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Anita Blake is small, dark, and dangerous Her turf is the city of St Louis Her job re animating the dead and killing the undead who take things too far But when the city s most powerful vampire asks her to solve a series of vicious slayings, Anita must confront her greatest fear her undeniable attraction to master vampire Jean Claude, one of the creatures she is sworn to destroy It was ok, I guess Before Kate Daniels it was Anita Blake However, it is one of those rare instances where the copy cat is much better than the original Anita is a raiser of the undead and killer of vampires She is coerced to help a powerful vampire queen and to investigate the murder of several powerful vampires The main problem with the book was its heroine She was so unlikable, so proud of herself that she does no drink, doesn t have sex and is such a good Christian Oh, she is so judge It was ok, I guess Before Kate Daniels it was Anita Blake However, it is one of those rare instances where the copy cat is much better than the original Anita is a raiser of the undead and killer of vampires She is coerced to help a powerful vampire queen and to investigate the murder of several powerful vampires The main problem with the book was its heroine She was so unlikable, so proud of herself that she does no drink, doesn t have sex and is such a good Christian Oh, she is so judgemental Taking in consideration that the series will turn into a porn fest after book 6 7 I call her a hypocrite Also, the humour and the fight scenes did not work for me Kate Daniels, on the other hand is a fun, likeable, kick ass character Even the character Ilona Andrews copied from Guilty Pleasures, Rafael, is so much better I might try the next one in the series but I am in no rush to do so This was one of the first UF PR books so it might wort a try if you are interested how it all began Okay, so some of the girls asked that I do a review of the Anita Blake series because I mentioned some things that intrigued them.It s not a finished series and usually I would reserve judgment on a series until it comes to its conclusion just in case the author was going somewhere I wasn t expecting.Kind of like that scene out of Austin Powers where Austin s in the bathroom stall with a bad guy and a big Texan man is in the next stall and can only see Austin s feet He hears Austin Powers grunt Okay, so some of the girls asked that I do a review of the Anita Blake series because I mentioned some things that intrigued them.It s not a finished series and usually I would reserve judgment on a series until it comes to its conclusion just in case the author was going somewhere I wasn t expecting.Kind of like that scene out of Austin Powers where Austin s in the bathroom stall with a bad guy and a big Texan man is in the next stall and can only see Austin s feet He hears Austin Powers grunting as he fights the guy, saying, Who does Number 2 work for The Texan guy, thinking that Austin is taking a crap, decides to pitch in and give encouragement to someone who is obviously strugglingThat s right Show that turd who s boss Well, that s what reading Anita Blake is like You re sitting in the next stall with someone who, nine or so books ago you thought was really nice and normal Suddenly they start to struggle and you want to be encouraging, or you want to tell them to give up, take a laxative and come back later The thing is, at first you re wary to because maybe something else is going on Maybe a brilliant struggle for life and death is happening but you just can t see it Maybe at the end of the series, you re going to come out, see what s left over in the stall and proudly proclaim Jesus Christ, what did you eat The first 10 books are filled with mystery and intrigue They ve got great characters and really interesting storylines They ve got action DAMN have they got action Obsidian Butterfly, in my opinion, the last good book is such a thriller in so many ways They re a little bit sexy and you find yourself wishing a littlesexy would come your way because it s kind of really hawt.But then something happens after book 10 It happens so quickly that you re kind of in a headspin, looking around going, Am I still reading the right series Have they printed a different book under the same name Because suddenly, they re no longer mysteries There s no longer any real edge of your seat suspense Suddenly, you think you re going to go a little crazy if you read another freakin sex scene Suddenly the writing is so poor, so transparent The characters are so unlikable and so unrelatable that they might as well be from another galaxy.You re just walking along one day, admiring the view, when suddenly OH CRAP ANITA JUST HAD SEX WITH A WERELEOPARD IN ANIMAL FORM You re minding you re own business, enjoying a cup of coffee when FUCK SHE JUST HAD A THREE WAY WITH TWO MEN ANALSEXANALSEXANALSEX You were about to get ready for work when, out of nowhere CROTCHBUCKETS SHE S JUST HAD A MASSIVE GROUP ORGY AND BEEN SPITTED BY TWO MEN FAAARK Then you wonder if you can still walk into a church after reading these books They become so appallingly bad that you wear them like a badge of pride Oh, you think THAT book is shocking Has she ever had sex with an animal while a whole room full of people look on Oh You think THAT S shocking Did that character ever have seven consecutive boyfriends and nine casual fucks at the same time Really That character is THAT powerful Did they ever defeat an evil villain with the power of their crotch alone Speaking of which, this is one of the major, MAJOR flaws of Anita Blake Her Cooter The Crotch of Doom as some of the girls call it Almost every man she comes across, she has to sleep with And then he loves her He s addicted to her He can t get enough of her It s ridiculous That girl had better have a TV screen in her forehead, beer leaking from her nipples and a bellybutton that dispenses sandwiches Otherwise I just ain buyin it She amasses power like it s spare change She goes from being a powerful animator of zombies, to a necromancer who can control ALL dead things including vampires , as well as being a lupa Queen of the Werewolves, Namira Ra Queen of the wereleopards having six strains of were in her but none of the downsides like actually changing She becomes a succubus She is a human servant part of a powerful Triumvate Then she makes her OWN triumvate with her own Vampire to call and an animal to call It s just RIDICULOUS You re wondering where it stops This stops her from having any character growth I thought Anita Blake s flaws were going to be dealt with at some point I thought her