REVIEW: Narcissus in Chains – An Anita Blake; Vampire Hunter series novel # 10 by Laurell K. Hamilton

This is the book I looked forward to rereading ever since I picked up Guilty Pleasures, the first book of the Anita Blake series.  This book is the beginning, the core foundation of everything to come.

All of the books prior to this one were filled with death, gruesome and violent homicide scenes, bestial pornographic rape scenes to unquestionable love.  Totally weird stuff, but worth every minute of couch time!

This book takes the entire series, and swings it into a completely different direction.  This book really rocks the boat, and takes you by surprise.  The once innocent and strictly moral and you must be in love to have sex Blake, is torn from those lines of thoughts and thrown into the deep end.  Everything changes.  This book was a startling shock the first time around.  This time, I was expecting the twists and turns and appreciated every moment of Micah and Nathaniel 🙂  My two favorite sweeties!

I still don’t like Richard.  To hell with him!  Jean-Claude gets on my nerves, he’s become even more secretive, cryptic and manipulative.  A power-hungry master vampire, one-third of the triumvirate, he plays puppet master to Anita and Richard and really screws with everyone’s reality.

Narcissus is an interesting character.  He is the owner of a BDSM club, and although he  usually tops .. Asher makes him pant with anticipation.  Weird, but fun!

He gave a small bow of his head.  “Now enter and enjoy the delights, and the terrors, of my world.”

Anita’s confusion and fear of love, as usual, leaves her cynical and stubborn.

“If it works out, it’s the best thing in the world.  If it doesn’t work out, it’s like having your heart torn out and chopped into little pieces while you watch.  It leaves a big hollow space that never really heals.”

Sucked into a war between different animal groups, Blake finds herself betrayed by a new love, her body in shock from the bloodshed, and trusting new bodyguards at her back.

I pressed the barrel of the Uzi against the top of the head.  “If you’re alive, don’t move, if you’re dead, don’t worry about it.”

Hehe .. I think she rocks!

I recommend this book to every adult!  Sometimes it’s nice to spice up your brain, fall into a world that is unacceptable and continue reading until you’re beating heart pounds in your chest.  This book is twisted, filled with extreme violence and moderate to semi extreme sexual scenes.  In depth description of alternative lifestyles, and consequences to an addiction Blake gains from the married marks.  Do not let any child or immature adult read this book, or ANY book in the series that follows.

Happy Reading!  And onto Cerulean Sins I go!! .. toot toot

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