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Monday, April 23, 2012

Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake Series #5)

In Laurell K. Hamilton's New York Times bestselling novels, Anita Blake, vampire hunter and animator, takes a bite out of crime-of the supernatural kind. But even someone who deals with death on a daily basis can be unnerved by its power...

When Branson, Missouri, is hit with a death wave-four unsolved murders-it doesn't take an expert to realize that all is not well. But luckily for the locals, Anita is an expert-in just the kinds of preternatural goings-on that have everyone spooked. And she's got an "in" with just the kind of creature who can make sense of the slayings: a sexy master vampire known as Jean Claude
I thought it was a little interesting the title choice. Right before I picked this book up my soon to be mother in law and I were reminiscing on ways our parents would make us behave. One of the ways her parent's kept her in bed as a child when nap time came was to threaten her with Bloody Bones. A Bogey man that would get her if she didn't listen and got up out of bed.
Turns out there is a folk tale about Bloody Bones that takes care of naughty children and punishes them.

I loved the way things were switched up instead of the familiar vampire and lycanthrope Hamilton throws in some Fey culture and villains. If you are a fan of this author, chances are you have read her Merideth Gentry, series, another of my favorites and you know that just like these there is alot of thought put into it.
So when it came out about a real Bloody Bones in this book, I was thrilled.
I actually got a little worried for Anita in this series.
Seraphina, Missouri's master vampire was certainly a handful and I actually bit my lip with worry to the point that it actually bled, as I raced across the pages waiting to see how she was going to get herself out of this one.

I have said it before and I will say it again, Kudos to Laurell K. Hamilton who has created a heroine who uses her brains and brawn to get out of situations, who sticks with what she believes in and doesn't need a white knight. I would be proud for my children to look up to Anita and want to be like her one day.
4.5 Ravens!

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