Monday 23 March 2009

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Review: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene FrostHalfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost - Cat is the result of rape, a vampire raped her mother. As a result, she is half vampire. Ever since finding out at the age of sixteen, she has been out to kill as many of them as she can, and hopes to get good ol' Dad along the way. That is, until she is caught by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and has to choose between death or becoming his partner. With the promise of training and help finding her father, she agrees. But once they start uncovering the truth behind a scheme of a vampire Bones has been after for years, things start to turn deadly. Add the fact that Bones is incredibly sexy into the mix, and things get a little complicated.

Reasons why I picked up this book: 1. Amazon recommended it, and it hasn't failed me so far. 2. I'm a fan of Melissa Marr, and she has mentioned how she's friends with Jeaniene Frost and recommends her books. They're the main reasons. If I'm completely honest, though, I wasn't sure if I would like it. The idea of a book about killing vampires didn't appeal. The blurbs I read weren't as detailed as what I've said above, so I didn't know a huge amount what it was about, and it just didn't grab me as much as some other books. There was also a hint of it being an adult book, and I was unsure if that was the kind of thing I wanted to read. But it was on the aforementioned "save for later" list, so I bought it. Best decision I made that day!

Halfway to the Grave is an AMAZING book! I know I have been loving my YA lately, but there's something to be said about adult books too. There were enough twists and turns, violence and danger to keep me on the edge of my seat, and the romance pulled at the heart strings, and was really quite beautiful at times. There was a great balance between the two, not one emphasised more than the other. I'm not sure there's a huge amount more I can say about it without spoiling it. It was just awesome! Read it!

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Published: November 2007 in US / 8th April 2010 in UK
Publisher: Avon Books in US / Gollancz in UK
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