Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #3)
In Circus of the Damned-now in trade paperback for the first time-a rogue master vampire hits town, and Anita gets caught in the middle of an undead turf war. Jean-Claude, the Master Vamp of the city, wants her for his own-but his enemies have other plans. And to make matters worse ...more
Well, it's not going to be Anita. This girl is obsessed with her Nikes. Nikes are mentioned in this book so many times that if you played a drinking game with "Nike" as your word, you would be smashed by the halfway point of the book.
But, don't worry, she always color coordinates her Nikes with a sporty fanny pack. To look more fashionable, of course.
So, even though we want to picture Anita like this:
She is actually more like this:
So, in this book we have a pack of vampires murdering people. An ...more
Here Anita is still working as an animator and an assistant to preternatural police force. Anita has a full plate, as usual, after a full night of corpse raising, she’s then hounded by members of “the ...more
The first two books in this series, Guilty Pleasures and The Laughing Corpse are amazing pieces of work.
This book declares no less awesomeness. This is the book that wraps you around the series and pulls everything together. This book is really the beginning of the journey that whips and turns you into a reality that is completely twisted, morbid and simply put, cool!
Anita Blake is introduced to a few character ...more
The swearing is excessive and redundant. And I realize that in a series you have to make each book a stand alone and therefore have to explain the same thing several times. But does it have to be word for word? There are literally paragra ...more
Just three books in, and already we can see a pattern forming. Dudes come to Anita to have her do something; she says, in no uncertain terms, "No". Dolph calls her to investigate a murder; it ends up being the weirdest, most unusual murder Anita has ever seen. Jean-Claude makes the moves on her; Anita tells him to F@#$ off. Anita does minor investigating, bad guys come out of the woodworks to try to kill her, Anita is rude and sarcastic ...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.
In Circus of the Damned Anita is called in to give the police her expertise in a vampire murder which looks to have been committed by multiple vampires controlled by a rogue master vampire. This means turning to Jean-Claude for help in solving the crime, and in turning to him Anita is pulled e ...more
Jean-Claude is turning Anita's life into one hell of a big mess; Anita is firstly baited by a vampire Master called Alejandro, who controls a pack of rabid vampires who have chewing up people and leaving them on the cemetery. Alejandro wishes to know who is the Vampire Master controlling the city of St.Louis, and his where h ...more
Bir şeyi söylemeden geçemem anita hayran kalınacak bir karakterdi,ama bazen o inadı insanı çileden çıkaracak noktaya ulaşabiliyordu. Yan karakterlere bayıldm dolph ve polisler,larry hatta bert süperdi :D erkeklere sylenicek ...more
Which makes me nervous, since I hear the rest of the series isn't as good as the first couple of books in. For now, I'll try to keep up with some of the books in the series. Maybe I'll read the other books as well. Not sure...keyword maybe.
*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*
Circus of the Damned, the third of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton, opens with Anita meeting with members of Humans First, an organization campaigning to have vampires criminalized again.
They ask for the daytime resting place of the Master of the City. Anita refuses, but there is a bit of deliberation. Not so long ago, she would have believed that staking a vampire wasn’t murder. Things have changed over the course o ...more
The most important pro is that there is Edward to be had. Cold, ruthless Edward with a soft spot for Anita but for Anita the friend, maybe even Anita the baby sister, not Anita the "sex bomb".
Then we have the first Richard appearance. Damn but the guy was full of potential. Charming and full of humour. The Richard we meet in this book has nothing to do with the whinny, cruel, jealous SOB he becomes late ...more
I liked the mystery in this one, because it wasn't the sole focus. we get to see more of Anita in her daily life, and more of her interactions with Jean Claude. Her animating is brought more into focus ...more
'Where do you get your shirts?' I asked.
He smiled, 'Don't you like it?' His hands caressed dow ...more
First of all, Mr. Oliver fails as the ultimate scary vampire. He is mildly manipulative, but doesn't come across as all that powerful. The most powerful act he does is stand next to sunlight. Not particularly frightening. He doesn't even have control on his underlings. He is the most powerful vampire on earth and he's forced to live as a nomad? He's too vulnerable at the end and is easily staked with Anita's "Ha! ...more
I really hope the new romantic feelings don't spoil all the fun (at least for another book or two). I have liked it so much, Anita is really growing on me and I am starting to admire her too. Action-packed, full of gore, supernatural creatures and tough ...more
This is so over-the-top and silly. But I kept on turning the pages. Had to see just who she was going to blow away with her gun(s) or stab with her knives.
One small woman, all those ancient vampires. And no one can kill this woman? Really?
Sigh. Against my better judgement, on to book 4. . . .I'm opening another bag.
One thing, I have been listening to the audiobooks, and they have musical atmospherics that tend to distract me from the story. I do not need a fight track to know there is a fight going on or a spook track to know something creepy is hap ...more
This is the third book (out of twenty-two) in the Anita Blake Vampire Series. If you haven’t started the series yet I encourage you to do so. Laurell K. Hamilton really has quite the imagination in bringing paranormal entities to life within her books. The stories are always well written, fast paced, dark, and unique.
In this book, Vampire Hunter Anita Blake is caught in the middle of a war between some very powerful vampires who are intent on taking over the cit ...more