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Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Halfway to the Grave  - Jeaniene Frost

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I loved this book! This was a re-read for me but I have to admit that I didn't remember a whole lot of the book. I originally read this series around 5 years ago or so and fell in love with it. I remember reading the books in the series that were available back to back and barely coming up for air. I do recall the basics of the series but the details are gone so I thought it would be a good time to brush off the audiobook I purchased back in 2011 for a listen. I may have even liked it more the second time around.

This is the first book in the Night Huntress series so everything is new. Cat and Bones meet in this book and what a meeting it is. Cat is half vampire and rather unique because of it. She has spent her time going to college by day and hunting vampires by night. Bones is a charismatic vampire that proves to be a challenge for Cat. These two were so much fun together and I really enjoyed watching them meet again for the first time with this re-read.

Tavia Gilbert does an amazing job bringing this story to life. I am honestly rather mad at myself for not listening to this one before now. She does such a wonderful job with all of the characters in this story. I was especially impressed by her voice for both Cat and Bones. They are the focus of this story and their voices were so different from each other and I have to say I loved Bone's accent. I thought that the narration of this story really took things up a notch with exciting scenes suddenly feeling even more exciting.

I really enjoyed how the story was laid out. The world building in this book happened without stalling any of the action of the story. The story just seemed to flow from the very first page without ever slowing down. I thought that this book had a little bit of everything. It was exciting with a lot of action, sexy, romantic, funny, and even a bit heart wrenching at times.

I would recommend this series to others. It is a series that really does need to be read in order so this book would be the right place to start. I am really looking forward to continuing with my audio re-read of this excellent series very soon.

Initial Thoughts
This was a re-read for me and to be honest there was really very little that I remembered from my first read. That says a lot about my memory and nothing about the quality of the story. This was a gem of an audiobook. The narrator gave an awesome performance and really brought Cat and Bones to life.

Book source: Audible purchase