Cerulean Sins: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel by Laurell K. HamiltonCerulean Sins: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel by Laurell K. Hamilton

Cerulean Sins: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel

byLaurell K. Hamilton

Mass Market Paperback | August 31, 2004

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Vampire hunter Anita Blake learns what it's like to be at the new end of a centuries-old bloodline-and just how far she'll let herself get pushed around.
Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series and the Merry Gentry series. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.
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Title:Cerulean Sins: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 6.71 × 4.25 × 1.14 inPublished:August 31, 2004Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0515136816

ISBN - 13:9780515136814

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good This one had me hooked from the first few pages.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Emotionally Charged Cerulean Sins is the 11th book in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series and let's face it, you don't start a new series at book eleven. If you haven't read the previous books in the series, you'll probably be lost. Hamilton immerses us in plotlines and characters from previous books, and the story pretty much hits the ground running. That's not a bad thing, frankly; once a series hits double digits, it's reasonable to assume that the characters have gotten a little complex. While not my favourite of the Anita Blake books, this one certainly was the most emotionally compelling so far. Hamilton has created a cast of characters I have become totally invested in and she manages to portray the emotional turmoil that Anita and the others go through so realistically I felt like I was experiencing it myself. Anita continues to mature, struggling with the realization that the simple rules that once guided her are no longer enough. Richard, the deeply damaged were-leader, represents what Anita would have become if she hadn't changed and the destruction he creates in his pack is a reflection of what Anita could create in the larger preternatural community. Still, each loss of innocence has its costs and Anita is often the one to pay. This book has less action than some of the previous novels, with the paranormal police work taking a back seat to vampire politics, but it is still a good story. My only complaint though is that the two subplots having to do with the international terrorist and the police investigation feel kind of like an after-thought and didn't really mesh with the main story at all. 2010-098
Date published: 2010-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from another good book Hamilton has done it again - another good book that I couldn't put down! Though not as action filled as previous ones, it was still an erotic, thought-provoking page turner. The fact that Anita is "uncomfortable" with her actions during the ardeur shows she does still have morals, but sometimes they need to take a backseat to preserving your life.
Date published: 2010-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still good but... I was apprehensive about this book but it was actually ok. I do think it will be one of the last for me though as the sex is not well done here and takes a lot of the book. I can’t stand Micah and loath Nathaniel. The two of them are just creepy. Anita is also becoming really too much to take. The Belle plot is good though it rings familiar. I liked the bits with J-C and Asher. The murder plot was underdeveloped I thought. BTW why does LKH hate blond women so much???
Date published: 2009-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Anita goes against Belle Morte Cerulean Sins is the 11th book in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. While Anita is raising a zombie Asher comes to the cemetery. He is visibly shaken and tells Anita that Musette is in town. Musette is Belle Mote’s representative. She was to come in 3 months but came early. Musette has been given privilege to speak on behalf of Belle herself. Asher tired to tell Anita that she can’t kill her and must play into vamp politics. While going to see Musette at the circus she sees Damien. Damian is Anita’s vamp servant. While Anita is mad Damien touches her and they realize Damien has the power to calm Anita. When in the circus Jean-Claude’s ardeur is risen and so is Anita’s. Daminen touches her and it goes away. While playing the political game with Musette, she informs them that belle wants Asher back. Asher belongs to no one and therefore she can make him come back to her. Anita realizes that if Asher were to go back, they would torture him instead of having sex with him. Musette also blames Anita for turning Jean-Claude against Belle. To save Asher, Anita and Jean-Claude takes him to their bed. If he sleeps with them in mange-a-trois Asher would belong to them. Asher tells Anita that if she sleeps with him and after regrets it, he would leave town. In the heat of sex, Anita let’s Asher take blood from her, which roll’s Anita’s mind. After the sex is over, both boys die for the day and Anita is trapped between them and Jason saves her. Anita realizes that Asher rolled her mind and that she is very weak. She keeps getting flashes of the “rolling’ and keeps getting orgasms. Anita is asked to help solves some crimes where