Wednesday 7 March 2012

REVIEW, Obsidian Butterfly

I was covered in blood, but it wasn’t mine, so it was okay

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Obsidian Butterfly
Series: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, book 9
Pub: 2000, Headline
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Cat: paranormal fiction
Format: paperback (mid); 675 pp w/ 67 chapters
Age Range: adult                                             

Edward is a hit man. He specialises in monsters. Vampires, shape-shifters, anything and everything. These are people like me, Anita Blake, who do it legally, but Edward doesn’t sweat the legalities or, hell, the ethics. He is an equal opportunity killer. I may be one of the few friends that Edward has, but it’s like being friends with a tame leopard. It may curl up on the foot of your bed and let you pet its head, but it can still eat your throat out...

Back story: Jean-Claude can feed off lust and he has been with her for since he meets her.
Damian being her vampire servant (much like a human can be a vampires).
Asher wants more from her than she can give.
She has Riana’s soul inside her that wants her to do things that are...unseemly to Anita (really anyone with high morals), as well as the fact that she’s defiantly a wolf lupa without turning furry.

This one: While taking a break from the two males in her life, Anita has been trying to work herself out so that she can stop letting Riana control her and her leopard can live without her hand. When Anita gets a call from Edward; he wants that favour she owes him. And so with little less than an hour she’s on a plane and heading to New Mexico where they have some skinless bodies that are still alive, and some even more ghastly dead ones. Anita might be the only one that can solve this, but not without the help of a few people she’d rather not ever meet (okay, so maybe only one of them).

This book is great, I loved it because it didn’t have any of the guys back home, and at this point we needed a brake—really. Seriously, she becomes something different, more a whinny little girl when she’s around them, here, this book, around big tough killers she’s more what she was originally. And I like that Anita better.
Saying this, I actually think this applies for later in the series, rather than this part—really, I’m sorry to say, but this is a great series and I’ve read it a lot, so...sometimes, even when I re-read them I can’t get rid of the knowledge that I already hold about this series, and I do like the second half much better than the first of the series—really, you can’t good drama like this series, in this day and age. Okay, maybe you can, but...

This one is more about the blood, the murder, than any drama, though the creepiness and the new people we meet (like, let’s say, Edwards family). Along with two killers for hire that become much closer to her than she ever really wanted them two (one even closer than that).
Anyway, I like how Anita reacts with Edwards family, the whole way threw, the two different people she is.

I liked it. but then that’s me, and this is the only mystery (crime) series that I like, especially when it’s in first person.

Guilty Pleasures, the Laughing Corpse, Circus of the Damned, The Lunatic Cafe, Bloody Bones, The Killing Dance, Burnt Offerings, Blue Moon, [tb], Narcissus in Chains, Cerulean Sins, Incubus Dreams, Micah, Danse Macabre, The Harlequin, Blood Noir, Skin Trade, Flirt, Bullet, Hit List, Kiss the Dead,

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