Book: Guilty Pleasures

Laurell K Hamilton
Urban Fantasy
ACE / 1993
Mass Market / 326 Pages
Series Anita Blake #1

Anita Blake may be small and young, but vampires call her the Executioner. Anita is a necromancer and vampire hunter in a time when vampires are protected by law—as long as they don't get too nasty. Now someone's killing innocent vampires and Anita agrees—with a bit of vampiric arm-twisting—to help figure out who and why.
Trust is a luxury Anita can't afford when her allies aren't human. The city's most powerful vampire, Nikolaos, is 1,000 years old and looks like a 10-year-old girl. The second most powerful vampire, Jean-Claude, is interested in more than just Anita's professional talents, but the feisty necromancer isn't playing along—yet. This popular series has a wild energy and humor, and some very appealing characters—both dead and alive.

I picked this book up because Wow – I’m not even sure why I started the series all those years ago – it was probably recommended to me by Lori @ Lori’s Used Books
What I liked the Most? Anita’s kick ass attitude

What I liked the Least? Nothing

Review: This was an absolutely stunning book the first time I read it, and I still love it.

I loved Anita's strength, her smart-alecky sense of humor, her brash personality, and even her hostility. I really appreciated the fact that Guilty Pleasures wasn’t overtly sexual – it’s in the background but it’s not the focus of the story. And this isn't a romance (twisted or otherwise).

The world building was pretty dead on – the only real differences between our world and this world is that the things that go bump in the night now exist and are becoming star attrations.

Recommended to: Fans of dark vampire fiction – no Twilight junkies

Best Quote: I know who and what I am. I am The Executioner, and I don't date vampires. I kill them.

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