Bullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #19)
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Bullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #19)

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The Mother of All Darkness-the first vampire-wants to enter into a new human body...and the one she has in mind belongs to Anita Blake.

Mass Market Paperback, 405 pages
Published May 31st 2011 by Jove (first published June 1st 2010)
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LMM
I am normally a loyal fan & have a lot of patience for LKH in general. I have hung in there with Anita (& Merry) & when many fans started turning away calling the series "porn" - I still liked it, still defended it, was still very into the stories & the characters (bar a few).

This book crashed & burned the series IMO. It was a pathetic mess. I don't even know what this was. I think LKH's massive amount of hubris made her lose the plot.

This was an extension of LKH's narcissi...more
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
Stay away from it. Stay away. If you had any love for this series at any point, do not read this book. If you do, make sure you're a fan of erotica including m/m, m/m/f, f/f, and BDSM.

It’s shocking the abrupt u-turn the series takes with Bullet, deciding that sex (and lots of it) is better than guns, blood and action. The death of a character (not an important one so don’t worry) was anti-climactic, it was a good scene but I expected the death to be of someone a lot closer to Anita, and therefo...more
Crystal Starr Light
Bullet Review:

(Get it?! BULLET Review? Of BULLET? Don't we have some BULLET inception going on here??)

Proof positive that LKH:

A) No longer gives a sh!t for her fans.

B) Is writing out her personal sexual fantasy.

C) Has absolutely no editor/editor needs to be tortured.

This is the biggest piece of sh!t since "Incubus Dreams" and "Danse Macabre". Pointless, plotless, meandering, with more scenes talking about everyone's feelings and sexual pairings (not necessarily sex, mind you!) than anything to d...more
The Flooze
Sep 06, 2011 The Flooze rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: My worst enemy, perhaps. Might be too cruel.
If my updates weren’t expressive enough, I’ll reiterate: This is the most tedious drivel I’ve read in a long time…or perhaps ever.

Although the idea of a vampire civil war should be a thrilling one, LKH’s writing deprives it of all excitement. The events of this book seem like a rehash of every other attack we’ve seen on the supernatural sect of St. Louis. If you’re a long-time reader of the series, very little will seem new.

I could easily blather on about the lack of innovation present in Bullet...more
Mistress   ~ ♠ Mistral's Kiss ♠ ~ (Mist)
Same ole Anita, which means butt loads of gratuitous metaphysical nookie. Not enough of a cohesive action based plot to be Urban Fantasy. Way too much whining, repetitive dialogue about emotions ( My gawd, I've never read so many gag worthy conversations about FEELINGS as in this series. Everyone just can't freaking shut up about their FEELINGS lmao). And not strongly written enough to classify as "good".

But the anita-verse is as thrilling, sexy, and addictive as crack as ever. And much like cra...more
Ruby
Please, LKH, for the love of God, give us an Anita Blake installment where the sex to plot ratio isn't 1000:1. Less fucking, more plot, and PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT EVERYONE'S FEELINGS.
mlady_rebecca
"Bullet" was all the good things I like to see in an "Anita Blake" book, and some.

1. It was home in St. Louis, because - aside from "Bloody Bones", "Blue Moon", and "Blood Noir" (all "B" names - weird) - all of the out of town books seem to be lacking something.

2. It included the fullest cast list we've seen since (at least) "The Harlequin". And most of those cast members had more than a walk on role.

