[Laurell K. Hamilton] ✓ Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #3) [wonder-woman PDF] Ebook Epub Download Ð For all the Anita Blake books I started this series with my then friend, Meredith she actually got me hooked that fateful summer of 2000 when I was living on her wooden floor in Brooklyn We were both unemployed and bored and got hooked into this series I loved Anita Blake because it was before I discovered the new genre what I like to call badass chicks who kick ass written in first person and so she was all empowering and of course there were hot vampires and werewolves in it.
Unfortunately, Laurell K Hamilton doesn t have much taste in the way of clothing and moodand sometimes I think she tells too much instead of shows I also think that somewhere down the line the editors decided to just give her cart blanche because she most definitely has cut and paste some paragraphs here and there from one book to another.
The other thing I find annoying is that Anita likes to pick fights for no reason and seems to have the little dog syndrome always barking up at the big guns And for some reason as the series goes on, the sexual it gets and also the ridiculous it gets She has some interesting elements and some interesting characters and definitely isn t afraid to be violent which I love But then I got annoyed and moved on to other authors who still work with their editors Needless to say, I stopped reading the series after Incubus Dreams My fav of the series is Obsidian Butterfly It has the least retelling and show boating.
Your questions will make something simple last allday Just three books in, and already we can see a pattern forming Dudes come to Anita to have her do something she says, in no uncertain terms, No Dolph calls her to investigate a murder it ends up being the weirdest, most unusual murder Anita has ever seen Jean Claude makes the moves on her Anita tells him to F off Anita does minor investigating, bad guys come out of the woodworks to try to kill her, Anita is rude and sarcastic to a bunch of people, and suddenly Anita is fighting off the Most Powerful FILL IN THE BLANK.
This book is no different Some Human First members want Anita to rat out Jean Claude she refuses She is called to a murder scene the victim has been bitten to death by 5 or vampires Back to Jean Claude where she and he fight like cats and dogs FIGHT SCENE Then Anita is racing off to her night job FIGHT SCENE Bad guys try to kill her, Anita stumbles onto some new vampires, and before you know it, the city is about to be turned upside down by a 1million year old vampire the oldest EVAH.
I m rather torn about this book There are actually things I like Anita values her independence and free will and does NOT like Jean Claude s stalker ish behavior The book is pretty fast paced, and if you don t go in expecting Anita to do much investigating pretty much everything just falls into her lap how nice , it s pretty exciting It s also nice to have some action scenes, instead of many, many kissy kissy scenes we see in vampire books And, oddly enough, I actually LIKED Richard and Anita s cute meet though I have heard tons about how THAT ends upand it makes me sad.
But there are oh, so many things that drives me nuts about these books.
1 Anita Blake God, this is an unlikable woman I can only take so much of this, I am better than everyone else, even though I am ONLY 24 years old and have been in the business a whopping THREE years Half the time, she sounds like a petulant child, bragging about how many toys guns she has and how well she can use them or telling someone to f off and she does the latter A LOT Or playing p ssing games with the police who should be fired for all the sexual harassment The other half of the time, she sounds like a 40 year old woman, coaching someone who is ONLY FOUR YEARS YOUNGER THAN HER and calling him kiddo.
2 Action Scenes Is it possible to have too many When you forget what was going on and what the plot was, yes This happened to me frequently Why the big fight at Circus of the Damned with the Snake Why did the vampires reveal themselves to Anita when she had NO IDEA who they were before at the cemetery with Larry Why was Anita so easily duped into driving an hour into the boonies only to be chased into a cave where the vamps try to kill her Isn t this supposed to be Anita, the most awesome, kick ss Vampire Hunter in the Mid West 3 Clothing Every person has to have a run down of what they are wearing And not just once no, we have to know what EVERYONE is wearing at any time So when Anita changes, you hear about it When Jean Claude is on the scene, expect at least a paragraph or two on his frilly shirt.
4 CTRL C CTRL P New characters have nearly the same description as old ones St Louis must have the highest population of beefy, muscular men who lift weights, because, I swear, it seemed not a page went by before Anita mentioned how muscular so and so was and how he must lift weights.
