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Halfway to the Grave by Jeanine Frost

Maria Lokken

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I read Jeanine Frost's Halfway to the Grave and LOVED IT! Okay, I'm behind the times; the book was released last November. But if you're like me, there are plenty of books on your ‘to be read’ pile, so if this one is there, jump right to it. If not, go pick it up

I'm warning you - it's a series and the end, isn't really an ending. What? I don't get my happily ever after? No, not in this book, but I believe Ms. Frost is leading us somewhere and this is a series worth reading, even if you have to wait for a couple of installments to get there. I'm actually happy I didn't read the book when it was initially released, because if you're like me, waiting for the next book in a series can be torture. However, book two, One Foot in the Grave is now available and I'm sailing right into the next installment.

This book has vampires, goons and ghosts. The world Ms. Frost builds is unique and like other authors writing in this sub-genre she sets up her own rules. These vampires go out in the daylight, maintain their own code of ethics, and have relationships

The heroine Cat, is half vampire/half human, caught between her hate of vampires and her inability to fit in with humans. She's on a vendetta to kill every vampire in the world, until she's caught by a master vampire, our hero Bones. It just so happens that Bones is also hunting vampires, but we're not quite sure why. What we do know is he's smart, fast, strong, handsome, and he's going to teach Cat a few things she didn't know about vampires. Some of the lessons she learns will help her in her quest and others will bring her closer to understanding the very creatures she's out to destroy.

Halfway to the Grave is a mystery, action/adventure, romance all rolled into one. The romance is hot, and Ms. Frost knows how to write a love scene. I think you might even feel giddy as Cat and Bones’ relationship develops. The kind of feeling you had when you found your first true love. She captures the budding romance brilliantly.

There's vampire slaying a plenty and just when you think the story will turn out one way, she takes a left turn and there you are waiting with breathless anticipation for the next book in the series. This book is worth the read even though Ms. Frost has gone against the usual convention of happy ending in a romance novel? I say absolutely.

Maria Lokken
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