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That being said, there are aspects that haven't aged well. At all. Things that were cornball the first time I read them in are borderline stoopid in Things like: How 'bout this: She nodded pointedly at an attractive male who passed by us.
This place is crawling with them.
Bones is one of the most perfect love interests ever conceived. In fact, if he wasn't a vampire--not my favorite--he'd be a strong contender for Numero Uno Book Boyfriend currently held by Clayton Danvers of Women of the Otherworld fame. He's a Bad Boy. A killer for hire with just a touch of vulgarity that makes him intriguing rather than crass. Being a bit temperamental myself, I appreciate that. He's also dead HA! What's wrong with that?
It really is. And it widens oddly at his forehead. Almost like he's some Mad Scientist Super Villain. I want to like him, really, I do. And sometimes it's almost possible. But then there's this: This reread I was on a mission. I was determined to find a suitable alternative for Bones-in-my-head. And I did. Behold, Justin Theroux: I was horribly disappointed to discover that he's only 5'9". She's grown up knowing she was different, but any attempts to discuss her extras with her mother are met with anger and shame.
So she does her best to hide her strangeness.
Pretends to be "normal. Catherine's father was a vampire who raped her. Five months later, Cat was born, premature but fully developed. To illustrate the point, Mommy Dearest stabbed her in the thigh to make her eyes glow.
Just like her father's. The Monster. Catherine must be careful, you see. She has evil inside her and it wants out. Cat's mom. After that Cat makes it her mission to hunt and kill creatures like her father. Now she's twenty-two, and she's refined her technique, learned through trial and error the best ways to beguile then dispatch her prey.
But one night, things don't go as planned. Her target isn't falling for her usual lines, and in the inevitable confrontation, he gets the drop on her and after being knocked unconscious, she wakes chained to a wall in a cave. Not good. That's when things get really interesting. Suffice it to say that they--Cat and Bones--form an unwilling alliance, and thus begins Cat's education about reality vs. And this is where another of the Big Problems rears its ugly head: Given what you already know about Mommy Dearest, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Cat's formative years included a rather narrow-minded "Christian" perspective on dating and relationships.
So it's understandable that she has a hard time with her world being turned upside down, what with learning that vampires aren't any more evil than humans and that sex is part of a healthy adult relationship. BUT that doesn't make her self-flagellation any easier to read.
The only thing I can say is that it's a realistic part of her character development, not a long-running theme. Those are my only real complaints: I acknowledge that the whole Spike thing is completely superficial and subject to individual preference. The plot was interesting enough to hold my attention in the face of awful turns of phrase and sporadic bouts of self-loathing. It's pretty funny, too. And Bones more than makes up for any early deficiencies in Cat's character.
Overall, far from a perfect first installment, but worth continuing. View all 70 comments. Jun 13, xrysa rated it it was amazing Shelves: The greatest thing you can learn from love is to be loved in return. Bones Cat I have no words about this book! I was aware that the series is addictive and really good but I didnt expect perfection and yes it was indeed perfect. The characters,the storyline and everything were so carefully developed and well written.
Just trust me , there is not a single boring moment. I literraly devoured the book and enjoyed every single line. The characters: Cat She is half vampire but she hates them simply because of what a vampire did to her mother.
She wants to kill every vampire that will stand on her way and she is doing it with flying colours until she meets Bones. Cat is not your witty heroine. She is: I had so much fun when I was reading her inner monologues.
He is a protective vampire who is haunting someone. With Cat's help he believes that he will finally capture him. The truth is that he will make you love him. You cant resist him or his charms. Timmie He is Cat's neighbor and I found him very cute.
He is a naive human and he has no idea that vampires exist but eitherway he doesnt have the balls to say a word at Bones. Timmie's eyes goggled. I cant wait to see how things will work out for Cat and Bones. View all 65 comments. I've been pondering for far too long regarding this book and how I feel about it.
In the beginning, I dug it. I mean, I dug it! I did. I mean, yeah, the writing is shallow and quick, the characters are just shoved in your face and then taken away at the author's whim, but the dialogue and action are engaging, and it keeps you reading. That's good, right? Turns out, not always.
