This was a great book. What I really loved about it was that we are taken back to Anita doing her Federal Marshal job and investigating a crime scene.This was a great book. What I really loved about it was that we are taken back to Anita doing her Federal Marshal job and investigating a crime scene. Previously, the books had moved away from Anita and her job and had focused more on her relationships. Not that there is anything wrong with focusing on Anita's relationships, but it is nice to have a good mixture of both.
The book starts off at a fantastic start and assures that you won't put it down for a good amount of chapters. Edward is back in this book along with Bernardo and Olaf. Sadly, Jean-Claude and Jason make minimal appearances in the book. We re-visit Crispin in good ol' Las Vegas. And you know what they say, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...at least that's the plan, but of course this is Anita we're talking about. There is a new beau in Anita's life by the end of the novel....more
**spoiler alert** This was a good book. It answered a few questions left unanswered from the previous books, such as the length of the lives of pixies**spoiler alert** This was a good book. It answered a few questions left unanswered from the previous books, such as the length of the lives of pixies. I'm sad of the death of one of my favorite characters in the book. I liked the more extensive descriptions of the interactions between Rachel and Al. I really enjoyed the new insight on Rachel and Trent's history. Reading the focus of interactions between a few characters and Rachel gave me some ideas of what that relationship could be like. =) I know that based on info from previous Trent would "never" be in a relationship with Rachel, but it was nice to look at their history and how this book ended and to imagine what it could be like for them to be in a relationship. I liked thinking how a relationship with Al could be ha ha....imagine that, a dating relationship with a demon. This book def. made me pissed at Nick in the end and made me wonder about Jax. In the end we know what happens in terms of Nick, but it's not too clear what happens with Jax. I don't know how I feel about the lack of Ivy in this book, but then again that gave way for more Pierce and helped create that space for their (Rachel + Pierce) relationship to essentially begin. Overall I really enjoyed it!...more
**spoiler alert** I really enjoyed this book. As always it is well written and very yummy. I'm glad that I did not notice any mistakes like the ones i**spoiler alert** I really enjoyed this book. As always it is well written and very yummy. I'm glad that I did not notice any mistakes like the ones in Flirt. My only critique is that this book unlike Skin Trade was almost completely about Anita's love life and the new developments with her awesomeness. Don't get me wrong I love Anita's love life, I just have a few questions. What happened to Anita's life as an animator? What about her life as a U.S. Marshall? Where's Edward/Ted? From the beginning, Anita defended her roles as an animator and vampire executioner as being part of who she was, part of her identity--a package deal. She defended her jobs with JC and even Richard and all the other men in her life, so why is that the books seem to slowly move away from such an integral part of who Anita is? I get it, people evolve and new complications arise (or in Anita's life, things get upside down right side up), but this is only a part of who Anita is and what shaped her into the character we all know and love. I enjoy the chaos that is Anita's love life, but when I read Skin Trade I did a happy dance thinking that the books were headed back towards the life Anita had before all of this unraveled. I understand that things are happening, but it felt that this book was all about one big scene in a play. Anita's job was barely mentioned and then it was done. Like the curtains at the end of a show. I did enjoy the book, I think that I was disappointed that we only read about the adventures in half of Anita's life. I miss Edward. Edward used to be mentioned at least once in just about all the books. Now it's all about Anita's awesomeness, which is great, until you continuously read about how awesome she is. Then it gets a little repetitive and slightly boring. I get it, Anita is amazing in many ways, but now her character is so amazing that what's left to be amazed about in terms of those around her? I loved that Richard is back on this side of the line and working on his issues. I loved that Asher got some lovin. But I will say that I'm sad Cookie Monster had to die. I know he had to and if I thought maybe he could change I would have been sadder, but a part of me kept hoping. I'm glad he's gone, because he had some serious issues and he hurt Nathaniel. Valentina creeped me out so I'm wondering if she's next. I really liked the part where Anita is working out in a contest .... hahaha gatita negra. I hope JC doesn't continue to have more women in his life, because frankly it took him a long time to admit loving Anita and for Anita to accept it, that more women in JC's life would be a bummer. Overall I really liked it and I look forward to the next one, but I can only hope that Anita regains the other half of her identity soon. Because Anita isn't complete without her hunting down vampires, shooting to kill, and running with the boys who time and time underestimate the pretty package....more
**spoiler alert** It was a good read. It had a good story line and I loved the ending. My issues with the story though were that some characters sorta**spoiler alert** It was a good read. It had a good story line and I loved the ending. My issues with the story though were that some characters sorta faded away as the story progressed (suddenly they weren't talked about anymore)and the ending in regards to Hardy was to sudden in my opinion. I would have wanted to read more about Hardy as an adult, instead of just that glimpse. I think his acceptance at the end of what Liberty said to him was again too abrupt, too accepting. It felt like he didn't really try to fight for her. So much time was spent basically making the reader fall in love with Hardy, that it's a little hard to read the adult Hardy at the end when almost everything we loved about him is gone. I really liked the story and I was definitely rooting for Liberty all the way, but the end although great was just a little too sudden for me in some ways. In others way though I really, thoroughly enjoyed it. I definitely recommend it....more
This was a cute book. I liked it, but would have wanted a bit more. The relationship between Jessica and Lucius is never an actual "dating" relationshThis was a cute book. I liked it, but would have wanted a bit more. The relationship between Jessica and Lucius is never an actual "dating" relationship so I feel in a way that the title somewhat deceives. I would have enjoyed the book if it had gone into a more detailed relationship between the two of them instead of observations and the occasional togetherness. The ending was good, I was enjoying it until it ended haha. What I didn't like was that the ending was being worked up and ultimately seemed to give you a rapid ending to the story. I would have appreciated the ending going a bit further into what happens after it's all said and done (don't want to give nay spoilers), instead of just ending it at that.
