Sunday, 17 June 2012

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Anita Blake 21: Kiss the Dead - Laurell K Hamilton

Release Date: 07/06/12


Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton returns with another exciting, thrilling and addictive adventure for her vampire hunting heroine Anita Blake. I knew without doubt that if any more of the vampires tried to attack us I'd kill them, too, regardless of apparent age, race, sex, or religious affiliations. I was an equal-opportunity executioner; I killed everybody. My name is Anita Blake and I am a vampire hunter and necromancer, as well as a US Marshal. So when a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it's up to me to find her. And when I do, I'm faced with something I've never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people - kids, grandparents, soccer moms - all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving their vampire master. And where there's one martyr, I know there will be more...But even vampires have monsters that they're afraid of. And I'm one of them...


To be honest I think that Anita should be allowed to rest for a while as to me this book felt more like a filler than anything else. Not a lot was accomplished and whilst the sex was restrained about half the title, once it started it really didn’t stop. It’s disappointing and a real let down for someone who has been a fan of the series for years.

All in, in my opinion, the book is a disappointment and not worth shelling out the full price for, if you want it to keep your collection looking nice, that’s one thing, but when it feels that it is just a case of what can I do, insert (no pun intended) sex scene here or emotional inner turmoil then it really does leave you wondering about motivation for the character as well as if you really want to keep reading as a paying customer.

1 comment:

Bea said...

First off, I hate that cover. Though, it does fit the title.

Second, I'm sorry to hear the series isn't getting any better. I stopped reading a few books ago but with each new release I have hope that there will be improvement and I can start reading again. Silly me.

Thanks for undertaking the chore of reading it.