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Subject: Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost
Date Posted: 3/25/2010 9:05 PM ET
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I know there is probably a thread on here about this series but I could not find it.  I have just started the first book - Halfway to the Grave.  I am not going to say what I am thinking about it because I want to hear what you all think about the series.  The Good and the bad things. 

Date Posted: 3/25/2010 10:31 PM ET
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I love it Kaye.   I have only read the first two books but I didn' t  like that it would be so long til the next book would be out so I still havn't read the last third and fourth yet.    But I plan on reading them later.   I think the fifth one comes out  first Feb 2011.    Love Bones 

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 1:18 AM ET
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I really enjoy them, and I like how the relationship between Cat and Bones is written. I am keeping them for a while, and I don't keep most paranormals. There is just something about those books that I find better written than most paranormals.

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 8:16 AM ET
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I like this series a lot.

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 11:07 AM ET
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I love them!  The first book was a little slow getting started for me, but once it got going it quickly became one of my absolute favorites.

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 11:32 AM ET
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I have to agree... this is one of my favorite series.  I also got the book about her friend Darlene.  Can't wait for more of the series.

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 12:32 PM ET
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I love this series, I'm just about to start the 4th book.  I really like the character of Cat, for some reason a lot more than other similar paranormal heroines.  I agree the first book was a bit slow to start, but I got sucked in pretty quickly.  Book 2 and 3 were really great, which was a nice surprise - for some reason in a lot of series I have read book 2 tends to be the weakest.  I'm excited to read book 4.  I hope you are enjoying the first one!

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 12:58 PM ET
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Well, I'll be the one to give them a little less than great review.

I liked the first one but haven't really liked the others so much.  I only read the last 2 because my library had them. Cat bothers me the way she rushes into all kinds of things without thinking first...or maybe thinking that she has to save everyone herself. Don't get me wrong, there is some great relationship growth between her and Bones but in between that they just dragged for me.

I know many people love them. I think I probably enjoyed Darlene and Spade's story better than books 3 and 4.  But I'm a bigger fan of Spade than Bones. :)

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 2:11 PM ET
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I wrote a review of the first book for PBS, included below:

 

An urban fantasy about a half human/half vampire heroine who teams up with a vampire bounty hunter to hunt down evil vampires. First book in the series with lots of fast paced action and fight scenes and a steamy romance. 
However the main character comes across as juvenile and the rest of the characters are more caricatures than three dimesional people, defined by their ethnicity. So the English characters use words like bloody and bollocks and bleedin' with an absurd frequency; the African-American female can't have a conversation without using the word "child" to puntuate what she is saying; the Latina vampire uses, "nina" and "si" instead of yes. These characters don't talk like real people. They talk like ethnic stereotypes. Which is a shame because the story itself is entertaining and suspenseful.

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 5:19 PM ET
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I like the books, but agree with Karen about the stereotypes.

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 3:46 PM ET
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I love the books and also the first spin-off of FDOC (the one w/Spade). The next has to do with Mancheres and the 5th (already talked about here) Cat and Bones is coming as well. I can't wait! :)

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 10:12 PM ET
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I am another one who likes it.

Date Posted: 3/30/2010 9:03 PM ET
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I like them enough, I've read them all and plan to keep reading, but I do find some of the writing and story elements to be a bit juvinile. I could give some specific examples but I don't want to accidentally post any spoilers.



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Date Posted: 3/31/2010 12:52 AM ET
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They are among my all time favorites.