The Other Half Of The Grave Releases April 26th 2022 - Available For Pre-Order Now!
If You Haven't Read The Night Huntress Series I HIGHLY Recommend Reading AT LEAST Halfway to the Grave & One Foot In The Grave Before This One!
Generally Info The Book
Standalone or series?
Book This is a little different. It is "Technically" listed as Book 9 in the series. It is in fact Book 1 - but updated and told from Bones' (the other main character) perspective.
How did I get this book?
I was invited to review an ARC
Why did I choose to read this book:
I LOVED the Night Huntress series. I have read them all numerous times (including the spin offs - although for me they will never beat the original set)
And Now To The Review!
I know the original Halfway To The Grave version (told from Cat's point of view) like the back of my hand. I was excited to read it from the other side, and was interested to see that Jeaniene had made the decision to update certain parts to make it more relevant to today's readers. (The original was released over 10 years ago and we all know how technology has changed).
This book is fantastic! I will admit that the cover did throw me off a little. To me that isn't Bones. To me Bones will forever be "Spike" from Buffy in my head. This guy looks a little more like he would wolf out than vamp out, but I read a post where Jeaniene had said that she didn't even try and get the Bones from her head - more went for the energy. That's OK - I just won't look at the cover lol
If you love the original series then this is an absolute must read. Although the story is for the most part the same (minus tech updates), there were parts of the original where Bones was off doing other things - and as a reader it was almost like a glimpse behind the curtain. The updates feel very natural, in fact I loved this so much I am now rereading the originals (again).
If you haven't read the Night Huntress series, I supposed technically you could start with this point of view and then go back and read the other one. Personally I would suggest reading at least the first 2 Night Huntress series books first (I say 2 because the very end of this one does jump forward to a scene partway through book 2 and this would be a massive spoiler). If you've read and love the series already you can rest assured that this one does not disappoint.
5 stars from me (ignoring the cover) - and a real hope that we get more of the story from Bones' POV!
As always let me know what you think in the comments!
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