Blue Moon (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #8)
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Blue Moon (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #8)

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"Richard was an alpha werewolf. It was his only serious flaw. We'd broken up after I'd seen him eat somebody." Still, you never forget your ex-fiancé. And when Richard calls Anita Blake at three in the morning, she knows it won't be good news. It seems Richard had gotten himself thrown in jail on a rape charge. But Anita knows that though he is a monster, Richard's no rapi...more
Paperback, 418 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Ace
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Tilly Slaton
When I realized this was the next book ony my list in the series, I was totally bummed. I don’t really care much for Richard. I don’t. I just don’t like him, or crap that comes along with him What can I say? A dramatic and goody boy scout just isn’t the guy for me.

It wasn’t until I was about 15% into the book that I remembered all of the delicious things that were awaiting me

I’m quoting a pretty large paragraph from the book, but it’s a great way to explain the relationship between Anita and h...more
Misty
If you want to read a synopsis, there are plenty of places for you to do that elsewhere. This is what I thought of the book:
Though I did end up liking this in the end, for about the first 1/2 of the book, all of the things I don't like about Hamilton's style were out in full force. She has a tendency toward cliches, ridiculous repetitiveness (Note to Laurell K. Hmailton: ok, its the 8th book in the effing series - if we don't know certain things, we should start from the beginning, but you sure...more
Crystal Starr Light
"You are making this too complicated."

Anita Blake is woken in the middle of the night by a call from Daniel, Richard's younger brother. It appears while Richard was in Tennessee studying trolls and such for his master's thesis that he has been thrown in jail for rape. Anita immediately comes to the rescue, along with Asher, Damien, Jason, Jamil, Cherry, and a few other were's, against the explicit orders of the Master of the City, Colin. Can Anita clear Richard's name, keep her troop alive, and...more
Barks & Bites
4 1/2

I reviewed Blue Moon when I read it many years ago but I can’t find a copy and can’t remember what my thoughts were. I’m sure I thought it was “one of the best books ever” because I was still a fangirl and it features a whole hell of a lot of Richard and back then I was a fangirl of him too. Now? Eh, I can take him or leave him but that’s only because the author turned him into an alpha-hole of the worst kind and replaced him with likes of Micah and the shifter crew. But that’s a rant for a...more
Diane Ehrlich
The first several novels in the Anita Blake series are great. Funny, scary, a touch gory and a touch sexy. As you read each book, you can really see the character development as Anita becomes more sure of herself and more comfortable with the "monsters". However, some the later books have deteriorated into little more than soft porn for women. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

However, I feel it cheapens the series, which features a great role model in Anita as a women who has accepted...more
Chris
If this had been the first Anita Blake I had read, it would have been the last Anita Blake I had read. There is a plot. It is an interesting plot even. The plot, however, takes a different car than the sex that gets pushed to the fore. (Yes, I know the correct expresssion is "the plot took a back seat to the sex", but the plot is farther back than that). The main problem, however, is that in this book I found Anita to be totally unlikable (I wanted her to get hit by a Mac truck). I also think it...more
♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief im not actually mad!
Whats is wrong with Anita?? how does she not shoot Richard in the leg?? he almost got her killed AGAIN and rapped this time just because he wouldnt lie to crooked cops, he's fine with eating people but you mustn't lie to cops its a sin. IDIOT!

