Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #3)
In Circus of the Damned, a rogue master vampire hits town, and Anita gets caught in the middle of an undead turf war.
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
*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
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.
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
And OMG the amount of tell in this book makes me want to ring Hamilton's neck. There is a time for telling and a time for s...more
"Guilty Pleasures" - Anita is trying to track down a serial killer that is murdering vampires - a bit of a role reversal for the famous Vampire hunter. But her search brings her into contact with two of the most powerful vampires around and she ends up paying a price much higher than she could ever imagine.
"The Laughing Corpse" - Anita turns down the raising of a very ancient zombie, as the only thing p...more
The novel starts predictably in Anita’s office and then progresses to a new police mystery involving victims...more
Shape shifters, werewolves, monster snakes, master vampire all participating in yet another non-stop Anita Blake novel. Her time is distributed between necromancy, vampire hunting, helping the local police department, and avoiding becoming some master vampire’s human servant.
Amusingly, LKH interjects some very fun scenes where Anita is to be festooned in a Civil War Bride costume. I just laughed at this vis...more
Okay, the erotic entendres and the lustful stuff doesn't do anything for me. I cannot picture Anita being attracted to Jean Claude while being utterly repulsed by him at the same time. This split personality feeling is the basis for a g...more
Anita really comes into her own in this entry in the series. She really sees & believes in her powers as a necromancer. As she finds her strength others in her life suffer but ultimately the flawed but religious Anita comes to her friend/lovers defense (if only she k...more
Anita’nın bu kitabı daha aksiyonluydu. Kitapta asıl olay şehrin efendisini tahtından indirmeye çalışan çok güçlü bir milyon yaşındaki vampir ve onun bunu elde etmek için Anita’ya karşı oynadığı oyunlar. Her şey vampir saldırılarıyla başlıyor, şehirde bir başvampir olduğundan şüpheleniyorlar ve de haklılar. Onlar ortaya atılmış minik ipuçlarının peşinden koşarken Richard adlı kurt adam ile de tanışıyor JC sayesinde. Anita onu en başta insan sand...more
Jean Claude owns all the businesses in st. Louis...
First I want to say omg! Jean Claude owns guilty pleasures, the laughing corpse and the circus of the damned. Is he wealthy or what?
And I loved this book, I kind of hate Anita at this point because she is always so defensive towards everyone. And at the end I just wanted to beat her to death for picking nice teacher werewolf Richard instead of all mighty Jean claude. If only she wasn't so stubborn she would have been Jean claude's servant by no...more
It is a sort of an R-rated "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" mixed with a murder mystery, however. In this book, Anita Blake (who for some reason I keep wanting to call Anita Baker, after the singer, for some dumb reason) is on the trail of a pack of vampires who are killing people in her native...more
In this book, Anita comes face to face a creature she though extinct.
I want to point out once again the amount of research I am sure that has to go in these books, the fact that she takes enough time to do it really...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
Circus of the Damned starts out with a vampire-run circus that relies partly on illusion, but also par...more
The plot starts up right away with a vampire victim case being brought to Anita B...more
In this instalment protagonist Anita Blake, whose profession is as a animator and vampire executioner, is caught in the middle and left to deal with the consequences when a rogu...more
This installment of the Anita Blake series did not disappoint, although it was a little bit slower than the first two while several pieces of storyline came together, and built a foundation for upcoming things in the series. It is kind of ruined on me personally,...more