Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Halfway to the Grave-Jeaniene Frost

Halfway to the Grave
Jeaniene Frost
Avon, Nov 2007, $6.99
ISBN: 9780061245084

Half-breed Catherine “Cat” Crawford has always had an icy relationship with her mom because her mother has never moved past the fact that her daughter was the result of a vampire raping her. To try and gain her mother’s approval, Cat hunts down and kills vampires; but in spite of her being good at her vocation and the danger she places herself in, Cat knows her mother still sees her as a rape byproduct who ruined her life.

When Cat attacks master vampire Bones, who is a professional vampire bounty hunter, he defeats her. He is attracted to this unique warrior and persuades her to join him in battling evil vampires. While that will not make her any popular with mom, she agrees especially when he explains he has chased after Hennessy for years, but the psychotic vampire successfully kidnaps and kills the unattached.

This dark vampire romance will grip fans from the moment that Cat and Bones meet and never slows down until the last bite occurs. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action even with a first person perspective because the grim world of Frost comes across as real. Fans will enjoy this fine thriller as Bones may convince Cat that since she can’t please her mother not even if she died, she should try to please herself; if not that than please him as a worthy partner who admires and loves her.

Harriet Klausner

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