I loved this series (and so did my mom!!). An addictive and funny, passion-filled series that will have you consuming each one after the next. A world where witches, vampires, werewolves, valkyrie, and “others”co-exist. Families and alliances, enemies and foes. One by one, every new installment focuses on a new paranormal power struggle, often between equally matched opponents. But the twist? The enemies in battle are often appalled (and titillated) when they realize they are destined mates.
Book #16 – Quick Note: CAREFUL! Do not read this review if you are not that far into the series please. I love experiencing the character development through a series, and there is a *slight* spoiler here in that sense.
This was a nice easy read. Nothing too traumatic, and not too much of a whirlwind of male characters (at least not compared to her last few books). This one is slightly reminiscent to some of her older books, (a slight mystery, some danger, etc…)
The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 15)
Book # 15 of the series. This was definitely not one of my favorites. Unfortunately, I’ve forgotten some of the story since it has been a week or so since I’ve read it. I usually retain almost every bit of a book that I’ve loved, but with this series, I don’t know if it is because there are so many of them, that they are simply running into each other in my own memory, or if it’s that I am a little more bored with this series. However, since I have followed the “Anita Blake” crew from the start, I still appreciate my time with this set.
I started this series after my “love affair” with the Sookie Stackhouse novels, came to a reluctant end. I was desperate to get involved in another series that had a ton of already published books (so that my journey wouldn’t be cut short), and was thrilled to discover that with the “Anita Blake” novels, this trip wouldn’t be over quickly.
Although there were mixed reviews on a few of the 15 books that make up this lengthy expedition, I thought I’d give it a try, anyway, and I’m happy to say it’s been pretty fun so far. While I admit, the mood and tone of the stories change significantly, midway through the series, I had already become quite attached to many of the characters, and therefore I wasn’t so quick to disregard future story lines.