Genre: Adult: Paranormal/Romance
Publishing Date: October 30th, 2007
Page Count: 358
Source: Local Library
Description from Goodreads.com:
Flirting with the Grave...
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father - the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.
In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner - are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.
When I finished reading Halfway to the Grave my heart actually hurt. For days. I was in such a book depression after reading the last page. I absolutely cannot believe how this book ended. I don't think I've read something that ended so depressingly since The Hunger Games. Even though this book hurt me, I absolutely loved it! I can't believe I waited so long to check this series out. It was so good and so addicting. This book had me reading out of the palm of it's hand. I just could not stop reading it. I felt almost compelled. We all know how much I adore sleep, but I actually woke up early and read a chapter before a 6am shift at work. Needless to say I will definitely be continuing on with the series.
The characters were great. I love that the main characters names are Cat and Bones. Too cute! What was even cuter is Bones' real name, which I will not tell you as to not spoil anything. There was just such great character development between the two and I loved that for Cat it wasn't insta-love. Of course she was always attracted to Bones, but she really dug deep and made sure she had TRUE feelings, before even thinking the word "love" to herself. I do wish that these two could have done some "normal" activities together like go to the movies, or go dancing, or something without any evil vamps destroying their fun.
I do wish that Cat was a little more forthcoming with her emotions and made them more vocal, because as a reader we knew exactly what she was feeling, but Bones never really knew and I think he really needed to hear it. And then there is the ending. UGH THE ENDING! It hurts to even think about. I cannot believe it ended this way and it literally had me tearing up. I understand its only book one in the series, but I have never ended the first book in a series in such a depressing state. I expect it in later books, because you gotta keep the story moving and changing, but never in the first. It hurt so good, and I say that because it has me for sure reading the second book to find out what will happen.
Be warned. If you read this book, you may get addicted.
I absolutely loved this book. I felt almost compelled to keep reading it and I even woke up early before a 6am shift at work to read. I absolutely loved Cat and Bones, and I loved how their characters developed throughout the book. I was very thankful for Cat really thinking about her feelings and not having insta-love like so many books have, it was refreshing. I absolutely cannot believe how this book ends. It hurt so bad and I had the worst book hangover afterwards, but it was so worth it. I will definitely be continuing on with this series.
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5
**The books cover, description, and info was all found on Goodreads. A link back has been provided. All other work and ideas are of my own creation. This book was borrowed from my local library.**