Laurell K. Hamilton Message Board
Kitty posts on 2/16/2009 11:41:33 AM
Hey. I have to agree with most of the posts. I read the first Blake books when they came into my shop and i was hooked. I loved the supence and the blood and how she believed Vampires were evil. How she was amused by the idea of a Vampire 'courting' her, but in her later books i must admit i have got rather bored with them. They really had just turned in love stories, very similier to the v. predictiable Mill's and Boon books.
Please LKH, bring back the old Anite, who dosent 'do' everything in site. Sod love and get back to what works best, the mystery and the gore!
P.S, for those of you who read the Twilight, its really not that good. Way to much publicity for a silly little series. Read something intresting, like Sherrilyn Kenyon or Christine Feehan!!
mandy posts on 12/28/2008 9:10:24 PM
Well here i am again. I just read the new LKH Gentry book. I have to admit i was once again sorely disappointed. I should have known that nothing as orginal as what she'd done to frost would last. Not when it's simple enough to say love would bring him back. It was dull, and all through the book Marie blah blah's us to death about how she's going to be a queen and how she's going to take care of then and protect her child and then she cops out in the end. I think maybe it was the end of the series, with the way it ended, once again badly, but the whole happily ever after thing was rediculous if not laughable. To be honest I went stratight from reading that to reading Moning's Faefever that the details are fuzzy. Moning's book ended badly too by the way but LKH knows how to top the bad book list,but at least if her Fae series is blessedly over she can start something new. A story with plot and characters that I can read without my friends laughing at me for reading what they call trashy porn for horny women. Kay I'm gonna stop rambling now lest I really make some fans mad. Oh if you haven't seen it HBO's True Blood is awesome.
mandy posts on 11/11/2008 7:09:16 PM
So the new title is Skin Trade, seems like an odd title. I would have to tend to agree in hoping that it isn't in some way related to Anita humping another new character that not even I, someone who has read all the books can keep track of. I mean I lost track way back when. There's some guy that calls her ducky and another with some other nick-name which is how i identify them. Anyway, I would settle for violence or some new developments with her own inner shape shifter. I was just stewing a couple nights ago, in disappointment a few months back about the Twilight series getting a movie. Cause lets face it, if LKH hadn't gone in the direction she had she so could have a movie. I thought instead we've Twilight. That was of course until I read the book. I still have a wonderfully youthful spirit so it was easy to connect with the books. She does good characters, and yes it is a young adult book but that doesn't mean they can't be good. If you haven't read I recommend giving it a try. Note to LKH current fans Twilight is very pure, keep that in mind while, if you decide to, give it a chance.
AsherFan posts on 10/22/2008 1:00:30 PM
LKH just realeased the date for her new Anita book. June 2009. Its going to be called "Skin Trade". I really hope that title has something to do with a monster eating people or something, and not sex. We need the old Anita back.
mandy posts on 9/30/2008 7:21:59 PM
It was way to soap opera for me. You've actually read it twice, i just got done reading Sherrilyn Kenyons Acheron it's around 700 pages but every minute of makes you feel so much for that character that I didn't really notice how long it was. But to reread a book that was predictable and melodramatic I cringe. I'm not sure which LKH has coming out next I've already got both on hold at the library, here's hoping she won't disappoint, again.
Alisha posts on 9/19/2008 5:43:51 PM
I was happy to have a little less mess in this book. The last couple of books seemed to have Anita worn thin. Although I was happy to see that Anita has embraced her role well with Nathaniel. However I had much of the plot figured out early on in the book, it was a great book that I have reread twice since buying the book.
mandy posts on 6/26/2008 7:02:08 PM
Well I finished Blood Noir like two or three weeks ago. The drama never ceased, keep in mind now I said 'drama' not action. It was pretty much actionless all up until the last chapter where Jason is gettin turned into hamburger meat. Strangley I was so worn down by all the previous non-sense that when it came time for me to be upset that he was dying instead I was like "YEA! Finally some action. That is not good. I was more upset about the stripper in Guilty Pleasures and you didn't even really get to know him all that well. I think that back then LKH's charcater development was much better than it is now. But then her books are all about love now so maybe that's it. Anita is so busy loving everyone that I'm just to p.o.'d to notice much in my haze of bordom. Oh and what happened to Richard is not cool. I mean i knew eventually that the sicko dementia was going to spread to last normal character but I had hope for him. I was really disappointed but I did laugh a lot when he was trying to make her love just him. Tables turned, Anita has been messing with other peoples minds so much without a care that all I thought when it happened was 'she had it coming.' That's pretty much it, Blood Noir was a flop, I think they aught to switch LKH to the romance area since its hardly a mystery/thriller anymore.
mandy posts on 6/10/2008 5:03:08 PM
Wow that's an old post up there at the top. Strange Candy is like old news. However I have gotten my hands on the new Anita Blake novel Blood Noir and so far after reading only 50 pages I would change the title to 90210 or The O.C. I'm not seeing any plot in it other then a giant drama queen tale of Jason going home to see his dying father. This is just me personally but why make peace with someone who hates you. I'm probably just a hater, if anyone who posts has actually finished the book, please by all means ruin the end for me. Tell me something interesting happens. After fifty pages of drama so far I'm really doubting it. I'm mostly disappointed with the new book because it leaves the previous goings on in the dark. I mean Antia said that she's still occasionally having relations with Richard but in the last book that seemed like it. Richard was finally free. Which is a good thing because whether or not LKH sees it these million way relationships won't last. How do I know this because they don't last in real life. You can't have it both ways, and boy is that saying true. Juggling peoples emotions can't last forever because in Anita's situation the feelings don't go away. So I'm waiting for LKH to either really get on with the story or have this whole thing finally blow up in Anita's face. Because so far the only person displaying any real human rational was Richard. Oh well, not real life anyway so I'll leave that alone. I read this book called the Gray Fang or something like that, really short and really bad. It was like this big offal mix of LKH, Blade, Interview with the Vampire, and there was another but I can't think of it. The point is it was bad, worse then LKH's by a very long shot, well sort of. I'm rambling so I'm going to go away now. Post people, how's Blood Noir end?
alice posts on 4/25/2008 2:06:44 PM
i have been a laurell fan for some time and have been totally captivated by the anita blake stories, however i feel that after obsidian butterfly the whole feel of the books changed dramaticaly, please can we have more edward, what happened to olaf?????
why have they turned richard identity into one which is not very nice there was no need for that he just comes across as a pratt he should be treated with respec!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mandy posts on 4/23/2008 6:24:54 PM
Okay then, i don't really have anything to post about an LKH book because she of yet doesn't have anything out. But until she does I know that, I think it's J.R. Ward, I could be wrong about the initials they sort of escape me at the moment, but her series is pretty cool. And another good time passer was a book called Half way to the Grave, or Half Way in the Grave, one of those two written by something Frost. I don't remember her first name but her book is pretty pre-LKH. I'm having some difficulty remembering all the authors that O'm reading lately cause I'm breezing from one to the other too quickly but last names are usually enough so a book can be find.
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