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©2009 Laurell K. Hamilton; (P)2009 Penguin
"I was enthralled - a departure from the usual type of vampire tale which will have a wide appeal to any reader hunting for both chills and fun." (Andre Norton)
"This fast-paced, tough-edged supernatural thriller is mesmerizing reading indeed." (LOCUS)
Mu favorites are paranormal, supernatural, post-apocalyptic, and horror!
This is a solid start to the lengthy Anita Blake series. Anita is a multi talented, fiesty young woman with multiple resources to help her fight supernatural crime. An investigator by day and an animator by night, she is often called in by the local police department to assist with their otherworldly investigations. Her reputation for slaying vampires does not seem to deter the city's master vampire, Jean Claude, from pursuing her. This is a solid recipe for excitement, mystery, action, and paranormal intrigue.
Personally, i am 5 books into the series and planning to purchase more. I believe there are close to 20 novels in total. One of my favorite details in this series is that the story takes place in St. Louis, Missouri - my home town! Laurell Hamilton often incorporates various St. Louis neighborhoods in her writing. Imagining my city overrun with vampires, zombies, and ghouls is a unique listening experience!
This was a fun enough romp, but the action is a little haphazard and doesn't really turn off, leaving you with few times to just enjoy quiet story development. There were quite a few times when the action happens so randomly it took me by surprise and I had to rewind to figure out what was going on.
Yes I would recommend to anyone that loves paranormal books. It was so well written and the story just engages you.
The people and how you become so involved in Anita Blake's life and you want to know what happens
Anita and Jean Claude, actually Kimberly Alexis did an amazing job on all the characters so it was hard picking just one favorite.
I couldn't stop listening to this book I had to keep listening until done. I have a feeling all of this series is going to be the same way.
Anita Blake is just your regular Vampire Hunter and known as the Executioner to Vampires. When Vampires start showing up dead forever, the master of the city enlist her assistance whether she wants to give it or not. Follow Anita as she becomes entangled in the web of power struggles and murder. I can definitely say this is a must read series. If you like paranormal books than Laurell K. Hamilton is a must read author.
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