Jul 14, 2011

{Review} Hit List #20 by Laurell K Hamilton

Hit List (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #20)Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE:  Paranormal Romance
THEME: Vampires/Shifters
AUTHOR BLOG: Laurell K Hamilton


I can’t believe Hit List is book 20 of the Anita Blake series! I have read them all and re-read them, I love me some kick but Anita action with lots and I mean lots of hot men. Hit list reminded me of one of the earlier books Obsidian Butterfly, which I enjoyed! It brings in all the awesome Marshalls together to go hunting for some extreme baddies! I feel that this book went back to the early ones bringing in the case solving and less sex scene, I don’t mind either way though I love this series!

Anita Blake, vampire executioner, Marshall, and lover to many good-looking paranormal men, is back and stronger than ever. When a serial killer hits the Pacific Northwest and the killings seem out of the norm, Anita and Edward get called in because people think its “monsters” doing the killings. Old enemies are back known as the “ Harlequin” and they are more determined than ever to get Anita for the Mother of All Darkness. She’ll stop at nothing to have Anita, but she only wants her body to possess and to kill everyone else.

I really enjoyed Hit List; the old Marshal gang is back with Edward, Bernardo and the crazy scary Olaf. The Harlequin I felt weren’t as scary as they were in the past book, but the Mother of All Darkness sure is and she wants into Anita. I was a bit sad that none of Anita’s original “guys” were in this one. I really enjoy reading about Jean Claude, Micah, Nathaniel, Richard, etc. The newest of the crew Domino, Nicky and Lisandro came to help Anita and the guys solve this case.  Plus a very hot new addition named Ethan that makes you feel all tingly inside but the sound of him.

I like when Anita is solving cases and this one she does just that, there are a lot of action and fighting scene, which made me, want to do a happy dance. Edward was down right awesome and got some major playtime in this book. Olaf an ally and foe of the group was really creepy this time around and something I felt was a great twist happens to him. If your and old fan you’ll love the feel of this book from the earlier years and if your new to Anita Blake go grab a copy of Guilty Pleasures ASAP.

This is an adult book with lots of violence and a bit sexual content. Fans of urban fantasy's and Paranormal Romances, Kim Harrison, Keri Arthur, and Lara Adrian will love Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series.

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  1. I've still only read the first few books in this series! I've always been meaning to read more I just haven't found the time!

    I can't believe there are 20 books thou!!

  2. I liked this one too, more a return to the urban fantasy category than smut…great review!
    Book Savvy Babe

  3. Bleh. This series jumped the shark a long time ago. Anita stopped being likeable when she turned into a raving slut that slept with everyone.