a mysterious begining to what looks to be an excellent series

  • May 23, 2011
I decided to start reading this series for two reasons, one being that i loved the Merry Gentery series so much, and two being when Borders went under i got like half of the series for about $2 a peice so i figured even if it sucked i wouldnt be out a ton of money. Book #1, Guilty Pleasures had been sitting on my shelf kind of forgotten, i know it sounds weird but if you saw how many books i have smashed in my little apartment you could see how 8 or so books could sit there unnoticed. When i finally decided to read it i saw some similarities between it and the Merry Gentery series, its a little slow to start but once the ball gets rolling get the hell out of the way because its not stopping! What i didnt realise about this series, since i did no "research" on it before starting it, was that its like a murder mystery/ true crime type novel infused with all types of supernatural beings. Im usually not into mystery type books but this one is excellent and well worth the read. The characters are interesting, individual, and unique. Its sassy, sexy, frightening, and totally unpredictiable. I dont want to ruin the book for those of you who didnt read it yet so i wont throw in spoilers. Thus far i like it nearly as much as the Merry Gentery books, its different in a lot of ways and similar in some as well, i greatly look forward to seeing where Anita and her counterparts take this series.

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May 23, 2011
hey, your first review of this! Nice follow up with your second.
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Great series, until the ardeaur *sp* and then it all went a little down south.
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The first book in the Anita Blake Vampire series by Laurell K. Hamilton came highly recommended to me by a fellow vampire lover. Expecting to be dazzled, I was left feeling curiously flat as I pondered the novel upon turning the last page. Told in first person, we follow animator (translation: she raises the dead) Anita Blake as she finds herself entangled in the world of vampires, much to her dislike. Somehow she has to find out who has been killing vampires and she has a very short time in which …
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Anita Blake may be small and young, but vampires call her the Executioner. Anita is a necromancer and vampire hunter in a time when vampires are protected by law--as long as they don't get too nasty. Now someone's killing innocent vampires and Anita agrees--with a bit of vampiric arm-twisting--to help figure out who and why.

Trust is a luxury Anita can't afford when her allies aren't human. The city's most powerful vampire, Nikolaos, is 1,000 years old and looks like a 10-year-old girl. The second most powerful vampire, Jean-Claude, is interested in more than just Anita's professional talents, but the feisty necromancer isn't playing along--yet. This popular series has a wild energy and humor, and some very appealing characters--both dead and alive. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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ISBN-10: 051513449X
ISBN-13: 978-0515134490
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Jove
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