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REVIEW: Hit List – An Anita Blake; Vampire Hunter series novel # 20 by Laurell K. Hamilton

Hmm.  First off .. do NOT read this review if you have not yet read the previous books in this series!

I love Laurell Hamilton.  I have been seduced and enthralled with the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series.  I have been looking forward to the release of Hit List for some time.

With that said, this book has profoundly disappointed me.

The phrase “love’s triangle” is a silly understatement when it comes to the relationships in Anita’s life.  Although her latest books have become somewhat repetitious with the lustful scenes and never-ending additions to her sec life, it was a nice change to read a book in this series without having every 10 pages tossing you on a bed with two or more men.

I think her main squeezes are amazingly wonderful, I do.  I missed them in this book.  It was nice to have the book centered more on Edward and the reality that revolves around him.

This book was nothing special.  Someone died.  Anita and Edward investigate the crime scene.  Other cops are difficult and shun their presence.  Olaf is his usual but something has changed inside of him.  I am curious where that relationship will go.  There were several intriguing moments that left me thinking, “Hmm .. what if .. ?”

There was not too much progression with Anita’s relationship with Edward.  He cares for her, deeply.   His two identities are merging a bit and that leaves them both slightly confused.

Who is the bad guy?  Well, that’s always the question when I start reading her books.  The Mother of Death is devising a plan of destruction and will do whatever it takes to possess Anita’s body.    What’s new?

The book has several scenes that are boring and predictable.  The ending?  Well let’s just say .. after all the build up with this badass “Mother” .. everything is concluded within a few pages.  Seriously?

*sighs*  I suppose the bottom line to this review, and I try my best to be as positive as possible, total let down.  Bummer.

Book of the day .. Hit List – An Anita Blake; Vampire Hunter novel by Laurell Hamilton

Unfortunately the book is downstairs, so I will edit this later to give the description from the back cover.

I am 3/4 through this book.  Eh, I’m not sure what I think yet.  I will decide after I have finished it.

Back cover:

A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way.  The local police suspect “monsters” are involved, and have called in Anita Blake and Edward, U.S. Marshalls who really know their monsters, to catch the killer.

But some monsters are very real.  The Harlequin have been the bogeymen of the vampire world for more than a thousand years; they are a secret so dark that even to speak their name can earn you a death sentence.  Now they are here in Ameerica hunting the weretigers…and human police.

The Harlequin serve the Mother of All Darkness, the first vampire.    She was supposed to be dead, but only her body was destroyed.  Now she needs a new one, and she’s decided that Anita Blake’s is the body she wants.  Edward thinks the serial killings are a trap to lure Anita closer to the most dangerous vampire they’ve ever hunted.  The vampires call Edward “Death” and Anita the “Executioner,” but Mommy Darkest is coming to kill one and possess the other, and she doesn’t care how many others have to die along the way.