“Love all of Laurell K. Hamilton books!! They are pretty dark and very sexual, but the story plots and characters are amazing! If you enjoy dark science fiction and supernatural reads, you need to check the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series out.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Love all of Laurell K. Hamilton books!! They are pretty dark and very sexual, but the story plots and characters are amazing! If you enjoy dark science fiction and supernatural reads, you need to check the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series out.”PyroFairy728 wrote this review 8 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Urban fantasy, vampires and shape shifters and very graphic. If you are a fan of graphic paranormal fiction, give Robin Blake a try.”Pam Bales wrote this review Sunday, October 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book marks the first appearance of Nathaniel the were-leopard, with his lavender eyes and vanilla scent. I'm tempted to take two stars off the rating just for that.... Otherwise, this is still classic Anita Blake, before it took a dive off a precipice in Narcisssus in Chains. Anita's life had gotten much more complicated in the last book where she finally broke the books-long sexual tension and became Jean-Claude's lover. Naturally that has all sorts of fall out as does her taking out Gabriel, the leader of the local were-leopards. Yes, back then, actions in the books before did have consequences in the Anitaverse. This book offers a lot of action--a lot of violence really, some of which is disturbing. On the other hand, it's not all blood and guts. One aspect I really liked in this book was the exploration of Jean-Claude's past with Asher and Julianna. This is a book where I still liked Anita for all her flaws--and the world Hamilton was building.”Lisa Maria C wrote this review Monday, September 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“3.75 stars. This is one of Hamilton's earlier novels and there is a marked change in her writing style compared to later books I've read. Yes, it is full of blood and gore, so I would not recommend this to anyone with a delicate stomach. And while there were several sexual scenes there was far fewer than what she's putting out now nor were they nearly as explicit. I used to read Hamilton regularly but she had begun to basically be writing erotica and I just wasn't interesting in reading a book that was for the most part one sexual scene after another with a little bit of story thrown in for good measure. Don't ask me why I decided to pick this one up. I suppose I just wanted to revisit old friends. I purchased one other Hamilton novel when I bought this one but I'll save that one for later when I'm in the mood for a light, frivolous read. This definitely wasn't a favorite but I would still recommend it to anyone who enjoys a story with a kick ass female lead and doesn't mind violence and sex.
I wasn't sure how much of an improvement dating the head vampire of the city was over dating the head werewolf, but I'd make my choice. It was Jean-Cllaude's pale pale hands that held my body. His black hair that curled over my pillow. His midnight blue eyes that I stared into while we made love. Good girls don't have premarital sex, especially with the undead.
Anita Blake is the woman that the vampires call the Executioner. And since she started sharing the bed of Jean-Claude, Master Vampire of the City, she has put herself in a complicated situation. But now the monsters that she's sworn to destroy have become the prey of another enemy. An arsonist has started setting vampire based business's in St. Louis ablaze, and he doesn't seem to care if the vamps are trapped inside and burned to death in the flames. From evidence available he might even prefer it. Anita Blake in the vampire Executioner but now it's up to her to stop the evil stalking the vampires of the city.”
“This was good, but out of the series...I'm not sure if I liked it a whole lot. Anita's character is undergoing so much change, and the conflicts that are dealt with in this book just aren't my taste. The torture, the council, the new antagonists.... Over all, the book is still good.”Whooper21 wrote this review Friday, August 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm re-reading these books to try to develop a timeline for Anita and the people she meets and when things happen. Not really caring about plots.”vanmellon wrote this review Saturday, August 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“by far my favorite in the Anita Blake series”Sitra Ahra wrote this review Friday, August 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Anita is hired by Captain Pete McKinnon of the Fire Department to investigate a series of unusual fires. He had been referred to Anita by Sergeant Rudolph Storr, leader of RPIT (Regional Preternatural Investigation Team). McKinnon thinks these fires have all the signs of a firebug, a pyrokinetic arsonist. He had previously encountered such a psychic talent and does not want to repeat those experiences. This novel is full of action and violence. It does not have as much sex as other books in the series, but it does have plenty of sexual innuendo. It does not disappoint the reader. Highly recommended for Hamilton fans and for anyone else who enjoys tales of preternatural creatures, violent activities, and a touch of lust. Enjoy!”Carol wrote this review Thursday, April 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“GREAT!!!!”Barbara H wrote this review Friday, March 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No