Sunday, January 7, 2024

Book Review: Guilty Pleasures

Title - 
Guilty Pleasures
Author -Laurell K. Hamilton 
Genre - Urban Fantasy 
Format - Audiobook 
Published - October 1 1993
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Anita Blake is small, dark, and dangerous. Her turf is the city of St. Louis. Her job: re-animating the dead and killing the undead who take things too far. But when the city’s most powerful vampire asks her to solve a series of vicious slayings, Anita must confront her greatest fear—her undeniable attraction to master vampire Jean-Claude, one of the creatures she is sworn to destroy...


Guilty Pleasures is the first in the Anita Blake series we meet our young vampire executioner while she's working as an animator. She's always hunted the vampires but suddenly the lines are starting to blur as she meets Jean-Claude and get's sucked into his world. Anita works to help the police with cases and has been called into a vampire murder the same murders the master vampire of the city would like to be solved.

I have re-read this series multiple times but not in the last 10 years so it was time to do a re-read of the whole series as I've not been current for years. I ended up shelving the series for a while when it went a different way. I have always loved Anita she's one of my favorite characters and I've been reading her books since they first started coming out. 

Every time I dive into this series I find myself just falling in love all over with Anita and all the characters in the series all over again. It's been a long time but I still am just as captivated even though I know what's going to happen. I decided to do the whole series by audiobook to change it up and I'm so glad that I did because the narration is wonderful. I've always wanted to see this series done as a TV show and the audio feels very close to this. 

If you are a fan of vampire slayers who maybe grey the line a little, steamy vampires and a whole lot of suspense this is a must read series. The author does an amazing job creating a captivating story that kept me on the edge of my seat every time that I've read it. I really love it and it's one of my all time favorite series. 

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