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Death Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #14)

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Dopo mesi di scaramucce e agguati, finalmente Jean-Claude ha riportato l'ordine nella comunità di vampiri di St. Louis e, per dar prova del suo rinnovato potere, invita in città i più antichi Master d'America. Essendo la sua serva umana, Anita Blake dovrebbe aiutarlo a organizzare l'evento; invece è distratta da una minaccia più spaventosa di qualsiasi mostro abbia mai aff...more
Hardcover, 595 pages
Published February 2012 by Nord (first published June 27th 2006)
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Kathryn Lee Hamilton
Mar 10, 2008 Kathryn Lee Hamilton rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Some one who's be all end all of sex is Fellatio
I hate to say this, but I think I am done with this author.
I remember when she first started the series and there were monsters and plots all over the place.
The last book was 800 pages of sex, most of it repetitive acts of fellatio from the main female characters point of view. with 69 pages of plot. 899 pages of imaging you are going down on someone, only the men change.
This book was 482 pages of fellatio with no plot, and the people being fellated were talking about their goddamn insecurities...more
Crystal Starr Light
If you have ever considered reading the Anita Blake series up to this point, let me save you a bit of time, trouble, and heartache by giving you a plot synopsis of this book. Don't worry, I won't spoil anything nor will I get into so much detail that it will be ruined.

PLOT:



No, really, this book HAS no plot. The blurb burbles about a vampire ballet, hints at a pregnancy for Anita, and dances around the topic of the ardeur, but nothing happens in this book. (Cover blurb author needs a RAISE.)

OK, n...more
Tilly Slaton
Anita Blake; Vampire Hunter and animator. A love triangle doesn’t even begin to explain the most interesting relationships that currently complicate her life.

Cursed with the ardeur, Blake suffers through an existence as a succubus. Sex to survive, more sex and even more sex. Although, the sex has made the stories interesting, enough is enough. I mean, c’mon .. stop throwing her naked under random characters and slow things down a bit. Anita has her sweeties, stop tossing spontaneous sex scenes....more
Raiveran Rabbit
No amount of ridiculously reasoned hardcore porn is worth this. —


If you want to read someone’s repetitive, repetitive, repetitive Mary Sue fantasy about legions of perfect, beautiful, smart, powerful, perfect men either fighting over or adoring, but all fucking, one insecure, shallow, selfish dumbass character, this book is for you. If you don’t demand a storyline to prop up the epic and imminently selfishly immature and needy fantasies of not one but ten Twilight twihards distilled and poured...more
Darby
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Dani Meehan
Really enjoy Laurel K. Hamilton and the Anita Blake series. That being said, I really enjoyed the first few books in the series because they were all about kick ass chick and a sorta interesting kinda mystery/thriller conundrum with some hot steamy scenes in the middle. This past book and the few before it seem to be all hot and steamy and very little advancement of the story.
I still like Hamilton, but I enjoyed her older stuff much more.
Terry
This book is a good explanation as to why this book series hasn't been picked up for television or the big screen. Could you imagine sitting through 1 to 2 hours of a movie or show & watching a room packed full of characters dramatically staring at each other, clutching each other, spontaneous fainting, collapsing, gasping and shuddering in a very mellow dramatic way with very little duologue.... All with nothing actually going on? Yeah, neither can I. And when there is dialog, the character...more
Barks & Bites
I read this back when it was first released but am rereading it here as an audiobook. It's one of the later Anita Blake books which are all a blur of sex and power in my mind so I can't remember much about it.

Well, just as I remembered with the other later books in this series this is all about Anita's sex with her many men and much less about the paranormal aspects of the book which I found so interesting in the earlier novels. This time around Anita fears she may be pregnant and because she ha...more
Laura Coulter
I hungrily devoured the first several books in this series - they were the ultimate guilty pleasure. An ass-kicking heroine, lots of steamy sensuality, death-defying acts, moral dilemmas, and plenty of supernatural beings to go around. Starting around book 10, the series started to choke, like a car with electrical problems. It was unclear if Ms. Hamilton had lost her direction where Anita Blake was concerned, or if she'd never really had one to begin with.

