I loved the first 8 or so book (up until Obsidian Butterfly)... but then I kinda feel like they took a turn (a hard, hard turn) toward pointless erotica.
I'm not going to buy them hardcover again until I know they won't make my insides hurt in their lets-have-Anita-be-addicted-to-totally-random-and-pointless-sex-ness.
That is exactly the same reaction I and most of the people I know who read them have had. And her other series with Meridith Gentry in them started out just like the current Anita books.
It's a real disappointment to see Anita who started out as a real, well-rounded ass kicking woman I loved to read about being reduced to having a life that appearantly revolves around sex. It seems strangely unfeminist for some reason to me. I know that might be a silly thing to say about a series of fiction, but I'd recommended the books to my teenage niece as a good example of a fun series about an empowered woman before it went all.... sticky and pointless. *chuckles*
I Really hope the author goes back to writing Anita stories like she used to.
:/ I totally agree-- I started reading the books at 12/13, and the porny ones didn't come out until I was older... so, despite the sex, I could totally see a strong female character and identify.
D: And then she was just a sex-fiend! Not model material. -_-
She went from short, kick-ass despite it all, religious and strong and blaaah, it totally sucks now. :( I hope she goes back to normal soon, too.
I've read ONE book of her new series-- gave up because it was so bad. -_- If I wanted porn books, I'd go to the erotica section. :/
The latest Anita Blake - Vampire Hunter book will be coming out on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - it is titled 'Micah'.
Do you know what it's about? I haven't been into the whole Micah thing, and that being the title is really uninspiring...
D: What ever happened to naming the books after the clubs?
I've read the latest books she wrote. Didn't really like it though. Don't like the atmosphere.