✓ Bloody Bones ☆ Download by Í Laurell K. Hamilton I keep giving the series only 2 stars, yet keep reading Why Because I like the plot However, Hamilton s writing style just makes me skim through large chunks of the story until I get to the interesting bits, so it s a love hate relationship.
I like the love triangle between Richard, Anita, and Jean Claude The introduction of the fey was interesting as well.
Also, finally Anita is behaving like a religious person or at least so than before , although as yet she still hasn t been to church And having Larry around makes Anita a little less Mary Sueish although she will always be a bit of an MS Just read some descriptions of Anita and then go look at Hamilton s photo.
The only thing that struck me as odd was that Anita gets bitten, but doesn t seem to worry about rising like a vampire or needing to cleanse the bite with holy water, which she did in circus of the damned.
Also, it is a little ridiculous how Anita manages to kill everything I know she s tough, but that tough Although I never really learned to like Anita Blake, she was always tolerable until Bloody Bones Didn t Anita complain about all of the Were s alpha fight dominance nonsense in Lunatic Cafe Really, she is no better than the Were s here If you take out all of the I m a bigger badass than you are scenes descriptions of corny outfits, you are left with nothing than a short story Granted I do like Hamilton s story telling But at this point I feel as if I am wading through the same crap I have read over and over again in every other Anita Blake novel Hamilton should give her fans some credit by now we know Anita sleeps with guns surrounding her, and oversize clothes hide her multiple weapons in custom made holsters We know she wears polo shirts, black jeans, Nike s and sleeps in oversize t shirts Must we continue to read this in every chapter Really Further, how does Anita always win every stupid ass contest she begins I m not talking about showdowns with the bad guys monsters I mean every other character she encounters The woman has no humility, no shame, no reflection on her actions Why is Larry so loyal to her Why do Jean Claude and Richard love her She is an asshole Outwardly and even in her private thoughts.
Solidifying my disgust with the entire series was the afterward to the novel Hamilton gave Anita Blake full Mary Sue status by pointing out all of the similarities between the two of them I don t know why it irritated me so much, but it did Perhaps, because in Bloody Bones I realized that despite being so self righteous, Anita is also a hypocrite Or maybe it is because I had a crappy weekend and only slept four hours last night Whatever the reason, I am done with this series for a long time possibly for good If Anita s boss were to fire her, or Larry turned his back on her leaving Anita to do some soul searching and change her ways a little that would be an interesting novel Really, story line to make her change her attitude But to know that she will continue to have the last word and solve all problems with guns well, I have read that already No need to read it again.
In Laurell K Hamilton S New York Times Bestselling Novels, Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter And Animator, Takes A Bite Out Of Crime Of The Supernatural Kind But Even Someone Who Deals With Death On A Daily Basis Can Be Unnerved By Its Power When Branson, Missouri, Is Hit With A Death Wave Four Unsolved Murders It Doesn T Take An Expert To Realize That All Is Not Well But Luckily For The Locals, Anita Is An Expert In Just The Kinds Of Preternatural Goings On That Have Everyone Spooked And She S Got An In With Just The Kind Of Creature Who Can Make Sense Of The Slayings A Sexy Master Vampire Known As Jean Claude Anita is such a badass as usual The creativity that seeps into Laurell Hamilton s book is astonishing With that said, Bloody Bones is one of her books in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series that really doesn t do it for me.
There are parts of this book that make you read super fast in anticipation of how a scene will turn out Unfortunately, those scenes are few and far between in this book.
Bloody Bones is a wonderful book filled with profound imagination and lingering betrayal The twists in this book are interesting, but other than the few scenes that really gripped me, the book is somewhat boring to me.
Anita Blake, an arrogant and rude animator and vampire hunter is stuck between the two men in her life that leave her drowning in lustful sexual tension This book continues to incorporate mild sexual descriptions, but I can guarantee you that it will not last A few books later and WHAM yumminess 3 It was St Patrick s Day, and the only green I was wearing was a button that read, Pinch me and you re dead meat I d started work last night with a green blouse on, but I d gotten blood all over it from a beheaded chicken.
Although there are a few key points to this book that are severely disturbing, there is little description which I am thankful for pedophile vampires Eww.
The homicidal scene that Blake and her proteg are investigating is pretty brutal As weird as this may sound, I love it The back of the skull was full of blood and gore, like a gruesome cup, but the brain was gone The blade had sliced him open across the chest and stomach His intestines spilled out in a thick, rubbery mass What I thought was his stomach had spilled out from the wound like a balloon half inflated The left leg had been chopped off at the hip joint The ragged cloth of his jeans clung to the hole like the petals of an unopened flower The left arm had been ripped out just below the elbow The bone of the humerus was dark with dried blood, sticking up at an odd angle as if the entire arm had been broken at the shoulder and no longer moved More violent Had this one struggled a little I am looking forward to the next book of this series, The Killing dance.
