Reverse Harem, Reviews, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

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

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∴ The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #15) by Laurell K. Hamilton


Synopsis:

Anita Blake is about to face the challenge of her life. Into her world-a world already overflowing with power-have come creatures so feared that powerful, centuries-old vampires refuse to mention their names. It is forbidden to speak of The Harlequin unless you’ve been contacted. And to be contacted by The Harlequin is to be under sentence of death.

Long-time rivals for Anita’s affections, Jean-Claude, Master Vampire of the City, and Richard, alpha-werewolf, will need to become allies. Shapeshifters Nathaniel and Micah will have to step up their support. And then there’s Edward. In this situation, Anita knows that she needs to call the one man who has always been there for her…


4.5 🍁s

“She should have remembered that people have given everything they own, everything they are, to be taken care of, and to have their pain gone. It’s the lure of cults: the promise of a good family; it’s what people think love is, but love isn’t absence of pain, it’s a hand to hold while you’re going through it. ”

This installment in the Anita Blake series was surprisingly good. In my review of the last book, Danse Macabre, I said that this series had lost my interest and I was feeling like this series had run its course. I questioned how Laurell K. Hamilton could continue with the same story lines over and over again. I felt like the series was getting repetitive and a big part of me wanted to stop reading it all together.
I am so glad that I took a step back and waited a few months before coming back to this series. I don’t know if it is because of the time distance between reads or if this installment was just that good, but my love for the Anita Blake series has been renewed. This installment gave me everything that I had been lacking in the previous book and it has made me want to come back to this series again.
Yes, there are still parts of this series that really annoy me (Richard in particular), but for the most part, I had a lot of fun while reading this book and the good outweighs the bad for me. This series will never be on my top favorites list, but with the sheer amount of time I have put in while reading, it will always hold a special place in my heart. With all of that being said, I will be reading the next book, Blood Noir.


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 🍁s ~ Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #3) 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