The Paranormal Bibliophile

{November 6, 2012}   Anita Blake Vampire Hunter

Laurell K. Hamilton delivers an intriguing mix of characters in the wildly popular, fast-paced series.  The main character, Anita Blake, is a biracial/Latino American woman who may be short in stature but definitely isn’t short on spunk.  She kicks butt, literally and figuratively.  Anita’s character grows and develops with the story throughout the series as does her circle of friends and enemies, and the books’ plots and mysteries.  This series isn’t for the faint of heart or for young readers; it’s quite racy and more than steamy.  The series also satisfies all of my criteria; while Anita confronts vampires, werewolves, zombies, etc…, she also knows when to find humor in the absurdity of her situation and she never gives up.  There are 21 books in the series, with Guilty Pleasures starting off the journey.


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