it look like a werewolf killed people. She takes Jason with her because she is so sick. While at the crime scene, Anita vomits and passes out. After she leaves, Bell talks to her in her mind and asks Anita to join her. When Anita refuses Bell raises the ardeur early and Anita has sex with Jason. At the banquet, Belle, through Musette, tries to kill Asher. She also has control over the Wererats and Wereleopards. All the shifters are there to help but cannot do anything. Richard and the wolves show up and tell Anita that they are breaking away from Anita and Jean-Claude. Anita must save Asher who has withered to the almost a skeleton. Belle tries to kill Jean-Claude but she cannot. They realize that now Jean-Claude grew with power and is now head of his own line. Because Musette broke some rules, Anita is free to kill her and tries to get Belle to save Asher to save Musette. I loved this book. I was told that by this book I would no longer want to read it because of the change in the way the books are and the sex content. I still want to read on. It’s bothering me that Anita is changing her morals, but I still love Anita’s character and the rest of the supernatural people around her. Can’t wait for book 12.
Date published: 2009-09-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just plain Bad. To be honest i really like the begining of the series it was captivating and sassy. I lovED Anita and he personality but lately the series have been going down hill. One of the main reasons i liked Anita was because of her morals and values now it seems she has none. The plot is just bad and the book is reptitative (i.e anita talks big to someone, has to stop them, they try to hurt her, evrybody touches her at once, she beats the person) The sex is just wrong now. Its basically all she lives for and talks about. Harsh but true. with this kind of writting and characters i dont think i am ganna go on with the series.
Date published: 2009-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relieved more than anything I was relieved to find this story as deliciously written and as interesting as the previous ones. I'd been warned by many that the later books in the series were weird, disturbing and disappointed. I don't know if I should be worried about the series or myself...but I still love the books as much now as from the beginning. I will admit that Anita does take a step back from preternatural crime in order to get her life together and that Hamilton focuses more on character development than on an exciting mystery murderish novel, but since this is her 11th novel...she had to evolve, deepen the complexities of the story...otherwise the story would be left wanting...would be left empty. Sometimes story's underbelly (hidden plot) that courses through the series aren't detected until much much later and for Anita Blake, while she kicks monster butt, the storyline that connects all the books together is her need to accept the fact that she is one of these monsters and that she needs to lose her "mask" of humanity, of morality and live as she was meant to do...as an incredibly powerful necromancer, as Nimir-Ra, as a Vampire Servant whatever else life has in store for her. She needs to lose all preconceived notions, all prejudices and embrace the underbelly, the underworld that she was born to be apart of. Cheers.
Date published: 2009-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh My God!! I've loved the series from the beginning. There's just something about werewolves and vampires and anything else in between that is just sexy. This has to be my favorite book of the series. The whole series just kind of sucks you in and you can't get out until you read the last page and even then you're craving for more. I found this book intoxicating. The feelings that came over me will I reading it, was like I was there experiencing everything that was happening to Anita and everyone around her. Not too many books or writers have that affect on me. I highly recommend this book and all the others in the series.
Date published: 2006-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh My God!! I've loved the series from the beginning. There's just something about werewolves and vampires and anything else in between that is just sexy. This has to be my favorite book of the series. The whole series just kind of sucks you in and you can't get out until you read the last page and even then you're craving for more. I found this book intoxicating. The feelings that came over me will I reading it, was like I was there experiencing everything that was happening to Anita and everyone around her. Not too many books or writters have that affect on me. I highly recomment this book and all the others in the series.
Date published: 2006-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hell Yes! Amazing! I picked it up randomly. I hadn't read any of her other books, but I got it. It didn't take long for me to understand Anita and her world. I was hooked right away! The Flashy, Sexy, Adventurous, Mysterious read is like a drug!!! I'm currently trying to read all the rest the series and am loving it! I highly recommend this book for the werewolf/vampire fan who likes a lot of fun and attitude!!!
Date published: 2005-04-15

Editorial Reviews

"The best Blake Yet...Hot Stuff."—Publishers Weekly



"Hits the ground running and doesn't let up...erotic."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch



"Good, Clean (or Bloody) Fun."—Austin American-Statesman