1 Star · 2015 · Book Reviews · Paranormal

Dead Ice – Laurell K. Hamilton



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Anita Blake has the highest kill count of any vampire executioner in the country. She’s a U.S. Marshal who can raise zombies with the best of them. But ever since she and master vampire Jean-Claude went public with their engagement, all she is to anyone and everyone is Jean-Claude’s fiancée.

It’s wreaking havoc with her reputation as a hard ass—to some extent. Luckily, in professional circles, she’s still the go-to expert for zombie issues. And right now, the FBI is having one hell of a zombie issue.

Someone is producing zombie porn. Anita has seen her share of freaky undead fetishes, so this shouldn’t bother her. But the women being victimized aren’t just mindless, rotting corpses. Their souls are trapped behind their eyes, signaling voodoo of the blackest kind.

It’s the sort of case that can leave a mark on a person. And Anita’s own soul may not survive unscathed . . .


*I did not finish this book…..* Just wanted to say that up front.

It is a sad day for me when I don’t finish a book. I normally just push through anyways, but I just couldn’t seem to do it with this one. I told myself that I had to at least read about half of the book. So I read until page 250.

I started this book with so much hope, and that only lasted for about 15 pages. That was all the police kind of action in the whole 250 pages. I am also adding the parts where she raises the corpse. Truth be told there was more talking about killing a cow vs other things then actual necromancy. And I can remember 3 different times that Anita brought up the fact that she has to use her necromancy powers or else bad things happen.

This book just seemed to talk round and round in circles. I got so tired of all of the drama. And unfortunately we don’t just have to normal cast of characters, no…… we get old characters that we haven’t heard about in a long time. Yay…. NOT!!!

What I got from the part of the book that I did read, I felt like the author was using this book to defend her lifestyle. She doesn’t need to. If someone has a problem with it them they won’t read the book, she shouldn’t preach to us who want to read a series that used to be so good. I want action and mystery with a bunch of killing in my Anita Blake series. I don’t need to hear about how Anita has to deal with all the emotional baggage that comes along with the multitude of men that just seems to keep piling up.

So until this series changes back to more of what it used to be I don’t think that I will be reading any more of this series. And that makes me so sad, Guilty Pleasures was the first paranormal book I ever read. I feel like a huge chapter is ending for me. (Sorry for the book pun.)


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