So to be honest... I sort of struggled at the begining of this series. The first was good, which got me wanting to read the second. I didnt really care to much for the second as much as the first and then with the circus of the damned it got better, took me a while to read but it was better than The laughing corpse. Although it was slow to really pick up and get into some real interesting things in the series for me, but my sister-in-law (she's read the books) was persistant and wanted me to keep reading. Also what I've began to realize is that this is only the 4th in a 17 book series! So I feel right now we are just learning some backstory, and I hope they continue to get better!
This book has got me hooked! I couldnt imagine being in a relationship with a werewolf...but then again if I was, I wouldnt be able to resist the sexual tension that's building between Anita and Richard.
In about the middle of the book I did get a little annoyed with Anita, she expects for Richard to tell her EVERYTHING that is going on in his life but gets pissed when he questions anything that she is doing. But just like the others, people are coming up missing (shapeshifters to be exact) and Anita needs to get to the bottom of it! You learn a lot about the shapeshifters and what they are capable of.
Not a whole lot of zombie raising and not a whole lot of vampires. But as ive written before Jean Claude will always show his face, and this time with a CRAZY agreement!
If you've enjoyed any of the other Anita Blake books this one is well worth the read!
This is fast paced Anita Blake action. I enjoyed this book, Laurell K. Hamilton combines witty humor, action, and fantasy all in one book!
Great story! I was hooked into this book and read it within a few hours with only a couple of breaks in between. The "villain" (there are so many after all) was a bit of a surprise, but got what was coming. :) Another great installment to the series.
I've read all of Laurell Hamilton books in this series. If you like books with action, humor, and sex, these books are for you. The only warning I would give is that they are very, very violent.
Laurell Hamilton is one of my very favorite writers and I really recommend all of her books in this series and her Meredith Gentry series
Book 4. I really enjoyed this one. We get to know more about the were-animals in this book.
The zombie-raising business gets slow in December, so Anita Blake is starting to see some oddball cases. She's got a neatly typed list of eight missing lycanthropes given to her by Marcus, the leader of the local werewolf pack, who wants her to find them. The trouble is, Anita's occasionally furry boyfriend Richard is locked in a power struggle with Marcus. Jean-Claude, master vampire of the city and Anita's other love interest, is getting jealous as well. To top it off, Anita has to solve some horrific murders and keep her bounty-hunting friend Edward from killing Richard and Jean-Claude.