5 TMI In case you were ever curious what exercise routine Anita and Ronnie do when they hit the gym, don t worry LKH will let you know what machines they start at, who is best at what Anita is better at arms, Ronnie with legs , and when they do cardio Just what I open a Vampire novel to read NOT.
6 Super powered villains For once, couldn t Anita just defeat a troup of vampires, instead of a showdown between her and the Most Awesome, 1 Million Year Old Vampire What about a voodoo practitioner instead of The Best Voodoo Practitioner in Missouri I have no idea how all these super powered beings keep coming to St Louis not the biggest city in the US and just throw themselves in front of Anita s Browning.
Okay, so that was a lot of complaining This book wasn t horrible It was okay, it s just that after reading three Anita books in a row, I m burned out I think I need a break before I attempt to tackle Book 4 if I want to at all I am beginning to think this series is just not my cup of tea Certainly not the worst out there, but I ve read better too.
In Laurell Hamilton S Wonderfully Noir Horror Thrillers, Anita Blake Never Knows Quite What Is Going To Turn Up Walking The Mean Streets She Lives On She Really Does Not Appreciate The Sexual Attentions Of Jean Claude, Vampire Master Of The City She Lives In And Proprietor Of The Circus Of The Damned No Matter How Cute He Is, He Is Dead, And Anita Gets Enough Of Dead People In Her Work As Zombie Raiser And Vampire Executioner His Friend Richard Strikes Her As Entirely Her Sort Of Thing Sweet, Polite And A High School Teacher Yet She Knows With An Awful Inevitability That Richard Probably Has Secrets Of His Own Add To This Volatile Personal Mix Vampires With Ambitions To Seize Jean Claude S Throne And Mount Anti Human Pogroms, An Immortal Snake Woman With Agendas Of Her Own And A Hit Man With A Contract On Whoever The Master Happens To Be At The Time, And Anita S Problems Start To Be As Entertaining And Suspenseful As Ever Hamilton Takes Us To Dark Caverns And Overlit Night Clubs, And To The Darker Places That Live Inside Human And Formerly Human Sexuality Her books Are Terrific Supernatural Thrillers Because She Is Keen To Explore Sexual Heat As Well As Terror And Excitement Roz Kaveney Anita Blake to the rescue again I m afraid my love affair with Anita s badass ways may be coming to an end Too much of a good thing I suppose.
It s kinda like when you have a crush on someone so everything they do is wonderful But a few months into the relationship the actions you once loved start to annoy the crap out of you I m starting to feel that way towards Anita I loved her bitchiness, no soft edges, tough as nails, I don t date vampires, I kill them attitude But now I am getting annoyed with her inability to bend and be human She calls herself a Christian but she is very judgmental of others.
Oh Anita You are killing me with this cat and mouse game with Jean Claude Why do you hate him so much when it is obvious to everyone that he adores you I m starting to question if you are capable of love.
Actually, Anita really pissed me off with her betrayal in this episode I need for her to develop some level of softness I m just starting to see her character in a different light.
I could have made this pleasant, but now I think I want you to hurt Look into my eyes, mortal, and despairAlejandro Oooh, bad guys coming at Anita from all sides It was action packed, complicated, and I loved it This is our first introduction to Richard, gorgeous pain in the ass You get the taste of all the passionate battles to come between them Here are some of my castings Without a doubt, better than the first two I really like Jean Claud He is the reason I am reading these books I have never wanted a bad guy to get the girl before, it s fun Anita was a bit disappointing I m beginning to wonder if Jean Claud deserves better.
