I LOVE the characters, but this book is by far the worst in the series. I think Hamilton started to go wrong with "incubus," and just continues to keep sinking. Although "Harlequin" was better, this book is just not good. I liked the end, but this entire book could have been condensed into 3 chapters of a REAL novel where things actuall HAPPEN, rather than lots of people having sex in a hotel room for most of the book. Ugh. I will read the next one in the series, but if it is like this one, it will be my last.
I'm having such trouble with this book because it sounds like someone reading as if they are reading a childrens' book but reading about sex. At first it made me laugh, now it just grates on my nerves. It is a good book but I recommend you get the book, not the audio.
Rather disappointed, but better than a kick in the head..but not by much. The start of the book launches off into a sex scene, of course, which I skipped. Hot and heavy sex the first few times was okay, but book after book? Granted the last two have slackened off with the sex but still.. And I kid you not, at least 90% of the story takes place in one hotel room. We get to hear long and rather boring conversations between Anita and Jason, and get to hear the same argument between Richard and Anita yet AGAIN, but we do at least find out why he's been such a jerk.
Lowest bodycount yet..only 2 die in this book as I recall..I was shocked..shocked I say.
Like Cotton Candy...fluffy and sweet, but not very filling.
I love Vampire stories. As far as vampire genre goes this story is lame at best. Didn't really care for all the characters that kept coming and going while we followed Anita Blake, the main character through a wedding adventure. The story line/plot was interesting but never follows through. Narration was not very exciting and lent nothing to the story. Save your time and credits...pass on both parts.
Interesting, page turning
Jason, Jason, Jason! I love the relationship that Jason and Anita have. It's built on friendship and truth.
Richard really is a weak link.... wish he would have an ah ha moment and just accept who and what he is.
Cynthia, Cynthia. Her voice is past the point of irritating me. She dips in dynamic too much, so that at one point she whispers and another she's yelling. It's not even relevant to the story, it just seems to be her natural fluctuation. I'm going a little nuts because this series started out with Kimberly Alexis and she is fantastic. To be honest, if I had not heard Kimberly's Anita voice Cynthia's would not be that bad. But Kimberly Alexis is perfect!
It's getting better! This book has more of the same sex drama that the last 5 or so books have, but she doesn't go into as many graphic details. It's a nice change, especially when someone is out to kill them and there's a mystery with a Jason look-alike. What a breath of fresh air after drowning in a plethora of orgies. While this crazy sex dance is still prevalent, it's not the driving force of this story. I will start the next book with hope!
Okay Im a big fan of the series, I'm not a big fan of this particular narrator cause she doesn't carry off the strong aspects of Anitas character. We love Jason and the way he deals with Anita on a more friend level then any of the other men. The problem is theres only a few minutes of Anita, Human Servant, Federal Marshall and Vampire Executioner forget the Necromancer part.
The other side is that we have to take into account Jean Claudes powers (Ardour) are based in SEX. So we really shouldn't be fazed by the amount of lovers Anita obtains. It's about power. I'm assuming we are suppose to take away from this book that theres an evil thats trying to seperate Anita from Jean Claude and sending lovers to her bed that Jean Claude can not control - like Tigers.
I still love this series. no matter the changes, after all, Anita Blake can't do the same stuff over and over for 20+ books and people not get bored. So what the author changed some things. I'm going to be sad when I finish the series. I've already been listening for a whole year. So i'm going to miss Anita and crew.
I loved that this book gave Jason and Anita alone time. I love Jason's character, he is funny and practical and Anita seems to listen to him or should I say, she tends to hear him. He is just the other half of another piece of her...if that makes any sense. In the same way Jean-Claude, Edward, Micah and Nathaniel are all the other halves of her without making her whole.
The 2 day possession. Mommy noir is a bitch!
She is more feminine than Kimberly. She makes all the characters a little softer. I really do enjoy both narrators of the series.
Anita books - always :-)
I am still over Richard, have been for a few books now but he just keeps coming back for new (annoying) reasons. I am a little confused over the werelion (Haven) and weretiger (Crispin) additions. They are there in the background but not really part of the story, yet it seems like they have to be...I hope that gets straigtened out soon. I am not against the multiple men story line like some but if you are going to introduce new players, bring them in or leave them out. Don't have them hover on the peripheral without purpose. Then it will get annoying. I see that the narrators change back on the next one, can't wait to hear the original anita again. Cynthia did well but Kimberly is the original~
The book is just pointless. Orgies, sex, more sex. Does nothing else happen in this character's life? I had never tried one of the Anita Blake books although I do hear a lot of good things about them. Apparently everything I heard was wrong. This is just horrible writing and TERRIBLE narration. I can't even finish the book. Anyone who has heard of a Werewolf knows how to say Were. It's pronounced WEAR. Not WEER. The book is about Were animals. This narrator has to say Were alot. You would think the producer would mention to the narrator that they were pronouncing this wrong. Would she say a WEERwolf? Seriously? UGH. It's just painful. And the narration is so flat and dull that it makes a poorly written book seem even worse than it may have if it had been read well. I would never recommend and won't buy another Laurell Hamilton book again.