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Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #7)

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  49,093 ratings  ·  751 reviews
When an arsonist's fires begin licking at St. Louis's undead, it's up to Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter to save the very monsters she's sworn to destroy.
ebook, 400 pages
Published September 24th 2002 by Jove Books (first published 1998)
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Bark's Book Nonsense
Hmmm, I noticed most of the reviews here don’t go into any sort of plot here. I couldn’t figure it out at first but now that I’m almost finished with this reread I get it. There isn’t one.

Well, that’s not quite true. There were threads of plot, the vampire council has come to town to rape and pillage the beasties, but really this book is all about Anita gaining power, dealing with her two lover boys and gaining new puppy doggies and kitties who follow her every command. It’s bloody, it’s sexual
Tilly Slaton

Out of the entire series, one of my favorite characters is Nathaniel. So when I realized that this is the book he would be introduced into .. I was like woo hoo!

Ok, now that I have that out of my system, I can move forward with the tid bits of this and that’s I have for this book.

Another brilliant piece of work by Laurell Hamilton! The twists in this book are amazing, and they end up playing through to the end of the series. It’s neat to be able to reread a series and pick up on all the little
Seriously, Laurell K. Hamilton used to write good vampire-slayer novels. Now she writes erotica. Don't get me wrong, I like erotica as much as the next guy (or gal), but when I want to read a vampire slayer novel, I want to read a vampire slayer novel!!! Damn you, Anita Blake.
Crystal Starr Light
"Why does everything with you have to be so [darned] serious?"

A fire chief approaches Anita Blake to let her know about vampires going up in flames. She notes that then heads off on a date with boyfriend and Undead Master of the City, Jean-Claude. But Anita never can have a date without a million things going off at once. Richard is off his rocker and creating a vacuum in his pack, one that Anita as his lucoi must fix. Jean-Claude is being pressured to join the Council--or face being destroyed.
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
Where is all the sex reviewers keep talking about. There are some sexually charged scenes but everything is really tame thus far. This is however my favorite so far. I absolutely loved the fact that Jean-Claude was in almost every scene. I think that he is sometimes portrayed as too weak but I still love me some JC!

I am glad that Anita realized it wasn't that Richard is a monster but that she was afraid of wanting to join the pack feasting on Marcus. Now, she just needs to explain that to Richa
I have to admit, Hamilton manages to introduce a new, interesting and intriguing supernatural creature in each book.
Thus it's a shame her main character is so utterly predictable. I now skim through any paragraphs which contain descriptions of Anita's scars, guns, clothes, and hair.
Would it be interesting to extract all these passages from the Anita Blake series and see how much copy-pasting Hamilton has done? Naw.
(Is anyone else sick of reading 'naw'? Naw!)
Although some readers didn't like this book as much as the earlier ones (due to the increased sexual violence) I found I liked it quite a lot (not the violence, the story around it). There is an increased need to suspend my disbelief, though, and that is not a good sign. I was scared in that wet, dangerous basement . . . and I wish Hamilton would spare a little more backstory for some of the police/fireman characters. I'd like to know more about Dolph, and Wren, the fireman new to this book, see ...more
Wowa. It's hard to believe this is the same author. She has really stepped things up! The plot is fast moving and exciting. I was getting a bit of Anita burn out at book 5. Not so after book 6 and now 7! The books were good before but were just a bit luekwarm. They lacked the umph to put them up with the big boys. Well, she's off the porch now!

I don't know if it was my version or what but the back of the book only just barely coincided with the story. It had a touch of it in the beginning and e
Jean Claude'um , erotik vampirim , ne yaptın yavrum sen ? Benim seninle ilgili ne hayallerim vardı , sen de kılıbık oldun çıktın . Anita '' dişlerin batıyor , törpüle ,'' dese törpüleyeceksin .

Anita , dünden razıymışsın sen de Jean Claude'la oynaşmaya . Gelmiş geçmiş en karizmatik vampiri de kendine benzettin , insansı, duygusal bir şey oldu çıktı .

