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Title: Danse Macabre (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter)
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars (one being the worst)
Review: I have been a long time fan of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. I have reread the books Guilty Pleasures through Obsidian Butterfly. But this book as with the last one I doubt I will reread. This one didn't even have a plot and the plot in the last was thin. Each time I hang on to the series hoping and waiting to see if the wonderful fun entertaining characters in the beginning books show back up. If the tough compassionate Anita will be present. But it isn't there. I used to read her books in one evening...not able to put them down. And now this book took me 3 months to get through as it just didn't grab me because I couldn't figure out when the plot would kick in. Even the last chapter I kept hoping that something would come tying it all together to make sense but it didn't happen.
Now to add to this review the whole book....is badly written porn type sex. It isn't even erotic or good porn sex. I would like to count how many pages actually don't deal with sex (the act or just the characters discussing sex) because I would be surprised it it was more then 10 pages out of 483. One chapter might be a page an half and all just having sex. Now I love sex. But the plot of the book, the premise of the book and what made them entertaining was Anita Blake VAMPIRE HUNTER. I loved the chemistry of her and Jean Claude at the beginning but now JEan Claude hardly says anything interesting.
The title of this book came from a dance troop that is coming to town. The dance troop doesn't even show up until the last 80 pages and again very weak and more sex of course.
So...if you haven't read it and are a fan of this series do know you might be bored by it. I did hear her next book is going to have Edward back in it and some other characters from the past. So that might be interesting...crossing fingers!
If you enjoy stories about Vampires and werewolves please pick up the the early books and you enjoy the stories.