REVIEW: Bloody Bones – An Anita Blake; Vampire Hunter series novel # 5 by Laurell K. Hamilton

The creativity that seeps into Laurell Hamilton’s book is astonishing.

With that said, Bloody Bones is one of her books in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series that really doesn’t do it for me.

There are parts of this book that make you read super fast in anticipation of how a scene will turn out!  Unfortunately, those scenes are few and far between in this book.

Bloody Bones is a wonderful book filled with profound imagination and lingering betrayal.  The twists in this book are interesting, but other than the few scenes that really gripped me, the book is somewhat boring to me.

Anita Blake, an arrogant and rude animator and vampire hunter is stuck between the two men in her life that leave her drowning in lustful sexual tension.  This book continues to incorporate mild sexual descriptions, but I can guarantee you that it will not last.  A few books later and WHAM .. yumminess. ❤

It was St. Patrick’s Day, and the only green I was wearing was a button that read, “Pinch me and you’re dead meat.”  I’d started work last night with a green blouse on, but I’d gotten blood all over it from a beheaded chicken.

Although there are a few key points to this book that are severely disturbing, there is little description which I am thankful for.  pedophile vampires.  Eww.

The homicidal scene that Blake and her protegé are investigating is pretty brutal.  As weird as this may sound, I love it!

The back of the skull was full of blood and gore, like a gruesome cup, but the brain was gone.  The blade had sliced him open across the chest and stomach.  His intestines spilled out in a thick, rubbery mass.  What I thought was his stomach had spilled out from the wound like a balloon half-inflated.  The left leg had been chopped off at the hip joint.  The ragged cloth of his jeans clung to the hole like the petals of an unopened flower.  The left arm had been ripped out just below the elbow.  The bone of the humerus was dark with dried blood, sticking up at an odd angle as if the entire arm had been broken at the shoulder and no longer moved.  More violent.  Had this one struggled a little?

I am looking forward to the next book of this series, The Killing dance.

I recommend this book to anyone reading the Anita Blake series.  Although there is moderate violence in this book, the sexual content continues to be somewhat mild.  I do not recommend this book to immature adults or anyone that is sensitive the wonderfully twisted parts of life that ordinary people are blind to 🙂

Happy Reading!

2 responses to “REVIEW: Bloody Bones – An Anita Blake; Vampire Hunter series novel # 5 by Laurell K. Hamilton

  1. Mainly remember the book for a vampire entering a house through a cat flap and for the scenes at the end of the book were a vampire burns to death in sunlight holding onto a person.

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