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Кървави кости (Анита Блейк, #5) (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #5)

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Ловецът на вампири Анита Блейк е изцяло посветена на работата си, но този ден е по-тежък от обикновено. Тя получава две задачи, които ще накарат дори закалената в борбата с вампирите Екзекуторка да се съмнява в способностите си: вдигането на цяло гробище двестагодишни трупове и разгадаването на убийството на трима тийнейджъри от Мисури, извършено по невиждан до момента нач ...more
Paperback, 590 pages
Published 2008 by ИнфоДар (first published 1996)
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Crystal Starr Light
"Why do I put up with you? You insult me at every turn."

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
So, the name of this book is Bloody Bones, right? Well, it is named after a restaurant in the book called Bloody Bones. I have to wonder how many of us would be willing to eat at a place with that name. Seriously, they need to fire the person who came up with that one, cuz yuck.

and mooing...

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
Although I never really learned to like Anita Blake, she was always tolerable ~ until Bloody Bones. Didn't Anita complain about all of the Were's alpha fight/dominance nonsense in Lunatic Cafe? Really, she is no better than the Were's here. If you take out all of the "I'm a bigger badass than you are" scenes & descriptions of corny outfits, you are left with nothing more than a short story. Granted.... I do like Hamilton's story telling. But at this point I feel as if I am wading through the ...more
Tilly Slaton
The creativity that seeps into Laurell Hamilton’s book is astonishing.

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
Bark's Book Nonsense
May 12, 2010 Bark's Book Nonsense rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, horror
Bloody Bones is one of the more brutal outings in this series. A huge portion of the book follows Anita Blake as she’s working and this time she’s called in on a case that is particularly gruesome. Three teen boys are brutally slain, a young teen girl is left for dead and a young boy has been kidnapped, possibly by a deviant sexual predator of a vampire who enjoys toying with children. It’s dark and painful to read the grief instilled within some of these pages.

Anita must also raise an entire gr
First read: 2006

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
Apr 18, 2016 SuperHeroQwimm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Most enjoyable. And she seems to be getting closer to Jean-Claude. Yippeee
I keep giving the series only 2 stars, yet keep reading. Why? Because I like the plot. However, Hamilton's writing style just makes me skim through large chunks of the story until I get to the interesting bits, so it's a love-hate relationship.
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
4.5 Stars. This is my favorite book in the Anita Blake series so far. This is the first AB book that I listened to the audio of rather than reading. In Bloody Bones, Anita begins to bend from her very rigid moral code, which is a good thing. We learn about Jean Claude's background before he was a vamp and his beginning as a vamp. Learning about JC's background makes him seem more like a person, and it was sad but I also saw him as a victim. I still haven't seen a reason in any of the books (exce ...more
Mar 14, 2016 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-mystery
I have enjoyed this entire series so far and this one was no exception. I like that the characters are in constant motion. They seem to be moving forward, even if at times it feels like they are moving slowly. But it seems that by the end of the book, they have all learned something new and have adapted. Usually in series, that is hard to keep up, but this author has figured that part out.

These have been a fun escape for me. I have a couple more that I hope to get to soon.
Apr 11, 2012 Seth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anita Blake fans, and paranormal crime mystery fans
Recommended to Seth by: Krystal Edwards
Ms. Anita Blake and I have had a very rocky history in the short time she and I have made acquaintances. For the first few books, I was absolutely enthralled with her take-no-prisoners attitude, her bravado, and her insistence upon keeping the monsters in check. However, with The Lunatic Cafe, she became absolutely frustrating in her passionate distaste for Jean Claude. That is not to say that I was not already getting annoyed with her before then with the way she was treating him when he was cl ...more
Jody Mena
Jun 01, 2015 Jody Mena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
My favorite in the series so far! Hamilton's take on fairie lore made for some intriguing twists. Serephina was an intriguing villain, I really enjoyed the imagery of her and her powers really made things interesting. The character development was exciting for me, especially Anita's internal struggle with her mother's death, as wel as learning more about Jean Claude's past. The only thing that tripped me up a bit was that Jason seemed different than in the previous book; this may be because he w ...more
Katherine Madison
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Mar 18, 2015 Pete rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hamilton-l-k
Bloody Bones continues Anita Blake’s non-stop exploits in a book containing faerie characters and multiple story lines which added to the brilliant book. The gore factor is high in this book.(view spoiler) ...more
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Feb 12, 2009 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

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.


