Friday, June 8, 2012

Review: Kiss the Dead by Laurell K Hamilton

Kiss the Dead
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Berkley
Anita Blake Book #21
ISBN:   0425247546
ISBN13: 9780425247549
Genre: UF/PR
When a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it’s up to U.S. Marshal Anita Blake to find her. And when she does, she’s faced with something she’s never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people—kids, grandparents, soccer moms—all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving a master. And where there’s one martyr, there will be more…

But even vampires have monsters that they’re afraid of. And Anita is one of them…

If you have been reading the Anita Blake series this long you know the characters and you know the scores so I wont go into synopsis here and jump right in.

Things I'm not liking AT ALL: My biggest dislike about KISS THE DEAD is the fact that Anita even though she is not Bi and has always been extremely uncomfortable about it (and still says she is very uncomfortable with it) talks about that fact that she now has another woman in HER bed. Laurell has changed her way to much and I'm really not liking that she changed her despite her feelings yet again. All the men are getting a little ridiculous. The heard needs to be culled and even Anita thinks so, although I have to admit that I do appreciate that the whole book wasn't filled with orgy scenes.HATE her relationship with Sin, He should NOT be one of her lovers its just disturbing.

Things I enjoyed: LOVED that we get Anita back in the field again like book 20. Very much enjoyed Zerbrowski and watching Anita and him interact in the field and in their lunch scene. They had me cracking up and smiling. Love her relationship with Nathaniel and Micah. 

Other thoughts: Asher, Wow I really hope that Jean Claude sends him away like he said as he really needs to get over himself and his issues. There is no excuse for his behavior. Wish we had more Jean-Claude scenes (not sex scenes just in general like they used to be together). The ending, How are her colleagues going to treat her now seeing her fall apart? Will they see her as more human or will they see her as weak where they saw her as nothing but strong before?!?

The Anita Blake series to me is one of those series I'm so invested in that I cant imagine not getting the next book even if its filled with nothing but orgy scenes and horrific writing because I have to know what happens next. Its hard to rate this far into the series after so many bad books so I'm going with the middle ground. 

I gave it 3/5 stars


  1. I still read Anita Blake but check them out of the library. Maybe the next book will have a massive slaughter of vampires and Anita will end up with a smaller herd. I still miss the necromancer detective aspect.

  2. I've been a long time reader of Anita Blake, but now I only borrow from the library. All sex and no plot makes me feel... something, something (... and it's not excitement that's for sure!)

  3. Couldnt agree more with borrowing them, I have never and will never purchase an Anita Blake book.

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