This book is a vacation from Anita s usual life because she travels to New Mexico to help Edward the assassin solve a case So no love triangle bs which is niceWhen arriving in New Mexico Anita discovers that Edward is engaged to be married to a very naive widow with two adorable children Edward s nickname is Death and he likes killing things So the idea f Death getting married bothers Anita give it a few years Death and you ll be wishing for your namesakeSo Anita gets all up in his business about trying to make him break up with his woman She really is a nosy judgmental busybody From what I can see she doesn t have the clout to give relationship adviceAnd here s something that bothered me tell me if you catch itThey take her to a Mexican restaurant she hates Mexican food what the hell Mexican food is life here in Texas Don t be dissing it and she says that they get to the table and the waiter brings them a basket Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, of bread Huh This doesn t happen You get chips and salsa not bread And then she goesn to say that Mountain Man oh it s not bread it s sopapillas Seriously That doesn t make it sound right Sopapillas are a dessert Basketsf chips with salsa are what they bring when you get there In Her Man From Shilo other words Do your fucking research if you don t know what would really happen This makes me think that the author has never eaten in a Mexican restaurant in her life And that s fine just don t make your characters go there if you don t know how it s done you can never eat Mexican food tooften Anita Kill JoyOkay so that s ut f my system I mean come Champagne with a Celebrity on Mexican food is THE best food ever How could anyone not like itkay NOW it s ut f my systemThis book had a LOT The Salvation of Zachary Baumkletterer of killing and violence It even went a little too far for my tastes because there were rape and torture scenes with children So notkay Aside from that it was action packed Edward packed and a lot Courting Callie (Heart of the West/Bachelor Auction, of great new characters If I were to do itver again though I still wouldn t read it because Mortimer, Mallory and Allen Taster Collection of the child hurting stuff I just can t handle that kindf thing If you are going to rape and torture people in your book make sure they are Mustang Wild (Wild, over 21I m taking a break from the series for a few days to read Winter Yay I really wasn t excited about this book All I wanted was to skimver the paragraphs so that I could get to the next book The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea of the series Narcissus in Chains as uickly as possible And then it hit me mutilated bodies and Olaf You need to read this book to understand just how messed up mypinion is A PHYSICAL AFFAIR of his character He s dangerous He s deadly And Blake is just his victim type I like him Total turnn go figure Obsidian butterfly is a fantastic book filled with torture essence sucking vampires sociopath serial killers and monsters that apparently can rip the skin from a human s body without leaving any tool marks Eww Edward wonders why I m so sympathetic to monsters The answer is simple Because I am I'm the Boss of Me: A Guide to Owning Your Career one Anita alienates herself putting as much distance as possible b First read June 2006Initial rating 55 stars favouriteRe read October 2017New rating 55 stars favouriteI havene strong memory Brief Lives of reading Obsidian Butterfly the first time around and that is that the book was just so good I couldn t put it down Any second I had to read I picked it up and devoured it I ended up reading the 600dd page book in a little Texas Manhunt (Chance, Texas over a dayIn contrast my re read was incredibly slow almost two months from start to finish but I found it just as enjoyable as before if not enjoyable as I found a lotf details that I either missed the first time in rush to get to the end Condor or had simply forgotten aboutThe plot Edward calls Anita away from St Louis and her regular life to help him investigate a supernaturalccurrence in his home town Edward puts together his 'I was covered in blood but it wasn't mine so it was kay'Edward is a hit man He specialises in monsters Vampires shape shifters anything and everything There are
Wn team which includes Anita Olaf Obsidian Butterfly A Review in Two PartsAnita Blake returns home to a phone call from Edward He s calling in a favor and needs her to come to Albuuerue NM to assist him in a job She goes to find that there have been several gruesome murders the victims left horribly maimed Who is performing these crimes and how far will Anita go to stop themNOTE I have VERY DIVISIVE feelings about this book Therefore I have split this review into two parts One part will probably appeal to those who are big Anita Blake fans the ther is VERY VOCAL about how certain parts Bliss County - Der Traum in Weiß of the book made me feelPART ONEUp to this point the series had become rather beleaguered with Anita Blake s increasingly complicated love life Does she love Jean Clauder Richard How does she balance both in addition to her growing powers and her place as lukoi And what about her increasingly dark turn embracing dark magics and torture How does she reconcile this with her Christian and moral upbringingWhile these uestions are very good Anita needed some space to work them The Bride in Blue out Hence this book It was a great way for Anita to get some distance look at things with a new perspective and realize some important lessons such as Just because Ronnie is dating a slightly boring guy doesn t mean that Anita can t make an effort to remain friends Catherine may be married but she is still Anita s friend Anita can t keep holding back her abilities and powers Anita isn t being fair to the Triumvirate and deserves to muddle through her complicated love lifeThe actual mystery and investigation is very interesting I thought LKH brought some interesting Southern flavor to the novel setting it in Albuuerue I liked Anita meeting another necromancer a vampire who thought she was a goddess and learning about Edward such as that he CAN love and maintain a reasonably bad lifestyle 4 Vampy starsTo begin with I have to say that this book isne The Life Lucy Knew of my favorites from this series It is uite true that I have several emotional changes during Anita Blake s books For several reasons I love and hate this series but the truth is that I have never been bored for a minute while readingne The Lone Sheriff of the series books Why I love the books 1 Anita Blake is a woman who can mesure up almost to every manr