I’m not quite sure why I’m still reading the Anita Blake series. They’re laughably bad and have kind of just degenerated into porn. But I’m still enjoying them but not for the same reasons I was 10 books ago!
Perhaps its just because I’m stubborn and when I start reading a series, I will follow it through to the end. But sometimes, like now, I’m almost regretting yet… but still care enough about Anita’s storyline to want to know what’s going to happen – and to hope it’ll get better?
It started off really really well. Anita is a professional zombie raiser, vampire executioner and supernatural consultant for the police. The series takes place in a parallel universe where supernatural creatures and powers are real and their presence is considered to be public knowledge. The supernatural beings are considered to be citizens with most of the rights of regular humans, which is sometimes the focus of some of the strife in the series. The novels follow Anita’s ongoing conflicts with the supernatural as she attempts to solve a variety of supernatural mysteries, come to terms with her own abilities, and navigate an increasingly complex series of romantic and political relationships. As the series progresses Anita’s perspective on the supernatural changes, as the character initially sees the supernatural predominantly as “monsters” to be fought and later grows to see them as communities to be protected and as potential love interests.
It’s not even so much ‘love interest’ as sexual partners and she just seems to be have sex with everyone and everything and orgies and really weird stuff. I just miss the urban fantasy thriller crime stories and if I wanted to read books with sex as the focus, I’d be reading some of ‘s porn!