Mommie Darkest: Public Enemy #1

Or Hit List: An Anita Blake Novel review.

Having finished the book this morning before my rendezvous with the big screen, I was tempted to post my thoughts earlier, but  I decided to let the book settle and sink into my psyche.  That and I was strapped for time, and Anita always deserves my full attention.

And now on with the show.

Anita’s latest adventure is full-length, something I’m grateful for after having two shortened books.  Catching Anita a month after Bullet takes place, Anita’s still reeling from the ramifications of the events.  I’m not a spoiler, so you’ll get nothing from me.  I started this series out of order, but got caught up years ago, so I know the chronology.  And Anita always works better as a series of unfortunate events.  Seeing how far she’s come from the first book, what effects her, what doesn’t, and might be in store for her, I’m ecstatic that Laurell K. Hamilton didn’t give into the pressure she was surely feeling from the fans after all the speculation about the gap between books.  She dedicated her time and energy to making Anita as real as she always is.  And when the next one comes, I won’t be surprised if I decide to reread the series(for the eighth time) in anticipation.

Until next time.

Where Are You on the Hit List?

Anita Blake - Vampire Hunter

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I wait with bated breath, and an empty wallet, for the release of Hit List, the next book in the series created by Laurell K. Hamilton.  I had the misfortune to start reading the series out of sequence.  I think I started with Narcissus in Chains, and I was hooked from the word go, but was very confused at some of the references to the other books.  One Borders trip later, and I was sucked into the world a petite, snarky, trigger-happy animator whose life was suffering from the old Chinese curse.

For those that don’t know what it is: “May you live in interesting times.”

Doubtful she thought her life would be this interesting.  In the beginning, it was dead bodies left and right, and a dead man trying to get into her pants.  Now she has powers she’s learning to control, a harem of men most straight women and gay men would kill for, and the biggest monster of all on her ass.  I don’t know about you, but I’d call that interesting.

Maybe I should go back and reread the series, and by the time I’m done, I can buy the book.  Or just ask for it for my birthday.  Whichever comes first.