That UF backlist…

So, Laurell K. Hamilton published the 27th Anita Blake book in August. The 27th! Scary thought. I gave up and finally tossed in the towel after book 21. And that was at least three or four books too late, the series had deteriorated into a plotless shambles for a long time at that point. Please correct me, if you feel I am wrong. Maybe the last book has been taken back to basics?

Anyway, I declare this my blast from the past. Here is my very first Anita Blake review from 2008:

Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1)
by Laurell K. Hamilton (Goodreads Author) 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I know this is the first book of the series, but I kept checking several times nonetheless. It just felt as if I was missing some prequel to the story.
Much darker than Charlaine Harris. Not as funny. The vampires are much scarier. And so is the heroine. She is not scared to pull her gun at every opportunity. 
I found this book pretty creepy, after reading much more light hearted Charlaine Harris. And I thought “Yeah, kinda ok, so-so…”. And as soon as I put it down, I was off to my bookshelf and started the next one. Must have been better than just ok.

That review led me to another oldie-but-goldie. Who would have thought back in 2008, when I reviewed this, that it would become this massively successful TV series?

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
by Charlaine Harris (Goodreads Author) 

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Down to earth, as much as vampires can be down to earth… A nice little detective story with a touch of eroticism in between every now and then. Entertaining!

Not my most verbose review! The ending of the Sookie Stackhouse series left me disappointed. I never felt the wish to reread that series. Anita Blake, however… I wonder how far into this series I would make it, before tossing it again?

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