[EBOOK READ] Guilty Pleasures Author Laurell K. Hamilton

B plus ACTION SCENES B plus STORYPLOTTING B SETTINGTONE B PLUS TO B SETTINGTONE B plus to minus WHEN READ 2006 revised review mid November 2012 OVERALL GRADE B plus This book I loved it the first few times I read it And then Not so much I blame reading Fever right before Also There was something I could not uite put my finger on At first What was it The writing style Everything was fragmented sentences And strangely formal speech Instead of I m we get I am Instead of I d we get I would Every Time Even when it does not fit It is like LKH HAS NOT YET MET AN has not yet met an #I Am One Of Those # am one of those you know the onesOnce I see something ear something NOTICE something like that I cannot un notice it I ll stop with the annoying fragments and the non apostrophes now as I can t even bring myself to write them for an extended period of time let alone force anyone to read themunlike someone else I could mentionOkay in all seriousness don t do what I did Don t read this book after reading Fever because you ll be trying to absorb descriptions of Jean Claude and then the Jericho Barrons that s taken up residence in your Nikola Tesla for Kids: His Life, Ideas, and Inventions, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) head will look out through your eyes and laugh before giving you aeart stopping look of possession that makes you want to spike this book on the ground and flounce back over to Barrons Books and Baubles for a uickie To be blunt Jean Claude seems like a total wuss compared to JZB I know I know who doesn t The dude wears lace trimmed shirts and tight leather pants tucked into Pustahan Tayo Mahal Kita hooker boots which would be fine maybe if Iadn t just read about a man that Skyskrapersommer hasn t fully pulledimself out of the primordial ooze and could murder JC and wild card Der Traum der ewigen Jugend in Zeiten der Post Apokalypse his entire city While smiling And then weave Anita What a biased narrow minded Enqute sur la noblesse holier than thou misogynist Her fashion decisions will make you silently long for Mac s lengthy descriptions ofer pastel colored outfits and the affinity she feels for others of Les Nombrils - Tome 5 - Un couple d'enfer (French Edition) her own sex I really didn t like Anita this time around But if I remember correctly she does get better as the series progresses That is until it all starts to unravel around book ten or so I still liked all the blood and guts and the fact that vampires were vampires not the glittery kind the monstrous kind I still enjoyed the plot and Anita s necromancing I really enjoyed the flawless world building Still I think I m going to wait to read the next until after I successfully manage to burn the memory of Barrons from my mind FML view spoilerGROUP READVictims Volunteers1 ME2 Alisa3 Anna4 Ellis5 Joann The engaging start of a wonderful series that morphs into erotica partway through If you like VI Warshawski Kinsey Milhoneand other female gumshoes and you like some fantasy you will definitely like this series in the beginning Normal world normal woman except that vampires and other supernatural critters are real someave civil rights and coexist with Tuntematon Kimi Räikkönen humans or less peacefully and the protagonist is a 5 2 gun toting butt kicking necromancer Her day job is raising the dead for a company that specializes in it so that answers about wills etc can be settled once and for all Her other job is a vampire executioner which makeser a federal marshal because you can t just run around and stake some poor vampire on sight unless you want to get arrested The monsters are living among the Handbook of Primary Care Procedures (Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials) humans now and Ms Hamilton does a wonderful job of looking at exactly what that would entail What about mixed marriages What kinds of jobs would vampiresave How would the ACLU fit into this What about religion And so on and so forth At this point Anita Blake s world is black and white Vampires bad Humans good There are no shades of gray for Anita This book reads like a decently written female detective book with the small twist of the kind of world the detective exists in and DevOps with Kubernetes : Non-Programmer's Handbook how that impactser investigation and The Fiddler in the Subway her lifeYou must start with the beginning in this series or you ll miss some fascinating twists and turns as Anita s world starts to acuire shades of gray and she starts to grow up a little bit Whatappens when the monsters go out of their way to rescue you from the Trumbull Park (Northeastern Library of Black Literature) humans who want to kill you Whatappens when the scariest thing in your world is a uman not a monster What appens when the monster thinks you re kinda cute and asks you out on a dateLater in the series Ms Hamilton gets so busy exploring the social interaction side of things what Rve, cl de l'identit happens when ALL the monsters want to date you At the same time that the mystery solving part goes bye bye which is a shame And right around Narcissus in Chains Ms Hamiltin abandons any pretense at plot and starts writing not so vanilla porn But the series right up to that point is a solidly written engaging and nicely layered series that can be addictiveAnd the fact of the matter is that not one of the other authors whoave picked up on this oh so popular genre of female with unexplored powers doing something dangerous in a supernatural world Exercices de style has come close to what Ms Hamilton managed to accomplish with Anita Blak. Confronter greatest fear er undeniable attraction to master vampire Jean Claude one of the creatures she is sworn to destro. Guilty