"Danse Macabre" descends to the level o...more
Samantha
Not going to give a plot summary. Yes there is a plot but no it is not about raising the dead or slaying vampires. I think if you don't go into the book thinking that then you won't be disappointed. This book is about vampire politics and Anita finding out more about her powers. I think this is a book that was supposed to be much longer and that the publisher split into two since Incubus Dreams was so long and people didn't like it. This book is leading up to the party where all the Masters of t...more
Khristine Stain
Jul 25, 2012 Khristine Stain rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who only care about hundreds of pages of sex
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Chibineko
I really tried to read this book, honestly I did. It started off well enough and was better than it's predecessor (not saying much). The idea of a meeting of several different Masters of the City was interesting since it would lead to different types of vamps & magic. Unfortunately all it lead to was providing Anita with different flavors of vamp & were to bang. It honestly was incredibly boring after a while, especially the sex scenes.

I'm no stranger to porn or written sex. (I have a f...more
Karen Dales
OMG. I don't know why I even bothered. Maybe I harbour hope that the Anita Blake series would start to get good again. It didn't.

The ONLY thing that caught my attention was the pregnancy scare. It's too damned bad that it was just that - a scare. There could have been so much more if the pregnancy was real. Instead, LKH continues to bore through character interactions that does nothing and goes nowhere. I'm tired of whiney Richard and Anita as the Whore of Babylon, with men of all races/species...more
Helmisade
"Does this woman not have an editor?" She made it into a question.

I realize that this is part 14 of a series so it's probably not the best place to start. I also know that most people seem to think that the first 10 Anita Blake books were much better. Perhaps I'll try one of those some time. For now, here's the Big List of things that made this book so bad I wanted to hurt myself:

- X made it into a question: easily the most over-used expression in the book. If there's a question mark at the end,...more
Cloudwalker
"What was wrong with me? I was hysterical, that was what was wrong with me. The moment I thought it that clearly, I started to calm. I didn't feel any better, really, but I could think. That was an improvement. I thought about being free of the ardeur, and that was a good thought. I thought about being free of Jean-Claude's marks, and all the metaphysical mess that came with it. My life being my own again, that sounded good. I thought about being just me, as Jean-Claude said, just me in my own s
...more
CJ
Jul 22, 2014 CJ rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes Laurell K. Hamilton books
It's all been said before, but it bears repeating. Career suicide. It is a testament to her writing skills that she still had fans after this fiasco. In fact, it's so horrifically uneven when compared with her previous work that the only explanation is that there was something else going on - either she was so far past a deadline she just had to turn it in "as is", she meant this to be 2 or 3 books but couldn't decide how to wrap up or edit the story to make it fit into one..... something. Becau...more
Sonja
Mar 17, 2008 Sonja rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kristi
Shelves: vampires
I really liked this book. It is more erotic than I remember her other books being. I actually read the first few in this series and quit because they were so violent and bloody. after picking this one up thought I am going back to blue moon and reading forward. Yes they are still violent and bloody, but now I want to know how all the relationships got so complicated and the sex became so good... Is that embarassing or what?!?
Kipi
I don't even know anymore why I keep doing this to myself. A new Anita Blake... or as I like to call them, a Shitblake.
As the previous ones, Im reading this as an audiobook and it has had me snorting and rolling my eyes from the beginning. Why I keep doing this? WHY?

Edit: After reading the book (well "reading" the "book") I have come to the conclusion that this kind of crap is an insult to the trees this crap was made of. Luckily I listened to the audio book instead of even handling the poor pa...more
Anita
Book 14 in the Anita Blake, vampire executioner, series by Laurell Hamilton.

