Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #7)
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Read by Kimberly Alexis
In Burnt Offerings, Anita Blake has her hands full when an arsonist's fires begin taking out St. Louis's un-dead, and Jean-Claude, her rival and lover, faces dire accusations from a visiting delegation of vampires.
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...more
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...more
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....more
However, I feel it cheapens the series, which features a great role model in Anita as a women who has accepted...more
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...more
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!)
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Her crime solving involvement seemed minimal and I did miss it. A few too m...more
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...more
The basic story line is a visit form the nasty Vampire council to put Jean Claude in his place. The su...more
In sostanza, questo libro non ha molto senso, ne ha molto meno dell'intera saga, che già naviga abbastanza nell'assurdo. Come al solito, la Hamilton crea un mondo e delle regole potenzialmente fantastiche ma è limitata dal fatto che non sa scrivere.
La threesome - intorno alla...more
I honestly thought that he didn't appear for another book but am quite glad I am wrong as he was always one of my favourite characters when I first read this series.
As well as properly introducing one of my favourite characters this book introduces us to the wereleopards (though still more of a passing mention than a major plot at this point) and to some of the vampire council representatives.
Hamiltons books are in classed as 'adult' so she is easily able to show us exactly why...more