Monday, October 10, 2011

Book Review: Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton

Obsidian Butterfly

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Paperback: 608 pages
Publisher: Jove (September 24, 2002) 
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★ ★ ★ 

My thoughts:

Obsidian Butterfly is the 9th book in the Anita Blake series. I was so excited to read this book because I miss Edward sooo much. I was so damn tired with Anita dealing with vampire and werewolf stuff that I thought seeing Anita work again as a necromancer would make me feel great. In this book, Anita had to go down to New Mexico to help Edward solve a mystery. Someone is skinning and mutilating victims and Edward believes that Anita is the only one who can solve this mystery.  Anita and Edward believe a monster is responsible for this gory thingy while others believe otherwise.

Monster = gory, gory = monster *one more time* monster = gory. You get it? Having read this book makes me want to stop reading the series, *looking at my TBR pile* I still have 4 more Anita books *sigh*.  The series started out strong but aaarrrr the gory thingy is REALLY starting to get on my nerves. I know they are monsters, but can they do "normal death" for once? Like eat them and then they die. I noticed that Ms. Hamilton's having so much fun in writing stories with a lot gory stuff. The only thing I enjoyed in this book was the "getting-to-know" part of Edward's personal life. That he actually has a love life. Imagine "Death" has a love life and he's getting married! So that was the only fun part of the book and I guess I have to disconnect with Anita's life for a while. Yes like Sookie, Anita, you need a break too! Please...  

About the book:

There are a lot of monsters in Anita Blake’s life. And some of them are human. One such individual is the man she calls Edward, a bounty hunter who specializes in the preternatural. He calls her to help him hunt down the greatest evil she has ever encountered. Something that kills and maims and vanishes into the night. Something Anita will have to face alone…

“MY NAME IS ANITA BLAKE. I’D LIKE YOU TO MEET EDWARD… ” Edward was a hit man. He specialized in monsters. Vampires, shape-shifters, anything and everything. There were people like me who did it legal, but Edward didn’t sweat the legalities or, hell, the ethics. He was an equal opportunity killer. I may be one of the few friends that Edward has, but it’s like being friends with a tame leopard. It may curl on the foot of your bed and let you pet its head, but it can still eat your throat out…

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 and continues to thrive with over sixteen volumes to the series and an comic adaptation. 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. She lives in St. Louis County Missouri with her husband Jonathon Green, daughter, two pug dogs and one boxer/pug dog. She invites you to visit her website and message board at or catch her on MySpace at


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