This book had a similar vibe to the Merry Gentry series - a little bit of action and danger, and a whole lot of emotional angst and metaphysically enhanced sex. I've got the sense that this book is a connector building up to something very big happening in a later book - that it gives background you'll need to understand the books later on in the series. It certainly seems that LH is not giving her characters peaceful, t...more
Patrick D'Orazio
I will say that I have enjoyed the Anita Blake books a great deal. Do I like how they have developed more recently? Not exactly. That is to say, I guess I am a bit bothered by how willingly Anita has done a 180 degree turn from where she was at the beginning of things. This is not to say that I do not enjoy the changes or feel that they are unfeasible. I guess it is that I liked the tough as nails take no prisoners attitude she had earlier on. It is still there, but it has softened tremendously...more
Matt Schiariti
you know what I'm talking about..like a train wreck..or a bad car accident..you know coming up to the scene that it's going to be bad..you don't WANT to look, but you can't help but slow down and take a lingering look out of some sense of morbid curiosity.

At its core, this is what the Anita Blake books have become to me and DM is no exception. I know it's going to be bad but I just have to see how bad it'll get and how long it'll stay that way. And everytime I think 'phew, now that all the horri...more
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
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Gina
Okay, if you're in the mood for meeting new characters, great sex and nothing but vampire/lycan politics, this is the book for you. But it ticked me off on another point. There was nothing to Anita's job in this one; no raising the dead, no investigations to do, it was kind of boring. I could understand why it had to be done this way. There was just way to much that 'Anita needed to know' about all the new powers, etc..., and I think it would have been too confusing had it been done in the regul...more
Joelric
This book is the worst thing I have ever read and I refuse to finish it. Everything that made me love the series at the beginning is gone. Sweet lovable Richard has turning into roid raging ass-hat that breaks down sobbing every other appearance, Micah is a doormat as is basically every other man in Anita's life, and Jean Claud, Master of the City, fountain head of his of blood line, is reduced to nothing more than an acquiescent, inconsequential side chick!

Don't even get me started on Anita! Sh...more
Booker Like a Hooker
Wowww!!Harika kitaplardan biriydi gene.Nathaniel'in içinde çıkmayı bekleyen bir dominant var sanki.
Anita'nın hayvanları ne kadar artacak acaba? Kitapta olan tüm hayvanlardan hangisi daha güçlü acaba diye düşünüyorum.Kurt mu?Leopar mı?Aslan mı?Çakal mı?Fare mi? Ne? Bir türlü birbirleriyle karşılaştıramıyorum..neden?
The Flooze
The vamp politics - great.

The pregnancy scare and all the revealed insecurities - crap.

The whining Anita - get over it and grow up...put on your shit-kickers, give yourself a right kick in the arse, and get some gosh-darn self-confidence.

Cookie - I want him.
William
These books have become less about monsters and horror and basically soft porn books. The series was very promising and rapidly went downhill after the 5th or 6th book.
Sarah
Was there a plot? If so, I missed it.
MischaS_
Řeknu to takhle, tahle série je naprosto někde jinde, než kde začala. Ale pořád je to takové moje guilty pleasure. Kdybych byla objektivní, tak bych dala jednu hvězdičku, ale někdy to je silnější než já.

Musím bohužel konstatovat, že tenhle díl je fakt mizerný. Děj je nulový! V jednom okamžiky se něco naprosto neodkladně musí udělat, jinak snad svět shoří ve svých základech, nebo nějaká jiná katastrofa, pak ovšem se to zakecá, když se začnou řešit Anitiny nové schopnosti nebo ji budou všichni pře...more
Jennifer
Danse Macabre is another fantastic Anita Blake story that gets a little stuck under mountains and mountains of sex. Anita may be pregnant, multiple Masters of the City are in town and Anita's ardeur seems to be choosing men for her. All of these plot lines made for a very compelling read. Unfortunately, all of Anita's sex appears to be on-screen, so to speak, and after a while it will seem tedious and repetitive as opposed to titillating.

Anita's pregnancy scare reveals more about her internal ma...more
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