" I have made it to the 15th Anita Blake novel. I think that there is something addicting in these books, because i'm never quite sure why i keep reading them. The first 3/4 of the book moved VEEERRRYYY SLLLOOWWWWLLYYY just like they always do. it's like she's a writer for Lost. There is, however, less sex than normal in this book. The Anita Blake books have of late dissolved into a giant, booklong orgy, with too many descriptions of clothes, and lots of retelling introductions and backstory of what we already know stuck in for good measure. I think she got the message that she was going overboard. when there's more sex than 50 shades of grey, you need to rein it in. but the overly descriptive clothes and backstory intros of everyone every two seconds was still here. plus lots and lots of talking. i don't like anita much, because she is so hypocritical. and richard is his usual annoying self. they're so alike. still, i liked this book because things did happen (they don't always in these books) and the last quarter was pretty good. How does Hamilton keep track of all the powers and rules and things she makes up each time? All in all, not the best ever, but pretty good, and if you've been skipping ahead to try and find a book that isn't just a giant porn, then try this one. Not to mention, we get to see how Edward & his family are doing. "
— Merredith, 2/20/2014