I’m annoying myself with talking exclusively about Anita Blake books so I’ll keep this short.
As I already mentioned, the series is going to dive into some pornographic details down the road, but here it is still all ok, even though Anita finds herself in the end in a bit of a problem, having slept with both of the important guys in her life. Well, at least she got Richard into her bed, even though not for long.
At some point in the book, I got really impressed (and annoyed) for the amount of tolerance she shows to people (or in this case werewolves) who say lies in the name of love. But, that is mine problem, I just have no excuses for lies that are meant to make someone jealous and someone can get hurt in the process.
In this book, Anita needs to help Richard who ended up in jail for alleged rape (of course he didn’t do it – he’s the ultimate boyscout in Anita’s opinion) but he needs help with the situation even though in his mind, the fact that he is innocent should be enough. In what world does he live?!
Anyway, typically for Anita’s world, she ends up in some personal metaphysical problems but will get help from a really nice witch she meets there, has problems with the Master of the City of the city she visits, is forced to kill quite a lot of vamps, some people and torture some as well. It might sound real bad if you never read Anita Blake but the thing is, she never does anything unprovoked and all the bad things she is forced to do (she calls it letting parts of her soul go to save someone), she does in order to save the life of someone innocent. I cannot find a single thing to judge her for, even though I don’t think we should be judging anyone (except tolerating lies in the name of love – other people’s of course, she doesn’t do it).
The book ends up with Anita deciding to let go of both of her lovers until she learns more about what their triumvirate stands for and what exactly she needs to know to control it.
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Tagged: Anita Blake, Blue Moon
I enjoyed this book very much. I'm not a fan of Richard's. So I'm glad they are not together.The thing I admire the most about Anita is that she's loyal to her friends and the ones she cares about. I don't care about the sex and I'm starting to get tired of people saying things about the sex scenes in the books… I'm up to Cerulean Sins so far, and I still find things I learn from Anita.Thank you for sharing your comments!
Hey, scorpiovampire, not a fan of Richard? From the beginning? 🙂 When I was first reading the series, I was a bit upset that everything went downhill with Richard but now, the second time around, everything feels right. I think I'm realizing more and more that her characters are really strongly portrayed and I can understand why they do what they do. Even the sex has some sense to it. It is the world of Anita Blake – take it or leave it. 😉
Anita is a favorite of mine but further into the series I just plain get fed up with Richard. I can understand that she needs a breather to get her head on straight but it kinda feels like she is always just running away from them and the sex thing. She never really makes a decision. My review is up over here…Miranda
Miranda, you will have to teach me how to do this hyperlinking through comments (I just have no idea how to do it and it makes me feel stupid). :)I really like Anita, and yes, she seems to be running and will only give a little ground when forced against the wall and there is absolutely no way around it. I don't know if you already read the series but it gets better (and worse depending on what you might enjoy in Anita's world). 🙂