I liked this. It was a good Anita Blake book and the more I read them and the more I understand of her world the more interesting it gets. Anita is a complicated character and I like her for her old fashioned views on love and her crazy views on life. She's a pretty cool kick-ass heroine but jeez does she get a hard time of it. I gave up counting how many times she got attacked in this book.
I thought the plot was good but at the same time I thought there was a hell of a lot of things going on at once. A bit too much at times, it was hard to keep up. I do still love Jean-Claude and I really hope she gives him a proper chance in the next book when he's trying to date her. I'm not sure about Richard, I like him but he seems a bit too goody two shoes for Anita. The only thing that annoyed me about Anita was her prejudice towards Richard and a bit Jean-Claude too. I understand this is not Twilight and the monsters are truly monsters not just misunderstood creatures but I thought Richard definitely needed to be cut a break. Jean-Claude is evil though you can see that, however he does seem to genuinely care about Anita so who knows maybe he will change his wicked ways!
By the way where's all this sex everyone's talking about with Anita Blake books? All I've seen is some enthusiastic heavy petting but that's about it. Boring....Continua
amazing! the part with her in the cage with jason is great!
took me awhile to get thru this book, with other stuff going on in my life - and had to go back & reread parts of it to catch up, but am enjoying the series...
I enjoyed reading the fourth novel by LKH pretty much, even if I think it to be a little less balanced than “Circus of the Damned” (the best so far, in my opinion). The plot is a bit confused and slow, so the action and thrills loose grip here and there. Also Anita’s love affairs don’t fit in as good as they usually do: the scenes seem to be put on the pages to scratch the reader’s predictable itch of lust and do not come smoothly as a natural development of the story.
I am not a lycanthrope fan as I found vampires much more intriguing and sexually attractive, even though I appreciate the shapeshifters in general, felines in particular, but I have to say the characters in this novel are well presented and actually match my idea of these creatures. I admit I am becoming addicted and can’t wait to go on with the saga.
I'm still enjoying this series. I enjoy the local St. Louis references. Being familiar with the actual real-life settings of many of the scenes in the book really helps to make them all the more vivid. And I especially appreciate that the monsters still sometimes behave like monsters instead of just charming romantic male leads....Continua