Alrighty just to let people know there will be possible Spoilers in this review.

both Anita's men were kinda douches in this book. at the start anita drops everything to run to richard to get him out of jail on false charges and the first thing he tells her...more
Kipi
Sex, violence, poor plot, irrational prudishness combined with irrational sexual behavior... Dont know what else to say really. Except wheres Larry? The most interesting supporting character has been lost somewhere. And wheres Animators Inc? Does she even have her job anymore (it is mentioned in the end in one sentence and thats it...). Oh and Anita is turning into very, VERY unlikeable. She isn't satisfied with ANYTHING! She gets everying she wants and whines about it. Total immature bitch. OH...more
Ithlilian
I hate to say it but, this is my least favorite book in this series. The first 300 pages dragged so much. Richard is in jail on false charges so Anita comes to investigate and free him. Unfortunately, the master of the city there does not take kindly to super powerful vampire killer invading his lands. There are issues with the local were pack as well. After plenty of killing and countless annoying Anita and Richard squabbles, Anita finally sleeps with Richard. Only to find out that it makes the...more
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Kurgu da olsa bir kadının hayatına öyle ya da böyle giren bütün erkekler yakışıklı mı olur ??? Yok onun saçı güzel, yok bunun gözleri dehşet ayy :P Bayağı ütopik olmuş :D
Sevgili yazar, Anita'yı yosma(Kitaptaki tabir.Ben başka bir şey derdim de neyse..) yapmak zorunda mısın ? Bu ne arkadaş! Hele o kurtların Anita'yı kovaladığı sahnede koptum. Ne için olduğunu tahmin edersiniz artık :P J.C. ile sevgili olup Richard'ın da sadece kendine bağlanmasını istemesi çok bencilceydi. Bu kitapta daha mı çok...more
zcb257
Blue Moon is my favourite Anita Blake chapter to date. The initial plot takes a backseat through most of the book, but seeing Anita deal with her place in the pack, delve deeper into her connection to Richard and all that that entails was entertaining. I loved all of the secondary characters, and seeing Anita explore the camaraderie of those relationships. LKH has a great talent in developing characters that are complex and compelling enough that makes me want to know everything about them.

I rea...more
James
Jan 05, 2010 James rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: hardcore Anita Blake fans
In keeping with her naming her books after places, L.K. Hamilton's novel, Blue Moon, has several connotations. One, it's a place. Blue Moon is a camping area that people come to play or in this case people come to die. Blue Moon is like the old jazz song, "You left me standing alo ho hone..." And thirdly, Blue Moon is rare - a full moon twice in a thirty day period - which can spell havoc for werewolves, who are drawn to the lunar light and have a nasty habit of getting hairy at the drop of a pa...more
Pete
Book 8 in Anita’s series takes off like a rocket and never slows down. Deliciously, Anita is gaining powers and morphing with her questioning every nuance she doesn't understand.

For me, this book showed to be well written with great character and relationship development among were-leopards, were-wolves and vampires.

I enjoyed not having so much Jean-Claude in this book. Richard got more time in this book which was delightful in some of the revelations of his escapades.

From trying to rescue Rich...more
Mary Grace
After book 1-7 showing Anita as one tough babe, Hamilton decided that this book becomes the window to seeing Anita's vulnerability. I always enjoyed Anita's kick ass attitude but this twist to the character made me love Anita more. It's a complete circle already. A girl wth beauty, power, and incredible strenght who is not just capable of doing efficient job but also is vulnerable to pain and love.

What is alarming about the book for some is the injection of the sexual aspect of the characters in...more
Nicholas
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Kendra
I might need to take a little break from Anita and all of her vampires, wolves, and leopards. It's getting to be a bit much. Hamilton clearly must have found her (weird and twisted) audience, but as I've said a bunch of times, I would have liked her series better if she had stayed on the path it looked like she was originally on, with Anita solving preternatural crimes, rather than becoming Queen of the Underworld. You know how it's annoying that Stephanie Plum can't decide between Ranger and Mo...more
Pigi
The worst book of the series till now for me.
Didn't like it one bit. The next one HAS TO be better, right?
Juli
I enjoyed it. But boy, there was so much going on it was hard to keep track of everything; to keep it all straight in my mind.

I know why people say the earlier books were best. And at times, I kind of agree. But then again, there are a lot reasons one could say it is even better now.

