BOOK REVIEW: Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #1)

Title: Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #1)
Author: Laurel K. Hamilton
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires
My Rating:

Book Description:

In a world where vampires, zombies and werewolves have been declared legal citizens of the United States, Anita Blake is an “animator” – a profession that involves raising the dead for mourning relatives. But Anita is also known as a fearsome hunter of criminal vampires, and she’s often employed to investigate cases that are far too much for conventional police. But as Anita gains the attention of the vampire masters of her hometown of St Louis, she also risks revealing an intriguing secret about herself – the source of her unusual strength and power.

My Review

I remember reading this book about 3 or 4 years ago when my youngest son was in Rady’s Childrens Hospital for a few weeks. I was so stressed & worn out the books I read sort of went in & right back out again. I didn’t really get to enjoy them – I just go the basics of the stories. I figured to read this series again along with a few other ones I read during that time.

I don’t remember my first impression of this book – back then I wasn’t into quick reads or vampire books – more like I had a thing for books like The Stand & The Dark Tower series. This time around I read it & it seemed like what you think might be a plausible existence if there where actually vampires, zombies, weres, necromancers, etc in the world. Right off the bat you learn of the other major character after Anita – Jean Claude. He somehow stays in the back of your mind through out the whole book and really it is him that kept Anita alive. The author doesn’t say as much but its the logical answer when you think about the marks, etc. They not only kept Jean Claude alive but kept Anita alive as well.

I don’t remember much of the series except the were-panther parts & I hope re-reading this series will help me remember things and/or discover parts I missed the first time around. I need something to add to my head for the dreams I have.

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