Skin Trade (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter)

Well its not the latest book in the series that has been published, but its the latest edition to the series that I have gotten my hands on, there are two more that I still need to get, those being Flirt and Bullet, I’ll get them soon as they come out on paperback.

Well now to the nuts and bolts of the review.

The book Skin Trade had me hooked like most of the books in the series when it comes to reading it, I didn’t wont to put it down after I started reading as a result it took me about 10 hours in total to read it though start to finish and several more weeks on top of that to re-read it a few times though catching things I missed on my first read though.

The book gets back into the start of the series when it comes to some things, but in other areas its got nothing to do with how the series has progressed that many who are into the series have come to enjoy. There is very little sex in the book to speak of (a couple issues happen yes, but its nothing like other books in the series it does feel).

I actually enjoyed the book for the most part, though I do admit going though it a second, third and fourth time it got slower and slower in my reading it just didn’t keep my attention as much as other books in the series have and continue to do so months or years after they have been published.

The over view is as follows… “When a vampire serial killer sends Anita Blake a grisly souvenir from Las Vegas, she has to warn Sin City’s local authorities what they’re dealing with. Only it’s worse than she thought. Ten officers and one executioner have been slain—paranormal style. Anita heads to Vegas, where’s she’s joined by three other federal marshals, including the ruthless Edward. It’s a good thing he always has her back, because when she gets close to the bodies, Anita senses “tiger” too strongly to ignore it. The weretigers are very powerful in Las Vegas, which means the odds of her rubbing someone important the wrong way just got a lot higher.”

It is a refreshing read to degrees when it comes to how the series have been going, we have a few louse ends the appear to get tied up, or do they really get tied up or not remains to actually be seen.

I’m not really sure why the book was called “Skin Trade” because it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with what happens within with book it self, like many of the other books seem to have going for them when it comes to the titles that have been used.

One thing we do learn more about is why Anita have more of a connection to the tigers, which is kind of interesting to learn and how she reacts to the knowledge. Though nothing big actually takes place in regards to this, we as the reader at least get some insight into what’s going on and maybe why she has some of the powers that she does.

As novels go for this series its filler info that gives you some insight into Anita, but at the same time she ends up adding another couple of were animals to her collection of growing men that its getting a little tiring or repetitive and something has to come of this adding and adding shortly or I’m not sure how the series is going to work or if it will just fall apart because of all the possible story lines that are in play.

Well take care and I hope that you yourself enjoy this book in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series.



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