woman she comes across either human The Bridal Suite or supernatural and that ma Did you know thatnce you unfreeze meat you shouldn t refreeze it It goes kind The Troublesome Angel of suishy and rottenPeople s faces freeze and unfreeze so much in this book it s insane Masks monsters blah blah blah Oh and there s a giant hulking threatening rapist so that s good Anita does her usual routine show up act like a total asshole hitkick people threaten them with guns posture and stompff all arrogant and full Developing Drivers with the Windows Driver Foundation: Dev Driver Win Driver Fou_p1 eBook: Penny Orwick, Guy Smith: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. of herself This woman should be dead a thousand timesver She is a moron who foolishly takes any The Desert Princes Proposal opportunity she can to piss peopleff for absolutely no reasonLook I get that women in American society are conditioned to be conciliatory I get that this is not a good thing and that when women act assertive in the same way that men do they are freuently punished for it But Anita Blake is not taking this stereotype The Makeover Prescription (Sugar Falls, Idaho on she s just as asshole If she were a man she d still be an asshole I like characters to have good reasons to act the way they do and she doesn t She s just a reactive hypersensitive jerkGod I hate this series This was the last Anita Blake novel worth reading primarily becausef Edward The rest The Million-Dollar Question of the series has been garbage including Edwards return Seriously what was his body count in the Harleuinne Maybe I don t have a problem with the sex but Hamilton has sacrificed that literary device thingy called plot in rder to pack the pages with smut Something happe. Eople like me Anita Blake who do it legally but Edward doesn't sweat the legalities r hell the ethics He is an eual The Book of Pride opportunity killerI may bene f the few frien.
Ns they have sex for five hundred pages then the Ardeur snaps it s fingers and kills the badguyIn terms f characters it s The Counts Blackmail Bargain obvious that Richard is Hamilton s personal dumping ground from everything she s ever felt about her ex husband turning the interesting power dynamic present in the first few books into something sad Also despite the legionsf evil creatures including the Conscious oldest and strongest vampiresn the planet that attack her at every turn nobody close to Anita ever dies Hamilton has stated that she loves her characters and will never kill them Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families off and that childish petulance combined with the almighty Ardeur robs her booksf any sense Chosen by the Alien Lord (Rusneon Mates, of dangerNow Blood Noir isut and though I will reserve judgment until I hear something specific about it I m not holding my breath expecting Hamilton to grow up again This is the book where Laurell K Hamilton lost me as a reader I love the early Anita Blake books because they are police procedurals set in a fantasy world But somewhere along the way the menage a trois between the three main characters a necromancer a vampire and a werewolf Violentology overspread the pages like a nasty rashf suspicious nature In the books after Obsidian Butterfly Anita is having sex with every were creature available the detective elements have gone ut the window and I could nly skim the books hoping the series would somehow recover My husband continued to buy the series because he is a collector by nature but I refused to read them Eventually he also lost heart Unfortunately I know what went wrong Sorting Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle out an impossible love triangle is difficult enough in real life let alone in a piecef fiction where all the participants have to stay likeable and can t become utter shits The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer has similar problems as it is also a romance involving a werewolf a vampire and a human When my teenage niece asked for the Twilight series for Christmas this year I felt like warning her not to get involved in a tangled love affair Of course we ended up buying Twilight for her anyway Some things have to be learned through personal experience She d been punishing people for the same crimes for five hundred years It was impressive in a psychotic sort The Forgotten of way I d tol Finally it s Edward s bookA 4 12 not uite a five because Anita s badass attitude grates here and there but so much better than the books focusedn the triumvirate sp and sexy times Obsidian Butterfly is all business no sex This is the book the Edward fans were clamoring for and it was worth the wait This book lets us in First Night Memories (Rot Ruin, on Edward s secret life when he calls in Anita to helput with a series f grisly murders She learns he s living another life where he is known as good ld boy Ted complete with sweet girlfriend and acting as step in dad to her two children Anita pries and teases and her relationship with Edward becomes less The Shadowhunters Codex of a who will kill thether first kind The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs of thing andf a I will always have your back kind Damnable Grace: Hades Hangmen Series, Book 5 of thing It s believable and I loved that about this bookIt is dark and gory and some extremely nasty things to happen to innocent people There are paranormal baddies and mysteries and loadsf danger filled action Usually those things bore me but I found myself pretty much attentive to the audio from beginning to end Narrator Kim Alexis does a fantastic Anita all tough bitch and also handles the myriad f ther characters with ease I was never at a loss wondering who was speakingI think Obsidian Butterfly is A Celebration of Literature and Response onef the best installments in this series If you re a fan Play Something Dancy of the earliest books and the harder boiled edgef those stories this might be the last book in the series you should probably read It all sorta goes downhill from here but I m going to read em again anywa. Ds that Edward has but it's like being friends with a tame leopard It may curl Stella on the footf your bed and let you pet its head but it can still eat your throat ut.
Laurell K Hamilton is one of the leading writers of paranormal fiction A #1 New York Times bestselling author Hamilton writes the popular Anita Blake Vampire Hunter novels and the Meredith Gentry series She is also the creator of a bestselling comic book series based on her Anita Blake novels and published by Marvel Comics Hamilton is a full time writer and lives in the suburbs of St Louis