As much as I love the Anita Blake series, this is another book that I really don’t get too excited over. Blood. Gore. Sex. Lies. Deception. It has it all, but I found myself skimming and reading as quickly as possible just to get to the next book. And regardless of how fast I read, I still found myself watching more tv than reading. Heh .. go figure!
Anita Blake; Vampire Hunter and animator. She raises dead for a living, tries to survive vampire politics and dramatic personal relationships while all along investigating wonderfully disgusting murder scenes for the government and avoiding really jealous and pissed off sadistic vampires that arrive unannounced.
I took a sip from my coffee mug with the motto, “If you slip me decaf, I’ll rip your head off.”
Although she is the most blunt character I’ve ever met, her ballsy, rude and arrogant personality had a moment of holy shit surprise! Stuck in the vampire politics, she carefully treads on boiling water. If any of you have read the series up until now, you’ll think this is HILARIOUS!
I opened my mouth to call her a heartless bitch, but it wasn’t what came out. “Did you believe that gifts worthy of such beauty could be hurried? Would you really take some poor substitute in the place of the magnificence we had commission?”
“Ventriloquism,” Jason said, from the other side of Jean-Claude, “it’s the only answer.”
Forced into a new sexual relationship (that’s just going to be unsurprising from hence forth) she continues to make excuses to push others away.
Thankfully, she has her three sweeties, Jean-Claude, Micah and Nathaniel. She has others of course, but those are the only ones that count to me! Richard unworthy of sweetness and has now been utterly cast aside. (By me, not in the book heh)
Bottom line, not her best work, but brilliant nonetheless.
I recommend this book to anyone reading this series, ADULTS ONLY. Strong sexual content and descriptive violence.
Happy reading and now I’m on to Incubus Dreams!