Thursday, 6 January 2011

Review: Burnt Offerings by Laurell K Hamilton

My Rating: E, P, X

Published: 1998
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group

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That’s what I’ve always said. That’s what I’ve always believed. But now I’m the one sharing a bed with the Master Vampire of the City. I’m Anita Blake, the woman the vampires call the Executioner. From part of the solution, I’ve become part of the problem.

So it hits to home when an arsonist begins to target vampire-owned businesses all over town – an arsonist who seems to want to destroy more than just property. It’s the monsters who are in danger now. And it’s up to the Executioner to save them from the inferno.

Burnt Offerings is the seventh book in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K Hamilton. I enjoyed this book so much that I can’t find the right words to describe how I felt when reading it.

From the beginning I loved the interaction between Anita and Jean Claude (he’s my favourite main character if you haven’t guess from previous reviews) and the more intimate scenes between the two. I can’t wait to see how their relationship develops in the coming books in the series as Anita seems to have a lot of uncomfortable conversations regarding her relationship with Jean Claude in this book with her work colleagues and peers.

There are quite a few confrontational moments between Anita and Richard and even some heated moments with the pack. The tension between the Richard and Anita is exciting but at the same time I don’t want anything to happen between these characters because I am very much an Anita and Jean Claude shipper. But I know LK Hamilton isn’t wriitng these books just for me so it will be interesting to see how Anita, Richard and Jean Claude deal with their connections to one another. We see a glimpse of it in Burnt Offerings, but somehow I think this is only the beginning of a very long and bumpy ride.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and I have thoroughly enjoyed this series so far. LK Hamilton is an awesome writer and can’t wait to read more of the series and delve further into her sensational animating/vampire world. My hopes for future books in the series are that we see some more development and learn more about Anita’s progressive animating powers and obviously more scenes with Anita and Jean Claude.

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

1 comment:

Belinda said...

Hey! I really enjoyed this book too and loved the dynamics of it. For me, I love that the series has a dark and gritty feel about them. Hopefully you'll continue to enjoy the books. They gotta little crazy for me after I think book 9-10 LOL

Great review!!