Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. Review. #AudiobookChallenge2020 YOU made me read this!

Synopsis

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 unlikely partnership.

In exchange for help 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 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. 

 

Mini Audiobook Review

4,5 stars

This was a “followers made me do it” kind of book! I asked not so long ago on Facebook what series I should try and many recommended The Night Huntress to me.

 

As listening to audiobooks make it difficult to go back and reread pages to write my review, you’ll get my “top reasons why you should listen or read this one”! You should read it if you love:

  • First the narrator. I am amazed at her English accent LOL . This was the first time that I listened to Tavia Gilbert but she was truly incredible. She brought that book to life and did the sarcasm and banter splendidly.

 

  • If you love kickass female characters you’ll be in heaven! Cat is half human half vampire. She was born from the rape of her mom by a vampire and she’s been on the prowl to decimate vampires since years. Bones’ s training was brutal but efficient;

 

 

  • You love the “brutal training from a master” trope? You know kind of what we had in “Karate Kid” movie when the pupil has to do everything the teacher is saying. Well with no specific training, only an enhanced strength compared to humans Cat plays bait and kill vampires. Only one day, she’ll be stopped by an older vampire, not so easy to kill. His name is Bone. He’ll train her and let’s just say that it will be brutal! Beaten and concussed to get healed drinking some of his blood. But Cat will do everything as she wants to kill monsters so badly! And Bones is a bounty hunter so they make the perfect pairing.

 

  • The sass and banter. The banter between Cat and Bones was priceless, probably heightened by Bones English accent and expressions. It was delightful to listen to.

 

  • The journey. When we begin the story, Cat sees all vampires as evil. She also considers herself kind of a monster as her mom truly did a number on her. But working with Bones made her realize that, like humans, some vampires were indeed evil but others were …well not so bad after all. From black and white her world vied to all nuances of grey.

 

 

  • The action and the love story. You’re going to love all the action scenes and if like me, you love romance, you’ll be really happy to see the budding feelings between Cat and Bones. Granted these feelings are complicated and leave Cat in a tangled mess while she struggles to realize that not all vampires are not monsters. Still the romance lover in me really was in heaven. And I loved when Cat was jealous and possessive.

 

These are my top reasons and honestly, I don’t regret one single minute I took to listen to that one!

Have you read this series? What did you think of it?

 

Thanks for reading.

 

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19 Replies to “Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. Review. #AudiobookChallenge2020 YOU made me read this!”

  1. I haven’t heard of this series before but I loved your comparison of it to the Karate Kid’s training sessions. Sounds fun.

    1. It truly is Suzanne!

  2. In my quest to find another fantasy read, I’ve this one to be in almost every recommendation! I already added it to my TBR but I think I might tackle the rest of Sarah J Maas’ backlist! Awesome review!

    1. Well you have some work to do Trisy!!

  3. So many wonderful reads, Sophie! Back to back too! 😮 What happened to all the eroticas though?! 😛

    1. Bwahaha not my genre anymore I guess.

  4. I remember reading this one years ago but I didn’t continue with the series (although I did read some of the Night Huntress World spin-off stories) but now I’m thinking I need to add this series to my TBR for next year!

    There are so many UF series that I want to read that I need to target the longer ones as part of annual goals, lol. This year, my goal is to finish the Chicagoland Vampires (half way through and loving it!), the Kitty Norville series (on book five and really enjoying it) and the Mercy Thompson series (just under half way through).

    Next year all I had on the list was the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones so this will make another nice addition. 🙂

    1. The Chicagoland Vampires is one series that I’d like to try Nicci!

  5. I love how you broke down the story with those interesting prompts. Gives me ideas. And sounds like a great series.

  6. Tanya Atkinson says: Reply

    Sounds like a wonderful start to the series! I know this one has loads of fans. Glad it was such a hit for you!

  7. OMG, YESSSSS, IT HAPPENED!!!!!!! THIS DESERVES ALL THE CAPS MY CAPS LOCK CAN PROVIDE. I AM SO FRIGGING EXCITED THAT YOU READ IT AND YOU LIKED IT AND OMG I STILL CANNOT BELIEVE IT. THIS TOTALLY MADE MY NIGHT!

    1. I am happy I made your night Talia!!!

  8. Woman you are going to push my bloomin tbr through the roof!!!!! I saw your review and went and bought the audio book!!!!!

    1. Yes!!!! You’ll tell me if the accent is great right?

      1. Oh I will! I’m listening to Gemina at the mo and they have an English guy in that and he sounds so posh and pompous!

  9. You reminded me that I have to go back to this series, and that I have to do it soon! I started it ages ago and I stopped when I reached the last published volume but then the year passed and new volumes came out… And now I have a lot to catch up to! And I am glad that you enjoyed it!!! And Cat!

    1. Oh yes Cat!!!

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