Richard , ne olacak senin bu hâlin yavru kurdum ? Anita da onunla bununla oynaşmaya başladı . Jean claude 'la çıkmaya başlayınca standardı yükseltt
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Fangs for the Fantasy
The Vampire Council, the supreme authority over all things vampire, is in town and they are not happy with Jean-Claude. It seems that Mr. Oliver was the Councillor known as the Earthmover. Traditionally the vampire that kills a Councillor takes his place on the Council.

But Jean-Claude doesn’t want the job and is doubtful of his own ability to survive at such a high level against such ancient and powerful vampires. Unfortunately, that’s not a view shared by all the Councillors, some of whom fear
Synesthesia (SPIDERS!)
I'm too generous with stars.

She just has too much going on. It's like one moment Anita is talking to some firedude and suddenly all kind of shit hits the fan. LKH CRAMS tons of stuff into her books. It's not totally a good thing because there's too much going on and the story could be tighter. Things like clothing descriptions can be reduced. Better yet, no clothing descriptions. No one cares if their pants are too tight or if Anita doesn't want to flash her underwear. And why is she running aro
Burnt Offerings from LKH is the seventh in Anita’s ongoing saga. In this installment, we are introduced to the devious plots of the Vampire Council. Jean-Claude’s Master of the City status has come to their notice and some members envy his position and want to replace him.

Anita is not only a vampire hunter and necromancer, she is a strong willed, argumentative person with great loyalty to both members of the vampire community but also to the lycanthropes of wolf and leopards taking on a role of
Sigh....A big disappointment. I returned this to the library after only 150 pages. This is book 7 in the Anita Blake series and I loved books 1-3, liked books 4-6 and then this one just blew.

The objections: No real plot to speak of, an officially loathsome unlikeable Anita who is becoming increasingly worshipped by the other characters who have become ridiculous, and uninteresting. Scenarios only seem to be set-up for their sex appeal - At one point Anita's erstwhile werewolf ex-boyfriend is ins
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Bu kitap serideki rahatsızlığımı en üst düzeye çıkartıp seriye ara vermeme neden olan ögeler barındırıyordu. Ne mi mesela? Mesela Anita’nın süper güç gibi bir şeye dönüşmesi ve vampir konseyini bile dize getirmesi. Şimdi bu vatandaş ilk kitaplarda sadece bir animatördü, sonra nekromensır olduğunu öğrendik (buraya kadar bir sorun yok), sonlara doğru kurt sürüsünün lupa’sı oldu, yani alfadan sonra kararlardaki en etkili işi, sonra da leoparla
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Yessenia Andaverde
We are in the seventh book so far and there's still the magic of the beginning. Anita has changed so much from Guilty Pleasures to this point.

She is more polite and can control her tongue better, I think thanks to her relationship with Larry. Obviously, sometimes she just doesn't care and says what is in her mind.

Thanks to Richard, she is better demonstrating affect and being more emphatic. Now she knows how to take care and even comfort someone else. She has more humanity.

Also, she starts to j
Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
Reviewed by Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

This book in the series starts with Anita and the Master Vampire of the city out on the town, when they are summoned by the Council of Vampires. Things are about to get really bad for Anita and her friends, and she's not sure she can do much to help. Not only that, but she must also deal with Richard coming to help as well, and he could possibly be hurt too. All three of them need to work together in order to help their people.

This book was okay, but I
What a good book! I guess this is the first L. K. Hamilton book I give 5 stars.
This is my favorite book. There is just a lot of action but but to much. A lot of sexual tension but no sex. A lot of drama, but not too much tears. I've read very fast trough this book. I can't wait to read more of Asher and less of Richard cuz I don't want Anita to be with Richard. Even if it's okay with Jean-Claude, I just don't want her to be with Richard. I don't like werewolf lovers in any fantasy book I've read
Jan 19, 2011 Jennifer rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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Burnt Offerings introduces Anita Blake fans to the vampire council. Mr. Olliver's death in Circus of the Damned caused an open on the council Jean-Claude is expected to fill. And no one disappoints the council, except for Anita, of course.