Like road trips. They're awesome until someone blindfolds you and directs you right off a I'm They're awesome until someone blindfolds you and directs you right off a cliff. That's what I feel like this author did to me; gleefully drove me over a cliff. And I'm dead, right? I'm lying on the ground, my body is broken, my life force soul, cosmic parasite, whatever you want to call it has left my earthly vessel, but my conscious self is still functioning and I'm pondering how to react to this turn of events.
The ending I guess I should explain. Oh yes, there will be spoilers. OK, admittedly it started off on shaky ground, but the humor was good enough to force my hand into giving it a pass. Eventually Cat meets Bones, a bounty-hunting hitman vampire who nearly kills her, and the two of them team up to take down "bad" vamps. See, Cat is convinced all vampires are bad, but Bones helps show her the light.
I dig Bones as a character aside from his ludicrous, giggle-inducing nickname because he's a vamp who isn't cartoonishly villainous, but neither is he the self-loathing emo type like Edward some other literary vampires.
Basically, think of Spike in the 6th and 7th seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
And Cat is what would happen if you took Buffy, Faith, and Sooki Stackhouse and smooshed 'em together. So we have our premise and we have our characters, and we're ready to move on.
Good sexual tension? Zany, vampire-killing adventures? A crime syndicate with one or two "big bads" to take out? Good banter between hero and heroine? An awesome bloodbath at the end? Sounds like this book has it all, right? Well, it does. Including a propensity for the heroine to occasionally act like a complete and total idiot!
Why does this always happen to me? Why can't I ever read about a female protagonist who is kick-ass and consistently smart? No, what always happens is that they're either chronically stupid the entire time or they show promise only to fall apart at the weirdest times. In the case of Cat, her great moment of Derp arrives towards the end.
She'd acted dumb on occasion before then, but the one that really floored me was at the end. After taking out the big crime syndicate, Cat and Bones are separated and she ends up in the hospital, recovering. They use her mom and Bones as leverage to get her to agree to this, and she understandably doesn't trust them and is pretty pissed off, but she feels she can do nothing but agree.
Let's forget for a moment that I would never in a million years take that deal seriously, if my mom were a prejudiced bitch like hers, I'd dump her ass somewhere and never look back , the important thing is that Cat thinks it's the only way to keep her mother and Bones safe, so she agrees. Never mind the fact that making those kinds of decisions for other people is supremely arrogant and self-centered I'm getting off-track.
She doesn't even seem to trust her mother. Keep that in mind. When Bones first started training Cat, he let her in on all sorts of vampire secrets, including the fact that vampire blood heals.
So at the end, Cat is still all hopped-up on Bones' blood, she knows these secrets, she's cavorting with bureau men she doesn't trust both of whom are as prejudiced against vampires as her mother and want them all dead , and what does she do? She tells them that vampire blood heals. It was at that moment that I pinched the bridge of my nose and was like Hmmmm I can't think of anything bad the bureau could possibly do with that information Now I think I have to keep reading because if there isn't a scene in any of the later books where Cat stumbles upon the FBI's secret vampire milking room, I might die of shock.
View all 27 comments. Solid 4 Stars! It's about time I started this series!! I adored Cat and Bones. Their banter, chemistry, and humor was simply fabulous. I now understand why so many readers consider them their favorite paranormal couple.
Even with the lame cliffhanger ending, which is no big deal considering the series is complete, Halfway to the Grave is a great start to what looks to be an awesome series. View all 58 comments. Jul 15, Tammy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Great book. Lots of laugh-out-loud fun.
Best dialogue I've read in a very long time. Sexy vampires and a kick-ass heroine. Do I need to point out that the paranormal genre is NOT my favorite? It doesn't matter - this author's writing style and fantastic sense of humor sucked me right in. No need for me to write a review on this one since I am probably the last person on GR to finally read it, but I am posting a few of my favorite quotes Do I hear a thousand dollars? After the whole "slay demons can I get an Amen" Timmie pokes his head back inside Cat's door and says, "I don't mind foreigners.
