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 ...more
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 ...more
And my friend Shelly just let me borrow her copy of this book!!
Rawhead and Bloody Bones
“Anyone who doesn't believe that the forest is a deadly place has never been lost in one.”
It also seemed more gorier too!
Whilst asked to raise an entire graveyard to help settle a land dispute, Anita soon finds herself investigating the nearby brutal murders of three teenage boys.
I really like that you know what your getting with this series and the fifth in ...more
“Come to me, child, and I will always be with you. I will hold you forever.”
3rd Listen: “There is no real safety.” - Anita Blake
2nd Listen: “...the nightmares live on.” Oh yes, they do. This was one of the scariest Anita Blake novels, and nearly Richard free!
The most terrifying monster can see into your heart and give you all you’ve ever wanted.
Anita has been called to the neighboring town to raise the very old dead and hunt a child killing vampire. It will mean dealing with a ...more
Anita must also raise an entire gr ...more
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, b ...more
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 ...more
The ending was so sad. I cannot stress this enough, it made my want to cry on Anita's behalf even knowing it wasn't true.
I loved this book as well as the rest, this series is so good, like I said I cannot stress this enough. This is by far one of my favorite series I have ever read. I have yet to encounter a book series like this in which I never can assume ahead of time the outcome. Everything links up and makes the series melt together, I love it so much. I don't know now which book I pre ...more
4 stars. Where book four was heavier on the romance and relationships this one was all action from the very beginning and it was a fun ride. This was definitely the darkest book in the series so far and I loved every single moment.
The murders in here were so brutal and the story overall had a really dark tone to it which I really enjoyed. I loved that Anita enl ...more
These have been a fun escape for me. I have a couple more that I hope to get to soon.
Bloody Bones finally delivers a little bit of the series' legendary sensual promise. I know (and I don't ...more
When Anita Blake is asked to raise 300-year-old zombies to settle a land dispute in Branson, Missouri, the job becomes a lot more interesting than she originally expected. A psychotic vampire begins committing murders in the area and Blake must call on her fanged boyfriend for help.
What I enjoyed:
- Anita Blake finally stops thinking of Jean-Claude as a monster anymore, and finally sees him as not just a powerfully seductive vampire, but ...more
Another one done and I loved how it felt as if I was reading this for the first time.
And my love Jason is now firmly in the series. I love that mutt.
Anita and Larry get the full limelight and it's a really good team story, the dynamic with Jean-Claude is fun too and although the subject is there the 'who-to-choose' romance isn't at the top of agenda.
There's the usual mix of good and bad characters, odd individuals and true bad guys. There's guns and magic and blood and go ...more
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 ...more
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.
Anita is requested to go to Branson to raise bodies for at wealthy investor, Mr. Sterling, who has interest in a piece of prime real estate to build a resort. To get there Anita shared a phobia of mine in traveling by helicopter. Glass bottom airborne motorcycles requires nerves beyond my capa ...more
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