Overall, I think that it was a cute story and a good read....more
This was an easy read. The format of the book was different than what you would usually have in a book, but it works. It's a really sad story and a beThis was an easy read. The format of the book was different than what you would usually have in a book, but it works. It's a really sad story and a beautiful story at the same time. The story is about Eddie's life and his death. When Eddie goes to heaven he meets five people who have influenced his life and who he influenced whether or not he was aware of it at the time. It's full of life lessons and gives a new perspective on life and what being alive means. This book is guaranteed to bring many emotions forth and have you thinking about your life and the people who you meet. No matter how small the meeting, everyone effects each other in ways that shape who we are until the day we die....more
This was a good follow-up book. There was some good action and tense moments. Personally I'm torn between Simon and Jace lol. The whole Jace-is-my broThis was a good follow-up book. There was some good action and tense moments. Personally I'm torn between Simon and Jace lol. The whole Jace-is-my brother situation makes me want to root for Simon, but then again...
There are a few surprises in this book and I have some hunches that all is not what it seems (cliche I know lol). Unlike the first book, this book leaves you with a cliff-hanger. Towards the end, there was one moment when I had my hopes up, but then they were deflated. I'm not really sure how I feel about that lol. (If you read the book you'll know what moment I'm referring to.)
Overall a very good read. Again, it had a good mixture of comedy and action....more
I really liked this book; it was funny and had a concrete story. There is a surprising twist towards the end.
I think that this book, although informaI really liked this book; it was funny and had a concrete story. There is a surprising twist towards the end.
I think that this book, although informative and action-packed, is meant to set the stage and background for the next novel where the REAL story will begin. The book has a good ending of sorts; happy but incomplete at the same time. Probably so that you read the next novel in the trilogy (which I will hehe).
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it. It's definitely worth reading....more
I really enjoyed this book. I wish it would have been longer and that there was more gun fighting (as usual for Anita) as well as more actual physicalI really enjoyed this book. I wish it would have been longer and that there was more gun fighting (as usual for Anita) as well as more actual physical fighting. It was refreshing to read a book more about Anita than the usual; meaning that the book was more centered around Anita. It was a great, funny story as usual. There were plenty of moments were you found yourself smiling and plenty of moments were there was violence (gotta balance it right?). Although at times I kept thinking that there wasn't enough of either (guess I've just been spoiled). Overall I enjoyed how it ended, would have wanted to read a little more about what happened afterward instead of it ending somewhat clean (everyone goes to the hotel). BUT it'll be interesting to see how the next book incorporates what happened in this one....more
This book is ahead of its time. It takes place in a world of no color, just black and white and shades of grey. Short read, but lots of details and anThis book is ahead of its time. It takes place in a world of no color, just black and white and shades of grey. Short read, but lots of details and an interesting story. Highly recommend!...more
Very different from her Anita Blake series. It is, as always, well written and highly entertaining. I highly recommend. So far no sequel, but I wish tVery different from her Anita Blake series. It is, as always, well written and highly entertaining. I highly recommend. So far no sequel, but I wish there was because the ending leaves you wanting more....more
This was a great book! I really enjoyed all the details and new information about the Lords of the Underworld. The story is very solid which I appreciThis was a great book! I really enjoyed all the details and new information about the Lords of the Underworld. The story is very solid which I appreciated because sometimes books in a series tend to lose my interest due to how the overarching story is continued. The Darkest Whisper does not disappoint! My only critique is the ending of the book, which seemed to go too fast. The ending was great until it hit a certain point where it felt like the ending was rushed. I liked how the book ended, but I disliked how the ending was/felt rushed. Other than that, I can't wait to read the next one!...more