I will keep reading them, I think. Unless things suddenly take a really shocking turn in upcoming books, I don't think I will give the series away any time soon.
Jessi
This is the last one in the series I could read.
Up until now they were really good but this one
got a little too erotica for me.
Dayna
The eighth book in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, and this one takes us out of St Louis once again.

This time, Anita is called in to save Richard, her ex-fiance, who has wound up in jail on rape charges. They might be on the outs, but Anita doesn’t believe for a second that Richard is capable of what he has been charged with.

This adventure throws Anita smack dab into the middle of a fight over territory in two ways, getting caught up in vampire politics with the local Master of the City,...more
Rochelle
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Celine
There are so many characters in the Anita Blake series. Almost every book there are added more to Anita's group of sexy hunks. All these characters are both the strength and the weakness of Blue Moon

Usually when I write a review, I add a little paragraph describing the main plot. The problem with this book is that there is so little plot that it almost seems useless to try to explain it. I'll give you a tiny summary instead: Richard is accused of rape, he'll turn furry soon, have to get him out...more
mlady_rebecca
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Aunt Edie
Some friends have read 50 Shades (yes, I do point and laugh when they admit it) and either hate it and want to read a "good" dirty book or love it and want more of the same. Since I am the book guru they come to me for advice and I have none. I don't read "naughty" books. I am a prude. So, to the delight of some contrarian somewhere I have a stack of books I am working my way through in hopes of finding something to recommend. This book was on the clearance rack at the local used bookstore for $...more
Noodle
Well, these books just keep getting better and better, don't they? I guess if you've made it to this book, book 8 in the Anita Blake series, you're already addicted, and there isn't really much I can tell you. So, I'll keep it brief.

This one hits all the right buttons, but manages to throw in a couple of curve balls while doing it. As the title suggests, we're in werewolf territory and I have to say, not being a super werewolf fan usually, Hamilton has managed to get me on board with the wolves....more
Emma
A potentially great story line with Richard having been accused of attacking a woman, something readers will know he's not capable of, and needing to get out of jail before the full moon reveals his werewolf secret and destroys his life. The reasons behind this set-up were really intriguing and made for a very interesting plot. Unfortunately large chunks of the book were taken up with Anita's burgeoning sexuality and a chase through the woods as the werewolf pack lose control. Instead, what star...more
Mike The Pirate
This piece of whatever is barely worth the paper the book was printed on, and I listened to it on audiobook. I want to like the Anita Blake series so much, I really did get a kick out of the first three or four, but first I started to get kind of bored with the whole Richard/ Jean Claude blah blah blah, and then she just starts raping people. I have no problem with an author using rape in their story IF its actually important to the plot, and IF its treated with taste and respect, but just casua...more
Jason
Basically my review is a repeat of what a lot of other people are saying...this is a great series...90% of the time. Hamilton does tend to repeat unnecessary things, as if someone had just picked this book up without any of the predecessors; and the completely unnecessary, over-descriptive, sex scenes that seem to be there purely for the fact that she's possibly hoping to get a few more readers drawn to her just because of that. She's talented enough of a writer to not need those things included...more
Carina
This book was never high on my favourites in this series, I'm not entirely sure why even having just read it, I just didn't enjoy it that much...

Although the plot is still interesting, and we get Edward back soon (whoo!!), I think it is here that the 'casual' sex begins. We go from Anita being in a monogamous relationship, to having sex with someone whilst in a relationship with someone else, to 'baring' all in front of strangers. I don't mind sex scenes but considering how these books originall...more
Shinyfox
This one was a lot better than the other books. But that could be just because this one starred Richard instead of Jean Claude. There were a lot of ups and downs and a lot of plot devices that made me raise my eyebrows, but I shook those off and tried to enjoy the book.
Anita was just as arrogant and SuperReallyPowerful as she was in the other books but in this one she's actually attempting to learn about the Lycanthropes. She's putting aside (for the most part) her 'holier than thou' attitude an...more
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