Monday, September 09, 2013

Reviewing Affliction by Laurell K Hamilton

Affliction (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #22)by Laurell K. Hamilton 4*
BLURB: 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?

My Review: This was a good story with lots of gory action and, for a change, not too much sex to distract from it. It was interesting to read about Anita meeting 'family' but in one way I was very disappointed that, for over half the book, Micah and his family seemed to get forgotten whilst Anita went hunting. At least the series seems to be heading back to what attracted me to it in the first place and that's the incredible action and the kick arse fighting of monsters.

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