REVIEW: Blood Noir – An Anita Blake; Vampire Hunter series novel # 16 by Laurell K. Hamilton

Blood Noir is one of my favorite books in the Anita Blake series.  The insight to Jason and Anita in this book is exhilarating!  The analytical and entirely too serious discussions are intriguing, especially the way everyone responds to them.

Anita Blake; Vampire hunter and animator .. Necromancer .. Succubus .. need I go on?  Covered in scars, drowning in anger, dripping with lust and doubt .. you just can’t get much better than Blake.  Her character totally rocks and I applaud Hamilton for this entire series.  Great job, chickadee!

Anita’s scars:

“No, they aren’t.  They ignore them and pretend they aren’t there.  Or they stare, but don’t want to.  Your cars embarrass people, make them uncomfortable.” – Jason

The explosive and never-ending trap of emotional debris leftover from the on again off again relationship between Blake and Richard is .. well I just don’t like it.  They need to leave each other alone or get alone.  Something!  Anything different from what’s going on with their characters now.  I guess I’m just a wee bit tired and bored of Richard walking into the room and throwing a little hissy fit.

The anger that rolls through Anita every time he makes her heart ache is astounding.

There, a little more emotion.  I knew the emotion now: anger.  I should have fought it.  Anger is bad when you carry beasts inside you.  But I didn’t fight it, I welcomed it.  I fed it sweet words and coaxed it hotter.  Anger was so much better than the other emotions running through me-emotions so awful I didn’t want to look at them, let alone feel them.

Some insight to our wonderfully funny and full of smiles Jason ..

“I’ve always liked watching people, but then once I thought I’d be an actor.  We collect mannerisms the way other people collect stamps.”

And of course.. where there is anger .. there is sorrow.

People talk of sorrow as if it is soft, a thing of water and tears.  But true sorrow is not soft.  True sorrow is a thing of fire, and rock.  It burns your heart, crushes your soul under the weight of mountains.  It destroys, and even if you keep breathing, keep going, you die.

The new characters in this book play a significant role in the oncoming books.  The tigers are fantastic, and they will become a part of Anita that will consume her and threaten the relationships she currently holds dear.

I recommend this book to all mature adults in need of something interesting.  A change.  An eye opener..anyone in need of an amazing and entertaining new world of sexiness.

Mild to moderate sexual content.  Mild to moderate violence.  This book is more about introducing new characters, suffering through old relationships, entrapping new beasts and wading through sensitive family and old friendship dramas.

Now, on to Skin Trade!

Happy reading!! ❤

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