Laurell k. Hamilton is the author of the Anita Blake series. There are currently 24 books in the series, with Dead Ice being the most recent one. for those that have no knowledge of the Anita Blake books here’s a little background. Anita Blake started off as a vampire executioner, and a bounty hunter type of person. she also raises zombies for a living. she’s done work with police officers and is involved with the vampires, both professionally and personally. as the series evolves, she becomes entwined with other supernatural beings; witches, and were-animals.
In this recent installment she’s been recruited to help the police find out who’s raising people as zombies and forcing them to essentially be sex slaves. all the while she is also dealing with alot of personal stuff, with the vampires and were-animals. I’ve read all the books in the series to date, and overall i like them all, but i did have a few i liked more than others. for example, any of the ones where she’s working with her friend and assassin Edward. I liked this one, but I’m beginning to dislike the relationship aspects of the books. It’s becoming repetitive, how she acts, how the others act, etc. yes, there’s been growth and development in her personal life but I felt at times that the plot about the zombies wasn’t as important as it should have been. and something about the end bothered me too. I feel like in tying up the zombie plotline and stuff, it was sort of rushed.
If you’re a fan of the series, give it a read and leave your thoughts on it. I’m curious what others think