I chose this series after a poll and discussions with my team and several friends. These are mostly available at both of my libraries, in both ebook and audio formats. I read about half of this series, about 10 years ago. I loved it and want to reread plus finish up.
You will have a 3-4 weeks to read each book. There will be games, discussion, prizes, reviews and fun with each book. The prizes will include some paperbooks, digital books and paperbacks through Book Depository. Jeaniene Frost has graciously offered a number of digital copies (US only) but they can be from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Kobo. Each giveaway will have both US and Intl prizes, though.
Here’s your to-do list:
- Find your copies of these books, borrow them from a friend, get them at the library or buy them.
- Read Book 1, Halfway to the Grave, by January 14.
- Make note of a favorite quote or two as you read the book.
- If you haven’t read the books before, make a list of questions you have for the discussion. If you have read them, please don’t spoil new readers.
- Comment here and let me know if you have read them before or if you are starting on a new adventure with me.
- Enter the giveaways!
We are doing one book every 3-4 weeks, posting on Fridays. We will have a review for most of the books with the team here at Books of My Heart plus some of our friends.
Jan 14: Halfway to the Grave – Melissa @ Tea & Books
Feb 11: One Foot in the Grave – Rachel @ Waves of Fiction
Mar 11: At Grave’s End – Kimberly @Caffeinated Reviewer
Apr 1: Destined for an Early Grave – Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter
Apr 29: First Drop of Crimson – Kai @ Fiction State of Mind
May 20: Eternal Kiss of Darkness – Jen @ That’s What I’m Talkin About
Jun 10: This Side of the Grave – Brandee @Unconventional Bookworms
Jul 8: One Grave at a Time – Lorna
Aug 5: Once Burned – Lexxie @Unconventional Bookworms
Sep 9: Twice Tempted – Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures
Oct 7: Up from the Grave – Melanie
Nov 4: Bound by Flames – Sophia
Dec 2: Into the Fire – Berls @ Because Reading
Q & A with Jeaniene Frost
Jeaniene Frost has also been kind enough to commit to a Q & A post. I will collect questions for her through September 19th. I will send your questions to her and she will pick 3-5 questions and send me the response. I will post her answers in the December 2 post. So think up some great questions for her!
COYER Challenge is adopting our Read-along. You can read about COYER and join that challenge or just the Facebook community chat HERE. On the Sunday after the review posts, they will host a FB room (like we do for COYER book club) at 12 PT, 2 CT, 3 ET and 9pm Europe, for a one hour chat. So the first one will be January 16. You do not have to join the COYER challenge to participate, only the Facebook group.
Bonus round – Read a Series in a Month January 2023:
Jan 8: Shades of Wicked – Carole @ Carol’s Random Life in Books
Jan 22: Wicked Bite – Robin
Feb 5: Wicked All Night – Anne
These are Sunday noon posts. There will be one COYER FB Chat at the end of the series on Feb 5th.
Be sure to enter the giveaways!!!
Get started Giveaway:
For US paperback copy of Halfway to the Grave (read once),and for Intl a paperback from Book depository.
For a US winner, this will be 12 digital copies ( your choice of her books) generously provided by Jeaniene Frost (US only) but they can be from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Kobo.
For an Intl winner, it will be $50 of books from Book Depository.
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I loved the Cat and Bones series so much. I’ll be jumping into the challenge starting in August to re-read a few Vlads and then get to the ones I haven’t read along with Ian’s series. So excited to read everyone’s thoughts on the earlier books and the new readalong year. Appreciate you putting it all together, Anne, and neat that Jeaniene Frost is doing a Q&A.
Thanks Sophia! Even if you aren’t rereading the earlier books it would be great if you can share your reviews if you have on them.
Cat and Bones. The amazing Night Huntress series is entertaining and funny! I have read the entire series except for the last two Vlad books but it has been a LONG time ago so this reread will refresh some of those awesome memories I had reading the books the first time. I don’t remember how I got started or who recommended them to me, but I was quickly hooked after reading Halfway to the Grave. I’m excited for the reread!
Me too! I’m glad you are joining us Elizabeth. It’s been so long since I read them it will be awesome to read again. It’s also better when you can read them more together than many months apart. But the Vlad and Ian books will be new for me, although I own them.
I only read the first two books. I thought I read more of the series, but I guess not. Looking forward to the read-along!
Thank you Rachel! I love your participation. It’s a good series but it will be like new to me even for the ones I have read because it’s been 8-9 years ago.
I think the last one I read was twice tempted or Bound By Flames. Just checked out Halfway on audio from the library. I only remember the very basics of the storyline since it’s been so long since I read the paper version.
Exactly ! I read on paper the last time. Now I own the ebooks which is much easier for highlighting and taking notes. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
I love this series so much! I might have to join in if I can fit it in my schedule. The audio is just fantastic.
I’d love to have you! You could pick and choose since you have read previously.
Night Huntress and the connected books are some of my very favorite books!