I love the way the vampire council is portrayed in Burnt Offerings. We aren't shown the entire thing, but just a taste in the form of two visiting members along with various lackeys. We meet The Traveller and Master of Beasts, two very powerful vampires who hav
Khalia Hades
This whole book seemed to revolve around how Anita is cooler than everyone else, mortal or otherwise. She's more powerful than EVERYONE for this reason or that... it seemed a little too much for me at times. However, I guess this is her series so she can be queen of everything. She's queen of the wolves and leopards, she raises and controls the zombies, she's more powerful than the vampires... even the most powerful of them all. And if she can't out-power them, she bests them by petting their fa ...more
Another quick and entertaining read, though at the end I was rather surprised at how little had happened, and how little time passed during the 392 pages of this book. I mean, I'm pretty sure that this whole novel spans about 3 days worth of time, and would have spanned less, except that Hamilton had Anita unconscious for a whole 24 hour period for a very believable reason. Richard's thwarted heart plays a constant role in this one, obviously, and I guess since all the action is so close it make ...more
I just got back into these books. It took me awhile to remember what was going on as I read it, but I picked up quickly. I also remembered part of why I quit reading. SPOILER WARNING: Anita is fickle. She leaves Richard, a werewolf, for Jean-Claude, a vampire. I had been rooting for Richard the whole time. He's a genuinely good guy. Then you have Jean-Claude who gets a little annoying. There's definitely the whole Twilight thing going on. Jean-Claude is overprotective of his little Anita in the ...more
Ezinwanyi~the Impish Angel  (Oh My Shelves)
I enjoyed this one but I am not sure why because Anita STILL annoys me. She thinks she is so badass that I want to slap the taste of her mouth. She has a serious Napolean complex. Despite my rants, the story had action and was engaging. I just want Anita to be humbled a little bit (but not by rape or any of that crap that was going on in this book).

Some firestarter is running around town frying folks and Anita is on the case. Plus, the vampire counsel has her boyfriend JC quaking in his boots AN
I guess this one might have been a three but I still found aspects of it really annoying, so it didn't quite make it. Especially the fact that the whole thing with the firebug eventually came to nothing and she didn't really have the cops in it much.
I'd prefer that sex wsn't so key to the storyline but as that seems to be Hamilton's thing so I doubt that's gonna happen, however I will still hope for a time when all thier problems aren't solved by sleeping with one another. Also can't help feelin
It's difficult not to become attached to the quirky, eccentric characters that dwell in Anita's world. The introduction to the sadistic and merciless Vampire Council was welcome and entertaining as well as downright terrifying. Anita continues to tap deeper into her ever evolving preternatural abilities as the demand to protect herself and her extended shape shifting and vampire family from more formidable foes increases.

Her crime solving involvement seemed minimal and I did miss it. A few too m
Matt Schiariti
At the onset this book seemed like a bunch of unrelated events. Vampire Council coming to down, wereleopards getting maimed, an arsonist burning buildings, but if you've any experience with this series you know that nothing's unrelated.

I like the fact that along with the Anita Blake character growing with each book, so do the complexities of the various preternatural sects that inhabit Blake's universe; vampire politics, lycanthrope pack mentality, etc.

If you're reading this review then you've p
Well I'll come clean and say that I like Anita Blake: I felt this was a 3.5. I'd read warnings about book 6 onwards but to be honest the story is in keeping with the narrative developments in the previous books: rotting vampire corpses, dodgy sex scenes and power scuffles by night and a sulky but slightly more muscly Richard by day assisted by a smattering of physically attentive werecreatures.

The basic story line is a visit form the nasty Vampire council to put Jean Claude in his place. The su
Anita never thought that anything would scare Jean Claude until the Vampire Council come to town and start torturing and raping his people. They are accusing the vampire of plotting against them and it is clear to Anita that unless they come up with a plan, they will all be killed. Having to work with Richard is more than awkward as is Anita's new status of pack leader of the were-leopards.

This book is more vampire politics than actual action plot and it's not as good as the last book was. The C
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Laurell K. Hamilton is one of the leading writers of paranormal fiction. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Hamilton writes the popular Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels and the Meredith Gentry series. She is also the creator of a bestselling comic book series based on her Anita Blake novels and published by Marvel Comics. Hamilton is a full-time writer and lives in the suburbs of St. Louis ...more
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Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter (1 - 10 of 24 books)
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