I received this book for free from the Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Other Half of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Published by NYLA on April 26, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Urban, Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Vampires
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Night Huntress series comes a thrilling new look at the iconic origin story of Cat and Bones, as experienced by Bones...from the other half of the grave.
There are two sides to every story–and the sizzling British alpha vampire, Bones, has a lot to say...
Ever wondered what Bones was thinking and feeling when he and half-vampire Cat Crawfield first met? Or how their story might differ if he were the one telling it? Now, relive the beginning of Cat and Bones' bestselling love story through Bones' point of view, which reveals a darker, sexier take on their early days, as well as a deeper dive into Bones' past, the vampire world, and other things that Cat didn't see when their story was told only through her eyes in Halfway to the Grave.
Cat had her say. Now, it's Bones' turn.
I loved this book! It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the Night Huntress series. I have read all of the books and I have read most of them more than once. I adore this group of characters but as much as I love Cat, my heart belongs to Bones. When I found out that there was a book coming out from Bones’s point of view, I was almost giddy with excitement. I am here to tell you that this book is just as good as I had hoped it would be.
The basic story is one that I was already familiar with. Cat is half-vampire and has made it her mission to kill as many vampires as she can. In her quest to rid the world of vampires, she runs into Bones and realizes that she has met her match. They eventually team up and things only get more exciting from there. In Halfway to the Grave, we see the same basic story from Cat’s point of view but it turns out that Bones has a lot to add.
I absolutely loved seeing things from Bones’s point of view. It is great to see just what he was thinking about during certain pivotal parts of the story. I think that I like Bones even more than I did now that I know exactly when he fell for Cat and how he was looking out for her even when she didn’t realize it. Cat is not a fan of vampires and her hate for all of them is a lot for Bones to overcome but he is up to the job.
I would highly recommend this book to others. This is part of the Night Huntress series and I would recommend reading at least the first book in that series before starting this one so you can experience Cat’s point of view first. I am very hopeful that we will see more books from Bones’s perspective or really any additional books set in this much-loved world.
I received a digital review copy of this book from NYLA via NetGalley.
I was wondering about this one. I received it but I haven’t tried it.
I would highly recommend it, Melliane!
OOoh nice! I remember seeing this on Netgalley at the time, but though I am dying to read it I didn’t request it at that time. I’ve a copy preordered though and I cannot wait to read this one! I remember I read Halfway to the Grave more than once as well…back in a dark and dreary time where I didn’t always have new books to read–lol. I seriously can’t remember that time! Glad to hear this one was as enjoyable as the first book! Nice review!
I did consider just buying a copy since I will be doing that anyway. It was nice to have the chance to read it early though.
I read and loved the first few books in this series. I really need to pick the back up.
This series is a favorite of mine so I would highly recommend it.
Bones was an OG badass in my books. I remember starting out back in 2011 and reading all the books I could find the Night Huntress series. I didn’t realize there’s one in his POV though. Definitely must read!
This book is being released in just a few days. I would say that it is a must-read for fans of the series.
This is another series that I’ve been meaning to start for such a long time. Good to see that it was such a hit for you!
I am a huge fan of the series so I was really excited to read a new installment.
I tried book 1 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaages ago
I hope that you can give it another try someday!
Wonderful review Carole! I really enjoyed this one too. I thought it was just a bit darker with a bit less humor than Cat’s POV. I also feel we got a bit more knowledge of vampire attitudes and customs than we did until much later in the series with Cat. I LOVED the way Bones really loved her and was patient with her.
It was definitely a little different than what we see in Cat’s book. I just loved seeing things from Bones’s point of view.