Thursday, March 7, 2013

Kiss the Dead by Laurell K. Hamilton

Kiss the Dead by Laurell K. Hamilton
2012, Berkley
Series: Book 21 of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter

Synopsis: 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…

The Good: It's an Anita book. They were my introduction to the world of less uptight paranormal and I'll probably continue to read them to the end of the series, despite their declining quality. (I may not rush out and get them ASAP anymore though) The one thing I do really love about Kiss the Dead is that it seems like Anita has FINALLY accepted her life completely - which means no more post-coital guilt at every turn.

The Bad: I'm skimming the sex scenes. There, I said it. It's not that I don't appreciate a hot scene, but honestly, things are just getting repetitive. And overly descriptive. Because, really, how many times do readers need to be told in deep detail about all of the characters physical attributes during the course of a series? Sadly, I'm starting to wonder if this series is actually going anywhere. Like, does Hamilton have an endgame in mind? Or is this series going to continue indefinitely? It feels like the latter, based on the very limited plot progression over the last couple of books.

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