I recommend this book to anyone reading the Anita Blake series Although there is moderate violence in this book, the sexual content continues to be somewhat mild I do not recommend this book to immature adults or anyone that is sensitive the wonderfully twisted parts of life that ordinary people are blind to Happy Reading Bloody Bones is one of the brutal outings in this series A huge portion of the book follows Anita Blake as she s working and this time she s called in on a case that is particularly gruesome Three teen boys are brutally slain, a young teen girl is left for dead and a young boy has been kidnapped, possibly by a deviant sexual predator of a vampire who enjoys toying with children It s dark and painful to read the grief instilled within some of these pages.
Anita must also raise an entire graveyard of the dead for a client with only Larry the apprentice as backup Even she realizes this may too much to handle and is struggling with how she s going to do it without a human sacrifice As if all of this weren t enough to handle, she has to deal with a fey being that may or may not be a bad guy The only thing she knows for sure is that he s screwing up her latest assignment and is using magic when he shouldn t be I really loved this format for the books I m so PO d that it has been screwed with so much in later books Anyway, as we all know Anita is still dating Richard and Jean Claude And, surprise, surprise she has to call in Jean Claude for assistance on her vampire case Once he arrives in his triple poofy armed shirt and spiffy cravat the story takes a little detour from hard boiled vampire executioner and zombie raising mayhem to Anita fending off sexy Jean Claude s flirtations and dealing with vampire politics and protocol and a new master who uses Anita s past to heart breaking effect.
This book here is Jean Claude s book, all you Richard and Edward fans have been warned It s pretty easy to see which guy Anita is really digging here The monster line begins to get real fuzzy for Anita and the sexuality is ramped up a notch but I m still okay with that because there is a plot to this book and it moves I was always entertained and never bored, irritated or lost Hamilton excels at keeping all of these plot threads going without confusing her reader all the while giving us tantalizing new tidbits about her main characters The only thing missing is the darker edged humor that I enjoyed in the first few books Bloody Bones was so intense it really would have benefited from some well placed sarcasm and dark humor.
Come to me, child, and I will always be with you I will hold you foreverSerephina The most terrifying monster can see into your heart and give you all you ve ever wanted Anita has been called to the next town to raise the very old dead and hunt a child killing vampire It will mean dealing with another Master of the City, a woman Jean Claude never wanted to see again.
Anita is pretty awful to Jean Claude in this book but the vampire has long term plans and they re working Some of my casting Wow.
The ending was so sad I cannot stress this enough, it made my want to cry on Anita s behalf even knowing it wasn t true I loved this book as well as the rest, this series is so good, like I said I cannot stress this enough This is by far one of my favorite series I have ever read I have yet to encounter a book series like this in which I never can assume ahead of time the outcome Everything links up and makes the series melt together, I love it so much I don t know now which book I prefer, this one hit me hard, so upsetting but so good as well I honestly thought Larry was going to die, I thought he had at one point, which is crazy thinking about it now I also find it surprising that Anita finally gave into Jean Claude not the way you think, gosh , I thought she would stand her ground as always I am so excited to finish this series even if I m almost done with my choice genre, I just love this so much and highly recommend to anyone Also, I hated Serephina, a lot.
So, the name of this book is Bloody Bones, right Well, it is named after a restaurant in the book called Bloody Bones I have to wonder how many of us would be willing to eat at a place with that name Seriously, they need to fire the person who came up with that one, cuz yuck and mooingOh, and I found another fun fact about this book Anita actually says a word often than Nike It s Browning , and apparently it s some kind of gun that she really really likes The word Browning is in the book 45 times Anita loves her guns as much as other people love their babies And, just like those new parents, she never shuts up about it although, this is a perfectly reasonable response to a spider in my opinionSo, in this book, we get Anita traveling to the big flashy city of Branson to do a large job that involves raising a boatload of dead bodies to ask them their names And, while she is there, surprise surprise, there happens to be a vampire serial killer that she also needs to catch And, there are fairies beautiful fairies with glittery love powers um,,,,yeah, that s gonna stick with me for a while.
Anita ends up needing help from Jean Claude and I have to say that I am kind of loving him at this point He dresses up Anita s apprentice, Larry, like a stripper, and he gets drunk off of blood and has a giggling fitlet s get out of here before fangface busts a gut Jean Claude was doubled over with laughter He seemed to think fangface was outrageously funny.
He also finds Anita s swearing amusing I like that in a man My husband actually got shocked when he read one of my reviews that had the f word in it It s his fault for encouraging me by laughing anytime I say it I Got a Hot date with my girlfriend AnitaShe s All mine And my friend Shelly just let me borrow her copy of this book