Friday, August 26, 2016
Review: Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Summary from Goodreads:
Anita Blake may be small and young, but vampires call her the Executioner. Anita is a necromancer and vampire hunter in a time when vampires are protected by law—as long as they don't get too nasty. Now someone's killing innocent vampires and Anita agrees—with a bit of vampiric arm-twisting—to help figure out who and why.
Trust is a luxury Anita can't afford when her allies aren't human. The city's most powerful vampire, Nikolaos, is 1,000 years old and looks like a 10-year-old girl. The second most powerful vampire, Jean-Claude, is interested in more than just Anita's professional talents, but the feisty necromancer isn't playing along—yet. This popular series has a wild energy and humor, and some very appealing characters—both dead and alive.
I've had this series on my shelf for ages and I finally picked up book one.
The pacing is what through me off, I wanted a bit more action and a bit more going on in the story.
I had a hard time liking many of the characters (and one that I started to like was killed off) but at least the main character, Anita, was a good one. I was confused by various aspects of her life, the vampire hunting and necromancer, how she became both. I'm hoping that we get more back ground on her as the series goes on.
I will be moving on to book two because I enjoyed Anita as a main character and want to know what will happen between her and Jean-Claude.
I recommend checking out this series if you enjoy Buffy or the Sookie Stackhouse series.
3.5 Stars Out of 5