Vampire hunter Anita Blake has managed to overcome everything she faces. But this time there’s a monster that even she doesn’t know how to fight…
A remote Florida island is the perfect wedding destination for the upcoming nuptials of Anita’s fellow U.S. Marshal and best friend Edward. For Anita, the vacation is a welcome break, as it’s the first trip she gets to take with wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel. But it’s not all fun and games and bachelor parties…
In this tropical paradise Micah discovers a horrific new form of lycanthropy, one that has afflicted a single family for generations. Believed to be the result of an ancient Greek curse, it turns human bodies into a mass of snakes.
When long-simmering resentment leads to a big blowout within the wedding party, the last thing Anita needs is more drama. But it finds her anyway when women start disappearing from the hotel, and worse–her own friends and lovers are considered the prime suspects. There’s a strange power afoot that Anita has never confronted before, a force that’s rendering those around her helpless in its thrall. Unable to face it on her own, Anita is willing to accept help from even the deadliest places. Help that she will most certainly regret–if she survives at all, that is… (From Goodreads)
Thank you to Berkley Pub #Partner for gifting me a copy of this book, and for inviting me along on the Blog Tour.
I rate this book a 3 Stars out of 5.
So, I’ve read a few Anita Blake books, but nothing close to 25 of them (as this is book 26), so because of that there were often times I was completely lost. But when I was asked to join this Blog Tour I couldn’t turn it down, as this was one I didn’t want to miss out on. I knew that there is a HUGE Anita Blake following, and I wanted to be a part of it.
Also, there is A LOT of sex in this book, I was not expecting that, it probably border lines erotica, and I pass no judgement here, I mean to each their own. I can see why so many loved this series, I can also see why many readers were not a fan of this one. It’s one of those love it or hate it books.
I liked her writing style, there is a lot of inner dialogue and a lot of questioning herself, and being unsure of herself. It does tend to get a bit overdone. However fans that have been there since book One probably already know this, so it’s going to be normal for them.
I am a huge fan of the Southern Vampire Series, and I was hoping that I would enjoy this book just as much, while I wasn’t in love, I appreciated Hamilton’s world building and character development. It’s a very sexual and emotional driven narrative, and while not my style, It will be great for others.
I am glad I got to join in on this blog tour, and I am glad I got more of a taste of the Anita Blake series. I wish it the best of luck, and you die hard fans, I hope you love this book as much as you have the others!!