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Review: Kiss The Dead by Laurell K. Hamilton

Jun 29, 2012

Kiss the Dead (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #21) 
Book 21
 Anita Blake Series

I knew without doubt that if any more of the vampires tried to attack us I'd kill them, too, regardless of apparent age, race, sex, or religious affiliations. I was an equal-opportunity executioner; I killed everybody. My name is Anita Blake and I am a vampire hunter and necromancer, as well as a US Marshal. So when a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it's up to me to find her. And when I do, I'm faced with something I've never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people - kids, grandparents, soccer moms - all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving their vampire master. And where there's one martyr, I know there will be more...But even vampires have monsters that they're afraid of. And I'm one of them...


Cindy's Review:  
     I know many of you who have stopped reading Anita Blake books, and I'm very sad to know that you have missed an outstanding piece of work! Anita has started to grow-up, emotionally and meta-physically. She no longer pulls her gun and asks questions later. She doesn't need to. She is the monster that the monsters use to keep bad little vamps/shapeshifters and others in line. She's just that damn good at her job and she knows it. The people she works with know it too. So she no longer has to prove to anyone how badass she really is. So now it's time for Anita to spend time with the many loves of her life and straighten out any crossed wires or inaccurate readings from her emotions that might not be engaged the way some think they should be.

Young vampires are meeting together to try and take Jean-Claude and Anita out of the game, permanently. While trying to free a teenage girl from a forcible change two police officers are killed, which is what causes an open warrant to be assigned to take out all the vampires involved. Anita is trying to work within the new laws surrounding the vampires and find the perpetrators of the attacks through the city with as little harm to humans as possible. But when the danger comes to her home life and those she cares most for, will Anita trade herself to save them?

Quote of the day: I looked at him, and Dev said, "I think I lost skin off my bits, so she's safe; ow.

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A "Cinfully Wonderful" Review by Cindy McCune
Guest Reviewer and Collaborator

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