The swearing is excessive and redundant And I realize that in a series you have to make each book a stand alone and therefore have to explain the same thing several times But does it have to be word for word There are literally paragraphs that are cut and pasted into each book Would it be too much to ask for at least new wording a new angle on the info Something I love Laurell Hamilton s work The Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series is outstanding The first two books in this series, Guilty Pleasures and The Laughing Corpse are amazing pieces of work This book declares no less awesomeness This is the book that wraps you around the series and pulls everything together This book is really the beginning of the journey that whips and turns you into a reality that is completely twisted, morbid and simply put, cool Anita Blake is introduced to a few characters that you will no doubt adore and look forward to reading about in the future Being yanked from one Master to another, Anita is faced with a choice A choice to betray those she is running from or a choice to try to save the humans from the monsters Tough choice right Jean Claude is relentless in his desires and efforts to seduce the one woman who has the power that once bound to his, will make him even incredibly strong and deadly A new character is brought to life, Richard Zeeman His charming smile and human body draws Anita into a chance to live a normal life Well, as normal as raising zombies and hunting and ripping hearts out of vampires Unfortunately, she is was deceived by the very monsters she avoided Instead of trusting her instincts, Anita tip toes across the lines she carefully placed in life The line has wavered since the second book In this book, she considers that not all monsters are evil She wonders if Jean Claude is a monster Sure, he is the walking dead But could she love him Thrilling battles ending in death and blood shed, Anita chooses which side of monsters to fight beside The interesting whoas in this book are grin worthy Fighting against a vampire that is over a million years old that is the only mark in this book that is a little ridiculous in my opinion , and the servants that betray each other, the relationships become unpredictable It was a pleasant surprise, to find myself smiling as the scenes hit me from the blind side As the other two books, I would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in paranormal or what seems to be science fiction weird worlds centered around blood and guts with a pinch of lust I would strongly suggest that this book not be read by children or immature young adults.
Anita and Richard, you can see the sparks but I am not totally convinced I know she is fighting her attraction to Jean Claude because of what he is We find out there are bigger bad out there then even Anita knew and things get heated I will tell you I am not a fan of snakes and this book has a lot of them Overall I enjoyed the book and I am looking forward to seeing where this story is going to take us Again I am a fan of the narration I like the voices she uses.
Well, it s not going to be Anita This girl is obsessed with her Nikes Nikes are mentioned in this book so many times that if you played a drinking game with Nike as your word, you would be smashed by the halfway point of the book But, don t worry, she always color coordinates her Nikes with a sporty fanny pack To look fashionable, of course.
So, even though we want to picture Anita like this She is actually like this So, in this book we have a pack of vampires murdering people Anita ends up becoming a target for several powerful vampires who want to either kill her, bite her, or own her She s total vampire bait It must be all of the bright colors she wears Vampires must get sick of everyone wearing black around them It s like just because they are the undead doesn t mean they don t want a pop of color every once in a while.
Anita is also trying to date Richard because she thinks he is just some nice human guy which once again shows her dumbness She actually thinks that a guy who is constantly surrounded by werewolves and vampires, and who answers to the vampire king in an overly obedient way, is just a normal human RiiiiightThere is a lot of action in these books, which is fun, but I think I am getting to the point now where I am enjoying everyone trying to kill Anita than anything else She is annoying, bitchy, stupid, and confrontational I think I would try to kill her myself if I met her So, I guess I m rooting for the bad guys Really, all it would take to kill her is for some kind of Wile E Coyote scheme that includes exploding Nikes It would work Wile E could really use a win, too.
Here Anita is still working as an animator and an assistant to preternatural police force Anita has a full plate, as usual, after a full night of corpse raising, she s then hounded by members of the vamp hater Church or somesuch to give up the resting place of the Master of the City Jean Claude , then a body turns up drained by what appears to be a rogue pack of vamps which leads her to The Circus of the Damned and into close proximity with vampire Jean Claude, a sexy vampire she d rather avoid He s been trying to make her his human servant but she stubbornly refuses, even when it means putting her own life in jeopardy There s a whole lot of that Ma petite I have marked you, you are mine I kill vampires, I don t serve them nonsense going on She must train an apprentice animator, face down an angry lamia, crazed humans, out of control zombies and deal with a dangerous master vampire It sounds exhausting but I have to hand it to Hamilton because I was never lost We re also introduced to Richard when he was still sweet and sexy and not quite so angry and rigid as he appears in the later novels.
Once again there is way too much focus on clothing who cares and the gun descriptions snore Personally, I am still not dying to discover what color Anita s Nike swishes will be every other page and if the match her t shirt I already know that she is not a girly girl because it s mentioned over and over We all know Jean Claude has a preference for lacy floofy blouses and his own nipples Do we need to be constantly reminded of this It s a little painful to read this stuff the second time around but the quick pacing and intriguing characters carry the book for me and I enjoyed the many plotlines here, none of which focus on sex I might add.
Despite a lame ass villain and too much arguing from Anita, I enjoyed this as much as the previous two in the series.