God save the Queen! Thank you Auntee and Shawna for the recommendation. View all 35 comments. Welcome to the wonderful cliche world of vampires. TBH I read this book for the funny title but it actually surprised me. It had a great blend of supernatural and urban fantasy world building — sexy, dark, romantic, witty, action filled plot, filled with fantastic characters.
Some by bad luck. Others by pure stupidity. But that didn't bother the Cat none, she only cared about one thing and one thing alone: Because in a game of life or death, you either live or you die Our heroine Cat is a sexy, strong-ass woman who is half-vampire who is determined to kill Great, that was going to leave a mark. She was an entertaining character and I chuckled a couple times.
While she did have a little"special snowflake" going on, her strength was also a weakness which created a nice balance between kicking-ass and learning how mortal she is. Put a stake through his heart. He was a total douche but it did help ground her character a little bit with some history, plus his worth to her is hilariously overestimated.
We all know that special moment when you meet your next possible love- the dramatic music playing in your head, how you always say the right words, and are, of course, wearing your best outfit! Cat's moment was a tad different Never had someone try to stake me who blushed so much. Because ya gotta have something to differentiate him from the others I couldn't help but fall in love with these two characters.
Thank gawd there was no insta-love! It took a while for them to tolerate, let alone trust each other! Would it be that bad to have little more character building and snark in between the death, death and more death?
There comes a time in every reader's life where the repetition of action-sex-supernatural becomes dull. I know, I know, blasphemy! Then I found my voice. Admitting them to your mother!!! Blimey, what are you waiting for? Here, in the closet! No more comments. Now for the only secondary character I actually gave a shit about: More coffee emerged, spraying me in the face. His eyes bugged in horror, but I laughed so hard at seeing him leak like a thermos with holes that I started to hiccup.
I thought for certain he would've gotten caught up in the action. It just felt like this book's character development was limited to Cat, her love interest, and whatever bad guys she came across. Timmie was also the guy that pointed out the obvious to Cat and basically beat the sense into Cat when she started getting too "i want to but i shouldn't! Aaaaa men suck! RIP Timmie screentime My biggest complaint is the ending.
Screw that noise, its a weak-punk move. Grow a vagina and figure out your shit babe!
It was a typical vampire world with some extra details to keep it from cliche. This book had it all! Definitely Recommend View all 6 comments. I'm the freak who didn't like the book with a stellar average rating.
First of all , let me say that my rating for this book has nothing to do with the book itself and everything to do with what I expected it to be. I had made some silly assumptions before reading this don't ask me where they came from, I have no idea view spoiler [might be early Alzheimer's though hide spoiler ] , which pretty much ruined everything for me.
To be honest I did enjoy the first part of this book. My name is Sarah and I'm an idiot. It's my own fault if I didn't like this book. Silly assumption 1: I thought that this was dark Urban Fantasy. Oh please don't look at me like that, it's bad enough as it is. Since I'm a reformed self-spoiling queen, I no longer read book blurbs. So here I was, rubbing my hands in anticipation, expecting wonderfully gritty times.
I almost went into sugar shock from all the luuuurrrrve oozing from these pages. Oh get off your high horses will you? I'm not saying it's a bad thing and I understand a vast majority loves it but I just can't stand all that romantic crap. There, I said it. I'm the alien from outer space who wants to scream every time Bones says "I love you Kitten. I expected Bones to be an aggravating Alpha male. Oh please don't even think about laughing okay?
Most of my very good friends here go in heavy panting mode whenever he is mentioned you know who you are people so I logically assumed Bones was a total hence irresistible asshole. What I failed to take into consideration is that my dear friends are lovely girls who like lovely guys. The bastards get me in heavy panting mode every time.
A decaffeinated, diet alpha male. I thought he was cute at first but cute gets old really fast in my book.
And I didn't think he was a particularly butt-kicking lead either. Or mysterious. Or edgy. Then he went overboard with the "I love you Kitten" machine gun and I just couldn't take it anymore. Ultimately I though he was just kind of… boring?
