Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Review: Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton

My Rating: E, B, R

Published: 2000
Publisher: Orbit

Author's Website: laurellkhamilton.org

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First, there were the dead in the graveyard, two hundred years dead. I’d been hired to raise them to settle a dispute over who owned the land they were buried in.

Then there were the three dead teenagers in the woods, slaughtered in a way I’d never seen before.

And then they found the dead girl, drained of blood and left in her bed. I knew what that meant of course. It didn’t take a degree in preternatural studies to figure out that something was wrong. And I was right in the middle of it. My name is Anita Blake. Welcome to my life...

Bloody Bones is the fifth instalment in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton.

Anita, is yet again thrust into a job, out of town, by her boss that pushes her capabilities as an animator just so he can reap the benefits, i.e. lots of money. Larry gets to go along for the ride and learns more about being a vampire hunter. This trip causes a lot of tension between Anita and Larry. Larry is the young protégé and Anita is the overprotective master who is unwilling to let her pupil get into harms way even if it prevents him from learning to save his own butt and puts her in the firing line. Anita needs to learn that Larry needs to learn some things on his own.

We see a lot more of Jean Claude in this book and I am really happy about this. I have been wanting to learn more about Jean Claude since Guilty Pleasures as we only see him in books in short bursts and the majority of the time, Anita and him are surrounded by other characters and are rarely alone. I loved the interaction between the two in this book. I can see Anita slowly coming around to the idea of properly dating Jean Claude. We also get a glimpse into the life of Jean Claude as a human and it’s great but damn those bubble!

I think this is my favourite book of the series and it has made me fall more in love with the series. Purely because of the Anita and Jean Claude action. It’s great to have a series that is full of in-depth plots and hidden twists and turns but it’s also nice to see Anita having more scenes with her love interests. My favourite moment in the book was when Anita and Jean Claude are alone and Anita gets to learn more about Jean Claude’s past. Also, Jason, I think his character is hilarious in this book. Some of his witty come backs had me giggling away to myself.

Overall, I think this book is great and I can’t wait to get further on in the series to see how Anita’s love life pans out. I also can’t wait to see how Anita’s necromancer powers develop and how this affects her life.

Disclaimer: I do not own this book, I borrowed it from the library. I have not been paid to review this book and everything I have said is of my own honest opinion.


Christine said...

I must admit I haven´t read anything by Laurell K. Hamilton. So you would recommend it? Because I´ve heard that her books are getting only worse as the series goes on...


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