Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Genre:: Paranormal Fantasy/Romance
Pages: 384
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers - October 2007

"The clock struck eleven and Cat the Vampire Huntress was on the loose, except my battle armor was a push-up bra, curled hair, and a short dress. Yeah, it was a dirty job, but I was going to do it. Come one, come all, bloodsuckers! Bar’s open!"

I've been reading so much normal straight forward fiction and YA lately that I've lost sight of the thing that matters most in a book to me:

Good ol' fashioned VAMPIRE PORN.

That's right children. We can swoon after the dashing hero, and our hearts can beat a little faster when he spews forth all that romantic drivel but what we really want is a sassy, strong female lead, a hot bad-ass, bad boy love interest and for both of them to get laid. I speak the truth.

While most girls spend their highschool careers chasing boys, shopping and trying to fit in with the crowd, Catherine "Cat" Crawfield spent it killing vampires. Always the odd one who never quite fit in, it wasn't hard for Cat to believe her mother when she told her that she was the product of a date rape by a vampire. It certainly explained alot. Like why Cat is stronger, faster and healthier than anyone she knows, why her eyes glow a piercing green when she's emotional and why she can sense things no one else can- things like vampires. Cat promised her mother she'd get even with the blood sucker who raped her and spent the next few years lurring unsuspecting vamps out of seedy night clubs and driving stakes into their hearts.

Young vampires, easily swayed by a pretty girl feigning intoxication. Babies. Those vampires, weren't masters.

A master vampire would see right through her, know every move she plans to make and make it before she does. Like tonight's catch- a rather attractive vampire with an English accent that seems to be playing right into her hands- up until the point where he knocks her out and she wakes up chained to a wall in a dark cave, in the middle of nowhere with a pair of fangs at her neck.

Bones is more than just a pair of fangs poised and ready to kill, his also a vampire bounty hunter. It would have never occurred to Cat to distinguish between good vampires and bad vampires, to her, all vampires need to be killed. So when Bones offers to spare her life in exchange for vampire slaying services, Cat must struggle with her own feelings towards the race she's hunted for so long. Can she work for a vampire? More importantly, can she trust one?

"If you run from me, I will chase you, and I'll find you...."

Unexpectedly funny and a great thrill ride. Cat kicks butt the way we all wish we could- in a pair of high heeled, thigh high leather boots. Bones is the perfect bad boy, any minute he might either kill her or kiss her- the epitome of bad romance.

This book is hot sex on a platter. I plan on eating the rest of the series with a chocolate-cherry covered spoon.

5 thoughts?:

Taschima Cullen April 4, 2010 at 3:36 PM  

This series is awesome, but it's not so much as vampire porn :S If you want vampire porn read the first few book of The Black Dagger Brotherhood series. And even then that series has a very strong plot. I guess it depends on your point of view. I personally don't think of Jeaniene Frost's series as vampire porn xD

Life After Jane April 4, 2010 at 3:38 PM  

I agree with you that BDB is better Vampire Porn. That's probably the best of the best. But the scene in this book- OMG. Certainly earns it the vampire porn stamp of approval.

Taschima Cullen April 4, 2010 at 8:07 PM  

Yeah... That scene should earn an Oscar... but not the whoole book xD

Jenny Girl April 5, 2010 at 9:10 PM  

lol...well with a review like this how can I resist? Sounds lilke a sexier version of Buffy. Thanks for the recommendation :)

Kelly McDermott-Bay April 11, 2010 at 3:57 PM  

Loved, Loved and Loved this series. It is outstanding !!! The first three books were the best in my opinion. But, the rest are good too.

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