Hit List

by Laurell K. Hamilton

Penguin Group US | June 7, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Hit List is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 6.
A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect “monsters” are involved, and have called in Anita Blake and Edward, U.S. Marshals who really know their monsters, to catch the killer.

But some monsters are very real—and even to speak their name can earn you a death sentence. The bogeymen of the vampire world, The Harlequin, are here in America hunting weretigers and human police. But Edward thinks the serial killings are just a trap—to lure Anita ever closer to the most dangerous vampire they’ve ever hunted…

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Published: June 7, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101515503

ISBN - 13: 9781101515501

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back to the Basics a great return to orginal Anita. Missed the guys that have featured in the last books, but it was great to see Anita spread her wings! From reading the authour's blog, I know that she meant this book to be a fresh start, a good place for both new and old readers to pick up the series again. Btw, my name is Karen, not Paul. So don't know why it is posting in his name! Karen
Date published: 2011-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Hit for Me Hit List, the latest installment in Hamilton's Anita Blake series, reckons back to old school Anita, something many die-hard fans will be glad to hear. In this installment, Anita and Edward, our favourite monster hunter and sociopath, are in the Pacific Northwest looking for an apparent serial killer that has been hunting weres. That's right, it's road trip time and Anita is far, far away from her sweeties back home. This could be the main reason why there is very little sex in this book (but, this is Hamilton we're talking about, so it's not completely sex-free). What Anita and Edward know, but can't reveal, is that the serial killer in question is actually the Harlequin. If you are wondering what the Harlequin are, you are obviously new to this series, and I highly recommend that you don't start here with this book. It is not stand-alone. There is just too much back story you would need to keep up. Of course, for those in the know, the Harlequin, are really bad guys being controlled by the really, really bad guy, er, gal, the Mother of All Darkness, Marmee Noir, the vampire equivalent of the Boogey Man. Mommie Dearest is of course, still trying to take over Anita's body. This makes Anita's and Edward's job even more difficult. Since this is basically an Edward and Anita go hunting book (think Obsidian Butterfly), you can count on scary Olaf and sexy Bernardo to make an appearance. There are many good elements here (always love Edward), but overall, I did find it a little bit lacking although I can't really put my finger on why. There was plenty of suspense and action. I guess I just really missed the guys back home. 2011-027
Date published: 2011-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! (this review title probably gets over used lol) This book is most definatly my favorite in the last while! It was back to the basics (well almost, its not like the weird stuff can just suddenly dissapear) This book had drama, suspense, and was not 17 chapters of weird sex! It was a little short for the hard cover $ but thats why I get the library copy and buy it when it comes out in paperback. Edward is amazing in this book, so much character development with both him and Anita since the beginning. Jean Claude is not a main character in this book which is kind of nice as much as I like him. I would have liked to have seen nathanial a little more though 3 lol, but i dont know how well that would have fit into the story. This book would probably rate as my 2nd fave in the series next to Obssidien Butterfly (spl?) (But thats cuz I love Edward haha) I recommend it, its a great read!
Date published: 2011-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from She's back!!!!! I loved it! I am an Anita Blake fan though and wouldn't recommend it to someone to pick it up here. Too many characters. I agree that in a few of the books the plot was lacking and it was only sex. I haven't found that with the last few ie "Skin trade". I love the dynamic between Edward and Anita I am glad that the marmee darkness thing has been put to bed. I would have liked a little more Jean Claude- he's one of my favorite characters. I would recommend this book for Anita Blake fans - newbies need to start at the beginning :)
Date published: 2011-06-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than last 3 in series The Good Stuff * Lots of Edward and Anita -- I love the dialogue between the two * Anita is back to her kick a** self with a lot less of going on and on about the relationships between all the different types of Were's and their hierarchy * Will be frank, I'm no prude, but I was happy that there wasn't the typical 7 or 8 k***y s** scenes like in the last few books. I've got no problem with it, but it was getting almost boring andit was taking away from the story * Series is taking an upswing with this one, hopefully it will lead back into more of the stories that got me hooked on Anita in the first place * Lots of fun snarky Anita dialogue * Storyline moves quickly and the Marmie Darkness storyline is hopefully fully put to rest now * Interesting plot twist with Olaf -- thinking that is what the next book will be about * Liked the introduction of two new characters, Karlton and Ethan -- think they would be great regular characters The Not so Good Stuff * Repetition of the Olaf is going to kill me or I'm going to kill him bit got on my nerves a little -- I got the point - let it go * Ending was sorta rushed, like she just wanted to get it over with Favorite Quotes/Passages "Edward still took assassination jobs if the pay was high enough, or the hit interesting enough. He specialized in killing only dangerous things, like wereanimals and vampires. Crime fighting had actually begun to take up most of his time. Work does interfere with your hobbies." "Some days it's not about catching the bad guys. Some days it's about helping the good guys feel better. It had taken me a few years to realize that second part of the job was every bit important as the first." "He still wants me to be his serial killer girlfriend?" I asked "He still thinks you are his serial killer girlfriend" What I Learned * I could handle being Anita for a while -- that girl gets a lot of pretty boys Who should/shouldn't read * Strictly for Anita Blake fans, as the new reader might get lost * A good one for getting back into the series, if like me, you weren't impressed with the last 3 books 3.5 Dewey's I received this from Penguin in exchange for an honest review
Date published: 2011-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute drek Her writing has gone downhill terribly. She truly needs an editor!
Date published: 2011-06-10

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Hit List

by Laurell K. Hamilton

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: June 7, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101515503

ISBN - 13: 9781101515501

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A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect “monsters” are involved, and have called in Anita Blake and Edward, U.S. Marshals who really know their monsters, to catch the killer.

But some monsters are very real—and even to speak their name can earn you a death sentence. The bogeymen of the vampire world, The Harlequin, are here in America hunting weretigers and human police. But Edward thinks the serial killings are just a trap—to lure Anita ever closer to the most dangerous vampire they’ve ever hunted…
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