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Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 08 - Blue…

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 08 - Blue Moon (edition 2002)

by Laurell K. Hamilton

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It's up to Anita to prove Richard's innocence when he is jailed on assault charges, but in doing so she pits herself against corrupt cops and the Master Vampire, Jean-Claude, who threatens her and her friends.
Title:Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 08 - Blue Moon
Authors:Laurell K. Hamilton
Info:Jove (2002), Paperback, 432 pages
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Blue Moon (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 8) by Laurell K. Hamilton

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Anita's ex Richard is in jail for rape. Anita and the help of Jean-Claude's weres and Anita's weres they head to Tennesse to help get Richard out of jail. While there Anita can't control her feelings for Richard and he can't control his for her.
The story centers around all the issues Richard and Anita have with one another and with Jean-Claude. Anita also find out some stuff that both Richard and Jean-Claude have been hiding from Anita. Anita starts to learn more about her darker side as well as finds out more about her own powers.
A very well written and gripping story. ( )
  LVStrongPuff | Nov 29, 2018 |
3.5 stars I loved how much Anita grew during this book. It felt a little too long though. ( )
  rabidgummibear | Nov 28, 2018 |
I mean, it wasn't really that bad. But seriously, he literally ripped his shirt off, lol. Also, I kind of hate Anita for making me agree with Richard re:her monogamy/polyamory hypocrisy. ( )
  themjrawr | Dec 1, 2017 |
Ho cambiato idea. E' questo il più bello della saga! Anche se per la prima volta da che ho iniziato a leggere la Hamilton mi sono trovata ad odiare il famoso Master. Mi ero illusa che provasse qualcosa per Anira, amore? Qualcosa... invece no. Mente e la sfrutta. E' una negromante... tutto qua. Spero di ricredermi. Sinceramente adoro quel vampiro... ma in questo libro è quello che ho odiato di più... più degli stessi 'cattivi'. ( )
  Nasreen44 | Jun 8, 2017 |
In keeping with her naming her books after places, L.K. Hamilton's novel, Blue Moon, has several connotations. One, it's a place. Blue Moon is a camping area that people come to play or in this case people come to die. Blue Moon is like the old jazz song, "You left me standing alo ho hone..." And thirdly, Blue Moon is rare - a full moon twice in a thirty day period - which can spell havoc for werewolves, who are drawn to the lunar light and have a nasty habit of getting hairy at the drop of a paw.

In the previous book Anita broke up with Richard when she freaked out at the site of him changing into a werewolf and then eating his enemy. Yuk. In this book, Anita is walking down a dark path of death and destruction. She finds it easier to kill. She gets creative in creating trouble for her wolfpack. Her were-leopard friends are becoming more touch-friendly and she is playing with fire when it comes to handling Nyer and his wish for the Spear of Christ, an artifact that was supposedly the spear that went through Christ at the Crucifixion 2000 years ago.

The book is troubling for several reasons: Anita is even more moral-less than in past novels. She does not hesitate to shoot to kill. In one scene, she tortures a guy to tell her where some kidnap victims are, and then shoots him in the head to shut him up! Morals? What?

She meets another necromancer, a psychic and a killer, not in that order. There is also Colin the vampire that they make a big deal out of. Colin does not want Anita in his territory. That part of the story builds well but is over by the halfway point, sadly. No real development of that aspect.

Hamilton really gets into the Richard/Jean Claude/Anita triumvirate and we discover the true intentions of Jean Claude's apparent magnanimous gesture in letting Anita have sex with Richard, not as graphic as it could have been.

Hamilton wears me down with the same old actions over and over - sudden ring - "Jumpy, who me?" about five times in each novel. Annoying.

Marianne is the only stable character in the mess. She's some kind of witch or clairvoyant, who uses her positive energy in the same way Anita uses her negative energy. Calling her "child" and understanding Anita's churning mental state, she guides Anita to a more manageable character. Hope to see more of her in the next book.

Bad cops, some aspects of Dolph open up, but basically a Claude-less book, which is fine with me. Really hoping Obsidian Butterfly gives a return to the vampire killer I used to know in Guilty Pleasures.
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  James_Mourgos | Dec 22, 2016 |
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Still, you never forget your ex-fiance. And when the call came at three in the morning, I thought for a moment it was him. It wasn't. It was his brother. And it wasn't good news. Apparently, the former love of my life had gotten himself thrown in jail for assaulting a woman.

Since I make my living as a preternatural expert, I tend to believe almost anything's possible. But though he may be one of the monsters, Richard would never harm a woman. So here I am in the wilds of Tennessee, Anita to the rescue. I've got just a few days to spring Richard and find out who framed him -- and why.

There's a full moon coming, and if my werewolf love is still behind bars when it rises, he'll be facing a lot worse than an assault charge...
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