The Other Half of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost @Jeaniene_Frost @nyliterary #GIVEAWAY

Posted April 24, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 20 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


The Other Half of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost @Jeaniene_Frost  @nyliterary  #GIVEAWAYThe Other Half of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress #1.1
Published by NYLA on April 26, 2022
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 427
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
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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.

The Cat & Bones books in the Night Huntress series are all told in Cat’s point of view.  In this way, we learned about vampires and other supernaturals much as Cat did, a bit at a time.  I loved the humor of the snarky dialogue which lightened the often violent battles.

In The Other Half of the Grave, we get Bones’ point of view for the first book and a little of the second book.  It’s a much different experience.  The feel is darker and I didn’t find as much humor.  What was here was much more information about vampires, their abilities and rules.  Many of these things took 4-6 books from Cat’s view to learn.  Now there’s a much better picture of how Bones lived and worked.

There is little sense of Cat’s college efforts and friends, her money struggles, and very little interaction with Justina. Of course, we don’t get Cat’s inner dialogue with herself as she learns and grows in knowledge and feelings for Bones.

There is also the staggering admiration, respect, attraction and love which Bones feels for Cat.  It’s overwhelming how hard he works to support her, help her, protect her, and make her life better. He is so patient with her learning more about vampires and coming to accept they are like people, some good, some bad. Bones also tries to make her see how amazing she is and to stop listening to others who don’t realize it.  He doesn’t push her and lets her make her own choices.

The story is the same but a different perspective.  I like having the whole picture, but would not have enjoyed this as much without the original version in Halfway to the Grave. So you can read the original without this, but I wouldn’t read this without the original.  It’s a worthwhile addition to the world.

 


We are currently doing a Read-along on this blog of the Night Huntress world, which you can read more about HERE.

Read-along Grand-Prize Giveaway:

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 at Book Depository.

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About Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Her works include the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, the Broken Destiny series, and the new Night Rebel series. Jeaniene’s novels have also appeared on the Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, ABA Indiebound, and international bestseller lists. Foreign rights for Jeaniene’s novels have sold to twenty different countries.

Jeaniene lives in Florida with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. In addition to being a writer, Jeaniene also enjoys reading, writing, poetry, watching movies, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.

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Posted April 24, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 20 Comments


20 responses to “The Other Half of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

  1. Eva Millien

    I love Cat and Bones, so I very much want to read Bone’s perspective! Thanks for sharing your great review~

  2. Caitlin

    I can’t wait to read this one! I’m glad she agreed to let this be the ebook I could pick for winning the other competition you held, it’s the only one I don’t have lol

    • yes it was great to get another prospective. It felt great but was quite different in feel for me. I was glad to see how much Bones loves Cat but that was already apparent from his actions really. Now we just know so much more about the vampires and the rules, so it seems even more outstanding how protective he was.

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  3. Lorna

    I’ve been looking forward to this one and catch myself looking to see if it’s out yet. I miss getting all the latest from Net Galley but now that I’m not an active blogger it wouldn’t be right for me to request. Anyway, great review!

  4. Jen

    Jennifer had a similar take with her review. I may see if the library has the audiobook, eventually. I haven’t re-read the first book in so long… I don’t know if I’d feel lost or not.

    • Well I had just read the first book again after almost 12 years and wow it was just as amazing as the first time. I think Cat’s point of view has more humor and sarcasm. And we don’t know as much about the vampire world, at all. In this version, we learn so much more about the supernatural rules and we see how dedicated Bones is to Cat and how unusual that is in the world.

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  5. Márcia Monteiro

    I haven’t read any book in this series – yet! They caught my eye! 🙂

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