Okay, go ahead, unleash your rage on me now. Then again, you should actually be thanking me for this. Maybe even consider throwing a party here. Consider this: Silly assumption 3: I thought Cat was supposed to be a totally awesome badass heroine. The cut, cut, cut, slice, slice, slice type.
Or better said the slay, slay, slay type. Silly little me also expected a complex character she is half-vampire, half-human after all with lots of depth. A badass? So she kills vampires here and there. That doesn't make her a particularly fierce, butt-kicking character in my book. But that's not the worst of it. The problem with Cat is that she is so immature she makes me want to scream.
Okay, I have to admit she's not as bad as dear Sookie. Because, frankly, no one can be as silly as Sookie. But I digress. The girl acts like a year-old. With Bones, with her mom. With Bones because of her mom. And then Cat decided to pretend Timmie was her boyfriend. That just did me in. How old are you exactly? So there you have it. I mean, let's be honest here, the plot is virtually non-existent.
And what's left isn't particularly interesting. Let's end this on a more positive note. This book features pretty much everything I don't like: Besides, the mere fact that I disliked this book should give you an indication of how extremely enjoyable it is. Still unsure about this?
Make sure you go and read these enthusiastic reviews: Shelly's , Danae's , Robin's , Jo's and Vicky's if she ever gets over her laziness and finally writes it that is. After you do you probably won't believe these lovely girls and I actually read the same book.
We did. It's just that I'm the cold-hearted freak who didn't get it. Come on, off you go now! View all comments. Mar 06, Emily May rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: PR fans, buffy fans: I'm adding a honorary star to the first two books in this series, just because Frost has been consistently awesome throughout.
If you know me at all, you'll know about my teeny tiny obsession with a certain TV show, and one certain character in particular So, let's see: Platinum blonde hair Killer cheekbones English accent Therefore, in other words And that is just fine by me: View all 14 comments. Dec 18, Shawna rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Hot vampire lovers; PNR and urban fantasy fans. There are sooo many belly-laugh-out-loud moments in this book and funny quotes just check here on GR for some examples.
Now for the foremost reason why I loved this book Bones, Bones, Bones, Bones, Bones Bones gives Edward a major run for the money for the top yummy vampire award! He just flat-out takes the stake Need some examples? He can drink from my neck any time, day, where! So to pretty much sum it all up Marry me, Bones! Very big 5 stars! View all 33 comments. I bought it a year ago but let it sit on my kindle. Who knew vampires could be so humorous?! We're going to a Bible retreat to scare the devil out of her.
After a wild meeting of Bones he convinces her to pair up with him in killing "bad" vampires. I'm sure there is a cooler nickname for this couple than -catnes. Don't even get me started about the sexy chemistry these two have going on.
I love this couple because their banter is witty, entertaining and all-around fun. YES to seven books in this series! I feel like I hit the jackpot. I did listen to this one and it was fun putting voices to these characters. The mom has the most annoying whiny voice and Timmie has a very timid voice. Very fitting for their characters. Frost has a recommended reading order that can be found here.
View all 74 comments. Nov 13, Sophia Triad rated it it was amazing Shelves: Half vampire and half human an impossible, unheard-of breed , Cat has one and only purpose in her 22 years of existence: She has to kill as many vampires as possible.
Nobody told her that not all vampires are bad. Nobody told her that eventually she will fall in love with a vampire and that they will chase together the bad guys, vampires and humans.
Bones meets Cat before she kills herself with her stupidity and he teaches her everything she needs to know about vampires. And it is really refreshing meeting a vampire who knows what he wants and needs Needless to say that his British accent is incredibly sexy.
After living for over two hundred and forty-one years, I think I know my own mind. I am starting book 2 straight away. View all 24 comments. Rachel Reads Ravenously.
I recently got caught up in this awesome anime show Naruto so I lost a lot of my reading mojo but thankfully, my friend Rachel recommended this book to me and thinking that all I needed was a break from contemporary I picked it up. Though the first quarter of the story was on the slow side, once the plot moved forward and the action and steamy scenes were showcased, I could not put this book down. One of the high points of this book was the two very dynamic main characters.
