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Sunday, 9 October 2011

Book Review-Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton

Anita never thought that anything would scare Jean Claude until the Vampire Council come to town and start torturing and raping his people. They are accusing the vampire of plotting against them and it is clear to Anita that unless they come up with a plan, they will all be killed. Having to work with Richard is more than awkward as is Anita's new status of pack leader of the were-leopards.

This book is more vampire politics than actual action plot and it's not as good as the last book was. The Council's game playing, torture and rape just didn't really entertain me as much as previous books did. Although I have it at 3 stars it is probably more 2.5 than 3 but I can't give half stars and it's not bad enough for 2 stars. Richard really does my head in here. Look mate, you've been dumped-get over it already! Anita really needed to grow a backbone and say to Richard that he doesn't get to talk down to her and humiliate her in her own home like that in front of other people. All his bitchy comments about loyalty just grated on my nerves through this book. I'd have shown him the damn door the way he was acting like a spoiled brat.

You can also see in this book the start of the departure from the Anita that I liked so much in the early books. She is still the big mouth that is fun to read about but here she is starting to discover her powers and the hint of sexual adventures to come is clear in the writing. She has just begun to lead the were-leopards and has exerted power drawn from them and the wolf pack so she is departing from the normal vulnerable human that she was in the first 6 books. The changes are subtle but you know that the series is shifting. Whether I'm going to like the changes remains to be seen when I get through the other books on the shelf. I'm not a big fan of all-sex-no-plot so I have my doubts but we'll see.

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