PleasuresThis is a massive pan Just a Elämän ja kuoleman kentältä – Sotarunoilija Aarni Suursalon vaikutelmia vapaussodasta heads upI ve finally given up on this series though I m embarrassed to say it took me about ten books to get there This is another of those books where I loved the premise but the execution made me gag Anita is insufferable self centered and judgmental ander s I finally got around to reading Guilty Pleasures the first Anita Blake book and can at least see why they re not in the Romance section it s gory and the author doesn t seem to like vampires at allI know Hamilton s very well established and The Reluctant Heiress Lone Star Legacy has auge fan base and I know there are lots of other people who don t like Les Osismes Peuple de l'Occident Gaulois her books so I feel pretty confident I m not going to get lynched by saying I m glad I only spent 2 on this bookI really didn t like it This is partly because I was so often confused partly because I was very bored and partly because there s simply no one to like in this book I didn t like Anita I was very distracted by the way she dresses and the things she thinks about I didn t like any of theumans or other characters the vampires were portrayed in the non romantic cliche way as opposed to the romantic cliche and I didn t like all the guns The plot is slow and dull and Anita misses some glaringly obvious things and doesn t ask very good uestions There were many scenes where I kept thinking What the L'Europe et le mythe de l'Occident hell is going on It often didn t make much sense to me at all and seemed to contradict itself and I am not a stupid person It s like during the rewrite stage things got cut out that shouldave stayed Also what the Calvinists Incorporated Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier University of Chicago Geography Research Papers hell is aubba The Kitchen Linens Book Using Sharing and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives hubba motion with yourand supposed to look like I ave never skimmed a book like I did with Guilty Pleasures Jean Claude was intriguing but ardly in it at all and I didn t start properly reading it again until the end I don t like skimming I never usually do it and it s a very bad sign if I do It gets two stars for Jean Claude and the interesting thing about not being able to properly envision or understand a character until you get to see their eyes Reread Back in the day when Anita wasn t a power Thank You God For Everything hungry nympho This book remindsow great the Anita Blake serie That was something Right I guess it was okHow did vampires become common knowledge I understand they became legal 2 years prior to the action in the book but why How And who is Anita Blake I could not connect with er at all She felt shallow No not shallow I really can t find the word right now She felt not real but someone that simply went with the flow with no actual starting point or purpose I would like to say she felt like a character in a book but I love or purpose I would like to say she felt like a character in a book but I love so that would be insulting to themAnd ow on Earth view spoilerdid two Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing humans with no spectacular powers kill a 1000 years old vampire The vampire mustave been extremely stupid because she went down so fast I usually like vampires very much but the ones in Guilty Pleasures are idiots in spite of Mordecai Cubitt Cooke Victorian Naturalist Mycologist Teacher and Eccentric having great poweride spoiler It was ok I guess Before Kate Daniels it was Anita Blake However it is one of those rare instances where the COPY CAT IS MUCH BETTER THAN cat is much better than original Anita is a raiser of the undead and killer of vampires She is coerced to The Gold's Gym Training Encyclopedia help a powerful vampire ueen and to investigate the murder of several powerful vampires The main problem with the book was itseroine She was so unlikable so proud of The Origin of Feces herself that she does no drink doesn tave sex and is such a good Christian Oh she is so judgemental Taking in consideration that the series will turn into a porn fest after book 6 7 I call Redeeming the Republic Federalists Taxation and the Origins of the Constitution her aypocrite Also the Guide to the Contemporary Harp humour and the fight scenes did not work for me Kate Daniels on the otherand is a fun likeable kick ass character Even the character Ilona Andrews copied from Guilty Pleasures Rafael is so much better I might try the next one in the series but I am in no rush to do so This was one of the first UF PR books so it might wort a try if you are interested ow it all began Okay so some of the girls asked that I do a review of the Anita Blake series because I mentioned some things that intrigued themIt s not a because I mentioned some things that intrigued themIt s not a series and usually I would reserve judgment on a series until it comes to its conclusion just in case the author was going somewhere I wasn t expectingKind of like that scene out of Austin Powers where Austin s in the bathroom stall with a bad guy and a big Texan man is in the next stall and can only see Austin s feet He ears Austin Powers grunting as e fights the guy saying Who does Number 2 work forThe Texan guy thinking that Austin is taking a crap decides to pitch in and give encouragement to someone who is obviously struggling That s right Show that turd who s bossWell that s what reading Anita Blake is like You re sitting in the next stall with someone who nine or so books ago you thought was really nice and normal Suddenly they start to struggle and you want to be encouraging or you want to tell them to give up take a laxative and come back later The thing is at first you re wary to because maybe something els. 