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The old Anita
on 26 December 2011
I was not looking forward to reading Hit List becasue of all the bad reviews and put it off for a very long time, but i can safely say i am no long reading reviews because i felt this was a very good book.
One of the issue i have with this series is how it has gone from crime solving to no stop sex, but this book finds a nice balance and we see a bit of the old Anita.
(SPOILERS AHEAD) This book starts off at a crime scene, the most resent of many, of a lone tiger and Edward and Anita are beginning to realise that the Mother of All is getting her soilders to kill tigers to keep Anita away from her power-base, as such Anita does not go home in this book and we don't see any of her boyfriend (Micah, Nat, Asher, Jean-Claude...) which was in a way refreshing because of all the emotional issue flying all over the place in past book. But this in no way means that emotions were not flying, Anita discovers a new man, Ethan, and he is such a sweet heart, less dominant than many of her other men, and his sweetness was refreshing. Anita's relationship with Nicky also develops and her friendship with Edward takes on a new level, there are also some intresting scenes with Olaf (and we have definetly not seen the last of him, and i dread to think what he is going to be like when he turns...)
Also Anita is less of the angry person she was previously which made the book easier to read (sometime i just want to hit her) and she seems to have mellowed with age.
The only issue i have with this book is that it ended rather abruptly and the Mother of All's death was rather... boring. But even though she may be dead Anita sucked in all her power so god knows what Antia is going to turn into, also the epilogue felt to full, like Hamilton just gave up and cramed it all into two pages.
But overall the best in the series i have read in a while... on a sour note the ending to the book was very... final. So if their was another book there are limmited directions in which the series could go and all of options seem very dull in comparison to the Mother of All storyline, i fear the end of Anita Blake is on the horizon.