Monday, August 12, 2013

Book Review: Affliction

Hey Everyone, 

I just finished reading Affliction by Laurel K. Hamilton. This is the 22nd book in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. 

Amazon Summary: Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake. 
Before now, she would have considered them merely off-putting, never dangerous. Before now, she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that’s all changed. Micah’s estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about “zombie disease.” Anita makes her living off of zombies—but these aren't the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them. And round and round it goes… Where will it stop? Even Anita Blake doesn't know.

My Thoughts: The book was overall good. The book opens with Anita receiving a phone call at work from Micah's mother. Apparently Micah's father was bit by a zombie and is now rotting. It was nice to see the emotions that Anita expressed talking with Micah, Nathaniel, and Jean-Claude. It seems like those are her three main guys. 

The gang arrives to Micah's old stomping grounds. Of coarse there are a couple of jerks that try Anita for being with multiple men, vampires, and shape shifters.  It was nice to see the story line and not drown in all the sex. Hamilton has continued to grow the Anita world. 

Anita was given the chance to let her Necromancy completely loose and she was able to rise a lot of zombies and steal the rotting zombies from the Lover of Death. Yes he was still alive. Anita won the battle against him finally. I loved that Edward made an appearance in the book. He supports Anita and he continues to be her best friend. He helped to guide her and protect her from herself. Sometimes it drives me crazy when Anita picks her happiness apart and I was happy to have Edward there to stop it. 

Asher was brought home at the end but frankly he just is annoying and not beneficial to the group. I cannot decide who is more annoying Richard or Asher.

The one aspect I found interesting was that Anita agreed to do a group marriage. The problem now is figuring out who would get rings.  I believe Anita was able to reach the marriage decision when she and Micah learned that Micah's father, mother, and step-father are in a relationship and have been for a long time.

The book ends with everything right in the world. Micah's dad is saved. My only complaint is that at times the book did not flow well. I felt myself being drowned in the description and skipping words. 

S/N Hamilton is working on a new Merry book which is slated for a Summer 2014 release. 

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed how there was an actual murder "case". It did get tiring having the constant challenge from other cops regarding Anita's sex life, but LKH seems to like that. Oh, and I like the new tension between Edward and Anita now also. I think Edward may end up on Anita's conquered list in the future.