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for life death is appening but you just can t see it Maybe at the end of the series you re going to come out see what s left over in the stall and proudly proclaim Jesus Christ what did you eatThe first 10 books are filled with mystery and intrigue They ve got great characters and really interesting storylines They ve got action DAMN ave they got action Obsidian Butterfly in my opinion the last good book is such a thriller in so many ways They re a little bit sexy and you find yourself wishing a little sexy would come your way because it s kind wishing a little sexy would come your way because it s kind really awtBut then something Investir dans l'or : le petit manuel pratique happens after book 10 Itappens so uickly that you re kind of in a Yoga in the Workplace headspin looking around going Am I still reading the right series Have they printed a different book under the same nameBecause suddenly they re no longer mysteries There s no longer any real edge of your seat suspense Suddenly you think you re going to go a little crazy if you read another freakin sex scene Suddenly the writing is so poor so transparent The characters are so unlikable and so unrelatable that they might as well be from another galaxyYou re just walking along one day admiring the view when suddenly OH CRAP ANITA JUST HAD SEX WITH A WERELEOPARD IN ANIMAL FORMYou re minding you re own business enjoying a cup of coffee when FUCK SHE JUST HAD A THREE WAY WITH TWO MEN ANALSEXANALSEXANALSEXYou were about to get ready for work when out of nowhere CROTCHBUCKETS SHE S JUST HAD A MASSIVE GROUP ORGY AND BEEN SPITTED BY TWO MEN FAAARKThen you wonder if you can still walk into a church after reading these books They become so appallingly bad that you wear them like a badge of pride Oh you think THAT book is shocking Has she everad sex with an animal while a whole room full of people look on Oh You think THAT S shocking Did that character ever L'ORTHOGRAPHE FACILE - ORTHOGRAPHE D'USAGE, REGLES GRAMMATICALES, HOMONYMES, DICTIONNAIRE ORTHOGRAPHIQUE have seven consecutive boyfriends and nin The book belongs to urban fantasy genre it was written long before the term was created Soumans did something really stupid in my opinion formed after I finished reading and legalized vampires despite the fact that these creatures need to kill people to exist as everybody knows To justify this I can only say that this is not the first time the Dictionnaire Le Robert de poche 2020 humanity acted like complete retards we can all give countless real life modern examples Anita Blake was a reanimator meaning she could raise zombies This skill often comesandy as dead people can tell interesting tales She also did not belong to vampire fan club Bella Swan she was not One day the master vampire of The Mark of Cain her city offereder a job she could not refuse it was all about the right motivation obviously It seemed somebody was killing innocent Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque : St Seiya, tome 27 huh vampires and Anita was to investigate or loseer life as well as get Found in Translation her friend killed As the title implies Anitaad some experience of dealing with annoying bloodsuckers so when they finally got on Folktales from the Moose of Burkina Faso her nerves she realized it was time to uit acting stupid and start kicking some undead butts Some long awaited action finally came I was very surprised by some things about the book Unlike what reviewers said it did not suck outright In fact it was decent enough I also found Kate Daniels granny Anita For those unfamiliar with the latter lady let me just say that Kate waseavily influenced by Jeou p'ou t'ouan ou la chair comme tapis de prire her and the influence is uite clear Anita even possesses trademarked Kate s sarcasticumor To be fair I Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus have to say Kate Daniels writing is better Thus on the negative side the writing is not great but passable and there are plotoles and just illogical and just stupid things aplenty Anita s I drops to single digit range sometimes On the positive side any relative of the current ueen of urban fantasy deserves respect I was never bored reading the book It night shock somebody but I will give this novel the same rating as I gave to Kate Daniels 1 3 stars I ave to say that there are 3 stars and there are 3 stars This rating can mean Nice but I am not reading the next book and also I am mildly curious what comes next This time I use the second meaning and will continue with the series Anita Blake is a vampire unterslayer among other dealings with the undeadoccult and she s only in Do No Harm her early twenties Story is told in a first person PI style which means there s some wryumor as well as a focus totally from the main character s POV PROS 1 Fast read 2 Vampires are similar to the legends but The Poseidon Adventure have enough uniue differences where we are dealing with something new and enticing 3 Anita is a nice mix of male and female which means she should appeal to both genders 4 Well plottedardly any gap How to Stop Drinking Alcohol and End Drug Addiction holes of logic pacing is well done and 5 Big finale climax at the end Satisfying if you like things settled well violently Heh CONS 1 Her early books are great I would warn that by book ten she starts to spend too much time in the lovemaking which slows everything down Not an issue in this novel but will be later if you fall for the series as I did CHARACTERSDIALOGUE B to. Who take things too far But when the city’s most powerful vampire askser to solve a series of vicious slayings Anita must.