Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #10)
But it was never enough. It go...more
All of the books prior to this one were filled with death, gruesome and violent homicide scenes, bestial pornographic rape scenes to unquestionable love. Totally weird stuff, but worth every minute of couch time!
This book takes the entire series, and swings it into a completely different direction. This book really rocks the boat, and takes you by surprise. The once innocent and strictly moral and you must be in love to have s...more
With the exception of Micah, I've read the entire Anita Blake series up to this point (Blood Noir, #16) and, in the aforementioned opinion, Obsidian Butterfly was the last decent book, after which the series should have been renamed Anita Blake, Vampire Humper since the majority of what little action takes place occurs in the bedroom, the back seat of automobiles, on the kitchen table, the bathroom floor...etc, etc, etc.
Beginning with Narcissus In Ch...more
NOTE: For some odd reason, the only audiobook version I could find is the abridgement. So I'm sure there are tons of n...more
Hamilton managed to work in at least two Triple Word Scores with use of terms that resonate well with genre fans: ouroboros (remember Scully's tattoo, anyone?) and oubliette (yay! Jareth would be so pleased). But the newest term created for the Blakeverse? Panwere. Because it was not enough to have werewolves, wereleopards, wererats, wereswans, weresnakes, weretigers, werehyenas, weredogs and werebears. Nay, we also have to have someone who can shapeshift into multiple an...more
It's no longer about the baddies that come out at night. It's all a...more
Jean Claude was as usual as calm and cool and sexy as always except when he attacked Micah now that was a trip.... OK so what is it with he shifter boys, they all seem to be rea...more
This book represented a turning point in the series, one that many readers disliked, but I was quite fond of.
There is an underlying theme in these books. Anita goes f...more
Laurell K. Hamilton - 10th in series
Wounded in battle at a bondage club while trying to save one of the were-leopards she is protecting, Anita Blake, vampire hunter, wakes up naked in bed with a couple of strange men and discovers that the wounds she suffered in the rescue may be turning her into a werewolf herself. As usual in this series, there's lots of sexual tension as Anita tries to balance her two lovers, vampire Jean-Claude and alpha werewolf Richard, but this tim...more
The Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series are written in a style I am not use to. It was a struggle for me to lose myself and go to that magical world and leave my mundane real life behind but I pushed through and with each book I found myself more and more bewitched by the tiny vampire hunter.
The dialogue is f...more
Don't get me wrong, it's been a bumpy ride. I loved the earlier books where she was routinely called in to deal with an undead something-or-other, or raise zombies to solve disputes and legal cases, and all of the fun that she got into with her supernatural gentlemen-callers, but two books ago, I realized something: I generally disliked Blake. I mean, she's powerful, yes, and has gone to hell and back, yes, but I generally...more
Anita torna a casa con il botto ( come minimo direi ). Ed iniziano i suoi casini, tra il dividersi fra un vampiro ed un licantropo, vi si aggiungono anche due Leopardi mannari Nathaniel uno dei suoi Pardo ( ah! si perché lei è così figa che non solo fa parte di un Triunvirato ma è anche la Nimir-Ra umana del Leopardi mannari, della serie non facciamoci mancare niente ) e poi Micah, il Nimir-Raj di u...more
Anita has, after the drastic events of the last book, decided to end her 6 month separation with Richard and Jean-Claude and re-bound the marks since without the marks being properly linked all three of them are walking around with a great big target painted on their foreheads. Unfortunately, because Jean-Claude is an incubus, uniting the marks means Anita gains the adeur, becom...more
If you're reading this, you've probably read the book's description and some of the 500+ reviews already so you know what it's about, at least in a general sense, by now. I will say that there's probably going to be some SPOILERS in this review...be warned ;)
Overall I enjoyed the book. It...more
If I hear ARM WRESTLING one more time, I'll be shooting Anita Blake myself, and ask questions later.
The character clothes are startlingly late 80s to early 90s kind of sexy, I wouldn't know I was a baby then but Bitch please! A healthy coat of vinyl body tight suit with matching boots ON A MAN'S BODY is hardly sexy! No matter how sexy that man is!
Last book Anita was becoming this unrelatable character badass and the author tries to humanize her in this one by making her cry all the time and thro...more
I am totally pleased with this book. I think it's safe to say this has been the best book so far.
I was getting tired of Anita's guilt and morals, so tired that I wanted to get inside the book and slap her around lol but God bless the "ardeur".
This book was so different, I enjoyed every minute of it, I couldn't put it down.
First of all, the new and improved Richard at the beginning of the book after months of not seeing Anita and all the trials he had to...more
You know who I'm thinking of here? Marion Zimmer Bradley. That is not a compliment. Talk talk talk sex whine talk cry sex cry sex sex talk whine politics whine sex talk talk mope sex pine sex sex talk cry. Except with Anita, so there's also stomping, threatening violence, and being a total asshole.
The outfits in this book are a cross between a West Village queen's fever dream, the erotic etchings of a courtier during the reign of the Sun King, and the yearnings of some sort of...more
I loved the last novel, Obsidian Butterfly. I had a hard time loving this one. It was interesting but the ending... I was very disappointed that Anita was not what Chimera thought she was. Maybe that is, only becuase I am a shifter lover. That would have brought up a whole new problem for Anita to try to avoid at all costs, angst over relentlessly and second guessing every single thing about herself. Lets be honest, that is half the fun of an Anita Blake novel. I don't see h...more
Maybe Hamilton had a change in writing style (I think she got divorced?) and changed what she wants to get out of writing a book, because the main plot seemed rehashed in some senses (all dif...more
*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*
After a long leave of absence from all her paranormal responsibilities, Anita is back in St Louis fulltime, and ends up neck deep in trouble straight away.
Fans of Jean Claude will be happy to see he makes a long awaited return in this book. Anita has been avoiding him for the last six months while she figures out how she feels about him, and all the metaphysical complications that come with him.
Anita needs his help to save local lycanthropes, w...more