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
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
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
*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
It isn't that the writing itself was bad; in fact I can see a great improvement both in style and technique here from the beginning of the series. I just didn't enjoy the subject matter, the characters, the conflicts... it all seemed to rub me the wrong way.
In particular there seemed to be a turn for the worse in the character of Richard that bothers me. I don't like it when a character seems to be growing in one direction and abruptly chang...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.
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
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
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
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
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
I think this book had a lot more going for it in the long run, but Hamilton just took it to a place that wasn’t as interesting as I thought it was going to be. I thought the side plot with the teenage girls death and her parents wish to ‘kill her’ before she rose as a vampire was more int...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 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
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.
Also Jean-Claude receives more place in this book again and one gets to know more about him and his...more
Anita is as always amazing. In this book, we can understand...more