In HttG, Cat first meets Bones. *Sigh* Bones is a master level vampire and bounty hunter who believes at first that Cat has been hired by someone to off one of his marks. He kidnaps her and tries to find out who see works for. Once he realizes that she truly is killing vampires all on her own, Bones offers to train her to do what she does better and to help him with one of his kills. As time goes by and the two spend more time together, Cat falls for Bones, even though it flies in the face of her whole belief system. Cat's mom has raised her to believe that all vampires are evil and that they will kill you if you give them the chance. Her mom doesn't seem to worried about sending her into the night though, as long as Cat kills vampires. Bones makes her question the way she's been brought up. Bones doesn't seem very evil and he gets plenty of chances but doesn't kill her. So .... does that mean that there are innocent vampires and evil vampires? After Cat and Bones bring down a people smuggling ring, they garner attention from the US government and Cat is given a choice: help the government with their supernatural cases and have no contact with Bones or go to jail for her supposed crimes and let the government take Bones down. It's not much of a choice is it? What will Cat do and how will it change the future for everyone involved?
I really liked this book because it set up the series really well. I have read some of the other books in the series and it's spin-off books out of order. I can't wait to read the next books to see how Cat and Bones find each other again. This book is ADULT in nature due to strong violence and sexual content. Not a book for young teens, for sure. But for adults, the series is gripping, thrilling and exciting. Definitely a must read series.
Halfway to the Grave gets 4 Fairies for Bones' hotness, Cat's kick-assery and the props to Ohio.
website. She's also on Goodreads and on Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal and MySpace. She's a busy woman! If you're over 17, I dare you to give this series a chance! The books are all mass market paper backs and cost like seven bucks. The cover art is great and the flap art usually features the hotness that is Bones. Yum!