Кървави кости (Анита Блейк, #5) (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #5)
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
Oh, and I found another fun fact about this book. Anita actually says a word more often than "Nike." It's "Browning", and apparently it's some kind of gun that she really really likes. The word "Browning" is ...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
Anita must also raise an entire gr ...more
Re-read: January 2016
Rating: 5/5 stars
The plot: Anita is asked to work two cases at once; a mass zombie raising for a business dealing as part of her necromancer work, and a missing persons/vampire case for the police.
What I liked:
- The one and only introduction of the Fae in the Anita Blake series. I read an interview a few years ago where LKH said that as the Merry Gentry series and the Anita Blake series would never cross over she didn't want to write any more about the Fae i ...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
Anita is requested to go to Branson to raise bodies for at wealthy investor, Mr. Sterling, who has interest in a piece of prime real estate to build a resort. To get there Anita shared a phobia of mine in traveling by helicopter. Glass bottom airborne motorcycles requires nerves beyond my capa ...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.
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
*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
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Publication Date: 11/1/2005
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars
Anita and Larry whom she is training are off to raise some really old zombies but when they get there the issue is there is bones galore and not full bodies. Can Anita pull it off? While there she is called in by the local police because of a vampire attack or what is thought to be a vampire attack.
In this book we get fae, r ...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.
I survived five books of incredibly rude and childish character of Anita Blake, who just cann't decide if she is the world's biggist Bitch, or 'oh so caring and loving friend'. UGH, give me a break...
I had enough. Anita Blake is, for me, the worse book series I had read in this genre so far.
If books were used as brute force, these would be WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
There weren't as many issues with this one & the blatant copy-paste issue that existed in The Lunatic Cafe or other books from the series, but I would've almost traded anything to have those instead of the awkward prose that did exist. I wondered at times if maybe I got a version of the book that just had a choppy writing t ...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
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
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