Guilty Pleasures Add to: Goodreads
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...
I have always decided against this series because it is very long and I have heard that things get a bit strange and out of the context of the original story after book 5 or 6. However, I wanted to take a chance on it anyway because there has to be a reason it has made it to over 25+ books published for one series.
I have to say I really highly enjoyed this one. I really like Anita, I think she is spunky, full of life and just a bit rude. I loved that unlike other heroes in books she is actually afraid of things that go bump in the night and her fears are shown to the reader. I also love that the world she is in is filled with dark things that are actually a little more spooky and horror filled than most urban fantasy that is written today. I am not a horror fan but I found myself reading this book with my heart racing at times and I quite enjoyed the thrill.
I think this book is a good start to the series and I am really interested to see more of all the main characters.
The Laughing Corpse Add to: Goodreads In The Laughing Corpse, a creature from beyond the grave is tearing a swath of murder through St. Louis. And Anita will learn that there are some secrets better left buried-and some people better off dead..
In The Laughing Corpse, a creature from beyond the grave is tearing a swath of murder through St. Louis. And Anita will learn that there are some secrets better left buried-and some people better off dead..
I dived right into this sequel after finishing the first book. I just needed more of this world and the characters.
I have to say that I still really enjoyed every member of the large cast of characters in this book. I felt like they were easier to connect with in this one because we already knew a little about them. I liked Anita and her gang more here than in the first book. I enjoyed the witty dialogue more as well and I felt it was actually starting to fit the story more. I enjoyed the case she was on in this one and I liked how Anita is just barely scratching the surface of all the cool things I think she will be able to pull off and do in future books.
I still really enjoyed the world in this one, this one isn’t as dark in my opinion but it still brings the spooky and creepy factor which I am highly enjoying. I will keep reading for now and see if I eventually hit a wall with this series but I am excited for more.