Me too! I’d love to have you Read-along with us. I hope you will share your reviews with us on the linky even if you don’t read a particular book.
One of my most favorite series in this genre! Great choice and I’ll be following your discussions. Unfortunately, I didn’t write much in the way of reviews when I read the books so I couldn’t share anything meaningful.
OK Jonetta! It’s like me. In those days I was a reader and I read them all in paperback! (the horror) lol But you are welcome to read-along with any of the books and even share a very short review from Goodreads if you like.
I was fairly new to Goodreads and binged right through the series. My review writing started soon after, years before I began blogging. I borrowed them all from the library (eBooks).
I’m looking forward to catching up on this one again. I listened to the original series and Vlad series years ago. I love reading everyone’s reviews.
I hope you’ll join us when you can and share reviews from your blog or Goodreads as we go along. I’m looking forward to revisiting the initial series and reading the later two for the first time.
I have not read any of the books in this series but they sound great – I think I might have to start them soon! 🙂
oh I hope you will try them, at least the first two, but the series is one of my initial favorites when I started reading the genre along with Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn and Keri Arthur. There are many other authors I love but these were the ones I first found and loved.
I’ve already started my relisten. I’ve listened to the first two so far. I love seeing Cat and Bones back in the early days.
Me too! You’re getting ahead! I have to stay with the Read-along or I get all messed up. But I’m so glad to have you with us and please link up reviews from wherever you have them as we go along.
I’m so looking forward to this! It’s been so long since I read the initial books, It’ll be like the first time.
I’m so happy to have you reading along with me!!
I haven’t read any of the Night Huntress books from Jeaniene Frost.
We’d love to have you join us in the Read-along and give them a try. It’s one of my favorites and I really wanted to finish the later ones I have yet to read.
I’ve read all the listed books.
I hope you will join us sharing comments and quotes and entering the giveaways! You can also link up any reviews you have to share too. If you want to discuss them with us, there will be both a Facebook chat and a FB message chat through the COYER group. You don’t have to join the challenge to participate, only the Facebook group.
I have not read any of the books in this series.
Anita, I hope you will at least try the first few with us in the Read-along. I haven’t read them for 8 years or so but they are some of my absolute favorites. I have read the later books in the series so I’m looking forward to a refresh and finish up of this series for me.
Thank you! I really appreciate your participation.
I have not read this series. Yet?
I think one of my relative that is a reader likes it.
We’d love to have you try it out with us. It’s one of my favorite series in this genre and I want to finish the later ones I own but haven’t managed to read.
I have read the entire series & absolutely LOVE it!
Well I hope you will share your thoughts with us as we go along!
No, I haven’t read any of her books, yet. I now have them on my reading list.
I look forward to having you read with us and share some of your thoughts.
I’ve read the entire Night Huntress Series and am obsessed! I haven’t read the novellas’ yet so this is the perfect time to catch up.
I’d love to have you join us and share your thoughts.!
This is a series I’ve always been meaning to read. I’m excited to be part of the read along!
I’m thrilled to have you joining us! It’s one of my favorites and I haven’t kept up sadly.
I just finished this series a couple weeks ago! But my library has the audiobooks, so I think I’ll join and reread them!
Oh I’m glad you’re willing to reread this soon. I am excited to read the rest of the series as I’ve only read the first half. It’s one of my favorite series from when I started reading UF. I look forward to you sharing your thoughts as we go along.
So tempting! I read the first book years ago. I’ll have to see if I still have it.
I’d love to have you read-along with us. It’s a favorite series and I read about half 8 years ago or so.
I just started reading Halfway to the Grave, and I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am to be back in this world, Anne! Thank you so much for doing another amazing read-along this year.
And Happy New Year to you. I hope you, your daughter, and your dog are all doing well.
Thank you so much Linda! Best wishes to you and your family! I have just finished this and loved it again. I had forgotten some things, of course, after all this time. I’m buddy reading with a couple of never read its and it is so fun to see their reactions too.
I just saw and read your post. Holy smokes – that sounds great. Not sure if I will find the time to reread all the books of this series, I am not the fast reader anymore that I used to be, but it is tempting *smile* Anyway, have fun, enjoy this challenge and I am looking forward to reading all your reviews.
Have a great new year 2022!
I hope you can read a few. It’s a favorite series. I’ve just read the first book again and I’d forgot how much I loved it.
I probably won´t be able to read the first one until Jan.14. But maybe some of the others during the year. I have only the German editions here, so I can´t use any quotes from the books. But talking about them might work *smile* Happy reading!
I finished Halfway to the Grave and I absolutely loved it! It is kind of fun to re-read the books and start over to before Cat to be the Kick a** heroine she becomes and Bones… well I have to say I can certainly remember why I fell for him!
Thanks so much for joining us! I was thrilled to read it again and enjoyed it so much.
I read the first book in the series a long time ago so I will reread it for the challenge
So happy to see you on the chat Kai!