Book Review: Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress series #1)

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My rating: <a href=”″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />

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Full discloser: I gave all the books in this series 5 stars because I love the Night Huntress series so much. However, some books, of course, are much better that others. This is the 1st book of the series and to be honest, I only read the next book because I was intrigued by the lead up at the end of this one (trying to avoid spoilers). Cat’s character initially turned me off. I mean, get over it already. The other kids picked on you and a boy you hooked up with in high school hit it and quit it? Boohoo. I was (and still am) tired of the virgin, or almost-virgin, romance heroine (which is why I like the Riley Jensen Guardian series so much). But I adore the character of Bones and his influence on Cat’s personality redeems her a bit, and you can really see her personal growth towards the end of the book. <br>Also what I like about this book, is that Jeaniene Frost isn’t lazy with her introduction to the characters’s relationship. A lot of romance books start with the characters being “inexplicably drawn’ to each other and immediately falling into bed despite having just met, and knowing right away they had to have each other and being in love after the 1st time having sex. I get it. There’s only about 300 pages, let’s start the romance and sex as soon as possible. Bones and Cat, though, actually get to know one another 1st, and even though Bones is smitten right away, Cat starts off hating him, and then trusting him, and then liking him, and then “like” liking him. And doesn’t admit to him or herself that she’s in love with him for quite awhile. Which seems more believable to me.<br><br>All and all, this book is worth reading as a set-up for the series as a whole.
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