(49) Kiss the Dead

Title: Kiss the Dead by Laurell K Hamilton
Publisher: Berkley
367 Pages
Genre: horror, romance,

Synopsis: When a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it’s up to U.S. Marshal Anita Blake to find her. And when she does, she’s faced with something she’s never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people—kids, grandparents, soccer moms—all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving a master. And where there’s one martyr, there will be more…

But even vampires have monsters they're afraid of. And Anita is one of them...

Review: I really like Anita Blake and her harem of gorgeous guys but the writing of these books is getting repetitive.  I get it, she feeds off sex, she likes sex, she is good at sex, and the men in her life are all gorgeous even if they have scars, and they are all amazing in bed and have large equipment.  Call me crazy but I actually like when the books have a plot.  This one waffled between having one and just being a big crazy orgy.

The plot itself was good, I liked the story about Anita and the cops and how hard it is for them to accept her etc, although it does get tedious reading her inner struggle of "is she or isn't she a monster" move on girl, you are what you are get over it.  I think the earlier novels had more depth to them and now she is just sort of treading water.  Maybe the addition of a new character Brice will spice things up because there is very little of Jean Claude and Mr. Grumpy werewolf is no where to be found.  What happened to the politics, the intrigue? It all just seems stale.  But I will probably keep reading them because I love Anita.