Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Book Review: Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton

Blue Moon

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Jove; First Thus edition (September 24, 2002)

Ratings: ★ ★ ★ 

My thoughts:

I have been a fan of the Anita Blake,Vampire Hunter series for some time now and honestly I was so disappointed with this book. Blue Moon is the eight (of the 20 books) installment of the series. I love the series because of the main character, Anita Blake. LKH created a strong heroine with great narration, powerful characters, good entertainment and the best is for the witty dialogue of the main character. 

The series started out with Anita having one full time job as an animator and then sometimes she helps the Regional Preternatural Investigation Taskforce or RPIT (pronounced as RIP IT) solve cases which mostly ended up in Anita killing vamps and other supernatural creatures. Love that!

This time Anita's life or career has taken a different direction. I can't believe she's getting powers in every book. Okay, let's see, she's an animator/necromancer, vampire executioner, she's got power equal to Jean-Claude and Richard, power over Damian (vampire) and now Lupa (Ulfric's chosen mate) for werewolves and Nimir-Ra (queen pard) for the were-leopards. I hate her life now, please bring back Anita without the super powers please! 

The book contains a lot of gore/violence scenes mixed with sexual tensions and I didn't like it. I hate it when she has to deal with vamp politics and now were politics. I don't know where the story is heading and I'm not sure if i'm going to like the next book Obsidian Butterfly. I miss Edward and the RPIT gang. 

If you love Richard then this book is for you. Blue Moon is all about Anita-Richard relationship and that's my only reason why I finished reading this. If you are new to Anita's world, please pick up the first books and do NOT start with this one. You will not like it and you will be lost. I guarantee you.

About the book:

"Richard was an alpha werewolf. It was his only serious flaw. We'd broken up after I'd seen him eat somebody.”

Still, you never forget your ex-fiancé. And when Richard calls Anita Blake at three in the morning, she knows it won't be good news. It seems Richard had gotten himself thrown in jail on a rape charge. But Anita knows that though he is a monster, Richard's no rapist. And it's up to her to prove his innocence—before the blue moon creates even bigger problems for Richard...”

"Vampire hunter and preternatural expert Anita Blake, must help her ex-fiancé out of a false rape charge. Time is of the essence, however, as Anita's ex-flame is a werewolf and if he's not out of jail before the full moon rises he's in for some big problems." 


About the author:

Laurell K. Hamilton is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two series that mix mystery, fantasy, magic, horror and romance. 

Her Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter novels from Berkley Books began with GUILTY PLEASURES (now a hugely successful graphic novel from Marvel - the first sexy paranormal comic ever!) and continues with the SKIN TRADE, number seventeen in the series, in which Anita's complex personal and professional relationships with a master vampire and an alpha werewolf continue to evolve.

There are now more than 6 million copies of Anita in print worldwide, in 16 languages. Hamilton's Ballantine series features Fey princess and private investigator, Merry Gentry and there are now six novels exceeding one million copies in print. Divine Misdemeanors, the eighth in the series will debut Octobe 29, 2009. 

She lives in St. Louis County Missouri with her husband Jonathon Green, daughter, one pug dog and one boxer/pug dog.  - 


VildesVerden said...

Thanks for a great review. i have read the 3 first books, but will now probably not bother with more.

Akoss said...

I did read the first 3 and found myself unable to read more when I read reviews about the excessive gore/sex scenes in the following books. However Anita is indeed one heck of heroine. :)
Great review by the way!

iamjenai said...

hi guys! thanks for stopping by my blog.

i enjoyed the first 5 books. i would recommend book 4 Lunatic Cafe - i liked it best when JC and Richard fought for Anita. When I read Lunatic Cafe, i couldn't stop laughing at both guys - the funniest installment

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