First Book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Series: Guilty Pleasures
This book introduces our protagonist, Anita Blake. She is a necromancer by trade and a sometimes vampire slayer known as The Executioner. Anita is tough, independent and she is always packing a gun and a vampire slayer kit. There are vampires and other supernatural beings living together with humans in her world.
This is the first book in the series and to date there are a total of 20 books. This book falls into the contemporary, urban fantasy genre with Anita Blake as a necromancer by trade and a sometimes vampire slayer known as The Executioner. There are vampires and other supernatural beings living together with humans in her world. The book also falls into the romance genre. The story is told using the character narrative with Anita’s voice and thoughts as we follow her around.
She is a tough, sexy, caring person who raises people from the dead for a living and slays vampires as required. I liked her character and the story as it unfolded. I found it to be interesting and captivating. I liked the world she lives in and the characters that were introduced. I found the relationship between Anita and Jean-Claude (the sexy vampire that Anita is not sure if she wants to kill him or kiss him) to be fun to read about. I looked forward to reading the next book in the series.
The book is interesting and well written. Anita is a likeable and unusual protagonist, with a unique job. The story is well woven and draws us in from the first page. This is a stand alone book where the mystery is resolved by the end of the book. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
I recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading contemporary, urban fantasy that deals with vampires and werewolves and includes a strong female lead.