Reverse Harem, Reviews, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #3) by Laurell K. Hamilton

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∴ Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #3) by Laurell K. Hamilton


Synopsis:

In Circus of the Damned-now in trade paperback for the first time-a rogue master vampire hits town, and Anita gets caught in the middle of an undead turf war. Jean-Claude, the Master Vamp of the city, wants her for his own-but his enemies have other plans. And to make matters worse, Anita takes a hit to the heart when she meets a stunningly handsome junior high science teacher named Richard Zeeman. They’re two humans caught in the crossfire-or so Anita thinks.


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“But we were all young once. It passes, like innocence and a sense of fair play. The only thing left in the end is a good instinct for survival.”

WARNING: RANT BELOW
SPOILERS THROUGHOUT:
I liked this book. It was fast paced and constantly had my attention. There was plenty of action and there weren’t a lot of boring sections. While I did have some issues with Anita, the story itself is really good and consistent.
I just have issues with Anita’s personality. I find her really one dimensional and I feel like she plays both sides of the fence. I believe with my whole heart that Anita has feelings for Jean-Claude but she will deny it forever. She is also one of those characters who lies to herself throughout the book and then is all shocked when the truth finally comes out.
I understand that Anita is extremely religious and doesn’t want to anything to compromise her soul. I even agree with her on that. But she would rather Alejandro give her all four marks by force then let Jean-Claude ease her into it. She calls Jean-Claude evil and a monster, but if he really was, she would have had all four marks of his MONTHS ago. I don’t care how tough she is, if Jean-Claude REALLY wanted to, he would give her the marks and she would be his human servant by now.
I think that Jean-Claude loves Anita and she is so stuck in her ways, that she won’t believe that. Because if Anita did admit that Jean-Claude loved her and was capable of that human emotion, she wouldn’t be able to call him an emotionless monster and maybe, she would have to accept that the only thing standing in the way of them being together, is herself. Jean-Claude isn’t the problem in their relationship, Anita is.
Overall, I do like this series. Anita just ticks me off sometimes- err… most of the time. I have heard that Anita gets more accepting over time and I do hope that is true. I don’t know if I could put up with her, as she is now, for twenty-ish books. I am not ready to give up on this series yet, because the story is entertaining and I do have fun when I read the installments. I will be continuing the series with The Lunatic Cafe .


Other Books in the Series:

4 🍁s ~ Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton

4 🍁s ~ The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #2) by Laurell K. Hamilton

4.5 🍁s ~ The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #4) by Laurell K. Hamilton

4.5 🍁s ~ Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #5) by Laurell K. Hamilton

5 🍁s ~ The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #6) by Laurell K. Hamilton

5 🍁s ~ Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #7) by Laurell K. Hamilton

4 🍁s ~ Blue Moon (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #8) by Laurell K. Hamilton

5 🍁s ~ Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #10) by Laurell K. Hamilton

4.25 🍁s ~ Cerulean Sins (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #11) by Laurell K. Hamilton

4.25 🍁s ~ Incubus Dreams (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #12) by Laurell K. Hamilton

5 🍁s ~ Micah (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #13) by Laurell K. Hamilton

4 🍁s ~ Danse Macabre (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #14) by Laurell K. Hamilton

4.5 🍁s ~ The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #15) by Laurell K. Hamilton

3.5 🍁s ~ Blood Noir (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #16) by Laurell K. Hamilton

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