & paranormal romance.  A fun, smart, sexy story with two fantastic main characters.

Cat is a woman on a mission to rid the world of vampires and she is trying to do it herself, one bloodsucker at a time.  She visits bars, entices them out, and when they go for her neck, they get a pointy surprise to the heart.  Cat isn’t what you might expect for a vampire hunter, because she is a half-vampire herself.  Her mother has told her since she was a teen that she was the product of rape at the hands of a vamp… and her mom has encouraged her to use her own vampire-like abilities against the undead.  And she was making quite a go of it, until she met Bones.  He is a vampire like no other Cat has met before. He is strong; he’s fast; and sexy.  And he’s taking on Cat as a protegé.  He kills vampires too, but only certain ones for certain reasons.  And Cat makes great bait.

This book works on so many levels.  Yes, Cat is young, but she is no trembling virgin. She is tough and brave (even if she uses both attributes to hide her inner hurts.)  Bones is hot! And despite how quickly his feelings develop, I believe them 100%.  The sex is perfect.  Descriptive but not creepy.  And as great as the romance is –and it is pretty great– it doesn’t overshadow the story arc, which is action-packed.

This isn’t a story that’s going to make you think. It’s not complicated or terribly complex.  But that’s not what it’s designed to be. It’s a great, sexy escape from reality –that will have you coming back for more.  5 stars.

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Halfway to the Grave
by Jeaniene Frost
Release Date: November 1, 2007
Publisher: Avon

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