pride, arrogance, lack of impulse control, insecurities etc were going to be addressed through circumstances and a learning curve No She just becomes so powerful that it doesn t matter any.And the books are just basically sex That s all that happens Everyone has sex All the time And then they all argue A lot Anita wears a skirt, so three out of seven of her boyfriends take issue with that and then argue with Anita and amongst themselves Anita chips a nail, so at least five of her boyfriends go mental and start blaming each other.I really don t know why this mess continues It s beyond ridiculous I think LKH just wants to see how much she can shock us now Whatcan she do to play with our heads So Anita has brain sex with another woman So Anita has sex with a sixteen year old It doesn t matter any In the end, Anita never takes responsibility for ANY of it She never really sits down and says Regardless of everything I want to be with THIS person and THAT person I want to do THESE crazy sex acts because that would get me hawt Then I want to try it with five men at once No It s always the situation She s always made to do it This makes me lose so much respect for both the character and LKH You want fantasy smut in your story Fine Put it in there But don t make it so that the character never CHOOSES the fantasy smut Don t make it so that each and every time, the character is forced by circumstances to do these crazy, smutty things WTH And lastly, don t push feminist bullshit down our throats when every other woman in this series is either a bitch, psycho, cow or pathetically weak If Anita was a real woman than she d stand up to a little damn competition Instead she fights with every other woman around like it s some kind of damn pissing competition I kept thinking that maybe LKH was behind that stall, doing something that didn t seem apparent to me From what I could see so far, she was struggling to get something out I kept wanting to yell at her for it, but then I thought, maybe there s something epic happening Maybe I m wrong Maybe it s just because I can t see enough from my stall in the bathroom of life.No, my friends In this instance, she s not wrestling a man into a toilet bowl for information She s not leading us through some epic, well thought out drama that s going to unfold brilliantly if we just hang on and keep reading She s just shitting with us Well and truly, and enjoying the money we pay her for the pleasure of reading this crap This is a massive pan Just a heads up I ve finally given up on this series, though I m embarrassed to say it took me about ten books to get there This is another of those books where I loved the premise, but the execution made me gag Anita is insufferable, self centered and judgmental, and her self justification for her transformation fromnoli me tangere virgin to super slut is laughable God apparently told her directly that it was okay Whatever The appeal for me was always Richard th This is a massive pan Just a heads up I ve finally given up on this series, though I m embarrassed to say it took me about ten books to get there This is another of those books where I loved the premise, but the execution made me gag Anita is insufferable, self centered and judgmental, and her self justification for her transformation fromnoli me tangere virgin to super slut is laughable God apparently told her directly that it was okay Whatever The appeal for me was always Richard the werewolf and Jean Claude the vampire, whose relationship was obviously the true love story about to happen, but in later books they don t even appear Contract problems Scheduling conflicts with other projects Why on earth would the author replace the most compelling characters with a series of beta males who Anita can control like she controls every other aspect of this world Well, obviously, because this is Hamilton s fantasy, isn t it Right down to the creation of a character that is the male version of Anita, so she can make love to herself Yuck The book belongs to urban fantasy genre it was written long before the term was created So humans did something really stupid in my opinion formed after I finished reading and legalized vampires despite the fact that these creatures need to kill people to exist as everybody knows To justify this I can only say that this is not the first time the humanity acted like complete retards we can all give countless real life modern examples Anita Blake was a reanimator meaning she could raise The book belongs to urban fantasy genre it was written long before the term was created So humans did something really stupid in my opinion formed after I finished reading and legalized vampires despite the fact that these creatures need to kill people to exist as everybody knows To justify this I can only say that this is not the first time the humanity acted like complete retards we can all give countless real life modern examples Anita Blake was a reanimator meaning she could raise zombies This skill often comes handy as dead people can tell interesting tales She also did not belong to vampire fan club Bella Swan she was not One day the master vampire of her city offered her a job she could not refuse it was all about the right motivation obviously It seemed somebody was killing innocent huh vampires and Anita was to investigate or lose her life as well as get her friend killed As the title implies Anita had some experience of dealing with annoying bloodsuckers so when they finally got on her nerves she realized it was time to quit acting stupid and start kicking some undead butts Some long awaited action finally came I was very surprised by some things about the book Unlike what reviewers said it did not suck outright In fact it was decent enough I also found Kate Daniels granny Anita For those unfamiliar with the latter lady let me just say that Kate was heavily influenced by her and the influence is quite clear Anita even possesses trademarked Kate s sarcastic humor To be fair I have to say Kate Daniels writing is better Thus on the negative side the writing is not great but passable and there are plot holes and just illogical and just stupid things aplenty Anita s IQ drops to single digit range sometimes On the positive side any relative of the current Queen of urban fantasy deserves respect I was never bored reading the book It night shock somebody, but I will give this novel the same rating as I gave to Kate Daniels 1 3 stars I have to say that there are 3 stars and there are 3 stars This rating can mean Nice, but I am not reading the next book and also I am mildly curious what comes next This time I use the second meaning and will continue with the series