3. It was heavy on vampire and furry politics, and light on federal marshal duties.

4. The littl...more
Lorena
Recommended only for those whose doctors have prescribed a daily session of eye-rolling to increase eye mobility. There really isn't anything to say about this book, because nothing really happens. All semblance of plotting has been entirely overthrown so that Laurell - whoops, I mean "Anita" - can think about and talk about and have group sex for pretty much the entire book. And even that would have value as titillation if there were more "having" than "thinking about and talking about." But th...more
Mandi
Wow.Laurell K. Hamilton came back swinging hard with this book. A book that's finally set in St. Louis with all of our favourites. Jean-Claude, Asher, Nathaniel, Micah, Jason and Richard! Yup even Richard and like LKH mentioned he is back to his old self. The therapist he's seen really did something great for him. He's there for the triumvirate and he's even more swoonish then he was. I can totally understand why Laurell and Anita would both be so hesitant to trust him again. Every page is thril...more
Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha)
The main storyline surrounds Anita, the triumvirate, her animals to call & an unexpected reunion with the Mother of All Darkness who everyone thought was dead. Because of the return of the Mother of All Darkness, Anita must come to terms with all the men surrounding her & try to complete the cats she calls. On top of it, Richard comes back & Anita doesn’t know if she can trust him again. Then we have an appearance by Haven & he is demanding Anita’s love, it’s all or nothing for H...more
Linda
I am on chapter 22 and it is so ----- I cannot find the words to describe how boring this book
is. First of all Anita Blake - formally known as the Slayer of Vampires has turned into the Slut who has to sleep with pretty much any thing that breath's or undead and furry. What happened to the lady who kicks butt and takes names ? Please bring back the real Vampire Slayer !
Nicole
Good things:

* Richard (the most annoying man on the planet and in a world with Asher that says something) quit being so angry and whiny. But LKH never delved into why. In a book that details how to wash out a cup after drinking a protein shake, you'd think something this big would get some ink.

* The video from the rotter massacre in Atlanta was actually interesting. Too bad all the resolution happened off screen while we got to read about Anita's wardrobe.

* JC was actually in this book. He was c...more
Kevin
First, beyond anything else, Ms. Hamilton needs an editor. Tortured prose, dangling plot threads, indeterminate pronouns, etc.

**SPOILERS**

So, the big Mother of All Night comes back, everyone worries about it, f**ks about it, TALKS about it for several HUNDRED pages, and what it really comes down to is Anita screwing a few tigers of a different color at one of those dreary vampire cocktail parties with all the boots and bare chests, and complete and utter lack of anything remotely resembling pers...more
Danielle
Don't let Skin Trade fool ya folks! LKH didn't seem to actually realize that there was too much f...ahem, fluff, and not enough (non sexual) action.

My favourite books are the Edward ones, followed by the original Wereanimal ones. So that pretty much sums up how i feel about them swanning around the circus not doing much (except each other).

After Anita killed someone and spent a good chapter angst it out, i thought she would jump on the chance to get out there, be a big bad Marshall and go take d...more
Dani
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Stacey
Crash...and....burn.

R.I.P. awesome kick butt Anita that I fell in love with all those years ago.

I remember a day when the thought of no more AB books made me VERY sad. I devoured them often in one night, and waited in anticipation for the next book. Now I can honestly say I'd rather have had LHK stop 6-7 books ago and end the series abruptly then have it come to this...this....thing it has become.

I have continued to read the series (if you want to call it read, it's more of a skim) over the las...more
Leslie
Jun 03, 2010 Leslie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people that don't mind graphic m/m sex.
Wow. For some reason, after reading "Skin Trade" I was under the impression that future Anita Blake books would be heavy on the plot, mystery, action, and less on the sex.

Boy, was I wrong. In Bullet, there wasn't really a story. It felt like the whole book, was just a set-up for some big event to happen in the next book. The charaters really don't go anywhere. At the begining there is a dance program, that most of the charaters attend, and where some of
Anita's sweets even dance. But after that...more
Tiffany Danner
This only gets 1 star as I can't actually give it a 0.

Sigh. There once was a series about a vampire executioner/necromancer that kicked ass. Anita Blake was her name and she rocked my urban fantasy world. She kicked ass, took names, and didn't care that she was wearing outdated/out-of-fashion clothing while she did it. She didn't need stiletto heels or mid drift bearing leather vests. She wasn't swayed into stupidity by the likes of hot men and out of the world orgasms.

Where oh where has our An...more
Terry
"The term Mary Sue came out of media fan fiction and came from a type of story in which the protagonist is a thinly glossed version of the author who gets to interact with her favorite characters, who absolutely adore her."(cough cough Laurell K. Hamilton cough cough...)

I'm 100 pages into this book and I can't force myself to read another page. It's complete and utter crap and that's saying something because I easily & willingly fall head over heels for books at the drop of a hat. The series...more
Beth
Nov 20, 2011 Beth rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Recommended to Beth by: Library
Shelves: brain-candy
LKH you've done it again. Another AB book with no plot, no resolution but oooh gobs of pointless sex of all varieties this time. Hey, but at least you're branching out. I keep picking up these books hoping the Anita of Obsidian Butterfly will come back. LKH never fails to disappoint.

