Night Huntress Series by J. Frost

JFrost-Halfway to the GraveI love this series. Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series consists of Halfway to the Grave and One Foot in the Grave, with the third novel, At Grave’s End, being released in December. Lately, I’ve been thinking about this series a lot and I just had to re-read it again. Since I already have reviews up of these novels, I’ll get a brief review of the series as a whole.  If you want my full reviews, then check them out here: Halfway to the Grave and One Foot in the Grave.

In Halfway to the Grave we’re introduced to Catherine Crawfield, a 22 year old vampire hunter who’s never had any training and still has an impressive kill count. During one such hunt, she comes across Bones, a Master vampire, who happens to be after the vampire she had just staked. After a rocking beginning the two strike up a bargain to go hunting together.

I had picked up this novel as a complete impulse buy because I liked the idea of the story and the cover totally grabbed me. This chance meeting happened to be one of the best finds that I’ve come across in a long time. When I found out that this was the first novel and I had to wait a couple of months for the second one to come, I was so annoyed because I wanted more and there wasn’t any.

Then One Foot in the Grave came out and it was just as good if not better than Halfway to the Grave. The novel takes place four years after the first one and Cat is living a whole new life and has been separated from Bones the entire time. I’m not really going to go into too much detail since it would spoil the first novel, but let me tell you, Frost does an excellent job. The plot and story are awesome; the characters get developed even more; and we’re still left wanting more from the next novel.

Unfortunately, At Grave’s End doesn’t come out until December and I am already counting down the days until it hits the shelves. Post people will preorder new books from Amazon, but I won’t do that with this series simply because the books wouldn’t arrive soon enough. This is one of those novels that would get me to the bookstore as soon as it opens on release day.

So this is all I’m really going to say on these novels. But seriously, if you’re looking for a new great urban fantasy story, check out these books. She is one of my favorite authors right now and I can’t wait until the excerpt is posted for At Grave’s End.

Read order:
Halfway to the Grave (Read the first 20% here)
One Foot in the Grave (Read the first 20% here)
At Grave’s End (Read the first 20% here)
Destined for an Early Grave (Read the first 20% here)

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5 Comments

  1. It’s always annoying to have to wait for the next book in the series to come out. Sounds like something I would like, I will look out for her thanks.

  2. You haven’t read her yet Rhinoa?! She is one of my “not going to wait, must buy now” authors. Definitely get your hands on Halfway to the Grave.

  3. I always love finding more fans of Jeaniene. Have you read her story in the Weddings from Hell anthology? It was set in the same universe as the NH books, with a little cameo from Bones. Absolutely worth a read (or ten).

    Also, on her fansite http://www.frostfans.com she just gave us an exclusive part of a short story she had been considering writing for that anthology before changing. It is about 5K words set in between HTTG and OFITG. Fantastic!

  4. I have not read Weddings from Hell yet. I can’t find it on BookMooch. And yes I’ve already seen the short story. It was awesome, although I think I said that in the forum. I’m not sure, I’ll have to go check.

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