Circus of the Damned
13. Read 101 books (4/101) (more info)
18. Read 5 books suggested by friends or family (1/5) (more info)
I stayed up all night to finish Circus of the Damned by Laurell K Hamilton. After I finished the last page, I took a look at the back cover and realized that I accidentally skipped a book in the series. A book that I have on my coffee table. However, I didn’t notice I had skipped it so I’m not going back to read it.
Circus of the Damned is the third book in the Anita Blake series. Anita is a zombie-raising vampire killer who is being romanced by the Master Vampire, Jean-Claude. I was given the first book in the series by a friend and the second two by one of my aunts. I’ll admit that I’m not a big fan of the lead girl, however, the book is such a page-turner that I couldn’t stop because I needed to know how it ended. This one doesn’t go further than kissing, but I’ve heard that once you get to book 7 or 8 the series turns way more adult. From what I’ve read on Amazon, it didn’t go over well with Hamilton’s fan base. Anita (in the books that I’ve read) is shy and kick-ass tough. So I can see readers being upset with her becoming somewhat of a whore later in the series. I don’t think I’ll go out of my way to get the next book, but if someone lends it to me I’ll probably read it.