Bullet actually starts out fairly well. There is the requisite vanilla opening in which all the main chars are in play. Anita is annoyed with someone and we get to "see" Nathaniel and Jason dance (do NOT get me star...more
Lesli
First, LKH has lost me with the Anita Blake series. Like others, I read the books because it's like a train wreck. I just cannot look away. Second, I see flashes of brilliance mixed with the badly written soft porn. Third, I see flashes of the original Anita mixed with the new Anita. Fourth, I skipped most of the sex scenes because if you've read one Anita sex scene, you've read them all. Lastly, I actually liked this book. Bad sex, over-sharing of the back story, weird Anita...I still started t...more
Bec
This is a review of the whole series, because I can't remember all the books individually, especially the last, say 12, as they became a mass of twisted sweaty and occasionally furry limbs.

This series starts out strong, Anita Blake is a tough talking ass-kicking necromancer. She raises zombies for a living, mostly to settle wills, and give evidence in trails etc. Cool idea, really. She's magic, she's talented, so talented and magic, of course she's the best but hasn't realised it yet, as is typi...more
Jocelyn
I keep reading the Anita Blake books in hopes that Laurell K. Hamilton will return to her roots of letting Anita be a badass and not obsessed with sex. Even though the last 4-5 books have disappointed me, I still keep reading in that hope. However, "Bullet" has caused me to give up. This book has very little action and gives no insight to Anita's power as a person, individually, without all of the metaphysical additions. I was drawn into this series because of her badass nature and I feel that s...more
Shannon C.
Anita Blake, necromancer and servant to master vampire of St Louis Jean Claude, has grown more accepting of her succubus (ie, ardeur) powers. She uses them quite a bit in this book, more so than in the last few books. I'm not a prude and don't have a problem with sex in a book, however a strong storyline and good character development also needs to be present. Unfortunately that was not the case with Bullet. There wasn't much action in this installment; the book seemed to be a setup for the next...more
Jennifer Wardrip
I've been thinking for several days as to how I should review this book. I'm not an LKH-basher, even though I've been pretty tough on several of the last published novels. But in the end, I just have to go with how I feel.

Truth: I gagged my way through the first three chapters of BULLET, skimmed through a few more, and finally gave up. Some may say that reading only a few chapters of a book makes me incapable of writing a review, but I beg to differ. Let's begin....

The first chapter starts with...more
Alisa
Fifteen pages of "my men are so so so gorgeous and everyone is jealous of me" lead into about forty pages of bad relationship talking. "I don't understand my feeeeelings...gorgeous men, explain me to me!" which lead into ten pages of icky sex. Then there's a little bit of plot, followed by an orgy, and more relationship chatting. Then, FINALLY, there's some actual interesting plot, followed by bad writing...and a repeat of everything above but the orgy. (Of course, I've had to change my definiti...more
The Holy Terror
I never wrote a review for this one, even though I meant to. I moved across the country right after I finished this, and even though I kept notes, I've just never gotten around to writing a proper review. Please read my status updates if you're curious why I gave this 1 star. I sometimes find it hard to properly convey my absolute RAGE with this series, but my knee-jerk reactions to various passages are pretty accurate portrayals of my overall feelings. I can't help but think I'm doing my friend...more
♦Jennifer♦
Jul 06, 2010 ♦Jennifer♦ rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: not even my worst enemy
Shelves: read-in-2010
Why-o-why do I keep reading this series?!

Oh I know! Because I'm hoping that by some miracle it will eventually go back to being the Anita Blake that got me loving Urban Fantasy in the first place. That doesn't look likely to happen anytime soon though.

I'm just tired of this whole series.I'm tired of holding out hope. I'm tired of taking three whole pages to describe what every man in Anita's presence is wearing. I'm especially tired of how every man who comes into contact with Anita automatical...more
Lindsey
*Warning: This novel has a high volume of sexual content and this novel and my review may not be appropriate for young readers. Read at your own risk!*


Before I get to my review I would like a moment to gush and tell you that throughout this novel I had to repeatedly put this novel down and fan myself before I spontaniously combusted. When I finished the novel and my husband asked what I though about it I was momentarily speechless. This novel is very, very naughty and very, very, very delicious...more
Julia
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