Though it started off rough, pretty soon the two of them form an unlikely team taking down vamps to gather intel. All while the action is going on, a slow-burn, tentative romance develops between the two. And even though I connected with the amazingly witty writing style in just the first few pages, I had to push myself a little to get through that first quarter.
But the plot after that point was engaging and I had a hard time putting down the book. Halfway to the Grave is the first book in the Night Huntress series and not a standalone.
Jun 29, Robin Bridge Four rated it really liked it Shelves: Sometimes when I go back to reread a series I don't enjoy it nearly as much but Cat, Bones and the world of the Night Huntress withstood the test of time. But twenty two years later and she is looking for him.
Not for a hug and kiss reunion but more of a stake and kill one. She is still a little green and gets captured and propositioned but a charming dangerous and funny British bloke Bones. The rapport between Cat and Bones and their banter was comical and had quite a few moments of dark humor. Cats transformation from a prudish little girl into a kick-ass heroine under the tutelage of Bones was entertaining and kept me hooked into the story.
I really liked how being with Bones and learning about Vampire culture really changed how Cat saw the world after her mother planted all of her own prejudices into her daughter.
This was a fun and fast read and I will be looking forward to reading the rest in this series. View 2 comments. Jul 31, Auntee rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Awesome F-U-N!! I loved this book--I'd rank it right up there with any of the BDB books.
And it was HOT! Not quite erotic, but plenty steamy. I knew that I was in for some steamy reading when the hero Bones was trying to train the heroine Cat not to blush when he 'talked dirty to her'. There was also tons of action with Cat as a kick-ass, yet vulnerable, loveable heroine, and the hero, British bad-boy Bones If he isn't the sexiest, most romantic vamp of all time--and what a badd-ass sweetheart too!
I won't get into the plot since there are a lot of great reviews of this book, but I will say if you are a fan of JR Ward's BDB or Kresley Cole's IAD series and you're looking for something to fill the gaps until those author's next books come out, do yourself a favor and read this series! You won't be disappointed. I even shed a few tears at the ending And don't worry, even though this one is told in the first person, you won't even notice it.
Reading the story from Cat's POV and hearing her thoughts some of which are really funny just makes the plot easier to understand and doesn't detract at all from the hotness of her relationship with Bones!
Now on to the next one, One Foot in the Grave --I can hardly wait! Nov 07, Sh3lly rated it it was amazing Shelves: June 8, ! I highly recommend this book for those who enjoy paranormal romance and especially those new to the genre. First Read: Feb Second Read: New thoughts: I had forgotten a lot of it. Bones is still one of the best book boyfriends EVAH! It was kind of an annoying plot device to end it the way it did view spoiler [ with Cat leaving Bones.
Not that there was any doubt he would find her.
But it was still kind of irritating. Great re-read, though. Still one of my favorites. Original review: So I finally got around to starting this series. Why did I wait so long?! This book was awesome. It's got an amazingly sexy male lead, Bones, that is written how a writer should write a dang vampire. Dashing, hot, strong, intelligent, lots of banter and snark between him and Cat Usually female protagonists in these books are a tad too straight-laced for my tastes.
Cat is inexperienced when it comes to socializing and dealing with "regular human situations," but she's smart and strong and a badass. It's not a complicated book and has a pretty basic get-the-bad-guys plot, but if you want a good, satisfying vampire book, this is one of the best I've read.
I think I've finally found a new favorite vampire series. View all 12 comments. Jul 24, Rachel Reads Ravenously rated it it was amazing Shelves: Cat and Bones are my favorite PNR couple, and when I recently got myself into a horrifyingly bad book slump, I turned to them for help. I've read this book so many times I've lost count, but I always find something new to appreciate I may have never noticed the first time around. I am so very tempted to continue rereading the rest of this series, and switching to PNR books only for a while.
