- File Size: 956 KB
- Print Length: 366 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0425247546
- Publisher: Jove (June 5, 2012)
- Publication Date: June 5, 2012
- Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0072O00VQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,428 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Laurell K. Hamilton is still trying to find that balance for her readers. For the people who loved the earlier books and find the new ones too much fantasy Mary Sue and the readers who enjoy the erotic self-indulgence of her books. This time she apparently tried to balance by word count.
The first half of the book has a plot. It has moments of Anita Super S(four letter word, rhymes with nut) Mary Sue writing while Anita proves to anyone who hasn't been paying attention that she truly is one of the guys but short, curvy and dressed to impress, but the majority of it is actually story telling. Then almost exactly halfway through, we get the first "love" scene and it devolves from there. The plot in the second half is rushed between sex scenes, introspection and drama with the lovers. Parts are very repetitive, like a school assignment with padded words. The actual ending is rushed, as it has been in the last few books. Almost exactly the opposite of Hit List where the first half was the Mary Sue, and a rush in the last half for a story.
Is Anita a monster?
Can she fight monsters when she loves them?
Can she love everyone she's with?
Will she ever discover that shoes don't have to have heels to look good?
Yes, some men in her world realize she's just a tough or tougher than they are and she appreciates that very much.
It would have been two stars, but my wife yelled "Give a star for Sigmund being mentioned." That's what this series that started out so strongly has become. Something to laugh at, and to be happy because a stuffed penguin gets a sentence.
There are moments where you see touches of Ms. Hamilton's original flair and insight. A sentence here, a paragraph there. But this still reads like bad fan fiction.
But even vampires have monsters that they're afraid of. And Anita is one of them..."
With the Mother of All Darkness gone, sucked down the drain like a swirly, Laurell Hamilton is now struggling to find a story arc for this series, something to pad out the pages of her fantasy life between the sexual olympics. Before anyone gets too excited about the outline, remember what series this is and who's writing it. And re-read that blurb; it takes just about that long to resolve this scenario- the first 7 out of the 50 chapters. And once it's done, you already know what comes next. This book can be broken down into three categories- Plot, Sex, Wangst. Believe it or not, Plot wins. A basic page count breakdown goes like this: Plot- 46%, (Actual) Sex- 13%, Wangst- 41%. But as the majority of the wangst relates to sex, you could well say that it makes for over half the book. Because of that the story can't help but crash and burn, but not exactly for the reasons you'd think, and it actually has a few redeeming features.
**Potential Spoiler Alerts**
The Good: It's Old Home Week as several long time friends finally make their return. Dolph, Zerbrowski, Larry Kirkland; yes, Virginia- RPIT's back! And there's actually flashes of a story and some interesting plotlines dropped in here like bread crumbs.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a Laurell K. Hamilton story. That's all the recommendation a fan needs. Her stories are fast paced, have strong character development, depth of characters; you see them grow... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Angel Winges
I like the Anita Blake series, however...a 16 to 17 year old boy? Can't handle it. It's gross.Published 23 days ago by dennis holtz
I fell in love with this series years ago. It's my go to books when I can't find something to read. They are my go to books when I need away from this reality.Published 1 month ago by jamie
Love this series of books. It is exciting and stays on track with the growth of the characters staying in the order of the books as they are written. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
She spends way too much time explaining who can sleep with who and why. Too mauy rules is more boring than no sex at all.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
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