Paranormal Romance

ARC Review: The Other Half of the Grave – Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress series)

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.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A wonderful and refreshing, yet nostalgic, look at Cat and Bones’ relationship from his point-of-view. There were so many moments that made me sigh with longing as I fondly remembered reading those scenes (from Cat’s point-of-view) the first time in Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1). Then there were the new additional scenes, including many, many fun thoughts and feelings, that Cat wasn’t privy too.

It’s been approximately 11 years since I first picked up this series and this book firmly cemented why Cat and Bones are still one of my all time favourite fictional couples. I would highly recommend this book and series (and author!) to anyone who loves paranormal romance or newbies who want to dip their toes into stories of supernatural lovin’.

The only thing I will point out (and it in no way affected my love for this story) is that there were a few modern references that felt out of place considering this is a different character’s POV of book 1 which was released around 2007. For example: there was a Ted Lasso reference. Again, it didn’t affect my enjoyment of the book but was something I picked up on because I had first read this series so many years ago.

Disclaimer: I received an arc from NYLA via Netgalley.

Available 27 April 2022!
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