They 5 stars This is a book I read before I started reviewing and blogging, and it's oh so special to me. They are my first love of the romance genre, maybe I need to go back to my roots View all 3 comments. Aug 24, carol. Two and a half stars. If you love this, great. I'm happy you and Frost have found each other, and I wish you many hot and heavy installments.
But I suggest moving on to another review, because I'm going to be very blunt: I remain unimpressed by paranormal romance, and Frost's Halfway to the Grave seems a rather mediocre example of the genre.
I occasionally get tempted to try paranormal, searching for that one story to surprise me. In this case, a number of friend reviews, particularly Mimi's revi Two and a half stars.
In this case, a number of friend reviews, particularly Mimi's review and the fact that Ilona Andrews , co-author of one of my favorite UF series, is besties with Frost, inspired me to give her a try. Unfortunately, Frost has done nothing to change my opinion of the genre.
Writing a Paranormal Romance Characters 1 Alienated but speshul female lead who is insecure about her looks, inexperienced with dating, and trying to build identity away from her family.
Preferably has under-developed magic or physical power 2 Sexxy, hawt other modern adjective arrogant male lead who dresses well. Should include a hawt-but-naughty vampire and an Evil vampire 5 Clueless government representative evilness optional Plotting, romantic 1 Female lead needs to learn to trust rakish male lead while male lead needs to fall in LOVE with female 2 Traditional sex scene 3 Female needs to discover her sexual identity 4 Semi-scandalous sex scene if you are thirteen 5 Couple challenged by immortal vs.
Blade meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer, minus Buffy's compassion, intelligence and self-esteem. Writing was about average for the genre. Family backstory took a vaguely interesting angle on the heroine's background. Heroine had normal to above average amounts of TSTL moments. I did enjoy one scene with a disagreeable ghost, and even laughed out loud at the end of it.
I can't say that I recommend it any more than any other PNR books. His lean, muscled frame exuded a heady mixture of sexiness and coiled energy even though he sat in a casual sprawl, one bare foot propped against my thigh.
His dark hair was damp from his recent shower, making his short curls cling even tighter to his head. A stray bead of water lazily trailed down his neck toward the hard grooves in his chest, making me moisten my lips at my sudden urge to trace its path with my tongue. Bones would be all too willing to indulge in some afternoon delight. His sex drive was as legendary as his dangerousness, but with two ghosts watching us, my tongue explorations would have to wait until later. My uncle glowered at him, knowing that both those items in large quantities would repel most ghosts.
The longest I wielded borrowed abilities was two months. It had been her blood I was forced to drink. At my grateful smile, he came all the way in. Bless Fabian. True friends came in all forms, even transparent ones.
Too formal. Something else was clearly up. Tate must mean someone else, and there was only person I could think of. I turned to Don. In reality, it was an old military nuclear fallout shelter that had four extensive sublevels underneath its deliberately plain exterior. Still, I was surprised when we had to hover for ten minutes before our chopper was given clearance to land.
It was not like we were dropping in unexpectedly, for crying out loud. I laughed. Okay, not Cooper, and not a joke, either. The flanking guards tightened their grips ever so slightly on their automatic weapons. I put my wallet back in my pants. That had to be discomfiting in more ways than I could imagine. There used to be two busy offices in this section, but now the only sounds of activity were our steady footfalls on the linoleum floor.
When we got in the elevator, I pressed the button for the second sublevel, where the staff offices were located. Now he stood next to me, the other side of the elevator hazily visible through his profile. Life certainly had some bends in the road that I never would have anticipated. The wryness in his tone made me laugh. The elevator stopped, and we got out. Someone with a heartbeat was in there with him.
He had graying hair cut in the same high-and-tight style Tate favored, but something about his bearing suggested his hair was the only military influence he had. The arrogance in his stare once he recovered from his surprise made me mentally reclassify him from civilian to government desk jockey.
Usually just two things accounted for such an immediate, overconfident attitude at a first meeting: Since Mr. Cocky was human, that left the latter. Automatyczne logowanie Zarejestruj. Zaloguj Anuluj. One Grave at a Time - Frost, Jeaniene. Opublikowany Jeaniene Time Grave. Komentarze do: