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Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #5)
When Branson, Missouri, is hit with a death wave-four unsolved murders-it doesn't take an expert to realize that all is not well. But ...more
Well, LKH broke the formula with this book. Anita actually TAKES a client and leaves St. Louis to head to Branson, Missouri, where she is being paid to raise an entire graveyard to see who owns the property (because, of course, Anita is the only one in this entire world who can do anything). While she is there, she learns that something is killing young boys AND a vampire is on the loose.
This book, more than any of the earlier books, set my ...more
With that said, Bloody Bones is one of her books in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series that really doesn’t do it for me.
There are parts of this book that make you read super fast in anticipation of how a scene will turn out! Unfortunately, those scenes are few and far between in this book.
Bloody Bones is a wonderful book filled with profound imagination and lingering betrayal. The twists in this book are interesting, but ...more
Anita must also raise an entire gr ...more
I like the love triangle between Richard, Anita, and Jean Claude. The introduction of the fey was interesting as well.
Also, finally Anita is behaving like a religious person (or at least more so than before), although as yet she still hasn't been to church ...more
Anita is requested to go to Branson to raise bodies for at wealthy investor, Mr. Sterling, who has interest in a piece of prime real estate to build a resort. To get there Anita shared a phobia of mine in traveling by helicopter. Glass bottom airborne motorcycles requires nerves beyond my capa ...more
For all the Anita Blake books - I started this series with my then friend, Meredith - she actually got me hooked that fateful summer of 2000 when I was living on her wooden floor in Brooklyn. We were both unemployed and bored and got hooked into this series. I loved Anita Blake because it was before I discovered the new genre - what I like to call "badass chicks who kick ass!" written in first person - and so she was all empowering and of course there were hot vampires and werewolves in it.
As if that weren’t a big enough problem, the motivations of the parties involved is far from clear – and the presence of fae magic in the graveyard, and faeries willing to guard it, raises many more questions.
And there are vampires running amok – as the n ...more
*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*
Bloody Bones follows quickly on from the action of The Lunatic Café. Fans of the French vampire Jean Claude, as wells as fans of the murder and crime and investigation that characterized the first few installments in the series, will love this book.
Anita travels to Branson, Missouri to raise an entire cemetery in order to settle a dispute about the ownership of the land. A property developer wants to build a high-class resort, while a local man, ...more
This is my favourite Anita Blake book so far, I felt it was funnier and much more developed. I liked the fact that she: worked with other characters much for in this book rather than just trying to kill everyone, we learned more about Jean-Claude and I think Larry is really sweet.
One thing I am sad about is that Dolph and the other cops aren't really in this book. Also I thought that the whole issue with Xavier never really amounted to anything.
There weren't as many issues with this one & the blatant copy-paste issue that existed in The Lunatic Cafe or other books from the series, but I would've almost traded anything to have those instead of the awkward prose that did exist. I wondered at times if maybe I got a version of the book that just had a choppy writing t ...more
Laurell K. Hamilton
Kindle Edition: 730 KB
Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Jove (December 29, 2002)
Sold by: Penguin Publishing
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Jove (September 26, 2002)
In this fifth entry in the Anita Blake franchise LKH demonstrates her ability to plot truly intricate and horrific stories and stay consistent. She also continues to develop Anita’s character growth as she continues learning to love “the monsters” and coming to grips with not being entire ...more
This was a solid urban fantasy, but had a couple tropes that I find increasingly annoying.
For one, the whole, "Oh no! I could date you, except you are immortal, supernaturally beautiful, strong and powerful! That makes you not human enough" thing. I understand the need for character conflict. And, xenophobia would even make sense for a new character. But, at some p ...more
I feel like Hamilton's writing style has improved, but character building was a little weak. Her relationship with Larry is drawn out too long in this book, Jason whines and is a bit bratty for the entirety, I'm still not sure wh ...more
Fifth in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter horror series based in St. Louis, Missouri, although most of it takes place in or near Branson, and revolves around a young animator who raises the dead for a living.
It’s greed, pure greed for power that drives this story. It does not lack for action, but it’s not one of my favorites, primarily because it’s so sad, the bad guys are too strong, and too many of the innocents die. One in particular just made me cry and cry… It ...more
Such a disappointment.
Once, Anita is this huge Mary Sue, which is utterly ridiculous.
Second... enough with the idiotic sex scenes already... I picked the series because of the "the vampire hunter part, this should be changed to - the vampire boner).
Don't get me wrong. I am interested in the fact that we are seeing a complicated polygamous relationship and that we see BDSM and the like, but... something is rubbing me the wrong way about this.
Also... seriously, in every friggin ...more
Bu kitapta ve aslında serinin genelinde beni rahatsız eden birkaç şey var. Birincisi, Anita'nın gittiği gibi katili tahmin etmesi, yani tamam türünü bulsun da, seri katil bir vampiri nasıl tahmin edersin anlamadım. Her defasında böyle.
İkincisi yıllardır öldürülemeyen garip yaratıkların hep Anita tarafından öldürülmesi. Ya da bir şekil yok olmaları işte. Kimse yüzyıllarca bu kitaptaki canavarla yüzleşememiş, Anita yanlışlıkla İskoç canavarını sal ...more
We find out that JC isn't some pompous french aristocrat but in fact a french peasant who was bought to be used as a whipping boy. We find out that his beauty isn't vampire tricks (though I *think* that still helps if I recall some later events re the fountainheads?) and that he was turned because of his attractiveness.
We're re-introduced to Jason and Larry (where was he last book????), ...more
Also Jean-Claude receives more place in this book again and one gets to know more about him and his ...more
Anita, is yet again thrust into a job, out of town, by her boss that pushes her capabilities as an animator just so he can reap the benefits, i.e. lots of money. Larry gets to go along for the ride and learns more about being a vampire hunter. This trip causes a lot of tension between Anita and Larry. Larry is the young protégé and Anita is the overprotective master who is unwilling to let her p ...more
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