Wayland Smith
This is the start of the pattern I noticed later in the series, that the books tend to be better when Anita is out of town. In this case, she's called to Branson, MO, to look into some mysterious deaths. For those that are a fan of the character, Jason is in this one a good bit, as is Jean-Claude.

For a variety of reasons, this is the only Anita book that deals with the Fae. From what I've read, Hamilton didn't want to confuse the worlds of Blake and Meredith Gentry, which is all about the Fae.
Fangs for the Fantasy
Anita Blake has been called out to an animating job in Branson, far away from her usual connections. But she’s the only one in the country who may be able to do it – raise an entire graveyard full of 200 year old bodies, preferably in one night.

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
Nov 22, 2011 Myvampfiction rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
review by Ciara

*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,
Apr 16, 2012 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Again more like a 3.5. Good but a bit gory at times. I do feel that Hamilton is beginning to shift her 'world rules' a little here to facilitate more books. Anita feels weaker than in her last book. I liked the 'twist' in the final 'escape' but Anita's final 'position' seems a little dubious. I would have felt that her experience with Seraphina might have left her a little more hostile-especially as she understands her own power more. Larry is good - and we see a lot of him - as are the police. ...more
Book Nook  Nuts
Aug 20, 2015 Book Nook Nuts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book: Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #5)
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
Jan 18, 2016 Katka rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Thy ONLY mystery of this book (or pretty much whole serie), is HOW THE HELL has the author managed to publish such a crap???

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.
Apr 17, 2013 Ela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ela by: Anna
Almost a four but not quite
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.
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
I liked this one overall because yay some finally steamy or somewhat steamy scene with Jean Claude and no Richard I like richard and all but he's no Jean Claude, and he's sometimes annoying. but speaking of annoying, I got really annoyed with Anita in this book, I mean real annoyed with the way she acted with Larry, but come on, that was just a little high on the annoyance scale there.
Head in the clouds
I gobbled up the first 5 Anita Blake books consecutively - within the space of 3 days. I kept waiting for it to get better - for me to fall in love with the characters, for me to care and for that elusive something. I've finally given up. Every time I read it, I kept getting the feeling that something amazing will happen soon - so I kept going. Maybe the next book. Nope. Okay maybe the next one? Nooooope. All they had was empty potential and elusive characters and although things kept happening, ...more
Danielle Folker
Feb 16, 2016 Danielle Folker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
Really good book! I can't believe Anita got out of this one alive. Also, I'm really pleased with the progress she is making with Jean Claude. Definitely worth the read. Definitely worth 5 stars.
Apr 27, 2015 Scott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Its huge oversized head had no skin. The flesh was raw and open like a wound. The veins pulsed and throbbed with blood flowing through them, but it didn't bleed. It opened a mouth full of broken yellow teeth and said, "I am here". This, the fifth installment of Hamilton's Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, is full of hardboiled pulp, wicked necromancy, and as the title suggests, bloody bones. Some very intense gore going on here, along with the growing lustful relationship between Jean-Claude a ...more
May 03, 2010 Gardavson rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Not bad. I rated a 3 because there were just to many "things that make you go huh?" moments. I didn't always get everything. I never did exactly understand how and when Serephina became more powerful. Was it from feeding on the fey? If feeding on an immortal or fey made a vampire more powerful, I'd think they would have figured that out by now and all be feeding on immortals and/or fey. I never did exactly figure out the whole sword thing and who or what (tho it was narrowed down to two) was doi ...more
May 11, 2011 Misty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it
I liked this book which surprised me a little bit. I have read so many reviews that were either one way or the other with this series that I have just really had to allow myself to get into it and decide for myself. So far my ride has been kind of like a roller coaster, there have been books that I really liked and some that were eh' but I definitely liked the story line for Bloody Bones and I kept wanting to read more to find out what would happen. Despite what I have read from some, I am kind ...more
Dec 02, 2014 Megan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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