First, there were the dead in the graveyard - two-hundred years dead. I'd been hired to raise them to settle a dispute over who owned the land they were buried in.
Then there were the three dead teenagers in the woods, slaughtered in a way I had never seen before.
And then they found the dead girl, drained of blood and left in her bed.
Bloody Bones is the best installment so far for me, and it is mainly that because Ms. Blake (Anita is very strict of her being called as Ms. instead of Miss, which is pointed numerous times within the story, and perhaps this is the touch of feminism I have heard so much about around the hoods) is out of town, and every page is not fillet with the awkwardly awkward love triangle that is getting ...more
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
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, but ...more
“Come to me, child, and I will always be with you. I will hold you forever.”
The most terrifying monster can see into your heart and give you all you’ve ever wanted.
Anita has been called to the next town to raise the very old dead and hunt a child killing vampire. It will mean dealing with another Master of the City, a woman Jean Claude never wanted to see again.
Anita is pretty awful to Jean Claude in this book but the vampire has long term plans... and they’re working.
Some of m ...more
Anita must also raise an entire gr ...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
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
These have been a fun escape for me. I have a couple more that I hope to get to soon.
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
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
This is a fast moving story with plent ...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
*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*
Bloody Bones follows quickly on from the action of The Lunatic Café. Fans of the French vampire Jean Claude, as wells as fans of the murder and crime and investigation that characterized the first few installments in the series, will love this book.
Anita travels to Branson, Missouri to raise an entire cemetery in order to settle a dispute about the ownership of the land. A property developer wants to build a high-class resort, while a local man, ...more
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“Ah, ma petite, how can I resist you when you whisper such sweet endearments to me?”